Grey Monday
The Bruery

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The Bruery
California, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #55
Ranked #155
4.51 | pDev: 7.76%
Apr 02, 2023
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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Rated: 4.41 by smithj4 from New York

Apr 02, 2023
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.76/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours a very dark brown though with moderate light clarity on the edges. Fizzy cola head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring. Nose has a hint of hazelnuts right off the bat before giving way to big waves of whiskey and rum, molasses, dark soy sauce, barley, oyster sauce, and vanilla. Flavor is a little tough to place. Heat - both warming booze and sharp ethanol - pop right away. There's significant salinity that's different from Black Tuesday - less deep, blackstrap molasses, more brackish sea spray or even oysters. Malts, soy sauce, black licorice are there, but with less intensity than BT. The nuts come forward as it warms, and though it's hard to definitively place hazelnuts, they would be a guess along with peanuts and hazelnuts - definitely nothing too fatty like a walnut. Mouthfeel is remarkably thin for this kind of beer (I'd call it "moderate"), especially when compared to BT or a BCBS. That's not bad per se, but I think the feel contributes to the overall heat and sharpness. This was interesting - though I'm not sure I'd be keen to shell out for another bottle.
Mar 30, 2023
Rated: 4.76 by WormGod from New York

Feb 02, 2023
Rated: 4.48 by timmy2b from New York

Jan 04, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by RMW66 from Australia

Oct 29, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Gkruszewski from New York

Oct 24, 2022
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle, bottled 05/31/19, 19.2% ABV. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that didn't stay around for too long. Not much lacing, either. I like the aroma, the brew smells like bourbon, vanilla, fudge, hazelnuts, brown sugar and roasted malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some burnt/charred malt, caramel and earthy/oaky flavors. It's a little more roasty/bitter tasting than I was expecting, but that's not a complaint by any means. All the flavors seemed well balanced with no one flavor overpowering the others. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's slick and a bit rich with a moderate amount of carbonation. And as with most of the Bruery's big beers, it's not as boozy as you'd expect it to be. I thought this was a good overall imperial stout, definitely worth trying if you get the chance!
Sep 03, 2022
Rated: 5 by JAWS from New York

Jun 28, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by boogerisu from Iowa

Mar 29, 2022
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by HattedClassic from Virginia

4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.13 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 18, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by hopley from Massachusetts

Jan 04, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 30, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by wvsabbath from West Virginia

Nov 07, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Ajlvt from Washington

Oct 08, 2021
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Rated by bret27 from California

4.11/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2018 vintage courtesy of Padremike.
Sep 21, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by rstump24 from Ohio

Aug 24, 2021
Rated: 5 by kblomseth from California

Aug 19, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by wolverine0712 from Missouri

Aug 18, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by paresis from Massachusetts

Jul 17, 2021
Rated: 4.42 by EdFed from Illinois

Jul 16, 2021
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Boozy delight!
Jul 05, 2021
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Reviewed by MastodonFarm from Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Jun 19, 2021
Rated: 4.52 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

Mar 16, 2021
Rated: 4.14 by Jkolls from Ohio

Mar 15, 2021
Rated: 5 by JonB25 from Delaware

Mar 14, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Virby44 from Wisconsin

Feb 26, 2021
Rated: 4.39 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Feb 03, 2021
Rated: 4.59 by InfernoBoss from California

Sep 19, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by kmoen from California

Sep 15, 2020
Rated: 4.36 by Vicirus from Massachusetts

Aug 18, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by jdell15 from Arkansas

Jun 25, 2020
Rated: 4.52 by Beer-A-Lot from Virginia

Jun 15, 2020
Rated: 4.41 by dsshuck from Delaware

May 28, 2020
Rated: 4.01 by SaraMatt from California

May 16, 2020
Rated: 4.59 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

May 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2020
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