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Chocolate Rain - The Bruery

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1,783 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,783
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 2,131
Gots: 654 | FT: 76
Brewed by:
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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: 1,783 | Reviews: 257 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jeonseh
4.69/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at NWI Tasting group Black Tuesday 09-12 and Variants tasting

A - Chocolate brown with a thin looking body. There was a very small chocolate head that faded quickly

S - Milk and dark chocolate, light vanilla, caramel and bourbon. Not as boozy in the nose as Grey Monday

T - This is a delicious beer. There is sweet vanilla, light oak, caramel, sweet bourbon. This sweetness is balanced perfectly with the bitterness of the dark chocolate cacao nibs. Finish has slight cinnamon spice, heat from the bourbon and light oak

MF - This is a super thick and velvety smooth beer. It is really thick and coats the tongue. The finish is slightly astringent

O - This is really a good beer that I liked more than BT and Grey Monday. It has such a great flavor profile that is balanced between the dark chocolate and the sweetness of BT. Plus, it was super creamy and smooth when drinking. This one was definitely worth the hype

jeonseh, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of mmcnaughton
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

mmcnaughton, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of GoGators
5/5  rDev +10.1%

GoGators, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of Mscarpen
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Mscarpen, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of littlebeer
5/5  rDev +10.1%

littlebeer, Feb 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

sdpaul, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of DRBiser
4/5  rDev -11.9%

DRBiser, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of Azrael
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Azrael, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of krl2112
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

krl2112, Feb 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Mjmoser, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of inlimbo77
4.45/5  rDev -2%
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.

inlimbo77, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
4.81/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Knapp85, Feb 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

ewright, Feb 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

millerbuffoon, Feb 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

callmemickey, Jan 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

tjkinate, Jan 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

CypherEnigma, Jan 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

SoCal_Guardian, Jan 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

AngusOg, Jan 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

pmoney, Jan 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

grrrah, Jan 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Gretlawn, Jan 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -33.9%

dman5400, Jan 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

pschul4, Jan 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

mrbubbler, Jan 23, 2013
Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
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