Black Tuesday - Red Wine Barrel-Aged | The Bruery

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4.28/5
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15 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The economy fluctuates. The latest fads inevitably change. Black Tuesday stands the test o time. this rare release of our storied imperial stout was aged in the grand cru of California wine barrels, adding velvety texture, tannic complexity, spice notes, earthy layers and even more dark fruited character to our favorite day of the week.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
15
pDev:
6.78%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IKR
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Very dark brown with medium-sized dark beige head, which dissipated fairly quickly. Noticeable legs on this one.

Smell: Grapes/red wine aromas are the stars followed by raisins and brown sugar notes, I also pick up faint coffee/roasted malt aroma.

Taste: The grape and red wine notes from the nose carry over to the taste, along with the raisins and brown sugar, I also pick up some vanilla and coffee/roast malts notes. Though this variant has the initial sweetness of the regular Bourbon bal-aged variant the finish is a bit drier in this variant.

Mouth-feel: On the heavy side of medium bodied with a modest level of carbonation appropriate for the style. Fairly restrained alcohol presence for the listed ABV.

Overall: A nice BT variant, The complex tasty palate of regular BT is present but replaced by the wine barrel elements. Still sweet but this variant's sweetness is toned down in comparison to the original.

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Photo of Jason_cs
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 2beerdogs
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elemenohpee1
4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersnake1
4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from fridge temp from 375ml bottle. Pours a dark brown - almost black. Tan head quickly disappears. Nose is immense and powerful, like regular Black Tuesday. I notice a subtle difference on the nose from the regular, with the wine coming through. Perhaps a tad sweeter, which is impressive. Alcohol is coming through on the smell - this sucker clocks in just over 18%. Huge notes of roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, molasses, raisin, figs, and candy. Taste is familiar but different. Enormous burst of flavors smacks you in the face, with a burning alcohol going down the throat. All I can say is that I am VERY happy this comes in small bottles. Amazing complexity, with an over-arching sweetness. Toffee is really strong, and the red wine is very prominent. It goes perfectly with the big flavors of bourbon and malts from the Black Tuesday. This is just so good. I will be spending another hour on this glass. Mouthfeel is viscous and chewy. Coats the mouth nicely, and the aftertaste lingers for a long time. Overall, an amazing beer from the Bruery. They really hit these big BA beers out of the park for me.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mbw314
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jeff1973
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucnifter
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black Tuesday - Red Wine Barrel-Aged from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 15 ratings