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The Bruery Chocolate Rain

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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 585   ABV: 19.5%
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Chocolate Rain (Black Tuesday with Cocoa Nibs and Vanilla Beans)


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (3397) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2016 Bottle shared thanks to KVN. Slight gusher. Almost black with light brown fizzy head. Massive vanilla and chocolate, brandy and bourbon, chocolate mousse, loads of sweet vanilla things with soft roasted malts, strong chocolate and booze. Crazy dessert notes with lots of alcohol. Very sweet and under medium bitter. Full bodied with alcoholic finish. Just massive, but the alcohol level is a bit ridiculous here, couldn’t finish a bottle between three people.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (699) - Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2016
DLD taster. Big dark bold RIS. Hits all the right notes... Major dark chocolate presence on nose and palate. Smooth finish... Incredible! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eparask (5) - - MAY 5, 2016 does not count
This is a powerful player. Im not into stout but I had to taste it. I can appreciate the quality of it and understand why people are drawn towards it. If you love stouts get your hands on this, you wouldnt be disappointed

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (4329) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2016
Highly acclaimed variation on The Bruery’s Black Tuesday theme, at Bruery Sucré Tasting in Bruges. Thin, pale greyish beige, quickly dissipating head over a hazy black beer with warm yellowish mahogany brown edges, like Black Tuesday. Complex, intense aroma of bitter chocolate, sherry, fig, shoe polish-like phenols, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, cocoa, beef broth, coffee grounds, whisky, candied cherries, dry thyme and indeed vanilla, but less strong than I had expected. Candied sweetness in the mouth, raisin, candied cherry, hint marmelade, soft carbo (almost flat), thick and oily mouthfeel, thick nutty, caramelly and eventually very dark chocolatey maltiness with a soft roasted bitterness to it, coffeeish, with overwhelming liqueurish alcohol growing to great intensity in the end, as is the case with ’standard’ Black Tuesday; vanilla and peppery hops are there too, but the booze overpowers most other flavours in the very end. A bit over the top for me, like most of these super strong Bruery exclusivities, but seductively rich, too seductive not to enjoy it - this type of beers force you to very slow sipping in small quantities, and in that sense, they certainly deliver what they promise. The moment you cross this border in terms of quantity or velocity, they become very tiring in my opinion, but considering their daring intensity and substantial complexity, I will not take that into account in my rating.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (2386) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2016
This group of bottles during the Bottle Share was amazing and outstanding. Flavors and aromas of chocolate and dark fruits. So freaking good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
toxichop (597) - South Gate, California, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Boozy sweetness for the most part. A ton of vanilla, chocolate, toffee, cherries, all dipped in warm bourbon. Alcohol is hidden very well (under all that sugar). Its thick and syrupy. Low carb. Its good but too much sugar for me. Its a once a year beer to keep you warm and mess you up.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UDBeernut (2582) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2015
2013 bottle shared with wife. Pours the part with a thin tan head. Lots of boirbon, oak, vanilla, cocoa, full body, dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (1938) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2015
2014 vintage. Very hot. There is alcohol in here. Very boozy. Not getting much chocolate. Vanilla. Just booze. Tasted at tims bottle share.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (1228) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2015
Un grand merci à Dominique pour le partage! Cette bière est décadente, peu subtile, intense...j’aime ça! D’abord le liquide est loin d’être noir. Celui-ci est brun foncé et même peu opaque. Surprise. Est-ce le vieillissement en barriques qui en aurait aminci les des courbes? Possible. Avec cette absence de mousse et un pinceau de lumière qui perce le liquide, j’anticipe soudainement une bière plus mince et moins riche que prévu. Nez de gâteau forêt noire, de chocolat noir, de malts légèrement torréfiés et d’un alcool chaud de sud américain. Les 18% d’alcool on les sent! En bouche, l’attaque est dirigée par un chocolat noir mesuré. Ça ne goûte pas le chocolat artificiel et bon marché d’un calendrier de l’avant. L’alcool prend rapidement le dessus au rythme où le chocolat se métamorphose en caramel vanillé. Ma bouche se sature cependant plutôt rapidement, tout comme mon verre dont les parois tachées par le sucre semble avoir été peint au rouleau.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15096) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle at home - Bottle Share - Thanks to Kaj. Pitch black - offwhite head. Vanilla. Sweetness. Roasted. Bitterness. Dried fruits. Cocoa. Light boozy. Light chili. Nice malty. Not too boozy. High chocolate. Dark chocolate. OK.


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