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Chocolate Rain - The Bruery

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1,546 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,546
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 2,009
Gots: 623 | FT: 78
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: 1,546 | Reviews: 248 | Display Reviews Only:
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TNasty1126

Hawaii

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

07-11-2013 22:19:36 | More by TNasty1126
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cistercian12

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

07-11-2013 21:13:21 | More by cistercian12
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LincolnHawk

Djibouti

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

07-11-2013 15:47:39 | More by LincolnHawk
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drbenzo

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

07-11-2013 08:27:50 | More by drbenzo
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buffs9

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

07-10-2013 19:52:43 | More by buffs9
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Crazydaddyo

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

07-10-2013 14:44:38 | More by Crazydaddyo
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BColton1

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

07-10-2013 03:02:43 | More by BColton1
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Zbeetleman

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

07-10-2013 01:52:57 | More by Zbeetleman
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JesseLara

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

07-09-2013 05:26:07 | More by JesseLara
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Tiger33

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

07-08-2013 19:46:08 | More by Tiger33
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CLCardinal84

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.4%

07-08-2013 19:07:47 | More by CLCardinal84
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Alpar

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -11.7%

07-08-2013 05:33:05 | More by Alpar
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Benjiehorn

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

07-07-2013 21:48:02 | More by Benjiehorn
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ste5venla

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

07-07-2013 21:12:18 | More by ste5venla
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

07-07-2013 18:51:15 | More by StArnoldFan
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pwoody11

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

07-07-2013 12:35:45 | More by pwoody11
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chrisp450

Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 bottle, poured in a snifter. It's possible I will be downing the bottle (and might be close already). High hopes after the hype/ratings, and my recent love for Black Tuesday.

A: Dark, and thin appearance/runny, but not translucent thin. Doesn't hold on the glass at all, very fluid.

Smell: Brown sugar, raisins and booze. Definitely some vanilla smell coming through too.

Taste: Sweet, sweet, sweet. Very sweet (did I mention that?). Starts with a lot of sugary vanilla and chocolate, chocolate and caramel even, and leaves me thinking of sugared raisins. Brown sugared raisins. Slightly boozy, but surprisingly low for how strong this is. More sugary raisin aftertaste as I think on it. A bit sweeter than I would prefer (I guess just give me Black Tuesday).

Mouthfeel: Could be thicker, but fairly syrupy too. Obviously similar to Black Tuesday.

Overall: initially thought it was too sweet. After nearly a 750ml bottle down, I still think its a bit too sweet. All that aside, it's still really good. I prefer BT, but am very happy to have had a chance to try this. Wouldn't pass on a glass if it were poured for me, especially after warming a bit. Curious to see how this would age, possibly some sweetness from the vanilla would fade. But might lose a little of the booze too (which surprisingly isn't too much).

Serving type: 750ml bottle, served in a snifter.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 00:50:17 | More by chrisp450
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Florida

5/5  rDev +10.4%

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VictoriaAnne

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

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markchristenson

California

4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was a bit concerned given the chocolate content, but was pleasantly surprised. Noticeable chocolate on the nose, but on the palate it seemed to meld together almost perfectly. Rich and full-bodied, with a pleasant creaminess. Coffee, black fruit notes, chocolate (duh!). The alcohol is noticeable, but considering it is 18% it is surprisingly contained. Really good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 04:42:14 | More by markchristenson
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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

07-03-2013 12:06:32 | More by Holmes698
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

07-03-2013 01:06:58 | More by dhbiker0889
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XionPi

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

07-02-2013 06:05:47 | More by XionPi
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tut2528

Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

shoutout to LiquidDegenerate for sharing this one!

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 beast doesn't smell like its 19.5%.. and this could get dangerous quickly

T: following in stride with the nose. again, 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 thats actually quite inviting. for 19.5% this is extremely smooth and the finish is an awesome creamy vanilla that helps cut out the alcohol.

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

O: simply an outstanding brew. extremely well balanced, and has just the right amount of sweetness to cut out the big ABV. so damn excited that I was able to try this one out! will definitely try to get one in the future. must share this!

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 01:30:05 | More by tut2528
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THATGUY_BIGMIKE

Florida

4/5  rDev -11.7%

07-01-2013 18:47:56 | More by THATGUY_BIGMIKE
Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 1,546 ratings.