Chocolate Rain - The Bruery

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Reviews: 288
Hads: 2,240
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 5.07%
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Gots: 845 | FT: 115
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California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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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
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Photo of Brabander
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

We had a beertasting at Beerpirates place on sunday the 15th of may 2011. Jeffo, Claark13, Bierschenker, beerpirates and i drank a whole bunch of beers. Thanks for your hospitality Wim!

Wim has three bottles of this very rare and overwhealming brew. After the tasting he had only two because he was sooo generous to give us all this treat.

Poured in my Westvleteren tasting glass this beer looks good but not spectacular (like most stouts).

The smell and taste of grapes and (hazel)nuts and above all milkchocolate, tons of it!

Thanks again Wim, a real treat... (565 characters)

Photo of woosterbill
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a La Chouffe tulip. Huge thanks to the generous soul who deigned to give me a taste of this at the Batch 3 Rosso release - I never thought I'd get to try this beer.

A: Not as dark as I expected, but still nice: dark brown with reddish-brown highlights and a thin ring of tan bubbles. Almost still.

S: Rich, intense chocolate and alcohol. Sweet, simple, and amazing.

T: Chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, sugar, and general sweetness. Less booze than promised by the aroma, surprisingly.

M: Thick and sticky. Just what I expected.

O: This beer delivered precisely what I expected it too: a massive explosion of chocolate sweetness and warming alcohol. It wasn't anything life-changing, but I thought the purpose of the chocolate made its intense sweetness more enjoyable than that of the base Black Tuesday. I would never trade my cellar for a bottle, but I'd love to try another sample of this some day. Tasty beer.

Cheers! (948 characters)

Photo of beerpirates
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

75 cl bottel poured into my tasting glass @ a tasting with some awesome BA's -:)
The beer pours a dark brown to black color with no real head. There are a few dark brown bubbles. A very nice looking stout. The aroma is awesome. I get a lot of chocolate, bourbon and oak notes, as well as vanilla and maple from the barrel aging. The mix of bourbon and chocolate in the aroma works perfectly. The beer smells about like I expected it to and it is very nice.
The flavor is more of the same and is also great. I get a lot of boozy chocolate as well as a lot of bourbon, oak, vanilla and maple. Even though the beer is pretty boozy, it is still very easy to drink. The barrel aging has done great things to the base stout, imparting several different flavors that all meld very well together. Low carbonation and thick, creamy mouthfeel. (834 characters)

Photo of landhoney
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this last Monday, thank you Eric!

Appearance: Black, smallest wisp of tan head

Smell: Bourbon! That was the first impression, then the roast, sweetness, toffee/caramel/vanilla/chocolate, and alcohol.

Taste: The first sip was amazing, or rather the finish, just went on forever. You definitely get the bourbon up front (boozy?), then vanilla/chocolate notes, fairly sweet, no hop flavor, very nice!

Mouthfeel: Very lightly carbonated, not overly sweet/malty, the bourbon seems to make for a thinner beer than I was expecting. Excellent mouthfeel though, very nice drinking it.

Overall: Special beer, huge complexity and long finish even after our normal Monday 10+ beer tasting, great bourbon/vanilla/chocolate stout, and not cloying/sweet/too malty. ABV is high, and it's there in the glass, but not a hot mess for sure, I really enjoyed it. (855 characters)

Photo of Torgo
3.04/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from our RS membership. Dark black pour, almost no carbonation and an aroma of vanilla and ethanol. Flavor is a combination of vodka, vanilla beans(picture a vanilla vodka black russian) a little bit of chocolate and finishes thin and very hot. I loved Black Tuesday(and really expected to love this one even more), but this was a bit of a let down. Out of all the beers we’ve received from our membership so far, this was the worst. (442 characters)

Photo of seeswo
4.66/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Courtesy of Mark (Rempo) at DLD. Thanks man!

