Bananas Foster Black Tuesday | The Bruery

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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 19.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by pmarlowe on 11-01-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On cask at the Black Tuesday release. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours black with 12 (yes, 12) bubbles clinging to the rim of the tasting glass.

N: Variant of Black Tuesday (bourbon, roast, leather, tobacco) with some caramel and nice vanilla notes. Alcohol is present.

T: Mostly follows the nose. Brown sugar/molassas with just a trace of bananas and subtle, rich vanilla.

M: Full body and very light carbonation. Sweet and creamy/dreamy.

O: Very nice. Extra smooth and enjoyable. Runner-up to the coffee vanilla BT variant for me.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on cask at the 2012 Black Tuesday Release party.

Was most hyped about this one, the idea of bananas foster blended with BT just sounded too good to be true.

A - poured a jet black with little to no head apparent.

S - Smelled more like regular BT, I did not get much if any bananas off this. I did get aromas of extra vanilla, brown sugar, and caramel notes.

T - Was very bummed on the taste, only because I did not get any bananas at all. Although I did grab some caramel flavors in it, a little something extra then the regular BT.

M - The texture kind of reminded me of S'more Tuesday last year, a bit flat. But damn smooth!

0 - I wouldn't mind seeing this again, but maybe double the amount of bananas.

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4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Cask to mini snifter, at the Provisions.

Appearance - being that this was tapped from a cask there is pretty much no head, just some light bubbles...but in all reality that's kind of the way Black Tuesday is out of the bottle as well...whatever.

Smell - smells like Black Tuesday, not Bananas Foster Black Tuesday. I get no banana aromas from this whatsoever. Not saying the smell of Black Tuesday is a bad thing, I just figured there would be more of the extra ingredient present within its bouquet.

Taste - tastes like Black Tuesday, not Bananas Fos....well, there is a smidgen of banana flavor at the end. Very, very faint, and it does go well with the chocolately, bourbon, vanilla, oakiness of the base beer.

Mouthfeel - now here is where I noticed the magic of this beer. It is smooth! Wow. This variant of Black Tuesday has practically no burn at the end. Not saying Black Tuesday is very hot, but it is 19%... Velvety smooth, an absolute pleasure to drink.

Overall - well, I didn't get a whole lot banana flavor in this variant but the mouthfeel won me over with this one. Very enjoyable.

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4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bananas Foster Black Tuesday
On Cask at the Bruery Tasting Room
Served in a taster glass

Had this beer Tuesday October 30th at the Bruery Black Tuesday release party

A: Pours dark dark brown with no head. Only minimal effervescence. The same as the other Black Tuesdays tasted, pronounced alcohol legs are visible. The ABV communicated by the tasting room staff was a lot (19+)!

S: The smell is similar to other Black Tuesday beers with strong boozy aromas with vanilla and a faint carmel smell to this beer.

T: Carmel and banana dominate this beer. Different from Black Tuesday there are little to no bourbon flavors. There is still a definite alcohol burn to the finish, but missing the bourbon. This stout in typical Black Tuesday fashion is sweet as hell. Definitely a sipper.

M: This beer is surprisingly thinner when compared to Black Tuesday. I am not sure if this is an effect of it being on cask and almost flat. Usually light carbonation beers seem thicker but again, this beer did not.

O: Typically I stay away from banana flavors in beer, but this beer has a nice balance of banana, carmel and vanilla. The longer I held onto it the better it got. This beer is another beer I would recommend.

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4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on cask on Halloween at Provisions.

The beer is a very dark brown with no head to speak of. There were HUGE alcohol legs present on this beer. At the ABV, I am not shocked, nor should you.

Smell was typical of Black Tuesday with bourbon, sweet fruits and surprisingly a lighter Banana scent than I expected.

Taste was slightly hotter than the other variations I had that night. However, it is still great. Notes of bourbon, and not as cloyingly sweet as the 2011 batch of Black Tuesday. DANGEROUSLY drinkable with better balance than last year. The bananas weren't hugely present showing up only in the middle and on the finish. As the beer warmed, bourbon notes came through a bit heavier, and so did the banana. There is something about booze laden bananas that is warmly inviting.

Mouthfeel was thinner than I remember, but still on the full side of the spectrum. Creamy, and still it coated just about everything it touched. Great stuff.

Overall, out of the variations I had that night, this was my least favorite. However, even the least favorite Black Tuesday is still a glorious beer. Very well done Patrick.

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4.82/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5


Black Tuesday 2012
The Bruery
Placentia, CA

The body of the beer is near black throughout, with very dark brown edges, and a very thin dark brown head. The beer leaves only small, tiny bubbles of stick down the glass.

The aroma is a lovely combination of chocolates, vanilla, bourbon, whipped cream, roast, and mild alcohol. There's a hint of banana character, but it's minimal. The aroma is very similar to standard Black Tuesday, though the alcohol seems a bit more hidden, which is nice.

The flavor is a wonderfully integrated, sipping, masterpiece, of chocolate (bitter and sweet), vanilla, bourbon, whipped cream, a tiny bit of roast, and a whisper of banana, though it most certainly is there. As with the aroma, the alcohol seems better hidden here than in untreated Black Tuesday. It's phenomenal stuff.

Full in body with low carbonation. Creamy, silky, and decadent. Wonderful. Improved over Black Tuesday's mouthfeel.

My favorite of the 2012 Black Tuesday celebration--I ranked it higher than even Chocolate Rain.

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4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is Black Tuesday with mashed, caramelized bananas and brown sugar. On tap at Provisions for 2012 Black Tuesday. Mini snifter.

A: Pours thick, black, and viscous. Mostly still but with a light tinge of carbonation, and with no head or lacing.

S: Subtle, caramelized banana and lots of dark chocolate. A little brown sugar, a little bourbon. The banana and brown sugar are very subtle here, which is great.

T: Dark chocolate and bourbon forefront, light brown sugar but no banana, with cocoa on finish. Very tasty, but disappointing that the banana went MIA.

M: Full bodied and light carbonation. The alcohol bite is really sharp, and this feels too boozy (more so than regular BT, anyway).

O: I don't like banana much, but this is delicious! Wish you could taste the banana more, but the chocolate is great and comes through in aroma.

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Bananas Foster Black Tuesday from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 15 ratings
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