Chocosaurus Rye | The Bruery

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Chocosaurus RyeChocosaurus Rye
BA SCORE
3.71/5
Good
Chocosaurus RyeChocosaurus Rye
BEER INFO

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

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A dark rye lager that was finished with cacao nibs and vanilla beans.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
160
pDev:
9.7%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
39
Trade:
2
 
User Reviews & Ratings
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 60 | Ratings: 160
Reviews by largadeer:
Photo of largadeer
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly muddy dark brown with ruby highlights. It's rather effervescent, with a sticky, lasting head.

This beer benefits from warmer temperatures. Not much aroma when it's cold, but it opens up with some nice rye earthiness, bready dark malt (Munich?) and a bit of dark chocolate and coffee. The vanilla is lost beneath the malt and cocoa.

Pretty interesting palate, a decently even mix of rye, toasted dark malt, light roastiness and chocolate with a very slight vanilla note balancing out the earthiness. It's sort of doppelbock-esque in body and sweetness, and is generally pretty easy drinking. Solid stuff, not exactly mind-blowing but I'm glad I bought 1 bottle. Feels more like a Bootleggers beer than a Bruery beer to me, which isn't a bad thing at all.

 772 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of kscaldef
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown. Raises over an inch of dense, tan head in my tulip. Lots of carbonation evident in the liquid. Very mild aroma, lightly herbal and spicy, very slight chocolate. The taste is quite unique and interesting. It's got the chocolate and roast (but not burnt) flavors of a big stout, but without any sweetness and with a much lighter, drinkable body. I'm quite pleasantly surprised by this beer, definitely tastier than I expected.

 436 characters

Photo of smarcoly
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of starrdogg
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin white head. Smell is a bit of an artificial chocolate along with caramel malt. Flavor isn't bad, but is certainly odd, the chocolate dominates everything else in this beer, which gives it a strange taste because the beer is so light. There's just nothing to support the chocolate. Mouthfeel is too thin, this could use a little more body. This is an interesting idea, but doesn't quite come together like I'd hoped. It's a little too thin and there's just not enough other flavor to support the chocolate.

 544 characters

Photo of sgoro
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of tbone1384
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of SHODriver
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured into a pint glass to a black beer topped by a half finger of dense tan head that fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with some lacing.
S: Smells of dark chocolate, cocoa powder and spicy rye
T: Taste is chocolate and some slight spicy rye malt but mostly chocolate. Slight hints of faded vanilla at times as well paired with some sweet chocolate notes. Swallow is rye spice, slight oxidation and more dark chocolate.
M: This one is on the lighter side of medium with carbonation that's soft but just below prickly. Slightly velvety and slick in the mouth. This beer has a slightly drying finish.
O: Overall not bad but probably a bit better fresh. It still drinks pretty well but there are some low spots that were probably filled by other flavor notes. It has some decent complexity and flavor and I'm happy to have tried it.

 866 characters

Photo of bsuedekum
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of ShanePB
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Wowcoolman
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of DVMin98
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Popp24
3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this from a bottle into my Bruery tulip.

A - Black as night with little to no head.

S - I get a lot of dark chocolate up front and maybe a bit of vanilla but not much. Coffee smell as well.

T - You get chocolate and then not much else. I can taste the coffee on the finish but this beer really falls flat for me. I get a bit of rye too. I was hoping for more from a Bruery/Bootlegger's colab.

M - It's ok. Kinda thin.

O - I am disappointed with this one it just feels like it's missing something. There is really no vanilla taste in this one and It's kinda like a flat soda.

 587 characters

Photo of JRod1969
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of pmarlowe
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Tulip glass.

A: Pours an impenetrable dark brown with a finger or so of medium brown, nice looking head. Some lacing and pretty good retention.

S: Roasty, dark chocolate and some baker's spices, with faint vanilla bean. Smells like a pretty tasty stout.

T: Very clean taste... interesting. Chocolate and roast flavors dominate. A little of the lager shows through, imparting kind of an odd taste.

M: Medium body and light carbonation. Lots of flavor without the typical thickness.

O: Like a clean, tasty stout. Stout stout stout. Kind of interesting but a little fatiguing over the course of a pint.

 604 characters

Photo of richkrull
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of CelticAleMan
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of brotherloco
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of BUNZILLA
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Split two ways after a nice BBQ on 5.26.12.

A - Pours a dark-medium brown with a light tan head.

S - Malty and some chocolate, but subtle at first.

T - Chocolate and rye bread, duh. No sweetness at all.

D - Good carbonation and a medium body.

O - Nice chocolate flavors without being overly sweet or heavy. A nice night cap.

 330 characters

Photo of leodarko
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of joshwith
4/5  rDev +7.8%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Chocosaurus Rye from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 160 ratings