Black Tuesday - Blueberry Pancake
The Bruery

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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #536
Ranked #6,375
4.54 | pDev: 4.85%
The Bruery
California, United States
Notes: Black Tuesday Blueberry Pancake was inspired by a gooey stack of maple syrup covered flap jacks. First unveiled at the 2019 FWIBF and a fan favorite, driving us to proudly be declared the 2019 People's Choice Brewery. Cheers to Ten years of Tuesdays.
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have never really enjoyed a berry flavored stout before this - an astonishing beer - sweet with strong blueberry flavor. It is impressive that this is so well balanced and that the flavors are so well integrated despite really pushing the boundaries!

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4.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Look: The color is very dark brown. A loosely packed brown head with thin bubbles form, but eventually disappeared to a very thin ring around the edge of my glass. The beer and head have picked up some color from the blueberries as well. The shade of brown is quite odd as a result. There’s just a purple tint in the foam before it fades away.

Nose: Fresh, tart and sweet blueberry. Some maple syrup, but not the most maple forward aroma I’ve had in a beer. It’s not overly sweet and the fruit has a natural aroma. Very nice. There’s a lot of blueberry and dark dried fruit here including raisins and prunes, which must be the base stout. There is a bready, yellow cake-like aroma that when combined with everything is blueberry pancake with maple syrup. The bourbon barrel is present. Vanilla, toasted coconut, and very oak forward. You even get a dusting of confectioners sugar just like you would on a short stack.

Taste: Mildly tart, fresh blueberry. Sweet blueberry pie filling. Sweet, slightly burnt sugar blueberry compote. Something on the finish is ever so slightly smokey for me. Pancakey. You can taste the alcohol, but it’s not hot and this beer is really drinkable for over 19% ABV.

Feel: Low carbonation, sticky residual sweetness left on the lips. Very warming on the palate and in the pipes.

Overall: As a lover of blueberry and maple, this beer speaks to me. It says dirty things. A huge, warming, dark dried fruit base stout layered with straight up blueberry pancakes with maple syrup. No two ways about it. Unreal.

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Black Tuesday - Blueberry Pancake from The Bruery
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 13 ratings