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Chocolate Rain - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
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world-class

1,649 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,649
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 2,066
Gots: 646 | 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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Ratings: 1,649 | Reviews: 251 | Display Reviews Only:
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clubarsky91

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

05-04-2013 06:07:36 | More by clubarsky91
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nycwinter

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

05-04-2013 01:48:12 | More by nycwinter
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KevinmusPrime

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +10.4%

05-03-2013 16:45:33 | More by KevinmusPrime
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

05-03-2013 04:38:03 | More by Mike
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IPAyForHops

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

05-02-2013 23:06:22 | More by IPAyForHops
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PhilDaBrewer

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

05-01-2013 19:40:07 | More by PhilDaBrewer
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zachary80

Indiana

4/5  rDev -11.7%

04-29-2013 20:53:50 | More by zachary80
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Benny3000

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-29-2013 15:37:45 | More by Benny3000
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.59/5  rDev +1.3%

2012 bottling, 750ml bottle split into snifters with my brothers - much thanks to Sean for this one -

A: Can't figure out how this is possible but it isn't even close to opaque...dark brown pour with ruby highlights...nearly no head but epic alcohol legs. Still looks good.

S: Huge boozy dark fruits here, lots of rum-soaked raisin character...smoothed-out caramel and lots of vanilla...big bourbon tones...lots of chocolate character too after you get used to the vanilla and boozy dark fruits.

T: Milk chocolate like a boss...chocolate and vanilla liqueur...dark caramel and burnt residual sugars...bourbon sweetness...booziness is apparent but totally manageable, the warmth is actually pretty nice and cuts some of the sweetness...

MF: Very low carbonation, moderate warmth from the booze, viscous and full-bodied...this is the epitome of a sipping beer.

O: Pretty awesome, as you get used to all of the boozy characters (dark fruits, vanilla, caramel, and bourbon) the chocolate is pretty epic in this thing. Totally recommended if you can snag one.

04-29-2013 15:08:36 | More by Scotchboy
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MattKane

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-29-2013 05:07:03 | More by MattKane
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weonfire

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-29-2013 01:47:38 | More by weonfire
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Uncleserg

California

4.81/5  rDev +6.2%

This beer is monster in all aspects burley is probably a better word. Review is on a 2012 bottle over a year old that was shared with friends.

A- Pours like a porter/stout with lots of alcohol/sugar legs. Small to almost no head retention.

S- WoW smell is of big chocolate, vanilla/bourbon, sugar, and oakiness.

T- Taste is of chocolate and vanilla with slight dark fruit smells. Leaves a fantastic after taste of bourbon/vanilla and chocolate. Alcohol shows up big so be ready to be warmed up.

M- Very viscous with good carbonation full bodied beer that is sweet yet balanced considering the abv. Liquid dessert if you ask me.

Overall, this beer is a masterpiece unto itself. The base beer BT I say is slightly better but I’ll never say no to CR. Always ready and willing to have. If you can find, and if you have collateral, make the trade. Beer lives up to the hype and more.

04-28-2013 23:49:02 | More by Uncleserg
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ridglens

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-28-2013 23:28:26 | More by ridglens
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1424IpA

California

4.86/5  rDev +7.3%

man am i glad my brother is a reserve bruery member....shout out to him (rau71) for this one.
beer pours a heavy 30 weight consistancy, lacing decipates immediately, smells of straight bourbon with a hint of vanilla, taste like a dark expresso bean chocolate stout with hints of marshmellow and vanilla, the bourbon profile is extreme but pretty much what i expected from a 19.5% beverage. This beer is awesome, much better than black tuesday in my opinion and definately worth its hype. Might even be my new favorite, the only negative for me is that can be a little hot and its limited availability.

04-28-2013 21:44:23 | More by 1424IpA
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Ncpogs

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.4%

04-28-2013 13:32:05 | More by Ncpogs
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

04-28-2013 06:21:09 | More by phishphorce
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elephantrider

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

04-28-2013 01:26:38 | More by elephantrider
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SubpoenaDeuces

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-27-2013 06:00:23 | More by SubpoenaDeuces
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-27-2013 05:59:15 | More by HopsMatt
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Rinkor16

California

4.61/5  rDev +1.8%

2013 bottle opened on 04/26/13 with my older brother and a buddy.

A: Pitch black with little head that dissipated immediately .

S: Tons of bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts and vanilla.

T: Holy sh*t! Roasted malts with lots of chocolate. Nice bourbon finish with a little bit of vanilla hanging around on your pallet.

M: Very thick and velvety.

O: This was well worth the Bruery membership. I'm very glad that I bought a full allotment. Damn, it's good.

04-27-2013 04:00:00 | More by Rinkor16
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Skunkdrool

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-26-2013 17:21:38 | More by Skunkdrool
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the_trystero

California

4.73/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured into a tulip, 2013, 18%.

A: Brownish black with very slight head, some lacing as I roll it around the glass..

S: Smells like a root beer float.

T: Melt some quality vanilla ice cream in chocolate liqueur, add a touch of Bourbon. Shit, this is an amazing dessert beer.

M: Slightly syrupy, light carbonation.

O: Yikes, I cracked a bottle tonight solo, and I can't stop drinking it. I'm glad the weather has cooled down some here otherwise I'd wouldn't be cracking this open until next fall. Sweet, chocolate/vanilla lusciousness.

04-25-2013 08:44:30 | More by the_trystero
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BAsbill

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

04-24-2013 20:50:31 | More by BAsbill
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davesway10

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

04-20-2013 23:49:19 | More by davesway10
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rolandboy

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

04-19-2013 12:14:21 | More by rolandboy
Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 1,649 ratings.