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:
2,684
Reviews:
340
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
10.16%
 
 
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2,591
Gots:
1,003
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130
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Photo of Jordy777
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmiah22
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1levelabove247
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoshBrews
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polopaul20
4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Travitten
4.73/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Well I guess its time for the 3rd perfect score. We're almost up to 1900 reviews, might as well break this one out.
I've had this at least a dozen times now, for good reason. I love it.

Pours substantially brown and black, perhaps less black than black tuesday because of the heavy amount of chocolate addition to it. The forced carbonation does wonders as it always has at least a full inch of brown head on the top of it. Poured into tulip glasses while in the oversized jacuzzi tub or hot tub outdoors, this one proudly has a 100% score rating with the ladies afterwards.

Well you can't get a bigger chocolate aroma than this . Rogue Double Chocolate, Southern Tier Choklat, they come close. But this gets even better as the bourbon, vanilla, oak and sugar round out the chocolate experience.

Wow, its a warm one, definitely you feel the warmth as it slides down the throat, but there is no burn, so much sweetness and chocolate that it prevents that. Sticky mouthfeel and cling, the bourbon and chocolate never fade, never relent.

Even the vanilla won't take a back seat on this. I guess the oak kind of does, being that everything else is more substantial, but dont downplay the oak, it has a good rounding quality for everything else.

If your lady loves chocolate, you owe it to her and your dick to pop a bottle of this when its just you two (or three if she's cool and brings a friend). YMMV.

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Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jvivino
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vivs85
4.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eiwatts9
4.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tbryant21
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured thin, but carbonation was maintained. Strong smell of chocolate with a hint of vanilla. Smooth mouth feel with plenty of chocolate and vanilla at the end (not overly powerful, though).

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Photo of Brewzma
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

2013 bottle opened in 2016.

I was expecting something more along the lines of Mocha Wednesday in comparison to Black Tuesday, but the differences are very subtle. The pour is surprisingly thin, but still maintains some of its carbonation. The smell is similar to Black Tuesday: molasses, bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate; with an emphasis on the last two.

With three years on it, I was expecting something less hot, but the booze is still pretty hot up front. The taste is pretty smooth. It is quite sweet and much like the nose, the vanilla and chocolate are more subtle aftertastes. The chocolate does linger on the palette after each sip, which is a fantastic touch.

Overall, I do like it better than Black Tuesday, but I would rather have a Mocha Wednesday.

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

Photo of Beerbom
4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of szmnnl99
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Tiburon
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 served in a snifter. Mildly fruity on the front end, w baseline semi sweet choco. Alcohol content is well hidden.
Sugary, maybe a touch of molasses. Don't think the taste changed a whole lot as it warmed up. Vanilla on the aftertaste.

How much is that Breury membership? Good or better then Black Tuesday

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Photo of thamajam
4.85/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.95/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look - Black in the glass, motor oil like. Tan/brownish oily top collar. No head to speak of but wasn't expecting any.
Smell - Straight chocolate and bourbon on the nose! Wonderful aroma
Taste - Fudgy chocolate, bourbon, vanilla sweetness, brown sugar, some caramel, oak, toffee
Feel - viscous, oily, mouth coating. Cant believe how smooth this beer is for 18.5%!!! Insane. So drinkable it's scary.

Overall - This is going to be one of the better beers in 2016 for me! Absolutely loved this.

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Photo of giediprime41
4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of kerry4porters
4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
4.43 out of 5 based on 2,684 ratings.
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