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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 585   ABV: 19.5%
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Chocolate Rain (Black Tuesday with Cocoa Nibs and Vanilla Beans)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1342) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle shared at superbowl party. Pours black with small brown head. Taste is big chocolate, vanilla and roasted malts with a slight booze. Complex sipper

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7441) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours near black with a transient tan head and a chocolate and alcohol aroma. There is a very hearty chocolate and vanilla flavor with a very warm alcohol trail. Complex and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfishho (659) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Small pours are best. Overwhelmingly sweet with what seems like more vanilla than chocolate in the nose and on the palate. Huge and sticky but decadent and delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle share at DLD 2013. Pour is black with minimal head. Aroma is of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, dark caramel, and booze. Flavor is very sweet, borderline cloying - chocolate, caramel, molasses, and booze. A bit on the hot side but masked nicely by the huge amount of sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (3663) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
750 ml bottle poured into a mini-snifter. Pours a thicker brown to black. No head. The aroma has a thick chocolate and bourbon. Tastes super sweet. Lots of chocolate and bourbon throughout. Big, thick body. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2804) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2014
750mL shared at a tasting. This was even worse than Black Tuesday. Aromas of dead yeast mix with overly sweet adjuncts. And a really thin body, weird. I could not take more than just a few small sips.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
drewbeerme (3897) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle, pours black no white head. Aroma of cocoa syrup, flavors of cocoa, prunes, really sweet and boozy, thin body, sharp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2288) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Deep black in color... No head, pours like motor oil... Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate nibs... Flavor is less heat than the Black Tuesday, more complex, chocolate is very prevalent, notes of bourbon, sweet dark malts, molasses... Amazingly good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (2014) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a nice dark tan head..Nose is nice chocolate, marshmallow, vanilla, spices, nice bourbon, alcohol, sweet...Taste is nice dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon oak, dark fruits, dark spices, chewy caramels..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (2051) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle shared with EricTeusink and jrob21. I am a huge sucker for gigantic bourbon stouts and this one hit it just right. The bottle was split 3 ways, but I swear I could have nailed by my damn self. Pours thick as hell as one would expect. Huge vanilla, cocoa and bourbon nose. Taste is really just explosive as it rides on the big sweetness and booze level. Doesn’t come off as 20%, though. A decadence of bourbon sweetness, chocolate, lots of vanilla. Booze is only noticeable on the warming finish. Thick mouth. Wonderful.

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