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Chocolate Rain - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,725 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,725
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 2,106
Gots: 645 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

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4.16/5  rDev -8.4%

Poured from the bottle into a taster. 2012 vintage.

Appeared a dark brown color - very thin in appearance which was quite shocking. Could have to do with the high ABV. Minimal light brown head disappeared quickly.

Smell was amazingly complex. Vanilla, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, dark fruits, marshmallow, cream.....ALCOHOL. Just a ton going on.

Taste followed the smell. Alcohol is definitely present...quite hot still even after a few years in the cellar. Very complex, very sweet. Can only drink a few ounces of this one.

Mouth-feel is where this one lacks. I am assuming it is cause of the high abv, but for a beer that is this complex I'd prefer a better feel to it. This is far too light in the mouth.

Overall not going to lie, a bit disappointed by this one. Mouth-feel is just not correct for a beer packing so much complexity.

TWStandley, Sep 14, 2014
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brpendergast85, Sep 13, 2014
Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 1,725 ratings.