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Chocolate Rain - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
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1,992 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,992
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 2,272
Gots: 686 | FT: 81
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  18.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mikedashg on 10-28-2009

Black Tuesday with Vanilla Bean & Cocoa Nibs.

2011: 18.5% ABV
2012: 19.5% ABV
2013: 18.0% ABV
2014: 18.5% ABV
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Beerandboards
4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesStreet
4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 vintage acquired from Pdmoore (thanks)!
A- pours a not quite, black with a mahogany shimmer in the light. Not much head and it fades off pretty quickly
S- booze, caramel, chocolate, toffee, some dark fruit. Really nice
T- Wow! Incredibly complex. You get some sweet acidity from fruits on the first part of the sip before the booze and toffee comes in followed by caramel and chocolate and more booze. Really sweet.
M- A bit pricklier than I would of thought. Rounds out into a medium, creamy feel. Not quite cloyingly sweet, but very close.
O- this beer was well worth the wait. Definite sipper and oh so tasty.

Photo of Precog640
4.86/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Such a great brew. Tastes like a huge chunk of dark chocolate was dropped into my glass. Great strong beer.

Photo of Jsmick
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of kingston2
4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Felix_TKO
4.7/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of kgncfl
4.31/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dymmig89
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrnyc
3.84/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Way too sweet for me.

Photo of belljt33
4.55/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Savearth
4.16/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RWNay
4.65/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Anatole
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Enochase04
3.38/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pour seemed thin for such a big stout. Smell was boozy straight bourbon. Taste was same and chocolate while present seemed lacking. Nice beer for ba lovers but too overwhelming for my taste.

Photo of meanmutt
4.19/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MichaelLamb
4.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rion
4.53/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of woodchip
3.58/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

...as already mentioned, too sweet for its own good.

Photo of Jeffh84
4.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pants678
4.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rockernino
4.95/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Such an amazing beer that hides its alcohol very well.

Photo of Dawkins
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 1,992 ratings.