Drinking Black Tuesday alone

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  1. Preluderl

    Preluderl Pooh-Bah (1,710) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Drinking it slowly over the course of six hours or so is a good idea.
  2. cavedave

    cavedave Grand Pooh-Bah (4,083) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    You say that like it's a bad thing:wink:

    Had a Parabola solo on New Year's day and sipped it for an hour and a half, sooooo enjoyed it as it warmed, and the buzz was nice too, not overpowering by any means.

    I say go for it, OP
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  3. fredmugs

    fredmugs Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana

    Exactly. I drank WWS and Mephistopheles back to back but the thought of drinking that much BT has no appeal.
  4. Bunuelian

    Bunuelian Pooh-Bah (1,688) Mar 22, 2013 Minnesota
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    Seriously, though, I've never tackled Black Tuesday solo but I took down a Grey Monday once for my birthday and it was a partially memorable experience. Like others have said, start early, pace yourself and enjoy!
  5. skiking70

    skiking70 Pundit (801) Sep 23, 2014 Maryland

    I would say do it if you have multiple bottles, otherwise enjoy it over several days.
  6. hopley

    hopley Pooh-Bah (2,456) Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
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    I drink high ABV beers alone all the time and routinely use bottle stoppers that makes these beers last for several openings - you might want to search the forums site as there's quite a bit on which ones work best, etc. I think I even put a post in one of them that summarized all the types. I measure these beers not only by buzz, but also by "#of beers" they represent - using a 5% ABV 12 oz. beer as a measure for "1 unit". This means that the ~19% ABV 25 oz. Black Tuesday you're considering drinking (and I'll start drinking when I hit 1,000 beers - about 120 beers from now) - is roughly the equivalent of an 8 pack of 5% beers (remember, the ones you used to chug with your friends on a Saturday night before all this craft stuff started happening...) - just to put it in perspective...good luck!
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  7. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior Grand Pooh-Bah (3,084) May 21, 2010 Texas

    I have drank almost all of the bombers and 25's of imperial [whatever] myself, because I have few friends who will drink those kinds of beer. DFH fort... no problem, got an.\other one the next year, drank that one too. Black Ops, same deal, drank it all myself. Taking it slow, enjoying as it warms, and having no plans to go anywhere are requirements for drinking large bottles of high ABV beer by yourself.

    However, if I'm seeking such a beer and have a choice, I prefer the 12oz bottles for precisely the reason that they are more amenable to consume without help. The only beer I can think of off hand that meets this standard is Yeti. I will buy four-packs of yeti without question, but a bomber requires more thought and planning.
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  8. Doug6322

    Doug6322 Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2013 Florida

    I knocked out a Christmas Bomb 13% and a The Good The Bad The Unidragon 14% during the steelers game in which they lost so no problem I will take out the Black Tuesday in a sitting when I get it this week I Will drink it over a few hours though because I think it gets better as it warms
  9. 01001111

    01001111 Initiate (0) May 12, 2008 California

    I'll echo this sentiment. There are multiple beers that I didn't like the first day I opened them but by day three they had changed into something much better (Hair of the Dog's Adam is one that comes to mind). A lot of these big beers benefit from being left to breathe a bit. Ignoring that, you'll definitely benefit health-wise if you spread out your intake over a few days. And ignoring that, at least you get to enjoy the beer on multiple days instead of one hazy night.
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  10. DrewBrew87

    DrewBrew87 Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2013 South Carolina

    I drank my most recent BT on Thanksgiving day and I did so solo. Like others have said, save it for a weekend and start early. I enjoyed my BT over the course of probably 5 or 6 hours and enjoyed every sip of it.
  11. whiskey

    whiskey Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2012 California

    Does any size work with Bruery bottles?
  12. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Pundit (908) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey

    I'm pretty sure that any size will work. I linked the kinds I bought below. I used this on different bottles from Bruery, HF, Allagash, Nighshiftt, Wicked Weed etc. It basically works well on any bottles that have a decent lip on them. I'll put the top on, give a small shake and then just put it back in the fridge. I've experienced that the spring-loaded rubbed seal will keep the carbonation for up to 5 days.

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  13. Sanderson

    Sanderson Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2014 Washington

    I drank my Rum BT solo on Thanksgiving Day and enjoyed every second of it.

    FAST FORWARD 12 HOURS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Hated Life.
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  14. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    I doubt I'd even try. The most I can drink myself is about 12% (for a bomber), and it takes me a couple hours to do it.
  15. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2010 California

    You will have no trouble finishing it. The real test is drinking the cycle: BT, CR, MW
    you're not alone brotha
  16. BrewerB

    BrewerB Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2008 North Carolina

    If I'm not mistaken, miikezombie prefers his BT in 750ml servings.
  17. Lukass

    Lukass Pooh-Bah (2,665) Dec 16, 2012 Ohio

    I've got a bomber of their Bourbon Barrel Smoking Wood sitting, waiting to be consumed, and I've always toyed with taking it down solo...