Pours a sugar-shimmering black with a small ring of whitish-tan head. This is obviously a big one and it looks great. The nose is big vanilla, fudgy brownie chocolate, a touch of oak and booze, maybe a hint of coffee. Really, what stands out is the vanilla and the fudge. Could probably sit and sniff this for days. The taste is outstanding - big dessert fudge, chocolate, vanilla, some present booziness, a bit of bitterness like baker's chocolate. Really decadent and quite good. Rich, but in a totally different way than Bourbon County Rare. That flavor was deeper and smoother. This is a bit rough around the edges. The mouthfeel is fantastic, big, sticky with low carbonation. Overall, this is quite the fantastic beer. There is a touch too much heat and cocoa bitterness in the taste to give that a 5, but regardless, this is a fantastic beer and totally worth the hype. (923 characters)

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks goes out to Dyan for bringing this bottle out to our recent tasting. Beer number 21 of the tasting overall, tasted side by side with Black Tuesday. The bottle opens with a hiss and some nonsensical lyrics courtesy of Tay Zonday. Dyan poured the beer as he wondered what the F they mean...

The pour is the same as Black Tuesday...thick and viscous looking. Definite pitch black and tar colored, with nearly no light getting through at all. Extremely nice boozy legs, even more so than I found with Black Tuesday. This is one sexy looking beer. Obviously, at nearly 20%, there was no lacing.

The aroma is nuts. Sniffing the mouth of the bottle, it smells like straight vanilla extract. Once poured, it opens up a little more giving a medley of sweet and dessert-like aromas. Vanilla, more natural and subdued than the extract, chocolate, light booze, oaky vanilla, and maybe a hint of coffee. The palate is similar...vanilla bean, more subdued bourbon than the base beer, again, and plenty of warm alcohol. This almost flies away as it is intensely sweet, but a light roasty flavor moves in with chocolate to bring this back to imperial stout from the edges of boozy dessert.

Silky and creamy, the high abv comes along with a surprisingly low final gravity, as this variant of Black Tuesday feels a bit thinner on the palate. Very complex, though less so than its non-chocolate laced brother, this is a phenomenal beer. (1,433 characters)

Photo of treyrab
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An every so generous Dyan brought Chocolate Rain featuring Tay Zonday to our Philly Tasting Part Deux tasting. Thank you, Dyan! Here is a video of the Chocolate Rain pour, in which Tay made a surprise appearance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLWGA4FeTsI&feature=related

A: Chocolate rain opens up with a nice melody of tunes. Further, the hiss evidences nice carbonation, which is not expected for a beer of this size. Pours into the glasses a pitch black, oil, with surprisingly lively carbonation. A tad thinner than I was expecting for such a large beer.

S: When smelling the rim of the bottle, it smells identical to a sweet vanilla bean. Literally on other flavours at all besides vanilla. It was pretty awesome. However, that scent did not carry through to the actual beer. The beer itself was also very nice, with sweet vanilla, chocolate, and bourbon. The vanilla really kicks the shit out of all other scents, and it smells extremely sweet. Smells like a very, very solid dessert beer.

T: Having this side by side with Black Tuesday, this one was a tad thinner and not as complex. Definitely more of a dessert beer than an Imperial Stout. Sweet, complex vanilla blends with nice bourbon and chocolate. Super sweet all around.

M: For a beer this big, it was a tad thin. Expected a tad more viscosity, but it is still very nice.

Overall, I am glad I tried this one. A little too sweet for me (and I am a big fan of sweeter beers), and not as complex as Black Tuesday. Still, very, very solid! (1,507 characters)

Photo of arminjewell
2.05/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours deep oily black with white head. Aroma is like vanilla extract, with slight notes of chocolate, alcohol, and slight wood. Taste is boozy vanilla, some chocolate, lots of alcoholic boozy sweet, not a good finish with harsh booze. Wow, did not expect this,but really not well done, boozy mess. (297 characters)

Photo of CLevar
2.07/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I feel compelled to share this rating, if only to warn people away from trading away their first born for this beer.

Bomber shared with the MN crew! Thanks! Cloudy pitch black pour into a small snifter, no head, only a spare light brown ring. Smells like a bottle of vanilla extract, slight bit of chocolate coco powder coming through after the taste is in the mouth. Huge, messy and sweet smelling, cut by a nose burning alcohol. Wow, huge boozy flavor. Almost thin tasting. Flavor is booze, vanilla, and slight chocolate, messy ash. Odd carbonation level, feels like almost harsh bubbles and thin. I really like BT, but this beer does not live up to the hype at all. Just a thin, boozy mess, that burns the throat and nose. Don't buy into the hype. (751 characters)

Photo of MatSciGuy
2.33/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

[Bottle] shared by Armin, Caleb and Greg. Thanks guys! Pours cloudy black with almost no head. Aroma is sickening vanilla extract, massively sweet, quite boozy, some chocolate. Holy shit this is hot. Lots of booze - man, this has got some massive burn, vanilla, can’t really drink much of this. Not awfully sweet on the flavor - the vanilla really thins out the mouthfeel. Retronasal is straight burn. WTF, this isn’t even enjoyable. Anyone who claims to perceive any complexity in this beer is either drinking hard alcohol daily or kidding themselves. (556 characters)

Photo of Sean9689
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

MI Mega Tasting III, provided by the one and only hoppymeal. Seems I'm thanking him a lot lately, and for good reason. 750ml wax-dipped bottle. Poured into RBSG 2010 snifter.

