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Chocolate Rain - The Bruery

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1,571 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,571
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 2,023
Gots: 633 | FT: 80
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  18.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Black Tuesday with Vanilla Bean & Cocoa Nibs.

2011: 18.5% ABV
2012: 19.5% ABV
2013: 18.0% ABV
2014: 18.5% ABV

(Beer added by: mikedashg on 10-28-2009)
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spicelab

Australia

3.9/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. 2013. Shared at tasting and transcribed from notes.

Conspicuously light chocolate brown with an anaemic tan head that quickly dissipates to a collar.

Ripping vanilla, 70% dark chocolate, frangelico, liquorice, cocoa and steadily growing hazelnut presence. Big and brash.

Similar but booze and sweetness causes a loss of structure and focus. Mainly big, sugary barrel contributions of vanilla essence, coconut and Frangelico.

Not hugely thick or heavy, but marred by the distracting, hot booze presence.

Some delectable flavours but lack of drinkability is a big problem. Going to sit on my other bottle for a good few years.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 03:50:08 | More by spicelab
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Reviewed from notes. On-tap for the Third Anniversary Party at the Phoenix Club. 5/29/11.

A: Pours an oily, deep black with a faint dark tan head which leaves a couple of spots.

N: Dark cocoa powder, milk chocolate, roast, vanilla, dark fruits, boozy, molasses, warm caramel and maple.

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Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 1,571 ratings.