Chocolate Rain | The Bruery

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BA SCORE
4.54/5
2,703 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#70
Reviews:
344
Ratings:
2,703
pDev:
9.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2,593
Gots:
1,005
Trade:
133
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4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mock_in
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -11.9%
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4.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.26/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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4.18/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ragnar3
4.36/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a taster, 2015 vintage. Chocolate and apparent booze on the nose, huge chocolate taste, along with bourbon heat and smoothness from the vanilla. A bit thin for the ABV.

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

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

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

Appearance- The beer was a murky jet black color with a deep mocha colored head.

Smell - There is a ton of chocolate with ready barrel aging influence.

Taste - It seems like Hershey bar in liquid form. The bourbon lays perfectly balanced undertone. Vanilla and burnt sugar hints lay under the layers of chocolate. The beer is not overly sweet or cloying. It improves as it warms, and leaves traces of chocolate in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- The chocolate is so smooth with little carbonation.

Overall - Perfect.

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4.41/5  rDev -2.9%
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5/5  rDev +10.1%
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5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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