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Chocolate Rain - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
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world-class

1,880 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,880
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 2,177
Gots: 672 | 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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Ratings: 1,880 | Reviews: 259 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful brown ale poured into a Firestone taster. The smell is intoxicating. Lots of dark chocolate. Lots of booze. Loads of oak. This is a whiskey lovers desert. The taste is like a whiskey white russian. Very amazing chocolate, whiskey, coffee flavors in there. The best stout I have ever tasted. Lots of boozy bite on the tongue and very warming, but very smooth for 18.5%. Bravo Bruery, bravo! Can't wait to age on of these bad boys. 2013 series.

ThePaleRider, Jan 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Paccamacca, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

jjheinrichs, Jan 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A; pours a dark brown colored body with some amber tints to it. created an off-white thin head that quickly dissipated.

S: big alcohol soaked dark fruits right up front, with an awesome sweet dark chocolate toffee/molasses and vanilla bean blats. this beer doesn't smell like its 18.5%..

T: i pick up on an immense sweetness but its not overly sweet. big chocolate, toffee, alcohol soaked figs/raisins, and a bit of heat to it that's actually quite inviting. for 18.5% this is extremely smooth and the finish is an awesome creamy vanilla that helps cut out the alcohol.

M: on the lighter side of full bodied. chocolate, vanilla and touch of alcohol is left on the palate. this is really enjoyable.

O: An outstanding brew. extremely well balanced, and has just the right amount of sweetness to cut out the big ABV.

BeerXKing, Jan 25, 2014
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Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 1,880 ratings.