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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
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
sample at ABW Bottle Share, very enjoyable. big flavors, didnt seem any where close to 19%abv. smooth chocolate & vanila flavors. full creamy mouthfeel. retty complex. Very nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rejtable (2208) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
This was a huge beer! Pours cola with light head and no lacing. Nose is super sweet, like a jersey milk bar. Flavours of molasses, milk chocolate and booze. Tastes were big huge sweet and light bitterness. Mouth was quite creamy with low carbonation. Thanks Matt!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (11061) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2013 - Bittersweet boozy chocolate and candy sugars. Jet black/brown with a decent light brown head. Sweeeeeeeeet chocolate and some more boozy sweetness. Crazy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3652) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
750 ml bottle shared at Steveís. Deep brown, mocha rim. Intense chocolate, molasses, some booze, a little barrel character, very sweet. Intensely sweet and boozy, lots of chocolate; sweet with tubs of booze and a sweet chocolate finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gad905 (202) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle shared at RichTheVillanís, 27/11/13. Huge boozy bourbon nose, chocolate, roast, vanilla too. Extremely sweet, sticky milk chocolate, more bourbon, roasty flavours, coffee, toffee and vanilla behind, but this beer is dominated by boozy bourbon and sweet chocolate. Thick, slick, sticky. Gotta say I found this hard work. Maybe 5 years on it would smooth it out, or maybe itís just too strong?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1966) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle. Thick black color with solid tan head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and dried fruits. Taste is thick, sweet and lots of chocolate. Not much vanilla.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
HonkeyBra (4019) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2014
On draft at FoBAB2014. Pours a dark blackish color with a small tan head that dissipates into a ring around the glass. Aroma of chocolate and bourbon. Flavor is extremely sweet, hot, with some chocolate notes and sugar. Flavor is all sugar, chocolate, booze. Unappetizing. Bracingly sweet. Gross. Slick bodied. My 2 ounce sample was too much.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
EamonTheGreat (157) - USA - NOV 21, 2014
WOW!!!!!! This is amazing. The aroma is huge chocolate a and vanilla with the slightest hint of bourbon. The taste is exactly the same. One of the best stouts I've ever had. Top notch. This is great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
750ml bottle shared by ontbeertaster. deep brown, minimal head. huge bourbon, some vanilla, almost no chocolate. a really bourbon forward barley wine, not a chocolate imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly murky brown with a thin tan head. Bourbon and wood on the nose, soft caramel and chocolate. Warm chocolate, alcohol, slightly isopropyl, warm caramel. Really tasty and incredibly smooth. Lingering bourbon, caramel, toffee chocolate. Surprisingly good.

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