Chocolate Rain | The Bruery

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Chocolate RainChocolate Rain

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

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

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

I first had Chocolate Rain on tap at Barcade Philadelphia's 3rd Anniversary party in October 2014. I was floored and stunned and rated it a 4.75. That was a Chocolate Rain 2013 on tap.

1.5 years later, I'm having a bottle of 2013 Chocolate Rain and I am loving the heck out of it. Upon cracking it, it looks menacing and awesome. It smells so complex and intense, I thought I would pass out. Smoke, cigar ash, country ham from the boonies of Appalachia, bacon, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol, burnt sugar and dirty porn. Truly heavenly, and then some. Nice carbonated mocha-colored head that vanishes in about as long as it takes to say "The Bruery Chocolate Rain 2013 Vintage"

The taste follows the nose, with a big hit of sweetness that never gets out of control. This is similar to Bourbon County, but way better at the same time; the big sweet boozy beer for those not afraid of big boozy sweet beers. Chocolate all around, nice smoky finish.

Mouthfeel is perfect for the style, big and thick and creamy and bold. Heavy and outrageous.

Overall, this is my one of my favorite beers ever and I am so tempted to flat-out rate it a perfect "5" overall. I paid $65 for this bottle and I would do it again. And again. And again... Oh You Chocolate Rain!!!!

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Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
4.43 out of 5 based on 2,674 ratings.
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