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Chocolate Rain - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,713 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,713
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 2,102
Gots: 645 | FT: 77
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage.

Pours opaque black. The 1/4 inch khaki head quickly disappears completely and leaves no lace.

The smell is of bourbon, dark chocolate, vanilla, pipe tobacco and maple syrup.

The taste is of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, dark malt, vanilla, molasses and bourbon.

The texture is heavy bodied, thick and slightly oily with low carbonation.

An 18.5% ABV sweet bourbon bomb. The chocolate, vanilla and molasses accents are pushing this one toward the 'too sweet' realm.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours not completely opaque, but dark black with some ruby brown around the edges. A tiny bubbly head forms and recedes to nothing in a second. Looks really still.
S: Very boozy up front. Some bakers chocolate, vanilla and roast comes through. Huge barrel aromas that overpower everything.
T: Like the nose, all barrel and not much else comes through. Some bakers chocolate and vanilla. Light roast. Mostly boozy ethanol and barrel flavors.
M/D: Still carbonation with a thick, gloppy, resinous body. Oh, the alcohol here is rough. Crass and over barring in almost every way. Really hard for me to enjoy this.

Oh man, I just don't get this. Beers like Bourbon County are so much more well rounded and incorporated to me. This is the newest release, so hopefully this mellows with time. Though as is, just over barring and not something I really enjoyed.

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Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 1,713 ratings.