Black Tuesday | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 19.20%

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,859
Reviews:
690
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
3,253
Gots:
2,003
For Trade:
246
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Photo of jdaddy
4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jstonerock24
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Seamus
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bonannophone
4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PHBoiler
3.06/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The alcohol smell when poured into a reserve society snifter is so potent that it made me cough. It's difficult to pull anything beyond bourbon/alcohol from the nose. The color is jet black and viscous. The body is not thick enough to carry this much booze. More of an after dinner drink than a beer. No carb to speak of. There's a hint of roasted malt trying to poke through the bourbon character. This "beer" is a hot mess when compared to other high end bourbon aged stouts.

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Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.05/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Barhoppin13
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rizzy17
4.05/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is just a special beer. So much chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, and other great stuff on the nose with lots of balance on the flavor despite it being just shy of 20% ABV.

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Photo of jumpjet2k
4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Getalegup
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Simply awesome! Chocolate, bourbon and coffee smell and flavor done so well.

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Photo of ductape28
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of davidanastas
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kash2112
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bostonbeans
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dirtinabottle
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jdimento
4.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of JohnSnowNW
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dotes_on_dipas
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer21
4.89/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of bgold86
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2014 edition, served at just slightly below cellar temperature, dark brown looking in the glass (snifter), tons of dark dried fruits on the nose, lots of bourbon w slight vanilla, you can smell the alcohol as well (not unpleasant but not pleasant either). Taste is pretty much bourbon and dark dried fruits. Not overly sweet as some have mentioned, but nice chewy feel with hints of caramel and chocolate to boot.

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Photo of pagriley
4.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnhiltz
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Daddymlarf
4.14/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black Tuesday from The Bruery
4.47 out of 5 based on 3,859 ratings.
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