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RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 585   ABV: 19.5%
Chocolate Rain (Black Tuesday with Cocoa Nibs and Vanilla Beans)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfishho (669) - 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 (2039) - 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 (5078) - 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 (3509) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, 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 (3916) - 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 (2825) - 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 (2442) - 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 (2129) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3405) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle shared with Westmeister and EricTeusink. This one knocked me on my ass a bit even after splitting it 5 ways. Not sure how anyone would take this on themselves. Wood and vanilla aromas from the barrels. There is a lot going on in the flavor. A bit of booze at first that increases a bit as it warms. Lots of purple fruit and plum flavors. Chalky texture and milk chocolate flavors. Vanilla definitely coming through in the flavor as well. Finish has a bit of the bourbon sweetness and somewhat hot. Would love to try this again in about 3 years. Incredibly complex but all working together harmoniously without any one piece dominating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (2319) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Cloudy brown with very little head. Aroma is chocolate, cacao, vanilla, raisins, dates. Sticky mouthfeel, sweet and smooth on the palate with a lingering sweet finish. Taste is chocolate, vanilla pudding, raisins, brown sugar. Delicious.

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