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RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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 17/20
Doodler (317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2012
750 ml bottle - thanks again to Chris for bringing this treat to Bill’s big stout tasting. Poured a deep, dark brown with a very thin tan head. Nose is cocoa, caramel, vanilla bean and sweet chocolates. Taste is super sweet, almost desert-like with cocoa nibs, dark cherries and barrel flavors throughout. Rich and decadent body with nice lacing and a sweet finish. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (12814) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2012
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, alcohol, pepper, light vanilla, light carmel and light honey. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, roastiness, coffee, light carmel and light vanilla with a smooth lingering dark chocolate finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 2/17/2011. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tasting glass. 2011 bottle. Chocolate Rain pours pitch black with walnut edges and the very top of the glass. Extremely viscous. A tiny tan head forms and dies almost immediately, leaving no lacing. The aroma is simply phenomenal. Smooth, deep, and nicely complex. Dark chocolate, lots and lots of vanilla beans, a little bit of coffee, oak, and a little smoke. Lots of chocolate starts out the flavor, not surprising. Dark chocolate, lots of vanilla, and quite a bit of booze. The alcohol is noticeable but manageable. A bit of woody oak and some smoke and tobacco come through, and the finish is sweet and boozy. This is very full bodied and extremely thick, but I was actually picturing it thicker in my mind. A tingling sensation is felt on the tongue as a result of the very intense ABV. The carbonation adds a creamy element but is mostly submissive to the huge body. This is just a phenomenal beer. The booziness creates a tingling sensation on the tongue and warms the throat and stomach, but is hidden from the taste. Chocolate Rain has a great aroma and great taste; it is up there as an ultimate sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2012
dschiller with the bottle 11/25/11. not as thick as black tuesday but equally as cloying.... notes of burn, coffee, choco (lots of it) and vanilla. equal parts booze and sugar. the best part is the aftertaste...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
boisebeer (57) - boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Lets start by saying this beer was amazing....Very little smell for what I expected. I think I just expected to smell cholocate right off...But I didn’t.....FIrst drink on the nose is amazing. milk sliky smooth chocolate. I loved it. I had it at an imperial stout tasting where there were 100+ bottles of the craziest stuff you can think of and this was hands down the best there...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2012
Pours a clear and dark brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is malt, chocolate, tobacco and sweetness. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol. The palate is sweetness. Overall a fantastic beer with a very clean and yet still complex aroma and taste. [Rating #2800]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12569) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2012
Black with a small off-white head. Hard roasted and ashy aroma with chocolate and licorice and quite a bit of alcohol. Sweet sugary flavour with roasted malt and chocolate and quite a bit of hot alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15386) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle @ Hallinghansens US Tasting, Odense. Pours dark ruby brown with a small creamy white head. Cocoa powder, chocolate cake, cookies and choco-fanter. Really sweet. Roast and vanilla. Silky smooth and slick. Warmth from alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hallinghansen (2669) - Odense SV, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2012
Bottle. This beer rocks. Black body with a small brown head. Aroma is chocolate, (chocofanter) vanilla, light alcohol, toffee, bourbon. Flavor is chocolate, warming bourbon, vanilla, toffee, (chocofanter). Very complex. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7715) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle at hallinghansen grand tasting. Thanks Jacob! Enjoyed with Tay Zonday in the tube! It pours vary dark brown with a medium light tan head. The aroma is heavu vanilla and sweet chocolate. Imperial Chocofant Stout! Loads of sweet caramel. Very sweet. Kudos to the extremity. The flavour is quite boozy with heavy caramel and chocolate notes. Strong vanilla notes. Heavy stuff!!

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