A - Pours a syrupy black, ever-so-slight tan-colored head on the initial pour which vanishes quickly and leaves only the base beer behind.

S - Huge sweetness, tons of chocolate, vanilla, oak, alcohol. Decadent. It's pretty messy right now...lots of booze, cloying sweetness, vanilla. It needs some more time, IMO.

T - Again, pretty much a mess. Chocolate, booze, vanilla, oak. The booze is very evident, and at 18.5%, I can understand why. It's like sipping chocolate syrup spiked with booze.

M - Full, rich and smooth, creamy finish.

O - The alcohol is a bit too much right now. I found 2009 Black Tuesday to be much the same upon release, but after a year, it really mellowed out and came into it's own. For what it is, it's not bad, just not outstanding and a little too much hype. My 3oz pour was more then enough. (999 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to hoppymeal (again!) for sharing this one. Served in a tasting snifter.

A - Pours with a quick-dissolving wisp of foam that settles to a partial ring, and no lace, etc. Body is black, with a glint of transparent brown at the fringes.

S - Cocoa nibs, chocolate cake, vanilla, caramel, booze, fudge, lightly roasted grains. Alcohol is present, but seems a bit lower than 18.5% - still, it's quite obviously "high-test". Sweetness is borderline cloying.

T - Alcohol is better hidden to taste. Lots of melted chocolate, fudge, cake, vanilla, and perhaps some light bourbon character as well. Less oaky than I remember Black Tuesday to be, and not much in the way of roast character either.. Some heat still creeps in, but the sweetness would become off-putting long before the alcohol.

M - Smoth, full-bodied, with mild alcohol warmth. Very sticky and viscous. Carbonation is low but sufficient. Pretty much exactly what I'd want from a beer of this style and heft.

D - I prefer the base beer to be completely honest. This is a bit too sweet and hot at this stage for me to want more than a couple ounces. I suspect it will improve over then next 12-18 months, but I long for a bit more roast to my stouts and that is definitely not happening here. Still, as a decadent dessert of a beer, this is quite good - perhaps it should be renamed Chocolate Panty Dropper, as chocolate-crazed wives and significant others will go wild for this one. (1,448 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Portion of a bottle consumed at the Rosso release. Bottle wrapped hobo style. Served in a SAVOR snifter.

Pours near black with the thinnest of tan heads. Some light legs on the sides of the snifter, especially after a few swirls. Completely opaque. The nose is quite pungent, but nothing that jumps out too much. My first impression is that I like Black Tuesday more. There's a pretty strong chocolate presence intermingled with a light dosing of bourbon plus some mild roast. Booze is fairly prevalent, but doesn't stand out too much. There's a mild coffee presence, but that is more of an undertone to sweet creamer.

The flavor mixes the flavors pretty well, though nothing really pops all that much. From the start, I'm thinking that some age will definitely do this well. Some flavors could probably be blended a bit better. The chocolate is the dominant character. Beyond that, there's light bourbon and hints of oak plus a bit of roast and creamy, milked-up coffee. Mouthfeel is really thick and there's some residual sweetness. Along with that, there is a bit of booze in the finish. Nicely done. I look forward to revisiting this one in the future, hopefully after the flavors integrate together just a bit more. (1,224 characters)

Photo of alcstradamus
4.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thank you Nick for this, very generous of you

Short review because I am more concerned with drinking than reviewing.

