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Chocolate Rain - The Bruery

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1,565 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,565
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 2,019
Gots: 630 | FT: 80
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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Florida

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

10-18-2013 02:04:11 | More by Lovely85
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

No head and very minimal scattered lace marks on a very deep brown but light getting through body. Aroma is dominated by milk chocolate and oak barrels and bourbon. Hint of vanilla. Flavor as my good friend describes it is more chocolate like than actual chocolate almost like a chocolate typhoon more than a chocolate rain. Obviously dark and milk chocolate dominate with large amounts if vanilla, coconut and brown sugar. The sweetness is really too much. Even as you drink this one it doesn't get any easier to bare the sweetness with the alcohol and bourbon taking a back seat even to how sweet it is. Full body and light carbonation, very smooth. Good but way too sweet for me. Glad I tired it.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 01:48:45 | More by kylehay2004
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

10-17-2013 16:44:23 | More by savagepm
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Jonnyhiggs

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

10-16-2013 13:17:31 | More by Jonnyhiggs
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Charliechu

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

10-16-2013 06:02:29 | More by Charliechu
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crobinso

Colorado

4/5  rDev -11.7%

10-16-2013 02:30:15 | More by crobinso
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MWolverines66

New York

3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

10-15-2013 00:43:17 | More by MWolverines66
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TheCrowsNest

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

10-15-2013 00:26:54 | More by TheCrowsNest
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DNICE555

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

10-14-2013 19:04:21 | More by DNICE555
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

10-14-2013 13:40:47 | More by Gotti311
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cestlavie

New York

5/5  rDev +10.4%

10-14-2013 02:17:50 | More by cestlavie
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -11.7%

10-14-2013 00:55:34 | More by DantheMan75
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bbadger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

10-14-2013 00:02:51 | More by bbadger
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Florida

5/5  rDev +10.4%

10-13-2013 22:56:23 | More by FLBeerGuy
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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

10-13-2013 22:09:26 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml 2013 poured into short highball glass 11/10/13, big props to Adam for opening this monster

A dark cola, no head or lace as expected, long legs, like Tuesday its not as dark as expected, no too worried though, looks aren't everything

S holy fudge batman, milk chocolate, vanilla, bourbons there, chocolate liqueur, there's booze but not the massive amount there should be, I don't get much of the barrel that should come with the bourbon but this smells awesome either way

T a little more wood then the nose but still not all that much, not the extreme chocolate fudge on the nose but still strong, vanilla and booze still play a big part, tastes great but the nose was a hard act to follow

M thick and syrupy, a little heat but there should be much more, my lips are stuck together, bourbon and I get a hint of smoke on the finish

O half chocolate liqueur, half bourbon, half big fuck off stout, yes I realize that's three 1/2s but I'd say this is easily a beer and a half

I could have sat there smelling this all night but I kept drinking it and before I knew it my glass was empty. I was expecting much more heat from this 2013 bottle, I'd love another crack at this one with a few years on it.

Serving type: bottle

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Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

10-13-2013 19:44:04 | More by MarkyMOD
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dwagner003

California

4/5  rDev -11.7%

10-13-2013 13:59:35 | More by dwagner003
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

10-12-2013 23:46:52 | More by RMoeNay
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Colorado

5/5  rDev +10.4%

10-12-2013 19:13:27 | More by Prospero
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Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

10-12-2013 15:50:59 | More by freemanj
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California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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Colorado

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North Carolina

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Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 1,565 ratings.