Collaboration Series: Chocosaurus Rye - The Bruery
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3.84/5 rDev +4.1%
thanks heaps to drlovemd87 for bringing this rare beauty over. a beer I thought I may never get to try, fortunately his impressive cellar unearthed this for us to get into. it pours a flat black color, lacking luster like some of these have, a dead giveaway that cocoa nibs are rocking this one out. its got a nice head, grayish tan in color, and the beer appears quite dense. the nose is unsweetened dark chocolate right out of the gate, with the vanilla additions being really subtle, and the roast of the barley not being as heavy as it looks like it should be. the rye malt is very intense, not quite out of balance, but very forward. very little bitterness to the taste too, although to cocoa gives it an earthy edge. the rye makes a contribution of front of tongue spice and body. the weirdest part of this beer for me is that its a lager. the yeast tries to crisp up and clean up a complexity of flavors that doesn't want to budge, and I think its lost a little in the process. I would like to see this made again as an ale, and then have the two side by side to compare but I think its a little disjointed as it stands because of the lager yeast. still, a very unique and enjoyable brew, with a drying finish uncommon in a beer this dark. the alcohol is minimal, and the body is big but not too big, they rye does a nice job with that. id love to see this made again, but if it isn't, I am grateful for the opportunity to drink with some great folks.
05-30-2013 19:28:28 | More by StonedTrippin
4/5 rDev +8.4%
Dark brown body with a tan head that dissipates to a ring. Not much lacing.
Nose of chocolate and rye, some prunes/dark stone fruit.
Tastes of dark chocolate and rye, with a little prune/dark stone fruit and a hint of cola. Not much hops come through in this. Sort of two dimensional.
Body is light and carbonation is light as well.
A good drinking beer, but some more complexity would make it more interesting.
05-06-2013 02:18:46 | More by Beerenauslese
3.9/5 rDev +5.7%
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Lost Abbey chalice.
A- pours a dark brown, near black, with a 3" beige head. Big clumps of lacing cling to the glass.
S- chocolate, dark fruits, and spices.
T- dark fruits with some chocolate mixed in. So,e light spice and nice roast from the rye.
M- medium body and carbonation. Very easy drinking with slight acidity.
O- very tasty for a lager. Not spectacular but unique beer with nice flavor.
12-02-2012 05:17:20 | More by kawilliams81
3.88/5 rDev +5.1%
Pours dark black with a dense khaki head that settles to a thin cap, leaving a few spots of lacing. Moderate aromas of chocolate, vanilla beans, a touch of grainy rye, and some clean Lager yeast. Not bad. Lots more chocolate in the taste, almost a chocolate syrup thing going on, along with more vanilla bean. Chocosaurus indeed. Mouthfeel is smooth, with a medium-full body and ample carbonation. Pretty tasty beer, really digging the chcocolate.
11-19-2012 01:40:26 | More by jsanford
4.03/5 rDev +9.2%
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
Collaboration Series: Chocosaurus Rye from The Bruery
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