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Chocolate Rain - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,713 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,713
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 2,102
Gots: 645 | FT: 77
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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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Lare453, Mar 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

lakersfan16, Mar 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

masterofsparks, Mar 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Wolberjs, Mar 06, 2014
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1.36/5  rDev -70%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I was very excited to try this beer last summer at a tasting event, and there was a ton of buzz among the patrons about it. I unfortunately bought into the hype.

The flavors were poorly blended, with the general consensus among my group that the flavors were akin to cheap malt liquor with chocolate syrup added in. This also describes the mouthfeel, which was quite thick, almost silty, like chocolate milk made with Hershey's syrup.

I normally love a stout with deep chocolate flavors, but this just did not do it for me, and seemed more like a gimmick than a true attempt at crafting a quality product.

If nothing else, the name is cute.

paper_tiger, Mar 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

Chip_K, Mar 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

ford0626, Mar 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

BigDaveLB, Mar 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Bringthebeards, Mar 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

ianroodt, Mar 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

DonSaleen747, Mar 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Dag48, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

Dolfan907, Mar 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

dbrauneis, Mar 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Graffy, Mar 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

mcdonald422, Mar 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Blaze5445, Mar 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

random846, Mar 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

GeoffreyM, Mar 02, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle into a snifter. 3/4/13 bottling date

pitch black with not much of a head. smell is quite big on the chocolate but also the alcohol. taste is quite sweet but expected...big chocolate..big bitter finish. ABV definitely apparent. full bodied with low carbonation.

overall impressive.

Axnjxn, Mar 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

wiltznucs, Feb 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

eseids, Feb 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

ReeseMax3, Feb 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

DustinSWB, Feb 26, 2014
Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 1,713 ratings.