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Collaboration Series: Chocosaurus Rye - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
84
good

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 13
Gots: 39 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A dark rye lager that was finished with cacao nibs and vanilla beans.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 02-04-2012)
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4.04/5  rDev +9.2%

richkrull, Sep 29, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev 0%

abeeronthebeach, Aug 25, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into a Brooklyn snifter.

A - Pours black in color with a thick finger plus of frothy mocha colored foam with good staying power. Head falls over a couple minutes nad leaves behind some light, foamy lacing.

S - Interesting aroma - lots of caramel and molasses, tons of maltose - quite sweet overall on the nose. Some spicy rye, hints of vanilla, and touches of burnt, acrid malt.

T - Mildly tart up front, followed by burnt malt, some charcoal and a light hoppy bitterness. Molasses and dark caramel.

M - Medium body, light astringency and tartness, burnt character, spicy rye. Carbonation is lowish mid-level with a slight tingle to it.

O - Ehhh...kinda non-descript. One of those beers that is just kinda "there". Doesn't impress, doesn't really turn me off - just nothing special. Malty and sweet, seems maybe a bit underattenuated. Lots of worty, unfermented maltose aroma and flavors found here. Not one of my favorite Bruery offerings.

portia99, Feb 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Brabander, Feb 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

bauermj, Jan 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Knapp85, Dec 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Scottie_A25, Dec 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

CEDAMA, Nov 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

RuckusDu, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

zestar, Oct 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Crazydaddyo, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

IPAyForHops, Sep 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

BUNZILLA, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

JosephThompson, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Boulevard tulip glass.

I'm pretty sure I remember some crappy knock-off cereal from back in the day either being named or having a mascot named "Chocosaurus"... Regardless, this stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger or so of khaki foam. The nose comprises mild roasted malts, chocolate powder, toasted rye bread, and a touch of what seems like clove. The taste brings in more of the same, with no clove and a bit of really light dark fruits hiding, almost cowering in the background. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a nice little beer, though I think I was expecting a bit more chocolate flavors. That said, it's still pretty good.

TMoney2591, Sep 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

cfh64, Aug 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Greenplastic615, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

tbone1384, Aug 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

N17shelfside, Aug 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

ShanePB, Aug 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

AApparel, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

JRod1969, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

DIPAFAN, Jul 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

KevinDiana, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

HALB, Jun 22, 2013
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Collaboration Series: Chocosaurus Rye from The Bruery
84 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.