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): 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:
#75
Reviews:
350
Ratings:
2,751
pDev:
9.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2,599
Gots:
1,009
Trade:
134
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Ratings: 2,751 |  Reviews: 350
Photo of rhong187
4.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JeanJacketLover
4.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Washuffizi98
4.7/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.51/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NJBrews609
4.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MisterMike
4.77/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Burgh1328
4.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KBlodorn
4.35/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ljjpowers
4.62/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.81/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: pours light brown, but looks black in the glass
S: huge sweetness no bourbon. Slight vanilla and chocolate
T: there is the vanilla, big time! Also the heat, a huge beer. Very sweet, which hides the alcohol a bit. But again, very nice vanilla.
F: warming for sure, the true definition of a sipper.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Hopislovehopislife
3.89/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jordy777
4.31/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmiah22
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.53/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polopaul20
4.69/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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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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4.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Well I guess its time for the 3rd perfect score. We're almost up to 1900 reviews, might as well break this one out.
I've had this at least a dozen times now, for good reason. I love it.

Pours substantially brown and black, perhaps less black than black tuesday because of the heavy amount of chocolate addition to it. The forced carbonation does wonders as it always has at least a full inch of brown head on the top of it. Poured into tulip glasses while in the oversized jacuzzi tub or hot tub outdoors, this one proudly has a 100% score rating with the ladies afterwards.

Well you can't get a bigger chocolate aroma than this . Rogue Double Chocolate, Southern Tier Choklat, they come close. But this gets even better as the bourbon, vanilla, oak and sugar round out the chocolate experience.

Wow, its a warm one, definitely you feel the warmth as it slides down the throat, but there is no burn, so much sweetness and chocolate that it prevents that. Sticky mouthfeel and cling, the bourbon and chocolate never fade, never relent.

Even the vanilla won't take a back seat on this. I guess the oak kind of does, being that everything else is more substantial, but dont downplay the oak, it has a good rounding quality for everything else.

If your lady loves chocolate, you owe it to her and your dick to pop a bottle of this when its just you two (or three if she's cool and brings a friend). YMMV.

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Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 2,751 ratings