Review: The Bruery Black Tuesday Port (2017) | Craft Beer & Brewing
The Bruery Black Tuesday Port (2017)
75 out of 100

Style: Imperial Stout

ABV: 17.8 IBU: 45

75/100
Aroma: 8
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 15
Mouthfeel: 3

The Bruery Black Tuesday Port (2017)

What the brewers say

“This rare release of our storied imperial stout was aged in port-wine barrels, adding vinous undertones with notes of berries and chocolate to our favorite day of the week.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Musty cork, mushroom, light roast, strong fruit esters (apple and pear), some green-apple notes, spice notes of pepper or clove, some nail polish remover.”

Flavor: “Tart dark fruit, not much stout/roast character. The musty character carries through from the nose. Very sweet and very boozy, but the booze helps balance the sweetness. Finish is tannic.”

Overall: “There’s some great underlying dried-fruit malt character, with a pleasant warming booziness, but the musty cork/mushroom quality is just too much.”

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