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Chocolate Rain - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,998 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,998
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 2,283
Gots: 688 | FT: 81
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  18.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mikedashg on 10-28-2009

Black Tuesday with Vanilla Bean & Cocoa Nibs.

2011: 18.5% ABV
2012: 19.5% ABV
2013: 18.0% ABV
2014: 18.5% ABV
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I don't understand the love for this one. Way too alcoholic, Smell and taste is dominated by alcohol. Not for me.

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4.23/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 bottle, poured in a snifter. It's possible I will be downing the bottle (and might be close already). High hopes after the hype/ratings, and my recent love for Black Tuesday.

A: Dark, and thin appearance/runny, but not translucent thin. Doesn't hold on the glass at all, very fluid.

Smell: Brown sugar, raisins and booze. Definitely some vanilla smell coming through too.

Taste: Sweet, sweet, sweet. Very sweet (did I mention that?). Starts with a lot of sugary vanilla and chocolate, chocolate and caramel even, and leaves me thinking of sugared raisins. Brown sugared raisins. Slightly boozy, but surprisingly low for how strong this is. More sugary raisin aftertaste as I think on it. A bit sweeter than I would prefer (I guess just give me Black Tuesday).

Mouthfeel: Could be thicker, but fairly syrupy too. Obviously similar to Black Tuesday.

Overall: initially thought it was too sweet. After nearly a 750ml bottle down, I still think its a bit too sweet. All that aside, it's still really good. I prefer BT, but am very happy to have had a chance to try this. Wouldn't pass on a glass if it were poured for me, especially after warming a bit. Curious to see how this would age, possibly some sweetness from the vanilla would fade. But might lose a little of the booze too (which surprisingly isn't too much).

Serving type: 750ml bottle, served in a snifter.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was a bit concerned given the chocolate content, but was pleasantly surprised. Noticeable chocolate on the nose, but on the palate it seemed to meld together almost perfectly. Rich and full-bodied, with a pleasant creaminess. Coffee, black fruit notes, chocolate (duh!). The alcohol is noticeable, but considering it is 18% it is surprisingly contained. Really good stuff!

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Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 1,998 ratings.