The Bruery ‘So Happens It’s Tuesday’ BA Imperial Stout


33825687_862077533976393_3398614720905740288_n“Our infamous Black Tuesday® stout is named in honor of the great stock market crash of 1929. So Happens It’s Tuesday is similarly dark and delicious, but in a more affable format, reminding us that there is always a bit of good to be found within the bad. Things happen, life goes on. This beer can be enjoyed in all of those moments and seasons.”

Glassware: Tulip.

Appearance: Impenetrable black pour which holds a sturdy three finger head on top. It gradually recedes to a film with some spotty lace in its wake.

Aroma: Completely and unequivocally massive. It reeks of bourbon, charred oak, cocoa, toasted malts, molasses, dark fruits (prune, raisin, fig), vanilla and chocolate. There is a pretty hefty booze presence in there but everything is so in-sync that it just sings! Simply divine!

Flavour: Sweet baby jeebus that is good! There’s rich and intense flavour coming in from all angles. There’s waves of oak, bourbon, licorice, chocolate and vanilla wrapped up in a warm alcoholic blanket. An astringent dark fruit sweetness (kind of like booze-soaked raisins) annexes and flows through the mid. The bourbon, chocolate, oak and toasty malts return for a big, warm and drawn out finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body with a slick and oily texture. 14.6% ABV….yep. Fierce!

Overall: Well it ain’t a Tuesday but it does happen to be a Wednesday! So Happens It’s Tuesday, S.H.I.T for short, (we wonder whether that was intentional) is an absolutely mammoth beer so proceed with caution, but most of all relish in its boozy, rich complexity because it’s absolutely superb.