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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 585   ABV: 19.5%
Chocolate Rain (Black Tuesday with Cocoa Nibs and Vanilla Beans)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6735) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2013
750, capped and waxed. Thanks, J! What a helluva treat. Pours thick gooey black with a dense and creamy dark tan head. Huge chocolate cake nose...somewhere between a really moist devilís food cake and a dense and heavy chocolate chip cookie fresh from the oven. Absolutely nails that dessert profile to a T. Sticky thick body with some carb actually showing. Nice chocolate cake and cookie notes knocking around all over the mid palate. This beer is so sweet it literally made my eyelids flutter, but itís still somehow approachable and enjoyable despite how far out of balance it is. Itís not sticky syrupy, which certainly helps matters immensely. Long sticky sweet finish. Somehow manages not to be cloying...which is a small miracle in and of itself.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Pours dark chocolate with a tan fizzy head. Aroma is big time chocolate and bourbon. Taste is chocolate cake, vanilla bean, bourbon, wood, and char. This is ridiculously drinkable at 19.5%. A fucking masterpiece.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastmaster (367) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Pour is thin no head. Big nose, bourbon aroma is heavy with undertones of licorice and alcohol. Black in appearance but dark brown when held up to the light near the rim of the glass.extremely sweet which is not expected. The chocolate really comes out in small sips. If it didnít burn my throat Iíd give a 10 taste. Super boozy. Light licorice afterwards. A must try beer. So much chocolate. Great dessert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2013 Bottle from dak. Thanks! 2013 bottle (I think) shared with beastmaster. Pours dark brown (thin looking) with no head whatsoever. Big vanilla chocolate nose with huge sweet bourbon and a bit of licorice and woody oak. Big thick mouthfeel, velvety, with low carbonation but not flat. Big burnt sugar and molasses up front, with sweet chocolate syrup on the back end. Bourbon booze burns on the time. Packs quite a flavor punch. Serious sipper with a lingering sweetness that is rather pleasant. Starts great, harsh going down and waaaay sweet, then the linger is fantastic after dinner treat. Age might do this well for that middle portion which makes it tough to deal with more than a small pour (5 oz here). Only two of us, so recapping the rest for tomorrow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (9559) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MacBoost (1539) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Sample poured by the Bruery rep at Barcadeís 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 doesnít seem like a 20% beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tgncc (3020) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6373) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle shared at Richardís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rando7 (776) - 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 wonít appeal to everyone. I loved it.

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