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:
3,249
Gots:
2,004
For Trade:
247
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Photo of anteatr23
3/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of n2185
3.95/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2016 bottle

A: Pours black with half a finger of sudsy khaki head that quickly fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Sweet roasted malts, chocolate, candy sugar, vanilla, molasses, oak, dark fruits (raisins, dates, prunes), and booze.

T: Super sweet chocolate, caramel, and molasses up front with oak and dark fruits and a hugely boozy finish.

M: Thick body with low carbonation, this beer is has a sticky sweet and syrupy feel.

O: A pretty decent beer overall, but I think it would benefit from extensive aging. Super sweet and extremely boozy, it's more like a fortified desert wine or Port.

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Photo of Shafaegalo
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jheimbigner
4.13/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of efrankmcguire
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FriedSlug
4.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a murky, dark brown beer with very little head after an aggressive pour. The head fades quickly and leaves no lacing. The aroma is amazing although I detect things that aren't in the beer. It smells like chocolate, vanilla, honey, cinnamon, bourbon, coffee, and fudge. The taste is sweet, chocolate, vanilla and honey notes with a nice bitterness that tastes like it is from dark chocolate. The booze is detectable in this monster beer but does not stand out and it does bring some het. Less than I would expect in a 19.9% beer. This is a truly amazing beer.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Mandypants11
3.89/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of daem3384
4.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GMan310
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rick778
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thuglife
4.98/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of dabeerbuddha
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle share with Davebar.

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Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of heddar33
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KevinL
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deac83
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikesobi
4.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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