Mocha Wednesday: A Hump Day Favorite

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This huge 19% alcohol by volume imperial stout is a variation of The Bruery’s “Black Tuesday” brewed with cocoa nibs and coffee beans.

“Mocha Wednesday is the perfect follow up to a Black Tuesday. We’ve taken our bourbon barrel aged imperial stout and added cacao nibs from San Francisco based TCHO along with freshly roasted coffee from OC’s own Portola Coffee Lab. The result is an invigorating version of our popular stout; layered with notes of rustic dark chocolate and bold, fruity coffee beans.”

Final Rating: 4.56/5
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Bruery tulip glass. Acquired in a trade with Rishi – thank you kind sir.

Pours a deep brown, nearly black opaque body with a 2 finger mocha brown head that reduces at a medium rate to a ring of foam. LIttle lacing.

Aromas are strong and potent but very inviting – chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and booze with some coffee in the background.

On the tongue lots of complex and super delicious flavors – milk chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch, caramel upfront – follow through is roasted coffee and some booziness (expected at this abv), finish is toasty, roasty coffee and malt and semisweet chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick, rich, and full bodied with low carbonation, you just have to let this one warm up a little bit.

This was the last of the black tuesday variants that i had to try, and this was my favorite one thus far. Most complex of them, and the coffee/mocha character works well. Recommended.

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