Grey Monday
The Bruery

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The Bruery
California, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #56
Ranked #165
4.51 | pDev: 7.76%
Mar 29, 2022
Oct 18, 2011
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Notes: Grey Monday is a special version of our Black Tuesday imperial stout that has been aged on hazelnuts.
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4.21 by boogerisu from Iowa on Mar 29, 2022
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4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

2013 and drank in 2022
Look - black thick syrup
Smell - boozy maple barrel and hazelnut
Taste - boozy maple hazelnut barrel
Feel - medium full body slight syrup very light carb
Overall - tasty

Mar 19, 2022
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4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HattedClassic from Virginia

2018 Vintage
The beer pours very little head and the beer itself is a dark brown color with a bourbon like appearance.

The smell is good. It has a nice mix of a sweet alcohol note and sweet hazelnut.

The taste still has the hazelnut note but the chocolate is more forward and dominates the taste alongside the alcohol note.

The feel is good. It has a heavy body with very little carbonation and a slight burn at the end.

Overall, a good beer worth getting and drinking fresh instead of holding it for a while.

Jan 23, 2022
4.13 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 18, 2022
4.6 by hopley from Massachusetts on Jan 04, 2022
4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 30, 2021
4.49 by wvsabbath from West Virginia on Nov 07, 2021
4.25 by Ajlvt from Washington on Oct 08, 2021
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4.11/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by bret27 from California

2018 vintage courtesy of Padremike.

Sep 21, 2021
4.25 by rstump24 from Ohio on Aug 24, 2021
5 by kblomseth from California on Aug 19, 2021
4.25 by wolverine0712 from Missouri on Aug 18, 2021
4.5 by paresis from Massachusetts on Jul 17, 2021
4.42 by EdFed from Illinois on Jul 16, 2021
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4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
by jb_4226 from Texas

Boozy delight!

Jul 05, 2021
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4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by MastodonFarm from Pennsylvania

Woah. This is a huge beer. Hazelnuts on the nose. Chocolatey and nutty on the palate. The booze is there, but it works. Just don't have more than one!

Jun 24, 2021
4 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
4.52 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois on Mar 16, 2021
4.14 by Jkolls from Ohio on Mar 15, 2021
5 by JonB25 from Delaware on Mar 14, 2021
4.25 by Virby44 from Wisconsin on Feb 26, 2021
4.39 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Feb 03, 2021
4.59 by InfernoBoss from California on Sep 19, 2020
4.5 by kmoen from California on Sep 15, 2020
4.36 by Vicirus from Massachusetts on Aug 18, 2020
4.35 by jdell15 from Arkansas on Jun 25, 2020
4.52 by Beer-A-Lot from Virginia on Jun 15, 2020
4.41 by dsshuck from Delaware on May 28, 2020
4.01 by SaraMatt from California on May 16, 2020
4.59 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on May 09, 2020
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4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours a very dark brown, or more so, it's black with brown shining through the edges. Its a blood-burgundy color with a clear transparency when direct sunlight pierces it. Head is a finger of khaki-caramel foam after a slow pour, but it fizzles out quickly. Aroma is raisins, toffee, molasses, caramel, chocolate and roasty, toasty, earthy, nutty and caramely malts. Heat is seeping through pretty heavy with a whollop of bourbon booze at the back. Flavor profile is raisins, figs, toffee, molasses, caramel, chocolate, molasses and syrup with hearty roasty, toasty, nutty, caramely and bready malts. It's thick, thick and thick. Drinking a boozy cookie. Bourbon adds heat that seems in and lingers long after the malts wash away. A touch of char adds a little grounding bitterness for the sugary initiation. Mouth feel is thick, sticky, velvety and chewy. Overall, thick and boozy with a lot of complexities. It's super rich and full, which is what you'd imagine out of an 20% ABV beer.

Served in a glencairn glass from a 750mL bottle. 2017 vintage, served & reviewed in May of 2020.

May 08, 2020
4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2020
4.5 by Dharms from Pennsylvania on Apr 29, 2020
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4.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by DEZ01301960 from Illinois

Thick, viscous, boozy, Hazelnut goodness.

Nuff Said!

Apr 10, 2020
4.54 by gbiello from Massachusetts on Apr 04, 2020
4.52 by BayouBengal1537 from Louisiana on Apr 02, 2020
4.75 by jwat from Pennsylvania on Mar 21, 2020
4.34 by cmukid87 from Michigan on Feb 07, 2020
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3.94/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

Received from @2beerdogs in NBS BIF 10 – Thanks Derek! Reviewed 1/26/20.
“2018 Edition”. Etched on the shoulder above the rear label “B#573 6/25/18” above “11:19 005479”. Stored at home at 42 degrees and served at 55 degrees (as stated on the label) in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 62 degrees F.
Appearance – 3.
First pour – Medium brown, clear.
Body – Dark brown/black, opaque. When held to direct light, a very deep red-amber, translucent. No legs.
Head – Large (Maximum four cm, aggressive center pour), tannish with large bubbles nosily popping, gone within a minute after the pour is completed, leaving thin partial ring of tiny bubbles, fed by effervescence. While not fizzy, the head demonstrates no tendency to last. At 18.9% ABV, this is not surprising.
Lacing – None, again 18.9% ABV.
Aroma – 4 - Has an almost watery raisin aroma with some weak wood and possibly bourbon in the background.
Flavor – 4 – The flavor is somewhat elusive, starting slightly sweet and a bit fruity, without bourbon, oak, or hazelnut. The nasal raisins seem to be dominant. No alcohol (18.9% ABV as marked on label) aroma or flavor, but massive numbing of the tongue and soft palate as it warms while being held in the mouth. Alcohol on the exhale. No diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide, no hops.
Palate – 4 – Medium, just short of syrupy, lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4. The appearance in unremarkable, looking like any headless imperial stout. The aroma is most like Flying Dog’s Raison D’Etre, at least to my burnt-out lab nose. In the flavor I find no hint of hazelnuts, oak, or bourbon, just a generic sweetness with a hint of DARK FRUIT, something I didn’t taste (other than raisins) until I was typing this summary. Palate feels good, but I’ve corked the bottle after one glass, so I don’t wake up with my head on the keyboard and beer leaking onto the motherboard (Incidentally, Mrs. Lizard has miraculously appeared and approved the corking of the bottle for later. Maybe today I won’t sleep through Noir Alley!) Overall, I’ve probably rated this too high, but it’s from The Bruery, so, by definition, it HAS to be a superior brew.

Jan 26, 2020
4.46 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Dec 29, 2019
Grey Monday from The Bruery
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 1921 ratings