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Collaboration Series: Chocosaurus Rye - The Bruery

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147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 13
Gots: 40 | FT: 4
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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Drinkerofales

California

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Collaboration, and on sale at Provisions.

Pours murky dark brown, not quite black. No light passes through the liquid, except for some golden brown on the edges. A huge mocha head slowly dissipated to leave some fine lacing.

Smells of bitter chocolate, a hint of vanilla, and very roasty.

Tastes of the rye tang to start, some bitter nibs, and a touch of the vanilla on the finish. A lingering rye flavor is left in the mouth for some time.

Texture starts out silky, almost medium bodied. The medium bodied brew gets a little tougher as it progresses though. Still a nice beer to drink.

While I liked this beer, I think that making it all sweet, or all bitter would have been more in balance. Perhaps there is one ingredient too many?

DOA

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 10:41:39 | More by Drinkerofales
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portia99

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

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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.

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Collaboration Series: Chocosaurus Rye from The Bruery
84 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.