Beer Review: THE BRUERY BLACK TUESDAY IMPERIAL STOUT (VINTAGE 2013)

Beer Review: THE BRUERY BLACK TUESDAY IMPERIAL STOUT (VINTAGE 2013)
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The BrueryBarrel Aged Beer, Beer Reviews0Not applicable

Appearance

The Bruery Black Tuesday pours into the glass with a foreboding ink black hue, devoid of any substantial head, save for a meager scattering of bubbles.

Aroma

The olfactory experience is rich and complex, offering notes of dark fruit, hints of tobacco, the warmth of bourbon, and the earthiness of soaked wood, all mingling together reminiscent of a fine rum raisin dessert.

Taste

Upon tasting, the palate is greeted with a symphony of flavors: dark fruit, decadent caramel, indulgent chocolate, the sweetness of fig, the subtle licorice-like presence of anise, all underscored by the unmistakable influence of bourbon and the robust bitterness of dark roast coffee.

Mouthfeel

In the mouth, this imperial stout delivers a thick and luscious texture, gliding smoothly over the tongue, leaving behind a slightly numbing sensation. The carbonation, though modest, adds a delicate effervescence to the overall experience.

Overall Impressions

The 2013 vintage of The Bruery Black Tuesday Imperial Stout presents itself as a formidable brew, boasting an impressive array of flavors and a staggering alcohol content of 18.9% ABV. While the intensity of the brew may be overwhelming for some, it’s clear that the craftsmanship behind it is undeniable. Despite its undeniable appeal, it’s worth noting that this beer is not for the faint of heart, as its potency hits with the force of a sledgehammer. However, for those willing to brave its formidable profile, The Bruery Black Tuesday offers a truly unforgettable drinking experience that is not to be missed.