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RATINGS: 297   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)


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ober (2808) - 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 (2130) - 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

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ryanfolty (1836) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2012
August 5, 2012 bottle shared by Brett at his tasting event. Dark brown pour with almost no head. Alcohol, chocolate and vanilla in the aroma and taste. Very thick and smooth, just how I like ’em. Liked this a tad more than BT, but struggled if it was a tenth of a point more. Seriously, Brett’s generosity knows no ends with another huge beer he shared. I am very appreciative to have met such a great guy, just an amazing night!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (5301) - Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2012
750 ml to taster (from notes; sampled next to Black Tuesday ’11). Looks good; dark-brown with low carbonation and no real head or carbonation to speak of. Smells good too; sweet, chocolate, vanilla, and malt. Tastes like it smells and boozy with a good mouthfeel. I liked this a lot more than BT.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle shared at Wood Shop 7, 2012. Dirty, brownish-black. Big, barrel-aged nose, lots of vanilla and chocolate, some berry. Very sweet flavor, chocolaty, vanilla. Straight-out sweet—not much roasted flavors going on. Nice, but a little over the top.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (2782) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2012
Clear black colour, reddish hue, no head (some floating bubbles). Aroma of dark chocolate, alcohol, roasted malts, tomato paste, coffee, dark fruits, vanilla, wood and burned malts. Slightly sweet flavour, milk chocolate, alcohol, cacao, slight roasted malts bitterness. Very full body, creamy texture, finish chocolate and alcohol.
Hefty. Brilliant dessert beer, which I’d recommend to enjoy in small portions.
(From 75 cL bottle @ ZZT IV. Courtesy of joes. Thanks!!)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle into snifter. Dark brown pour, no head and little to no carbonation. Nose is brown sugar, booze, bourbon and chocolate. Flavor is similar. Very sweet (cloying after the first snifter), coconut, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and very boozy. Full body, but much thinner than I expected. I split the bottle with a friend, but it became a chore to finish it. Very dissapointed with this beer.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (2235) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2012
Batch 1 bottle shared at the Woodshop 7 tasting. Compared to the regular Black Tuesday, I prefer this one a lot. The apperance isn’t really any different from most huge stouts: Black, minimal tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma has lots of vanilla and deep chocolate notes but also some bourbon and light oxidation. The huge booze punch I was expecting didn’t hit me at all. Taste is very sweet but it plays well together with the vanilla and the oak. Lots of chocolate as well. Full bodied with low carbonation and really viscous mouthfeel. Really delicious.


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