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RATINGS: 357   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marsiblursi (3054) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
(Bottle) Pours dark brown to black with light brown head. The aroma holds vanilla ice cream, milk chocolate and woodsy/boozy bourbon up front with undertones of mild roast, alcohol, apple tobacco, earth, liqueur, new backed cookies, rum raisins, and more subtle dried fruits. Well-balanced nose. The flavour is heavily sweet, medium to heavily bitter and light acidic with notes of chocolate, vanilla, mild roast, boozy/coconut-like bourbon/white oak, resinous hops, dark dried fruits, apple tobacco, liqueur and a touch earth. The mouthfeel is fiery/numbing, round and sticky with light carbonation. Vanilla and milk chocolaty finish. Full bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alalvarez75 (57) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2012
2012 Bottle. No head, thin looking... expected no head due to the fat in chocolate, but though this wouldn’t look so thin. Black. Milk chocolate and malt, vanilla, & HEAT. Warms the belly, tastes good. May be a bigger fan of Black Tuesday, I think that hides the heat a lot better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
phaleslu (7536) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2012
750 ml bottle from Reserve Society membership. 2012 vintage. Pours a jet-black color with a tiny tan head that fades. Held up to light, still not letting anything through. Hell yes. Aroma of vanilla, cocoa, fudge, brown sugar, molasses, dates, marshmallow- smooth, rich bourbon warms the nostrils. Very sweet overall aroma. Same for the flavor, but it shows some of the charred oak from the barrel, too, and never lets up on the bourbony goodness. Vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, cocoa, sweet dried fruits, coconut- really nice. Full-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth, rich, warming and boozy mouthfeel. Warms all the way down. Coats the palate, too. I really don’t think this is as sweet as the last batch of Black Tuesday, actually, which makes it kick just slightly more ass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (12631) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Camons @ DØE Syd. Very dark brown with tiny beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, warming with notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (9323) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2012 2011 Vintage. 750mL bottle, pours pitch black with a thin tan head. Aroma of cocoa nibs upfront, vanilla beans, bourbon barrels, molasses - the liqueur notes are taken away by the cocoa and vanilla, hinting that the overly cloying sweetness of Black Tuesday will not be as present. Flavour confirms this, which, while being very similar to the flavour profile as Black Tuesday, is less cloying, with molasses, vanilla, dark fruits and lots of hot boozy bourbon. A lot more balanced than BT - not as cloying though still stupidly sweet. A diabetes bomb. Nasty boozy, cloyingly sweet ridiculousness. Overhyped and overrated. Most raters are on crack on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jamuligan (11) - Jamul, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle was a little hot. Sweet notes were a bit overpowering. Nice aftertaste. Lots of alcohol. Great nose. Nice finish. If I had another bottle, I'd let it sit awhile. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14720) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, milk chocolate, vanilla, alcohol and hops. Oily palate and very warming.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2012
"CHOCOLATE RAIN." Thanks for whoever was the guy who brought this one on by. This was a boozy, vanilla, chocolate syrup smelling beer. Poured a medium dark, close to black but not quite, color with a tan head. Flavor was about the same, heavy chocolate notes (milk chocolate, not chocolate malts) with a vanilla extract note. Alcohol is most certainly there, boozy, but not terribly boozy like some high ABV beers I’ve had. Glad I tried it, but... there’s no way this can be consumed with any less than 6 people.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cpetrone84 (1705) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2012
pour is dark chestnut brown with very little thin light tan head. The nose is huge, faint notes of chocolate, cloying sweetness, light ash note, tons of booze and a complete mess. The taste is almost as bad. The booze is overpowering, the sweetness is insanely high, it is completely unintegrated, the faint notes of actual malt body are completely blanketed by the huge abv and under attenuation. It is a burnt sugary mess. The body is thick and heavy, high carbonation. The burn and finish are similar to straight liquor mixed with pure sugar.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Tepid mud brown, some large brown gravity bubbles. Nost is ethanol and hershey, hot and cloying, totally offensive in each of the contradictory elements. Flavor the same. What a fucking mess, synthetic and imbalanced, no sign of quality, balance, or even brewing. Hershey shots taste better. And as Chris put... "This is what was intended. This is at its peak."

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