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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 615   ABV: 20.5%
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For years, Black Tuesday has needed little, if any, introduction. But Black Tuesday® Reserve is a different matter entirely. Brewed in early 2014, Black Tuesday Reserve was aged in bourbon barrels for 10 months and then racked into a second collection of bourbon barrels, where it rested until bottled in autumn 2015. The double barrel-aging process of the 20.5% ABV beer has made it even more decadent while intensifying its characteristics, with flavors of dark chocolate fudge, sweet vanilla beans, bourbon-laced macaroons, sticky caramel, brown sugar, and German chocolate cake frosting.

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4.6
czlowiekmotyka (659) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 8, 2018
It is impressive how far you can push an imperial stout. Liquor like feel, tons of bourbon coffee and vanilla. Boozy but with 20.5 % it is not a big issue. A bottle to share for sure.

4.4
rami_pl (5373) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 26, 2018
Rami Rami is drinking a Black Tuesday Reserve (2015) by The Bruery at ul. Anielewicza Piekna beczka. Alko niezle schowane ale gryzie i tak. Gladkie. Slodkie. Waniliowe. Bombonierkowe. Mega piwo ale za duzo bym nie wypil. 4.4?

4.7
Alengrin (6200) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2017
The Bruery's famous enormous stout aged in two different bourbon barrels; sampled from a bottle of exactly two years old at B.U.M.B.A. in Antwerp. Virtually no head is left, colour is a very dark but still translucent, deep burgundy-hued, near-blackish bronze. Intense, highly intoxicating bouquet of old sweet sherry, walnut liqueur, caramel sauce, toasted hazelnuts, vanilla-ish oak, lots of bourbon, candied banana, cognac, leather, figs soaked in brown rum, amaretto, sweet white wine. Sweet onset, dried dates, sweet blue grapes, balanced by a blackberry-ish sourishness, very light soy sauce-like umami touch, low carbo but still softly tingling, thick oily and syrupy, very vinous body. Caramelly and hazelnutty, big maltiness, leading to a complex finish in which some bitter chocolate, toasted nuts, vanilla-ish oak, old sherry-like onsetting maderisation, some spicy hops and a lot of heating, obviously bourbon- but also rum-like alcohol are all involved. Evidently very boozy, to be treated like an apéritif like a fine sherry or madera, but clearly two years of aging shaved off the sharpest edges and brought this 'super stout' to its full potential - in fact, in spite of the heavy bourbon factor, this feels less astringently alcoholic than other, younger Black Tuesday variations I had, including the regular. Majestic masterpiece, a stout acting like a noble, aged barleywine - among the best Bruery offerings I ever had the pleasure to taste.

4.5
MarcoDL (5679) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle at Hopishop 2017. Black pour. Aroma of heavy bourbon vanilla, chocolate, caramel fudge, maple and vanilla. Taste is really full, with bourbon vanilla, caramel fudge, chocolate, soft cherry, booze and a long flavorful delicious finish. It's black tuesday with extra bourbon aging, and that's exactly what it tastes like. Fantastic.

4.1
jc1762 (1704) - JAPAN - APR 29, 2017
Thanks Paul(a) for sharing the bottle! Poured into a snifter showing pitch black with no head. The nose shows a lot of dark chocolate and molasses with a minty background. The palate is full bodied with barely any carbonation. Strong but harmonious alcoholic spiciness, strong chocolate flavors with a minty mouthfeel. No sweetness but reminds me of brownies.

3.6
jtclockwork (18160) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2017
Bottle - pours black tan head - nose and taste of bourbon, booze, chocolate, brandy and caramelized dates - medium body

4.3
KyotoLefty (11134) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2017
Bottle. Big, lovely nose of vanilla, bourbon, blueberry, chocolate, maple syrup. Shiny black with a bit of lace. Great berries in the flavor, quite tart, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, wood. The tartness balances the sweetness and that 20.5% is really well hidden and deceptive. This is awesome. So much better than the regular one, which feels much more sticky-sweet.

3.8
DSG (15759) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2017
[1/27/17] Bottle/Can/Crowler/Growler at a bottle share at Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa. Black. Bourbon, dark chocolate, vanilla, roast, sweet, boozy. Full-bodied.

4.7
48FanInCali (857) - California, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Very similar to regular Black Tuesday but surprisingly a little more mellow and balanced. More pronounced barrel for sure but not as rough on the edges as Imwould expect from a 20% abv beer. Damn near perfection.

4.2
Zakoon (488) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2017
750ml bottle enjoyed @ a bonfire with friends. Pours very dark brown with a tiny beige head. Aroma is boozy, caramel, raisins, prunes, plums, bourbon, coffee, vanilla and plenty of alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. Finish is sweet and boozy. This was quite good but think it would be better after it has settled down in the bottle. Let it rest in the cellar.


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