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RATINGS: 288   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)


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (6934) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Smell is booze and then some. There is some cocoa nad vanilla, very basic. Flavor is initially too sweet and boozy. As it warms it is vanilla-y, milk chocolate, and booze. It is decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoostIPA (1186) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Pours a cloudy deep brown with no head. Looks flat. Aromas of coffee, roast raisins and a whole fuckload of booze. Pretty damn hot on first sip. Taste is dark fruit, raisins, booze, booze, booze. Finishes with a cunt punt and a cock lashing both at once. Not as chocolaty as I had hoped and way, way hot. Meh.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Sample poured by the Bruery rep at Barcade’s event. Wowie! This is pure syrup. Aroma is amazing and sweet like a chocolate caramel sundae. Notes of bourbon (cherry and oak) coming through as well. Pours black and sticky with no carbonation whatsoever. Tastes super sweet with cherry chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, and bourbon. Not very balanced but it certainly doesn’t seem like a 20% beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tgncc (2742) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2013
This is so goddam freakin awesome! The aroma is chocolate, vanilla, oak, brown sugar, light booze, not so boozy as one might think. The appearance is deep black, off-white head. The flavor is chocolate, vanilla, oak, molasses. The finish is sweet, chocolate, vanilla, light pine at the end. Medium/thick to thick in body. Perfect.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle shared at Richard’s Graduation Party (Western Springs, IL). Thanks, guys! Batches 2 and 3 drank side-by-side. Pours a deep blackish pour, darker near opaque middle, good but not solid haze. Some brownish glow on edges and bottom shows some light, gentle copper. A frothy tannish head dies down to a ring, laces small. Aromas are rich cocoa, darker sweet malts, oak and gentle spirit. Sweet toffee, toast, vanilla. A richer sweet and thick experience, the nibs in this beer tend to kill out some of that dark fruit sweetness. Initial is rich cocoa presence compared to the base, lots of bakers cocoa, some good roasty nibs, gentle oak. Bigger nib presence, the middle shows coffee, caramel and toffee. Thicker and sweet, the nib presence distracts a bit from that. But overall, this is a pretty nice beer. The cocoa nibs detract from that sweet tang that regular Black Tuesday offers. Pretty nice beer. Better than Black Tuesday for me.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rando7 (725) - Iowa, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle at tasting. Viscous black with almost no head. Taste gourmet chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. Heavy alcohol presence. Thick syrupy palate with alcohol burn.

This is a very aggressive layered beer that won’t appeal to everyone. I loved it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Growing aroma with a dark brown appearance, complex chocolate taste and warming mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (1955) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
750ml bottle, courtesy of womancatstail. Black with minimal biege head. Have to say my first thought was "diabetes" - the vanilla and chocolate made me feel like I was drinking liquid sugar and it was just too much for me. That being said I did enjoy some aspects of it and liked some of the bourbon qualities that came through, also felt the alcohol was well hidden if a bit hot on the finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Had high hopes for this one as I liked the Black Tuesday, but this was just brutal. Poured a thick black color with no head at all. Aroma was loads of bourbon, vanilla extract, fudge, booze, and burnt sugar. Flavor was so sweet it was almost unbearable, way to much booze burn and sugar, artificial chocolate and vanilla flavors and no underlying beer qualities at all really.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3261) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle @ ZeeBra Extreme Beer Festival 2013. Black pour, no head. Aroma is fruity chocolate, alcohol. Flavor is sweet alcoholic, smooth bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and a bit boozy. Nice brew though.


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