Collaboration Series: Chocosaurus Rye - The Bruery
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4.43/5 rDev +19.7%
A - Pours a dark black color with a hint of brown mixed in and a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some thick lace.
S - Aroma is mix of cocoa nibs, burnt chocolate malts, vanilla, and rye. There is a touch of smoke, lager esters, and sweetness.
T - Starts off with some bitter chocolate, vanilla sweetness, and some burnt chocolate malts. Through the middle, some roasted chocolate and coffee flavors come through with some rye spiciness. The finish adds a touch of smoke, with some bitter chocolate, vanilla sweetness, and some rye, and a touch of lager esters that linger.
M - Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Smooth with sweet roasted chocolatey and and dry finish.
D - Very drinkable. I really like the mix of the chocolate and rye with the black lager base. The vanilla is also a nice touch that is not overdone.
04-05-2012 05:19:07 | More by ngeunit1
4.35/5 rDev +17.6%
A: poured a very dark brown in color and had brown highlights when held to the light with a finger of frothy head which left plenty of lacing sticking to the glass.
S: there definitely was tons of chocolate character in the aroma with some roastiness, a touch of vanilla, and lots of malty sweetness as well.
T: the chocolate character was also the star attraction on the flavor alongside a slight rye spice, lots of sweetness, and a touch of vanilla.
M: the brew was full to medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, chocolatey, slight spice, and silky finish.
O: thought it was a damn good beer and was really impressed with collaboration.
03-30-2012 01:28:05 | More by Gobzilla
4.1/5 rDev +10.8%
Deep brown with a large tan head light and fluffy. Things hurting the appearance are thick chunky particulates roaming about.
Lovely aromas of chocolate, rye, vanilla, rustic breads, that clean carbonation like aroma of a lager. Light roast as well.
Very nice. Layered chocolate with vanilla and marshmallow. Rye spice and cinnamon bread. Some dark fruit flavors in the finish with moderate bitterness. Clean with fairly light carbonation. I like.
05-20-2012 18:50:07 | More by mcallister
4.08/5 rDev +10.3%
Wasn't expecting much because: 1) It's a lager, and 2) Bootleggers has a terrible reputation in my tasting group (minus the exceptional Knuckle Sandwich). Pleasantly surprised to discover this nice little beer.
Tons of chocolate in the nose, hints of vanilla and rye right behind. There's another sharp aroma here that I honestly cannot finger.
Strong chocolate & vanilla flavors; very bready too. Tastes like drinking a s'more. Still a touch watery in the taste because, again, it's a lager. Lingering milk chocolate aftertaste.
Light to medium body. A pretty good beer; MUCH better than I expected, to be honest. The previous reviews don't do this brew justice: it's an above-average brew that, at $8.50, I'd happily buy again.
03-13-2012 05:47:35 | More by brystmar
4.03/5 rDev +8.9%
Notes from tasting on 11/16. thanks to jon for sharing this surprisingly tasty brew. enjoyed from a brewery snifter.
a - poured a watery black with a thin greyish milky head. swirling the glass brings things back to life.
s - some smoke, some rye, and some cocoa and vanilla...the rye is there too and quite nice.
t - wow, this is pretty good. nice chocolate and rye mix. very impressive.
m - super smooth. a bit watery. goes down unbelievably easy.
o - overall this is really nice. a very big surprise. super easy drinker. lager with rye and cocoa nibs really works. extremely enjoyable and delicious.
11-18-2012 03:05:07 | More by cosmicevan
4.03/5 rDev +8.9%
Pours a very dark black color that appears to be more reddish-brown when held up to light. A very large, light-tan color head on this one. Scent is very sweet. A ton of vanilla with some rye spiciness and just a hint of black licorice. A bit of coriander with some banana pudding aroma. Taste is initially sweet milk chocolate with a TON of vanilla. A hint of coconut with a lot of banana and bread pudding flavor. Very interesting and appealing flavors here. Not as much rye as I was expecting, but a delicious beer. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and crispy at first, but ends creamy. Drinkability is high. Overall, I'm pretty surprised the ratings so far aren't higher...I really enjoy this collaboration.
02-16-2012 06:45:25 | More by DovaliHops
4/5 rDev +8.1%
Served from bottle into a Bruery tulip (proper!). Poured black with a one finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, vanilla, dark chocolate, spice, rye, and milk chocolate. The flavor was of sweet malt, vanilla, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, smoke, and subtle spice. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I really like how much was going on in this one while still maintaining a fairly nice balanced aroma and flavor. It wasn’t the best I have experienced in my ticking career, but definitely up there. This fact made it quite easy to drink and fairly enjoyable. No sign of booze anywhere at all. Definitely a must try if you get the opportunity.
09-04-2012 10:51:45 | More by thagr81us
Collaboration Series: Chocosaurus Rye from The Bruery
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