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Chocolate Rain - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,790 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,790
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 2,130
Gots: 660 | FT: 76
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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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. On-tap for the Third Anniversary Party at the Phoenix Club. 5/29/11.

A: Pours an oily, deep black with a faint dark tan head which leaves a couple of spots.

N: Dark cocoa powder, milk chocolate, roast, vanilla, dark fruits, boozy, molasses, warm caramel and maple.

T: Complex. Dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, bourbon, brown sugar, aged wood, charred leather. Amazing.

M: Full body and light carbonation. Rich, oily, creamy, sweet, syrupy, bourbon soaked chocolate cake.

O: Stunning and in awe.

wethorseblanket, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Eighty
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Eighty, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of terraism
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

terraism, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of mrw1zard
5/5  rDev +10.1%

mrw1zard, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Kurmaraja, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Baab200
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Baab200, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Bwagner1122
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Bwagner1122, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of caseyoharaa
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

caseyoharaa, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of nkelley77
4/5  rDev -11.9%

nkelley77, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of BuschLeagueOC
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

BuschLeagueOC, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Danny1217
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Danny1217, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of dantezeull
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

dantezeull, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of surlytwinsfan
5/5  rDev +10.1%

surlytwinsfan, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of lovethebelgians
4.91/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pouring it I was expecting it to have a thin mouthfeel, because that's the way it appeared as I poured. the smell was of vanilla and chocolate, and when tasted the mouthfeel was actually thicker than I had expected. right away tastes of chocolate and vanilla oak so good, and then a peculiar mapley finish as the liquid fades. This was truly a treat last night love this stuff would drink it all the time if I could.

lovethebelgians, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of LukeK
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

LukeK, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of Scalawags
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Scalawags, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of Morakaton
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Morakaton, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of farnold
5/5  rDev +10.1%

farnold, Jul 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

watchnerd, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of JoeyCc0922
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

JoeyCc0922, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of superspak
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 12/4/2013. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a small foamy tan head with poor retention, that reduces to a thin ring of lace. Some slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk chocolate, fudge, vanilla, caramel, toffee, toast, coconut, bourbon, oak, and oak/toasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, vanilla/cocoa spice, and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk chocolate, fudge, cocoa, vanilla, caramel, toast, toffee, coconut, bourbon, oak, and oak/toasted earthiness. Slight roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, fudge, cocoa, vanilla, caramel, toast, toffee, coconut, bourbon, oak, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Absolutely insane complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt, bourbon barrel, and vanilla/cocoa flavors; with perfect balance of malt/barrel/spice flavors with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is incredible. Alcohol is insanely well hidden with only a light-moderate warming present after the finish. Overall this is a world class imperial stout. Perfect balance and incredible complexity of dark/roasted malt, bourbon barrel, and vanilla/cocoa spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the huge ABV. An absolutely stunning beer all around.

superspak, Jul 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

GreenMind, Jul 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

CoolEthan, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

rowbow, Jul 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

MikeAndrews, Jul 10, 2014
Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 1,790 ratings.