1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Chocolate Rain - The Bruery

Not Rated.
Chocolate RainChocolate Rain

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,885 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,885
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 2,179
Gots: 674 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,885 | Reviews: 259 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Anaxagoris
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Anaxagoris, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of JohnK17
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

JohnK17, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of EffingBob
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Like drinking liquid chocolate, quite boozy but deliciuos

EffingBob, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of voodoofish65usf
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

voodoofish65usf, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of Keyes88
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Keyes88, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of toomuchhops
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

toomuchhops, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of MisterBisco
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

MisterBisco, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of AndyCowles75
5/5  rDev +10.1%

AndyCowles75, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of papat444
3.5/5  rDev -22.9%

***2014 Vintage***

Thanks to F2brewers for this rarity.

Pours thick and viscous, decent head actually which dissipates rapidly. Aroma of fudge predominantly; flavor is bourbon soaked chocolate cake and alcoholic chocolate syrup.

The issue i have is this brew is quite hot and boozy and it's felt in the flavor which overshadows the complexities that are surely there but are lost due to the booziness.

Definitely let this one sit a few years to mellow out. Would be curious to taste an older vintage to see the difference, not likely to happen though :)

papat444, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of peensteen
4.58/5  rDev +0.9%

Thanks a bunch to Jeffo for the longtime want! 2014 bottle.

Jet black with just a ring of tan head and no lace. Smell is full of chocolate and bourbon, rich roast, vanilla and a bit of liquorice, this beer smells absolutely incredible. Taste follows the nose and is even more of a treat than suggested, chocolate and roast, bourbon and vanilla, sweet but not near cloying, just a bit of alcohol heat but the 18% goes largely unnoticed. Lightly carbonated, full substantial body. Outstanding, I enjoyed this more than Black Tuesday by quite a bit and I really enjoyed BT, would welcome this again anytime.

peensteen, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of sukwonee
5/5  rDev +10.1%

sukwonee, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of dheldman
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

dheldman, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Dylanjf
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Dylanjf, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of sunnrider
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

sunnrider, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of dseanv
5/5  rDev +10.1%

dseanv, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Domvan
4.99/5  rDev +9.9%

Domvan, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of TechBrew
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

TechBrew, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of jyacco15
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

jyacco15, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Bunuelian
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Bunuelian, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of KevinZ2301
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

KevinZ2301, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of dahray02
5/5  rDev +10.1%

dahray02, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Gunch43
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Gunch43, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Dreynolds1808
4.36/5  rDev -4%

Dreynolds1808, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.9/5  rDev -14.1%

MNBeerGeek, Sep 14, 2014
Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 1,885 ratings.