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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): 19.60%

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
Ranking:
#72
Reviews:
344
Ratings:
2,712
pDev:
9.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2,594
Gots:
1,006
Trade:
135
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Poured from the bottle into a taster. 2012 vintage.

Appeared a dark brown color - very thin in appearance which was quite shocking. Could have to do with the high ABV. Minimal light brown head disappeared quickly.

Smell was amazingly complex. Vanilla, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, dark fruits, marshmallow, cream.....ALCOHOL. Just a ton going on.

Taste followed the smell. Alcohol is definitely present...quite hot still even after a few years in the cellar. Very complex, very sweet. Can only drink a few ounces of this one.

Mouth-feel is where this one lacks. I am assuming it is cause of the high abv, but for a beer that is this complex I'd prefer a better feel to it. This is far too light in the mouth.

Overall not going to lie, a bit disappointed by this one. Mouth-feel is just not correct for a beer packing so much complexity.

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Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 2,712 ratings
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