Black pour with little head but fine for the ABV. Aroma is a tad boozy with lots of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is amazing. Waayyy more vanilla than expected. Smooth as hell considering the ABV. I wish I could be more descriptive but honestly it is hard to put into words. The body is medium/full and carbonation is a bit too high. Some alcohol burn in the finish. Overall this is definitely a top shelf imperial stout. (539 characters)

Photo of trappistlover
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle courtesy of Dak and Dionysus!!). Pours dark brown with red hue and tan head. Aroma has caramel, vanille and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet with the noticeable chocolate as well as alcohol. Full bodied with alcohol burn, but still subdued given the abv. This is a really good beer, but its hard to live up to the hype (329 characters)

Photo of DefenCorps
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I shared a bottle with the guys the other day, side by side with the 2010 Black Tuesday.

Like BT, this is dark brown with a dense, brown head that recedes to a ring leaving nothing but gorgeous legs. The nose has chocolate, chocolate, vanilla and more chocolate. Intensely decadent, this has brown sugar, vanilla and bourbon. Like BT, it displays an abject lack of roast or coffee aromas, this has plenty of caramel to go with the chocolate. The palate is what you'd expect - chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar, no tannins and intensely dessert-like. It's good for what it is, sweet and boozy on the finish, a decadent treat. Full in body with medium-light carbonation, the mouthfeel is rather tremendous. Not as good as the cask version I had, but still, very, very good. (779 characters)

Photo of craytonic
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pour is a near jet black, smallish head that quickly disappears. No real lacing but it does have some legs

Smell: Smell is decadent; probably one of the best smelling non-sour beers I have encountered. Pure fudge brownies with molasses, caramel, toffee, vanilla and oak. It is like being in a bakery or chocolate ship. 5.0

Taste: Very hot, which I suppose it to be expected at 18%. As opposed to the smell, the taste is a bit more rough and edgy. The fudge brownies, caramel, toffee, vanilla and oak are all there but the alcohol burn/edge makes it harder to enjoy and detracts.

Mouthfeel: Extremely rich and tick; you need to take half-sips, especially given the heat. Almost syrupy and a bit too sweet.

Overall/Drinkability: One of the best-smelling non-sour beers I have encountered, but the high ABV and hugeness of it really detracts. We split this five ways next to a Black Tuesday (which tasted not so good next to the chocolate rain) and we ended up having to take "break" beers (two times actually) before we could finish this one. (1,056 characters)

Photo of DaveJanssen
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Split a 750 mL bottle 3 ways, poured into red wine glasses. Reviewed night of 3/19/11

Ar: Heavy sweet, decadent, mild soy/meat, chocolate syrup, vanilla, rich dark chocolate cake, light coffee, roast/burn, maple, alcohol

Ap: Low head, dark tan/light black, legs

T: Rich and sweet, heavy chocolate, roast, very mild burn, dark chocolate, reminds me of KBS in some ways, rich and full, molasses, licorice, light tobacco, heavy dark caramel with dark chocolate, bourbon and wood, strong maple (lingering), strong vanilla, alcohol, baking chocolate

M: Heavy, mild carbonation, sweet and full, roast and alcohol end, mild alcohol character for abv

O: Very good, stronger coffee quality than i expected/remember in Black Tuesday, strong complex and rich, reminds me of KBS and to some extent BCBCS. (797 characters)

Photo of MrFootstones
4.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky dark brown/black with spotty foam while watching Chocolate Rain on youtube. Voluptuous legs. Looks extremely decadent.

Smells like molasses, dark caramelized brown sugar, vanilla, milk chocolate, and centuries of oppression.

Dear lord this tastes amazing. Perfect score easily. Marshmallows, vanilla beans, rich chocolate, booze, happiness.

Intense alcohol, A tad syrupy, but just light enough on the tongue with the mild carbonation. Can't complain one bit.

A gnarly beer, but so delicious. I want more bottles(haha)! (536 characters)

Photo of orangesol
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at the Bruery Line Party...I mean R.S. initiation party. Reviewed from notes.

A - Pours black as the devils soul with a small tan film of head, dissipating down to almost nothing, leaving light wisps of lacing down the glass.

S - Holy sweet heat batman. Tons of rich chocolate sweetness, vanilla, sweet malt, and bourbon heat. The alcohol is strong but it blends in quite well with all the other strong flavors. Very nice overall balance, all things considered.

T - Lots of chocolaty sweetness up front never really fading throughout consumption. Hints of vanilla, sweet malt, and strong bourbon help round things out. Finish is a mix of sweetness and bourbon, lingering for some time. This stuff is awesome. I can't wait to see what a little bit of time in the bottle will do to it.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Thick, sticky sweet, feel with plenty of lingering sweet heat in the finish.

