Cherry Chocolate Rain | The Bruery

BA SCORE
4.47/5
43 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 19.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by womencantsail on 08-24-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
43
pDev:
11.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Well lets break out some notes from an early Bruery party. Was this the one with peanut butter & balls? I don't recall. That era though. This one was pretty flat, I believe a cask type of offering. The black is a little thinned out I guess by the cherry? Who knows. Aroma still crushes it on the cherry and bourbon notes. More bourbon, chocolate than cherry. Some vanilla there. Very enjoyable.

The taste is very sweet like chocolate rain, but the ceherry seems to make it less sweet compared to the chocolate rain version in and of itself. Even though it is cask, and the adjuncts and whatnot, the heavy amount of barley stays chewy keeping everything afloat without getting mired down in any one aspect, and there's the awesome job it does covering up the massive amount of alcohol to it. The cherry tartness was a welcome respite at the moment.

I can't think of any beer I wish they bottled more than this one. Make it for Hoarders!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on cask after one of the Bruery's reserve society meetings.

This cask was extremely hot, which brought down a few notches, but the cherries and cocoa nibs added so much to the Black Tuesday.

Still an awesome beer.

Alcohol, sour from the cherries, chocolate, and coffee on the nose.

Joined the reserve society - can't wait to have more of this next year!

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Cherry Chocolate Rain from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 43 ratings
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