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Chocolate Rain - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
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2,033 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,033
Reviews: 278
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 2,349
Gots: 713 | FT: 87
Brewed by:
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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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Ratings: 2,033 | Reviews: 278 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of Rinkor16
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of the_trystero
4.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.48/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black with a bit of brown around the edges and a touch of khaki-chocolate colored head. Fades very quickly.

S - Roasted chocolate and dark caramel malts, cocoa nibs, Bourbon, oak, lots of vanilla, black licorice, coffee, dark fruits, and some booze.

T - Roasted chocolate and dark caramel malts, cocoa nibs, Bourbon, lots of vanilla, oak, black licorice, molasses, dark fruits, coffee, and booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a warming and sweet finish.

D - Super bold and complex, and the vanilla beans and cocoa nibs add some more great flavor.

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Black. No head no lace. Nada.

S - Soy sauce, booze, hoppy , very very HOT.

T - Backed goods, sweet malts, soy sauce and a little hoppy bite.

M - Heavy body, fair carb and balance considering how huge.

D - This was my last taster of the night and it kicked my butt.

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 2,033 ratings.