Chocolate Rain | The Bruery

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BA SCORE
4.54/5
2,703 Ratings
Chocolate RainChocolate Rain
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
Ranking:
#71
Reviews:
344
Ratings:
2,703
pDev:
9.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2,592
Gots:
1,005
Trade:
133
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 2,703 |  Reviews: 344
Photo of inspektor
4.1/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CheChe
3.88/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jfstilling
4.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 31Sam13
4.69/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just sublime...the alcohol character is well-presented and it tastes like a fudge brownie and the way your Granny made them, with just enough vanilla and wow, it just is almost indescribable...a challenge to hold this much flavor in a bottle with this much alcohol and to have it be so balanced without residual sweetness or booziness...a triumph...

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Photo of saxclar123
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrebeka
4.72/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vonerichs
4.55/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage

It poured surprisingly thin compared to what I've been accustomed to with Briery releases. It's still thick, but not motor oil thick. There's also a little light that passes through it, giving it a dark brown appearance.

Aroma is dessert in a glass. Fudge brownies and vanilla bean.

This one met my high expectations. It's sweet and chocolatey. Boozey, but at 18% not as bad as I'd expect. I'm thrilled that it's not cloyingly sweet like a lot of these Bruery releases are. It seriously tastes like a fudge brownie a la mode. So good.

It's thicker than it appears. Soft, good carbonation. Boozey and a sipper. Sweet through and through.

I'm glad this also lived up to the hype. I've been dying to try this one for years and was not disappointed.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.79/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerOps
4.43/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraFlight
4.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of parris
4.55/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whitenads
4.71/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of johnhiltz
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jxc5
4.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What can I say? It's Black Tuesday with chocolate and vanilla. The nose is huge on this, and the taste to follow lives up to what your nose is telling you. Get some.

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

Photo of Tafyob41
4.98/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of RonJeezy
4.46/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RamboII
4.34/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mad3air
4.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickyDee21
4.39/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SanFranJake
4.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jasonconde
4.86/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hopnotch760
4.43/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 2,703 ratings
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