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Chocolate Rain - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,739 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,739
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 2,114
Gots: 652 | FT: 78
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: 1,739 | Reviews: 256 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

nharres, Jan 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

shuajw, Jan 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Beerontwowheels, Jan 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

miadw3, Jan 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

THECPJ, Jan 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

DSlim71, Jan 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

camil1mj, Jan 09, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Somewhat hazy and very dark brown colour. Creamy tan head. Nice.

The aroma is intense. Bourbon. Chocolate. Alcohol. Fruit. Vanilla. Bloody crazy.

This is SWEET! Great chocolate flavour and nice oak character. The bourbon is here and there is lots of vanilla too. Really good and complex flavours.

Full bodied and quite oily. Moderate carbonation. Very good.

An excellent beer. Sure there is some big beer syndrome here but it is really nice and complex.

dgilks, Jan 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Schmaltzy, Jan 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

AgentZero, Jan 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

jeff1973, Jan 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

jampics2, Jan 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

VaTechHopHead, Jan 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

jlindsey, Jan 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

afksports, Jan 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

SageO, Jan 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Franch, Jan 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

BeerThursdays, Jan 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

SkiBum22, Jan 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -22.9%

rowingbrewer, Jan 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

EricTheRed, Jan 08, 2013
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4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Massive thanks to Morgan in socal for sharing this one with myself, mnphish, amyhran, icecoldphatty and others - 2012 vintage:

As you'd expect, it pours pretty much identically to the base beer... edges if copper clarity, a thin khaki head and loads of oily alcohol aftermath that coats the cup.

Surprisingly mellow bourbon quality - takes a back seat to a variety of figs and dates, milk chocolate, vanilla oak, fresh coffee beans, some sweet dessert notes... caramel or toffee. More chocolate goodness.

Wonderful. Sweet assertive bourbon layered with caramel, fudge cake, brown sugar, molasses, chocolate liqueur, just as big and bad as BT with chocolate addition that somehow draws everything together instead of pushing the diabetic envelope.

Incredible stuff. I remain in search of...

yamar68, Jan 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

koopa, Jan 01, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

baybum, Dec 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

MykelJH, Dec 29, 2012
Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 1,739 ratings.