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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 585   ABV: 19.5%
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Chocolate Rain (Black Tuesday with Cocoa Nibs and Vanilla Beans)


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle, many thank to kermis! Pours a pitch black, daunting beer with a small head and no lacing. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and loads of boozyness. Flavour is so much better than the Black Tuesday. Still very boozed up, but the chocolate and vanilla flavours smoothen things out a bit, making it a bit more drinkable. Mouthfeel is oily and boozy. This is a great beer!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
allesmetkaas (168) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle shared by kermis. Pours black with a minimal black head. Aroma of dark caramel, stewed dark fruits and alcohol. Taste is basically kahlua with raisins

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5065) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle shared. Pours near black with no head. Aroma of alcohol, milk chocolate, caramel, toffee, molasses, vanilla and rum. Flavour is heavy heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (5259) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2013
Sample courtesy of and shared with kermis. Big thanks. Very thin tan head. Clear black pour. Alcohol and chocolate aroma. Syrupy alcohol raisins taste. Chocolate too. Excellent brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipalsa (1309) - Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2013
2011 Bottle
Appearance - Murky brown, soft tan head
Aroma - Vanilla, oak, brownies, bourbon
Taste - Bourbon, chocolate syrup, soy sauce, vanilla extract

This was a pretty fun brew, and a heavy hitter as well. It was way too sweet, and once oxidated a bit, tasted a bit like soy sauce. Still, thanks for the experience Jordan mayn.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1255) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle into snifter. Nose is mainly alcohol, chocolate, brownies, vanilla, and some soy. Pour is dark black - no head. Taste was rich chocolate, booze, bourbon, vanilla, soy sauce. It’s about what I expected. A nice treat.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Nose consisting of malt, big booziness, dark fruit and chocolate. Rum flavor with dark fruit character before a big chocolate finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Thanks to Beer Savant for sharing a 2013 vintage bottle during his 50th birthday bash. The beer pours obsidian black with a thin foamy beige head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. Thick and syrupy body with flavors of bourbon-infused fudge, vanilla, burnt malt and coffee. The finish is boozy with a chocolate liqueur aftertaste. This is one of those love-it-or-hate-it sippers but I really liked it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdoyledesign (174) - Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Holy mother of God does the name say it all. Such an aroma, such an arsenal on the palate. Such taste! Definitely one to share with friends as an entire bottle of this would be too much. Delicious and one of a kind!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AirForceHops (3194) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2013
RS Exclusive 2013 bottle shared by Adam Jackson. After smelling the snifter in front of me all I got was hot bourbon. Intense booze. To my surprise the taste was way more complex then I could have imagined. Taste is heavily sweet with a lot of vanilla, wood, chocolate cake batter and sherry notes. I really couldn’t believe the variety of sweet flavors. Thick body, low carbonation, finishes with a nice hot alcohol burn. At 19.5 % of course you are going to pick up alcohol. I’d love to see a bottle aged three years would do. Anyhow… this is a wonderful stout if anybody was going to ask me. A masterpiece. I was even singing a parody of Prince’s “Purple Rain” for a few hours after I drank this.


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