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Chocolate Rain - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,783 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,783
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 2,130
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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4.46/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 Vintage, reviewed from notes written 5/2/14. Poured into a Bruery glass.

A - Pitch black, little to no head. To be expected with the alcohol content.

S - Huge bouquet of bourbony-booze, vanila, semi-sweet chocolate and caramel.

T - Giant bakers and semi-sweet chocolate notes. Insanely chocolatey and not that artificial tootsie-roll chocolate. Super boozy. Bourbon, vanilla, and more chocolate in the background.

M - Surprisingly well carbed, full bodied, rich and velvety.

O - In a class all its own. Hard to even compare to other imperial stouts.

Zach136, May 11, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a 750ml bottle. 2014 edition.

A - Black with a limited head of large bubbles that struggle to group together. It seems a little thin as it pours.

S - Big bourbon and vanilla!

T - Intense! It took a while for my palate to calibrate. Big bourbon with dark chocolate, molasses and roasted marshmallow. The alcohol is intense and there's a moderate sweetness.

M - Thin with a low carbonation.

O - Too intense for me. I may as well have had a bourbon. But I can see what others love about it.

GJ40, May 06, 2014
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Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 1,783 ratings.