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Chocolate Rain - The Bruery

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1,644 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,644
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 2,061
Gots: 645 | FT: 81
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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ThrewRedButter

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev -1.5%

2014 Vintage acquired in a trade. Thanks, breaks808!

A - Not completely pitch black. Very dark brown with ruby red when tilted and held up to the light. I gave it an aggressive pour and got a finger's worth of khaki head which disappeared quickly. Decent amount of carbonation bubbles and good alcohol legs.

S - Definitely reminds you of Black Tuesday. The cocoa nibs are more present than the vanilla. Bourbon is obviously in your face, but definitely not a pure alcohol presence. Vanilla is there, but muted.

T - First off, you can't taste the 18.5%...at all. Bourbon sweetness which isn't cloying and the cocoa is a smack of sweetness. Vanilla again is muted, but it does give a kick in the aftertaste which is nice. Sweetness does a great job of masking any alcohol presence.

M - More carbonation than I thought there would be. Not sticky and finishes smooth.

O - One of the better "big beers" out there. Huge bourbon notes and the cocoa nibs give this a sweeter smell and taste over Black Tuesday. I wish the vanilla was more present, but overall this is one worth seeking out and sharing with friends.

06-11-2014 01:18:36 | More by ThrewRedButter
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

06-11-2014 01:15:03 | More by lupercmda
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DrunkAl

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-10-2014 19:19:48 | More by DrunkAl
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akang

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

06-10-2014 07:10:27 | More by akang
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bcerv-ca

California

4/5  rDev -11.7%

06-10-2014 06:29:57 | More by bcerv-ca
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JulioH

Florida

4.2/5  rDev -7.3%

I was looking for keys (odor and taste) to try to identify this beer. I couldn't find anything.

Pours a dark brown beer. Some bubbles form at the top. Smells like ale, chocolate, porter, coffee, cognac. Tastes like an old ale too, mixed with imp. stout. It is somewhat heady, and it will go to your head quickly. Body is a bit thick.

06-10-2014 01:17:15 | More by JulioH
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TX-Badger

Texas

4/5  rDev -11.7%

06-09-2014 21:47:43 | More by TX-Badger
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

5/5  rDev +10.4%

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MrRockstar

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-09-2014 16:27:00 | More by MrRockstar
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Beerly-Departed

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.4%

06-09-2014 12:19:50 | More by Beerly-Departed
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spw109

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

06-09-2014 04:55:49 | More by spw109
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Topher78

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

06-09-2014 01:02:48 | More by Topher78
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Axic10

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-09-2014 00:28:40 | More by Axic10
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cmrncrzy10

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-08-2014 21:07:31 | More by cmrncrzy10
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IndyDad

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

06-08-2014 13:04:23 | More by IndyDad
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petermethot

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

06-08-2014 00:13:05 | More by petermethot
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dleiner

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

06-07-2014 15:32:51 | More by dleiner
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

06-07-2014 14:53:26 | More by randylangford
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tetu

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-06-2014 15:41:42 | More by tetu
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

06-05-2014 19:56:55 | More by Davepoolesque
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-05-2014 17:41:23 | More by FUwolfpacker
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-05-2014 00:15:39 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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mattsmith413

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-04-2014 18:59:23 | More by mattsmith413
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avschmitt

Michigan

4/5  rDev -11.7%

06-04-2014 13:05:04 | More by avschmitt
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aquazr1

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

06-03-2014 04:33:45 | More by aquazr1
Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 1,644 ratings.