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Chocolate Rain | The Bruery

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4.54/5
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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:
#72
Reviews:
344
Ratings:
2,704
pDev:
9.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2,592
Gots:
1,005
Trade:
133
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Ratings: 2,704 |  Reviews: 344
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4.21/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jbaker67
4.48/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DevinK
4.48/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radcpa
4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brob245
4.85/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of uturn
4.46/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmryan8
4.79/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of elemenohpee1
4.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewNoob1
4.48/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BWood
4.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Typical big Bruery beer look. Little head that goes away fast. But at 19% what do you expect. Big chocolate smell and bourbon. Taste is fudge with some alcohol bite at the end. Feel is slightly thin. But that's how all these weekday stouts are so it's expected. Amazing overall beer from one of the top brueries to do the big stout.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.34/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Chocolate aroma upfront, boozy, with lots of vanilla character, followed by a moderate oak and bourbon presence.

A: Black color, so dark it almost looks opaque, with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates into a ring around the glass.

T: Lots of chocolate like flavor, fair amount of malt sweetness with lots of bourbon character, moderately light cherries and a moderate roast bitterness.

M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Big and boozy, there is definitely some alcoholic warmth, but is not sharp or hash.

O: Tasty; the beer is huge and has a great chocolate and vanilla aroma and flavor. However, the last few years the beer has been gaining ABV strength and has made the beer a bit less approachable, because of the ample alcoholic warmth, dialed back a bit this would make the beer even better.

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

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4.32/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of koerns311
4.8/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brian29
4.27/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutFox
4.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.17/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Egotist
3.72/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of n2185
4.22/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 2,704 ratings
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