Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Fox82791, Jan 6, 2015.
Drinking it slowly over the course of six hours or so is a good idea.
You say that like it's a bad thing
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
Exactly. I drank WWS and Mephistopheles back to back but the thought of drinking that much BT has no appeal.
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!
I would say do it if you have multiple bottles, otherwise enjoy it over several days.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
Does any size work with Bruery bottles?
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.
I drank my Rum BT solo on Thanksgiving Day and enjoyed every second of it.
FAST FORWARD 12 HOURS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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.
You will have no trouble finishing it. The real test is drinking the cycle: BT, CR, MW
you're not alone brotha
If I'm not mistaken, miikezombie prefers his BT in 750ml servings.
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.
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.
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.
I like the Bourbon Barrel version, but I think the Rye is better. I recommend picking one up if you get the chance.
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
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.
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
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.
I'll drink it with you
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.
Or a couple of bourbons.
I'd love to actually get a Black Tuesday to try and found out for myself
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.
chugged a bottle of black tuesday after mowing the lawn on a hot summer day
A bunch of folks on here seem like the type who would have to ask their wives if this was ok first.
Any size/ABV beer is a single serving size if you put your mind to it guy...I believe in you.
Your math is way off buddy.
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.
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 (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.
I've split a Black Tuesday with a friend over the course of about an hour or two.
It's like insta-drunk. You may want to dedicate the better part of a day if you're going solo.
^Skip that, go with the Vacu Vin on amazon for $12
"Drinking Black Tuesday alone"
The title of this thread sounds really depressing
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.
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.
I'm in the Bronx. I'd supply a BT for an epic bottle share.