    You could pour one snifter of it, and then re-cap it with a bottle cap and capper (if you have one) to save for the next night, but I think The Bruery uses caps that are just a tad bit larger than the common beer bottle cap.. I did this once with a Speedway Stout, and the second half tasted just as good the next day. Got another foamy, tan head and a hiss on opening the bottle a second time.
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  18. Ilpalazzo

    Ilpalazzo Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2014 California

    That is doable, I've gone through a 64 oz. growler of Smoking Wood over the course of 2 days. I'm sad that they are discontinuing it.
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  19. Lukass

    Lukass Pooh-Bah (2,665) Dec 16, 2012 Ohio

    Damn, that's too bad! Nice work on polishing off a 64 oz growler though. Obviously I haven't tried it yet, but I've heard good things.
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  20. Ilpalazzo

    Ilpalazzo Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2014 California

    I like the Bourbon Barrel version, but I think the Rye is better. I recommend picking one up if you get the chance.
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  21. soughtbygod

    soughtbygod Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2011 California

    much more enjoyable to share with someone, has nothing to do with the booze or the sweetness, its just a buddy beer, I have soloe'd one ove the course of a few hours and sure its possible, but its not the same as sharing it was one or two people it makes it more of an experiance and as you can see from my avatar I have had a lot of experiance haha
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  22. whiskey

    whiskey Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2012 California

    Fuck, I'm must be a lush because the whole idea of a bomber of BT being a multi day ordeal is odd to me.

    I'll take a 750 of BT and wash it down with a couple bourbon counties.
  23. stakem

    stakem Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Wrecking a bottle of BT, CR, GM or MW yourself is child's play compared to taking Struise Double Black to the face.

    Can I get an amen @ShogoKawada
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  24. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2011 Florida

    Drinking a whole bottle of Black Tuesday sounds like a nightmare. Not because it's too much alcohol (though it is) but because that beer is way too sweet to have more than a few ounces of. You might as well just drink a gallon of chocolate milk and save yourself the hangover. You're getting diabetes either way.
  25. Stezz420

    Stezz420 Initiate (0) Sep 25, 2014 Illinois

    I'll drink it with you:slight_smile:
  26. Dan_Inreallife

    Dan_Inreallife Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Colorado

    I don't understand the hesitance from strictly an ABV perspective - a bottle of BT is essentially just 4 regular bottles of 5% ABV beer (equivalent). Now the sweetness.... sure that could be an obstacle to overcome and force you to take your time. The ABV alone should not be a deterrent IMO.
  27. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    Or a couple of bourbons.
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  28. VDubDJ

    VDubDJ Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2011 Arizona

    I'd love to actually get a Black Tuesday to try and found out for myself :stuck_out_tongue:
  29. CraftFan5

    CraftFan5 Pooh-Bah (2,118) May 14, 2013 New Jersey
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    I tried this a couple of weeks ago with Melange No. 3 (15.5%), and it did not go well. I'm too far removed from my college days. When I do finally decide to crack my BT, GM, and CR, I will need to find a friend or get started much earlier in the day and sip.
  30. jstilwell

    jstilwell Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2008 Massachusetts

    chugged a bottle of black tuesday after mowing the lawn on a hot summer day
  31. BradStokley

    BradStokley Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2013 Maryland

    A bunch of folks on here seem like the type who would have to ask their wives if this was ok first.
  32. mcomben

    mcomben Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2008 Michigan

    Any size/ABV beer is a single serving size if you put your mind to it guy...I believe in you.
  33. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2010 California

    Your math is way off buddy.
  34. BrooklynBeerGirl

    BrooklynBeerGirl Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2014 New York

    Vacuum wine saver after you're done and put it back in the fridge. It will still be great to sip over a couple days.
  35. LeRose

    LeRose Grand Pooh-Bah (3,427) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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    I have these in my cupboard and I am not afraid to use 'em...even on a 500 ml bottle of a 10% beer. I've "stoppered" more than one bottle of Framinghammer and so has the missus. They are inexpensive, simple, work well enough for 1 - 2 days in the fridge, and are in most decent liquor stores. I even use 'em when the bottle capacity exceeds the glass. I don't know how the BT bottle matches up, but I've used these on 500 ml bottles, Ommegang and Allagash bombers, etc.


    As Harry Callahan said, a man's gotta know his limitations. If that makes me a lightweight, so be it :wink: (Pssstt...I'd also whisper they are available at Bed, Bath, and Beyond but then I really would get my BA card revoked...) Seriously, if I can't spread out consuming a big beer over an afternoon or evening, I'd rather drink less of the beer. I can completely enjoy the experience twice over and have no aftermath. I don't worry about what anybody else thinks.
  36. Prospero

    Prospero Pooh-Bah (2,514) Jul 27, 2010 Colorado
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  37. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey

    "Drinking Black Tuesday alone"

    The title of this thread sounds really depressing
  38. Ca42

    Ca42 Devotee (321) Aug 15, 2014 Florida

    I did a growler (32oz) of BCBS recently while watching football on a Sun. Took me several hours. Could do a bomber of BT I think.
  39. Dan_Inreallife

    Dan_Inreallife Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Colorado

    Right you are! It'd be 8 bottles of 5% or roughly a six pack of 7.5% (pretty common) so definitely still within reason if you ask me.
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  40. CraftFan5

    CraftFan5 Pooh-Bah (2,118) May 14, 2013 New Jersey
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    I'm in the Bronx. I'd supply a BT for an epic bottle share.
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