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Black Tuesday | The Bruery

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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 19.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our infamous Black Tuesday is an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels for over a year. Rich caramel, toasted malt, vanilla, burnt wood and anise are just a few of the many flavors in this rich, decadent imperial stout.

2009: 19.5% ABV
2010: 18.2% ABV
2011: 18.3% ABV
2012: 19.2% ABV
2013: 18.9% ABV
2014: 19.7% ABV
2015: 19.9% ABV
2016: 20.3% ABV

Added by OlieIPA on 07-18-2009

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My favorite beer :)

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The Original. Pours black at night. Smells strong, but the flavors on this are spot on. Bourbon soaked raisin sweetness is the best I can do for a simple description. In my opinion, the best part about this beer is the velvety feel! It coats your entire mouth and stays there for a while. If you are looking to try any of the "days" from The Bruery, I would suggest going with this one first.

Edit: 2016 is straight fire! Loved it!

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My sister’s father-in-law, Jimi Sepúlveda, brought a 2016 Black Tuesday to go with our Thanksgiving knowing I will write about it. Black Tuesday is an Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels.

The air yields bourbon, caramel, and dark chocolate upon the nose. The strong bourbon character and a whopping 20.3% alcohol content give a warm burn to the take. A touch of singed oak is experienced in the finish.

The taste of dark chocolate is dominate from start to finish. Thick, raw molasses adds a layer to the dark chocolate. Caramel compliments the sweet molasses.

A cherry bite is ventured right when you take a drink to go with the alcohol burn. Raisins harmonizes with the dark chocolate and deepens the body. A vanilla creaminess smoothens the take and finish.

Black Tuesday is an wonderful Imperial Stout. The bourbon barrel aging leaves the feel of singed oak and an extremely strong alcohol presence with the Imperial style. The molasses gives the beer a sugary texture and blends with the caramel harmoniously. Raisins is a nice accent and more dominant as you keep drinking. Cherry brings complexity to the take and the finish. Incredibly strong, Black Tuesday is meant to be shared because 20.3% is outrageous. This beer is dangerously delicious and easier to drink to the experienced drinker.

Cheers. Prost. Drink for the love of beer.

For more beer reviews, visit my blog “Drink For the Love of Beer.”

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