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RATINGS: 268   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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
OPIE788 (261) - Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle. Big chocolate, vanilla and bourbon in the nose. Similar flavor with a bit of dark dried fruit (think raisin or prune) and loads of alcohol. Really good, but could use some age.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JustDrinkIt (241) - Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Dark brown pour with no head. Aroma of bourbon and vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit. Flavor is bourbon, cocoa, vanilla, mild tart fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Black pour, moderate to small tan head, some lace/retention - which is good for how strong this stuff is. Aroma of chocolate, barrel, vanilla, darker fruit, high alcohol, light roast. Full bodied, sweet, alcoholic. It’s really decadent but the alcohol heat and cost ($40/bottle or $34 with reserve membership) take away from it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2162) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small, lacing tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, molasses and bourbon. Sweet flavor that ends more dry with bitter notes and alcohol. Medium to full bodied, syrupy text. and soft carb. A great impy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1005) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle shared at superbowl party. Pours black with small brown head. Taste is big chocolate, vanilla and roasted malts with a slight booze. Complex sipper

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6015) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours near black with a transient tan head and a chocolate and alcohol aroma. There is a very hearty chocolate and vanilla flavor with a very warm alcohol trail. Complex and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfishho (586) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Small pours are best. Overwhelmingly sweet with what seems like more vanilla than chocolate in the nose and on the palate. Huge and sticky but decadent and delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1214) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle share at DLD 2013. Pour is black with minimal head. Aroma is of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, dark caramel, and booze. Flavor is very sweet, borderline cloying - chocolate, caramel, molasses, and booze. A bit on the hot side but masked nicely by the huge amount of sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
750 ml bottle poured into a mini-snifter. Pours a thicker brown to black. No head. The aroma has a thick chocolate and bourbon. Tastes super sweet. Lots of chocolate and bourbon throughout. Big, thick body. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2274) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
750mL shared at a tasting. This was even worse than Black Tuesday. Aromas of dead yeast mix with overly sweet adjuncts. And a really thin body, weird. I could not take more than just a few small sips.

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