Chocolate Rain | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.50%

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
2015: 18.4% ABV
2016: 19.7% ABV
2017: 19.6% ABV

Added by mikedashg on 10-28-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,674
Reviews:
340
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
10.16%
 
 
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2,591
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I shared this divine 4 oz cask pour inside a Bruery tulip glass with fellow advocate and Bruery loyalist tedbyrnes at the Black Tuesday release.

Appearance - Rather nubilous and subtle in appearance without even a modicum of a head being represented. Truly, this was a display of velvet in a glass.

Smell - An insistent companionship of milk chocolate and syrupy vanilla accompanied by the tenacity of bourbon. A second whiff might suggest you order a luscious cut of your favorite chocolate cake to chaperon such a gratifying experience.

Taste - Nothing like I have ever experienced and incomparable to any beer out there. There are distinctive types of identities in the taste that I can't put into words, rendering me ineffectual to pinpoint specifics. I could assert, however, that this is what a Vanilla Bean Chocolate wine would taste like (if such a thing exists, or were to). This is just so unique and something one must personally experience to comprehend what I am getting at here.

Mouthfeel - Like wine, compensated with drops of syrup to refine the finish. The absence of carbonation was clearly not a factor in the mouthfeel.

Drinkability - I could moderately sip on 8-12 ounces of Chocolate Rain all night, as this beer should elevate it's qualities at higher temperatures. The 19.5% ABV is nearly indiscernible, respectively, thus permitting the drinkability at a whole new level.

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4.99/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer had big expectations for me. Then it blew every single one of them away. I had the 2013 vintage. It instantly became a favorite of mine. Strong chocolate and slight vanilla give this brew the taste of a chocolate bar. The 18% abv(2013) wasn't that noticeable. This is serious perfection in a bottle!

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4.99/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful brown ale poured into a Firestone taster. The smell is intoxicating. Lots of dark chocolate. Lots of booze. Loads of oak. This is a whiskey lovers desert. The taste is like a whiskey white russian. Very amazing chocolate, whiskey, coffee flavors in there. The best stout I have ever tasted. Lots of boozy bite on the tongue and very warming, but very smooth for 18.5%. Bravo Bruery, bravo! Can't wait to age on of these bad boys. 2013 series.

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4.99/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
4.43 out of 5 based on 2,674 ratings.
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