Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Chocolate Rain | The Bruery

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Chocolate RainChocolate Rain
BA SCORE
4.54/5
World-Class
2,719 Ratings
Chocolate RainChocolate Rain
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:
345
Ratings:
2,719
pDev:
9.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2,593
Gots:
1,005
Trade:
136
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,719 |  Reviews: 345
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.95/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottles shared by two different people today at the Plan Bee Savage release.

Pours a dark amber-brown, a lot lighter than I'd expected. There's no head or lacing at all.

Smells like chocolate milk on steroids. Smells creamy, vanilla and chocolate all over the place, plus bracing alcohol.

And, unsurprisingly, this also tastes like chocolate milk on steroids. It tastes like chocolate liqueur more than beer. Amplified chocolate flavor all over. It tastes like chocolate milk, with about 50 additional Hershey's bars melted into it. There's some sweet marshmallow vanilla flavors. This is so sweet and cloying, the smaller pours definitely helped this stay relevant for me. Much more than 4 oz or so and this would be tiring. The alcohol burn is noticeable, but not quite as prominent as I would've expected.

This is surprisingly and weirdly thin bodied, I thought it would've been fudgy. The mouthfeel is incredibly syrupy and sweet, though, with basically no carbonation.

Quite an extreme beer. Tastes great, but not without its problems.

 1,045 characters

Photo of wils1705
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of TGanyone
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of Oakhtar
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of fenlop54
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of adamcarlson28
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of jbriggs7
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of kenzilka007
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of ChrisISO_SJ
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of mkirkland80
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Roland
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Thrashsquatch
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of HopRedhead
4.96/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of shawnp
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of eddie5721
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of loganburgh
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ekardz
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of mjmcdonough73
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of BabaBeer
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of AlexM
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of analogchainsaw
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of Shawner
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 2,719 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.