D - Finally a beer that lives up to its own hype. I made sure I got a pour as soon as I walked into the party and I was glad I did. I enjoyed the overall mix of sweet chocolate and warm bourbon. One of the best stouts I have ever had. Glad I have a bottle of this in my cellar. (1,210 characters)

Photo of fear025
4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Aroma:Milk chocolate, a little maltyness, not too much roastyness. It smells very sweet.

Appearance:Very little head, nice and black. Not very viscous looking.

Taste:This beer is very well balanced. You can taste the chocolate and vanilla distinctly. There's a lot of chocolate-centric complexity going on. There's a little roasted flavors on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:Medium body, and only at the very end of the aftertaste do you taste a little astringency and hot alcohol burn. It doesn't feel nearly as strong as it is.

Drinkability:This was an amazing beer, and I'm glad I was able to share it with a bunch of people at Stoutfest's birthday. (650 characters)

Photo of BigTomZ
4.94/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a nice oily black with just a little head. Some lacing is left along the edges.

S: Smells of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, and a bit of malt. This is really inviting like a fine dessert.

T: Taste is even better than the nose. Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, molasses, and some of the base malts. This is like a Black Tuesday cookie. Heat actually low for such a high ABV. I am blown away.

M: This is just thick enough, smooth and silky. Feels very smooth with pretty well hidden heat. I've had beers half this ABV with more heat.

D: With such a silky smooth feel and amazing taste I could easily drink a second bottle of this by myself. (654 characters)

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared at a tasting 2/19/11 by someone who doesn't wish to be acknowledged. 4oz. pour from a 750ml bottle into a brandy snifter. Reviewed from notes.

A: Standard pour yields a thin mocha colored ring that fades out quickly. Beer is a viscous, oily black. Great legs but little to no lacing and no cling. The lack of a head hurts this one a bit but considering the glassware, the score is adjusted a bit.

S: Nose is bold chocolate and vanilla with a slight hint of roasted malt in the background. Very aromatic and in-your-face booziness that covers the subtleties in this one. Still, molasses, honey, and sweet over-ripe plums are detectable. Much more enjoyable than its little brother Black Tuesday.

T: Chocolate, honey, molasses, vanilla, and everything else dark and sweet in the world. Sweet booze hides and plays around in the background. Fudge, chocolate, and vanilla in the end with some sprinkles of roasted malt bitterness thrown in for balance. Finish is prunes and plum with a dark fruit and chocolate aftertaste. I feel like I'm eating a piece of liquified chocolate and vanilla cake and washing it down with bourbon barrels. Over-the-top decadent and delicious.

M: Full bodied as you'll ever come across. Slick, oily, and filmy in the mouth. Heat comes forward a good amount in this one. Slight roughness going down. Sticky finish with a lingering aftertaste. Enjoyable overall but I could reall do without the big booziness if the Bruery would just turn this one down a notch or two.

D: For anyone asking if there's a big difference between Black Tuesday and this beer, the answer is a resounding YES. More complex and even more importantly, much less boozy so I can actually enjoy the subtlety that lies within this dark mystery of a beer. I wanted to hate this one, given my feeling on Black Tuesday but in the end, I just can't. Very well done. (1,872 characters)

Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tasting glass. 2011 version.

Apppearance: Pitch black with walnut edges and the very top of the glass. Extremely viscous. A tiny tan head forms and dies almost immediately, leaving no lacing.

Smell: Simply phenomenal. Smooth, deep, and nicely complex. Dark chocolate, lots and lots of vanilla beans, a little bit of coffee, oak, and a little smoke.

Taste: Lots of chocolate to start out, not surprising. Dark chocolate, lots of vanilla, and quite a bit of booze. The alcohol is noticeable but manageable. A bit of woody oak and some smoke and tobacco come through, and the finish is sweet and boozy.

Mouthfeel: This is very full bodied and extremely thick, but I was actually picturing it thicker in my mind. A tingling sensation is felt on the tongue as a result of the very intense ABV. The carbonation adds a creamy element but is mostly submissive to the huge body.

Drinkability: This is just a phenomenal beer. The booziness creates a tingling sensation on the tongue and warms the throat and stomach, but is hidden from the taste. Chocolate Rain has a great aroma and great taste; it is up there as an ultimate sipper. (1,166 characters)

Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.