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Collaboration Series: Chocosaurus Rye | The Bruery

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Collaboration Series: Chocosaurus RyeCollaboration Series: Chocosaurus Rye

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

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.

Added by Halcyondays on 02-04-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Boulevard tulip glass.

I'm pretty sure I remember some crappy knock-off cereal from back in the day either being named or having a mascot named "Chocosaurus"... Regardless, this stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger or so of khaki foam. The nose comprises mild roasted malts, chocolate powder, toasted rye bread, and a touch of what seems like clove. The taste brings in more of the same, with no clove and a bit of really light dark fruits hiding, almost cowering in the background. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a nice little beer, though I think I was expecting a bit more chocolate flavors. That said, it's still pretty good.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

thanks heaps to drlovemd87 for bringing this rare beauty over. a beer I thought I may never get to try, fortunately his impressive cellar unearthed this for us to get into. it pours a flat black color, lacking luster like some of these have, a dead giveaway that cocoa nibs are rocking this one out. its got a nice head, grayish tan in color, and the beer appears quite dense. the nose is unsweetened dark chocolate right out of the gate, with the vanilla additions being really subtle, and the roast of the barley not being as heavy as it looks like it should be. the rye malt is very intense, not quite out of balance, but very forward. very little bitterness to the taste too, although to cocoa gives it an earthy edge. the rye makes a contribution of front of tongue spice and body. the weirdest part of this beer for me is that its a lager. the yeast tries to crisp up and clean up a complexity of flavors that doesn't want to budge, and I think its lost a little in the process. I would like to see this made again as an ale, and then have the two side by side to compare but I think its a little disjointed as it stands because of the lager yeast. still, a very unique and enjoyable brew, with a drying finish uncommon in a beer this dark. the alcohol is minimal, and the body is big but not too big, they rye does a nice job with that. id love to see this made again, but if it isn't, I am grateful for the opportunity to drink with some great folks.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown body with a tan head that dissipates to a ring. Not much lacing.

Nose of chocolate and rye, some prunes/dark stone fruit.

Tastes of dark chocolate and rye, with a little prune/dark stone fruit and a hint of cola. Not much hops come through in this. Sort of two dimensional.

Body is light and carbonation is light as well.

A good drinking beer, but some more complexity would make it more interesting.

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Collaboration Series: Chocosaurus Rye from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 160 ratings
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