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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 585   ABV: 19.5%
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Chocolate Rain (Black Tuesday with Cocoa Nibs and Vanilla Beans)


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1022) - New York, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle, 10/27/2012. Pours black, thin tan head fades relatively quickly, thin ring of lacing. Thick, rich aroma: big bourbon notes, caramel chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla, licorice, espresso grounds, rum raisin booziness. Taste is similar, much more booze evident- hot, spicy booziness, sweet chocolate liqueur, licorice and coffee bitterness, finish is thick, vanilla caramel, bourbon. Thick body, but very hot. Tasty, but take it easy- nice in small doses.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1376) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2013 Snifter, on draft at the new tasting room. Surprisingly, much more mellow than even my aged bottles of Black Tuesday have been. Nice notes of cocoa nibs without the overwhelming sweetness of straight BT. A really solid beer, though I wish the vanilla came through more. Look forward to revisiting this some day. e: revisited, sweet

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Batch 2, 2012 vintage served in a Deschute tulip. Huge thanks again to Andrew (nasty31) for the share. A: Pours a jet black with a thin tan head forming on the pour. It recedes quickly to a thin ring and leaves some massive legs on the glass after each sip. S: Big boozy bourbon with some brownie and chocolate covered raisins. The oak is present as well, but is really dominated by the booze. T: Dark chocolate, boozy bourbon and some woody oak. Dark fruits, mainly raisins and figs are mid palate. The finish is mainly a vanilla sweetness and some warming booze. M: Slick and viscous. Low carbonation and some warmth in the throat. O: This beer definitely needs some time. I enjoyed the sweetness from the vanilla but it couldn’t quite cut the big boozy bourbon. I’m glad I still have one in the cellar that I can revisit in a year or two. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-29-2012

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (746) - Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2012
750mL bottle courtesy of Shane! Thanks. Split 3 ways. Consumed 9-3, reviewed from notes. A: Sludge and tar. Heavy pour yields a very thin mocha lacing which will quickly dissipate. Not as viscous in the glass as it first appears. N: Tons of prune and bourbon. Fudge and soy sauce. The promised vanilla is plenty obvious, and there’s a very good similarity to blackberry brandy. T: Very much like a port heavily laden with chocolate and cherries. Snapping vanilla and rough dark chocolate similar to mocha powder. Prune and some more of the blackberry brandy. Huge alcohol presence. And oh yes, chocolate deserves another mention. M: Drying and thick. The drying aspect is somewhat unique as its similar to the way baker’s chocolate scrapes your mouth clean. Don’t find this terribly successful. O: Very glad to try this. Was very intense, but I feel like it could benefit from some more body and less chocolate. And this is coming from someone who’s a bit of a choco-nut.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5335) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Opaque black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla bean, vanilla, roasted malts, coffee, charred wood, and alcohol. Taste of dark chocolate, vanilla beans, wood, bourbon, char, and strong alcohol all the way through.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (2769) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Dark brown-black body, fine skim of khaki suds. Nose is sweet with brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, and of course, bourbon. Flavor tails off a bit in complexity as the sugars in the profile clash and compete with one another. Full bodied, slightly cloying, lightly carbonated, oily, filling. Underwhelming considering how much I liked 09 Black Tuesday.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ober (2810) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2012
A black colored beer, with a dark beige head. The aroma of chocolate with alcohol and several dark fruits. The taste of pure chocolate some sweet of dark fruits with alcohol. The aftertaste of bitter chocolate with alcohol notes.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2012
At small epic tasting in Kulminator thx to jhenry4 for trading !!

Glad i got to try this next to Black Tuesday !
Head: nothind
Colour: dark brown to black
Smell: like black Tuesday but less boozey and more rounded with extra touches of chocolate and vanilla
Taste: exactly what i tought , more rounded and creamier than the Black Tuesday, less straight up booze but more like a very well balanced Bourbon with notes of vanilla, chocolate and a bit of roasted malts , awesome brew !

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Bottle shared at Woodshop 7. Pours dark brown with a filmy tan head. Heavy sweet boozy and creamy throughout, chocolate liqueur and See’s caramels. Rich and luxurious, ultra-sweet but quite delicious.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Poured into a snifter, about 6-7 oz. 2011 vintage (batch 2). 3.0 A: Deep brown/black color. Head fell just about as soon as it was made. 4.0 S: Surprisingly, the booze is fairly well hidden, in the the nose at least. Big roastiness, lots of sweetness, but reasonable. Chocolate, vanilla, molasses, and leathery bourbon. Coffee underneath. It’s intense, but it doesn’t have much of the subtlety or complexity that I like to discover in the style. 2.5 T: Big roast, lots of chocolate, caramel, and molasses. Vanilla with oak underneath. Big leathery bourbon. Uncontrolled sweetness and booze, but not quite as bad as BT ’11 was. 3.0 M: Heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Too thick and chewy though otherwise okay. 2.5 D: This is undoubtably tough to drink and no one in my ’burgh tasting group cared for it. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-18-2012 00:04:47


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