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Chocolate Rain - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,881 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,881
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 2,178
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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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

brandoman63, Nov 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

One of the best beers I have ever had. Poured black and smelled like bourbon with a little chocolate. The flavor was like taking a drink of bourbon but with a milk chocolate finish. So chocolately it was almost like I had a piece of chocolate in my mouth.

wulfie85, Nov 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

TmKeisySC, Nov 09, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottles shared by two different people today at the Plan Bee Savage release.

Pours a dark amber-brown, a lot lighter than I'd expected. There's no head or lacing at all.

Smells like chocolate milk on steroids. Smells creamy, vanilla and chocolate all over the place, plus bracing alcohol.

And, unsurprisingly, this also tastes like chocolate milk on steroids. It tastes like chocolate liqueur more than beer. Amplified chocolate flavor all over. It tastes like chocolate milk, with about 50 additional Hershey's bars melted into it. There's some sweet marshmallow vanilla flavors. This is so sweet and cloying, the smaller pours definitely helped this stay relevant for me. Much more than 4 oz or so and this would be tiring. The alcohol burn is noticeable, but not quite as prominent as I would've expected.

This is surprisingly and weirdly thin bodied, I thought it would've been fudgy. The mouthfeel is incredibly syrupy and sweet, though, with basically no carbonation.

Quite an extreme beer. Tastes great, but not without its problems.

GreesyFizeek, Nov 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

wils1705, Nov 07, 2014
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Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 1,881 ratings.