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Chocolate Rain - The Bruery

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1,579 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,579
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 2,029
Gots: 637 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml, 2012 vintage
5oz mini tasting snifter

A: Pours out a deep reddish brown. I see others describe this as pitch black, and doing a side by side with BT '11 that is not what we got. Definitely some reddish hints in there and not a thick black at all. I got a layer of off white, light tan head. I was actually surprised to get any head on this high ABV. Tons of alcohol feet.

S: Well, it smells like chocolate that is for sure. Lots of dark and milk chocolate character on the nose. It's masking the vanilla and oak character a little bit that I was pulling more from the BT, but you can still get some coming through. There is a little alcohol booziness coming through, but it's to be expected.

T: Up front, dark super high cocao chocolate. As it progresses, you get more vanilla meshing in to give it sort of a milk chocolate like feeling. I wish there was more roast and/or coffee, but what is there is still delicious. We had this bottle open for a while between us, as it's certainly a sipper. I think I prefer the BT to this, that year did BT well. This is still fabulous beer though. Warming brings out more flavor but also some more booze.

M: Full as full could be.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 18:26:54 | More by inlimbo77
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4.81/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Major thanks to F2brewers for sending me this one. This beer poured out as a big black color with a light brown head that quickly fades. The smell is huge, loads of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, booze and roasted malts. The taste is just as big as the nose. Huge chocolate flavors and lots of vanilla too and a boozy finish. The mouthfeel is slick moderately carbonated and smooth. Oily texture very nice brew. Overall what a powerful brew. Really glad I finally got to take try this. Very rich and very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

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Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 1,579 ratings.