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RATINGS: 289   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)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2011
[Bottle] shared by Armin, Caleb and Greg. Thanks guys! Pours cloudy black with almost no head. Aroma is sickening vanilla extract, massively sweet, quite boozy, some chocolate. Holy shit this is hot. Lots of booze - man, this has got some massive burn, vanilla, can’t really drink much of this. Not awfully sweet on the flavor - the vanilla really thins out the mouthfeel. Retronasal is straight burn. WTF, this isn’t even enjoyable. Anyone who claims to perceive any complexity in this beer is either drinking hard alcohol daily or kidding themselves.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2011
750ml bottle. Holy shit. Big, boozy, sweet, sweet, vanilla extract, sweet, Hershey’s Milk chocolate, fusel alcohol, sweet aroma. Did I mention the massive amount of ethanol and sweetness on the nose. Pours a lighter than expected dark brown. No head. No lace. Virtual no appearance of carbonation. Aggressively boozy, harsh and unrefined on the tongue. Not as sweet as the nose would lead me to believe. Also not as sweet as Black Tuesday. Still... The raw vanilla extract and harsh alcohol on the tongue is pretty nasty. Makes no apologies about being 18.5%. Three flavors here: cheap chocolate, grain alcohol soaked vanilla beans and poorly distilled alcohol. Surprisingly thin and watery on the tongue with... Guess what? A shitty hot boozy finish. Tastes like RARE for sure. Thanks fellas!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DalzAle (1965) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bottle from our RS membership. Dark black pour, almost no carbonation and an aroma of vanilla and ethanol. Flavor is a combination of vodka, vanilla beans(picture a vanilla vodka black russian) a little bit of chocolate and finishes thin and very hot. I loved Black Tuesday(and really expected to love this one even more), but this was a bit of a let down. Out of all the beers we’ve received from our membership so far, this was the worst.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bomber shared with the MN crew! Thanks! Cloudy pitch black pour into a small snifter, no head, only a spare light brown ring. Smells like a bottle of vanilla extract, slight bit of chocolate coco powder coming through after the taste is in the mouth. Huge, almost messy and sweet smelling, cut by a nose burning alcohol. Wow, huge boozy flavor. Almost thin tasting. Flavor is booze, vanilla, and slight chocolate, messy ash. Odd carbonation level, feels like almost harsh bubbles and thin. I really like BT, but this beer does not live up to the hype at all. Just a thin, boozy mess, that burns the throat and nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6070) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2011
Pours deep oily black with white head. Aroma is like vanilla extract, with slight notes of chocolate, alcohol, and slight wood. Taste is boozy vanilla, some chocolate, lots of alcoholic boozy sweet, not a good finish with harsh booze. Wow, did not expect this,but really not well done, boozy mess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5640) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 20, 2011
Courtesy of BMan1113VR. Black color/ fleeting tan head. Chocolate malt powder, vanilla milk shake aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Sweet chocolate milkshake, vanilla, dark roast malt, whoppers candy flavors--very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2011
750ml bottle. Big appreciation to derek for yet another contribution... Pours a deadened cola reddish brown pour with lighter edged hues and essentially no head... Rich sweet and concentrated chocolate decadence but wouldn’t go that far in terms of actual enjoyability... Flavors are heated and undisputedly black Tuesday-esque with an added chocolate sensibility. Thick turbid and hot, very hot nonetheless but settles down to a mild degree. Abrasive burn, somewhat unejoyable but the pronounced chocolate and cacao adds a nice touch.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (4622) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2011
Courtesy of hoppymeal

Bottle: i absolutely love the aroma. It’s a very dessert-like with cocoa powder, milk chocolate, and vanilla. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights when held to the light an a minimal off-white head. The flavor starts with lots of chocolate and vanilla. The finish has bourbon and mild alcohol. Sweet...yes...but very tasty in small doses. Any more than a few ounces would be too much. 750mL is a completely inappropriate package size. It’s definitely sweet, but one hell of a dessert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2011
Thanks to Ken for sharing this one ... chocolate roast malt nose ... hint of prune ... but most deep dark chocolate ... big boozy front ... sweet chocolate linger ... rich spicyness ... little warming alcohol on tounge ... light bourboness ... too much boozyness in linger ... light vanilla ... soft chocolate ... very nice but too much bourbon still just like the black tue

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2011
(750ml bottle courtesy of Dak and Dionysus!!). Pours dark brown with red hue and tan head. Aroma has caramel, vanille and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet with the noticeable chocolate as well as alcohol. Full bodied with alcohol burn, but still subdued given the abv. This is a really good beer, but its hard to live up to the hype.

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