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RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 567   ABV: 18.9%
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Aged in bourbon barrels for over a year, this extremely rich stout has picked up flavors of vanilla, burnt caramel, toasted oak, prunes, and sherry-like oxidation.
2009 Batch: 19.5% ABV
2010 Batch: 18.2% ABV
2011 Batch: 18.3% ABV
2012 Batch: 19.2% ABV
2013 Batch: 18.9% ABV


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
On tap at The Bruery.. Pours black as all hell with a mocha head.. Aroma is bourbon, raisins, caramel, toffee and alcohol....Lots going on in the flavor department. Caramel, bitter dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla, bourbon and some nice roastiness going on. Low carbonation and full body, verrrrry smooth. Smooth like Don Juan Delanooch.. AMAZING!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Powermonger (2) - , California, USA - AUG 5, 2009 does not count
Had this on its release day. Until the last few months, The Bruery has been a bit hit or miss for me. Autumn Maple, while good on tap, was flat in the bottle. Their "regular" lineup varied from very good (Tradewinds Tripel and Hottenroth) to okay, and some of the offerings are expensive. Melange #3 and the Papier series really opened my mind to the Brueryís capabilities. And this beer blew the doors off. Phenomenal. Pours a dark black, with a surprisingly robust bubbling brown head (yes, itís on tap, but I pray for some of that carbonation in the bottled version). Smells like molasses, brown sugar, heavenly bourbon (these guys have the f****g best bourbon barrels), vanilla, and a bit of spicy ... nuttiness? Caramel? Insane. Tons of roasted chocolate and malt. Taste delivers on the promise of the smell. Just wondrous. More bourbon, more roasted bitter chocolate malt with an undercurrent of sweet milk chocolate, a crazy pecan/woody/earthy nutty aftertaste, that "vanilla in the raw" flavor, and layered brown sugar/molasses. Hints of oak/wood. This is absolutely great. I ended up ordering far more than I originally planned. For what it is, the drinkability is dangerous and insane. Sticky, chewy, and thick. Rivals Dark Lord, Darkness, PtY, and World Wide Stout for thickest, chewiest beer Iíve ever tried. One of a handful of beers I could legitimately call the best Iíve ever had.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Fuck. I mean fuck. Motor oil black. Brown head. Aroma of liquid prunes. Raisins. Chocolate. Booze. And oddly enough it has an aroma that reminds me if sam Adams utopias. Flavor is unreal. Sweet and boozey. Raisins. Bourbon. Chocolate. Brandy. Fuck me. This beer is amazing. Unreal.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Peacehammer (622) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
On tap at the Black Tuesday release party. Pours a thick, viscus black. Aroma of strong bourbon, chocolate and vanilla. Very smooth taste, surprising for a beer thatís over 18%. A little warmth on the way down which is great. Overall, while the limited nature of this beer, and itís reputation might lead you to think itís great even if it isnít. This beer lives up to itís reputation and then some. An amazing beer worthy of all itís praise.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jamuligan (11) - Jamul, California, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Easily one of the best beers Iíve ever tasted. Had some í08 Abyss from Deschutes the same night. Black Tuesday wins hands down. Great nose, smooth from start to finish. Thanks DB. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
I donít know where to start with this beer! It is sooooooo delicious! I was given just a taste by a guy on St. Patrickís Day, 2014 at a local bottle shop! Believe me, I wasnít expecting this when I walked through the door! Very rick and smooth.....I wish I could get more of these on the East Coast!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
AWESOME, Big, prune, slight sherry, slrsht anise...boubon oak olfactory, nice heat fro high alcohol. Tar finish, bitter sweet cocoa back bone. Malt complexity finishes this out and a perfect brew in my opionion.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hipsterchick (21) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Hipster big boy perfection. Everything from roast, anise, alcohol, warmth, bubblie, is off the hook. Do not, repeat do not slam this bad boy unless you want to worship the pooper. If you get a chance to get this, it is a must.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rusty (1537) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2009 Sample from a growler brought to Papago by Patrick. Pours a deep viscous black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted barley coffee chocolate malt vanilla oak, tannins and bourbon. flavor is bourbon, oak, tannins, and earthy tones w a little up front heat. Flavors are well integrated and the creamy chocolate body meets vanilla bean and bourbon which melds with coffee and finishes with a slightly lactic creamy bourbon kissed finish. What a fantastic barrel aged imperial stout. When I tried this I didnít realize this was 19.5%> I thought it was a tad hot and 10ish. Holy awesome, this stuff surely hides it well. Iím gonna have to bump this one up because Iíve never had a imperial stout this big that tasted this good. Bravo to Patrick and the rest of the Bruery for this masterpiece.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Bottle. I usually donít let a beer live up to its hype, but Black Tuesday held on to its name and much more. The pour was a dark chocolate color with barely any head. The aroma was sweet chocolate, highly roasted malts, some caramel, dark prunes and cherries, with some vanilla and oxidation in the finish. The flavor was very close to the aroma but with more oxidation, oak, vanilla, coffee, rich chocolate, and not too much of an alcoholic taste at all. This was a surprisingly well balanced beer that is far too easy to drink. More of this has to be made, as it is now one of the most complex, flavorful beers I have tried to date. Fine job, Patrick.


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