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Chocolate Rain - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,569
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 2,022
Gots: 633 | FT: 80
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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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steenkampa

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely amazing.

Got as part of a trade for a Sede Vacante from a local friend.

Very dark, almost no carbonation, super smooth. HUGE amounts of chocolate.

Not for everyone though, if you're not a fan of sweet heavy chocolates you won't like this one. Barely 'beer' at this point, but still amazing.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 21:20:02 | More by steenkampa
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Missouri

5/5  rDev +10.4%

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California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

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California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

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jisom123

Indiana

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-28-2011 22:50:29 | More by jisom123
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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thaghost

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.4%

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Prospero

Colorado

5/5  rDev +10.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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CaptinRedBeard

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-16-2011 03:28:26 | More by CaptinRedBeard
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beerexplorer1973

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +10.4%

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jbogner

Colorado

5/5  rDev +10.4%

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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Review #1000. Thought long and hard since October, the first time I had this, as to whether I could really give this kind of review after only having 4oz of it. So I drank it again at the RS party, bumping my total up to about a grand total of 10oz through roughly five different tastings.

Anyways, jeez, not pitch black, the brown chocolate current running through it, not a big head to it, its not supposed to. Why everyone thinks a beer can't have a perfect appearance unless it has massive carbonation leading to a 2" head and tons of lace clinging to the glass. . . (well actually this did cling decently). If it makes you feel better to get some visual stimulation, swirl it a little, it'll do what you want. Massive chocolate aroma, bourbon, vanilla.

Taste, I picture a crack fiend with a lighter and spoon, melting dark chocolate in the spoon and dropping it into the beer. Lots of vanilla come out with this one, everything is huge, except ironically, the alcohol. Bourbon, vanilla and chocolate pretty much bigger than an any other example I can think of. Wood tannin meld, very under the radar. Viscosity is not through the roof, just right. Such a warming feel to the alcohol, soaked up with the chocolate. Had many beers 1/3 the abv that come across with more heat and less enjoyable because of it.

I would guess there might be multiple sources of high end chocolate going into a high end beer here (cocoa, dark chocolate, white chocolate etc. . . ). Can't think of any beer that is bottled that rivals it. Really, I've come to the conclusion that the greatest beers in the world are just all the different varieties of Pliny and Black Tuesday.

Serving type: cask

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davistabuff

New York

5/5  rDev +10.4%

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Florida

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New York

5/5  rDev +10.4%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
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