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:
2,666
Reviews:
339
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
10.16%
 
 
Wants:
2,594
Gots:
994
For Trade:
130
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4.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.68/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2014 Vintage. Still super boozy as to be expected but the malt bill tackles the ethanol with flair. Plenty of bourbon and chocolate fountain on the nose. Sweet vanilla bourbon, turbinado sugar, molasses, and dark chocolate (the good kind) in the taste. The mouthfeel is about as viscous as you can imagine and breathes out ethanol. Delicious and in need of many more years in the bottle.

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4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.92/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

2013 bottling

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep black with a small tan head that fades to a collar around the edge of the glass leaving minimal lacing
S: Smells of chocolate and bourbon barrel influence with notes of caramel and vanilla. Good bit of alcohol on the nose as well with some slight oak
T: Taste is lots of chocolate with some alcohol, some slight caramel and vanilla with a hint of oak. After warming up there's some coffee and light roasted malt notes as well. Swallowing this one brings on even more layers of delicious chocolatey goodness. Lingering bourbon notes as well.
M: fairly big in the mouth with soft carbonation and a drying finish from the alcohol.
O: Absolutely incredible. Easily one of the best beers I've ever had. Drinks deceptively well for the ABV and the flavors are just off the charts awesome.

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.59/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
4.43 out of 5 based on 2,666 ratings.
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