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:
3,251
Gots:
2,005
For Trade:
247
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Photo of Alby
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of locoformavs
4.73/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pletser
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mwm5062
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Absolut
4.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 version from the Bruery.

pours a dark black with little head.

dark chocolate, figs/ fruits, molasses and bourbon nose. taste is very similar- but hides the booze really well.

super excited to see how my other bottles age

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Photo of PeterOSU
4.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopSavant
4.19/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of LouZ
4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BartS
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treycotton
3.71/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeanBump
4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had the 2014 edition on tap at The Bruery. Although the 2016 is deceptively smooth in its own right, this well-aged variety is a sleuthy son of a gun. Dark as night but not the least bit bitter. You dont get the alcohol upfront or in the back end. Rather, you get that charming belly warming that you might get from a peated scotch. No wonder this thing is so popular. At around 20% on any given year, this beer tastes much more like something in the 12 - 14% range

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

Photo of AleHunter805
3.92/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a 2013 vintage poured into a snifter. An opaque black color with a very thin head despite a vigorous pour. Very boozy on the nose: whiskey, cocoa, oak, chocolate, cherries, coffee. The taste followed: this is a huge beer and it showed nicely. Smooth balance between the malt, chocolate, and whiskey. Not overly sweet or viscous for it's ABV. A fantastic sipper.

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Photo of Erik-P
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.79/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage; drank 6/26/15 @ Golgi Apparatus.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Black appearance.

Minimal khaki head; minimal lace.

Marshmallow, cream & milk chocolate notes in the nose.

Thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Marshmallow, brandy & milk chocolate flavors; mild booze heat emerged as this warmed. A thick, tasty dessert treat, perfect for sharing.

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Photo of Voltaire367
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppyCrop
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2015 version. nice appearance, dark pour yields a thin head, no lacing. huge on the nose, toffee, caramel, vanilla, roasty malts, char, bourbon ... heavily boozy aroma as it warms. on the palate is decadent sweetness playing with big barrel character that is bold but not overwhelming. notes of bourbon infused chocolate, molasses, raisin, licorice, spice, oak, vanilla, caramel, boooooze. full bodied syrupy feel.

this beer is absolutely incredible. any poor reviews are likely due to folks who dont have tolerance for the biggest high abv brews ... its got some heat to it, but thats to be expected as its a 20% abv beer with ridiculous bourbon notes which is why I bought the beer. drinks more like 14% or so. the huge decadent sweetness coupled with massive barrel character is everything I want in a BA stout, and this brew brings it in a big way.

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