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RATINGS: 348   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)


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (12048) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Capped 750 from The Bruery. Pours very dark brown with a transient dark tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate and a little alcohol. Near full bodied. The alcohol is certainly noticeable, but it’s not a problem. Little heat in the gullet. Flavor is sort of chocolate treacle with lots of vanilla. And lots of chocolate. Every once in a quaff I think there’s some sort of fruit lurking in it. Finishes neither dry nor bitter - except from chocolate and dark malt. That didn’t make a lot of sense! Trying again: It’s not dry, but it is also somewhat bitter. The alcohol may be cutting the treacle aspect somewhat. Very tasty. Likely very deadly.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle @ home...vintage 2013... Fantastic beer! celebrate my house is sold - Brombærhaven 35..It pours black with a small tan head....Chocolate, lots of vanilla, toffee, bourbon, warming alcohol.....

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (5595) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Bottled @ Zeebra #2, small sample. Dark color, short frothy head. Leaves drops of viscosity along the glass. Thick roasted malts, chocolate. Super sweet in taste, vanilla, mocha, milk chocolate. Alcohol hardly noticeable. Wonderful beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GenDV138 (2777) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2014 750 ml bottle (2014 release, 18.5% ABV, bottled 12/4/2013) from Preservation Society Q1 poured into a Belgian snifter. Big thanks to my friend Ed for being my shipping trustee. Pours a dark brownish black with half a finger or less of tan head. Head recedes into a ring fairly quickly. Aromas of sweet bourbon, oak, milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, some alcohol. Tasting notes of bourbon, milk and dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, coconut, subtle booze. Full body with a warm and mostly dry finish. Low carbonation, thick mouthfeel. For 18.5% ABV, the alcohol is very nicely masked. Would love to try Black Tuesday but this could very well be my favorite barrel aged imperial stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2094) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2014
Botle share during DLD. Pours a near black with a slight brown head. Aroma is of chocolate syrup and bourbon. Big and boozy like Black Tuesday but this one is a little easier to get through. The small taste is enough for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2014
750 mL bottle shared by jackl. Thanks! This isn’t wax. It’s armor. Pours an inky dark brown color with a thin brown collar. Aroma of strong roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, nuts, booze. The taste is sweet chocolate, Tootsie roll, dark fruit, vanilla, roasted malts, booze. Medium bodied, low carbonation, hot, a bit too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1766) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
Had this at a tasting. Pours dark black color. Chocolate, brett, vanilla, and roasted malts on the nose; all follow onto the palate. Finishes tart. I could have done without the brett on this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2014
Tasting at DLD. Poured almost black with ring head. Strong bourbon aroma over powers any choc. Taste is similar. Lil hot but I like it

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tderoeck (5757) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2014
5/IV/14 - 75cl bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2014-343) Big thanks to Filip for sharing the bottle!

Very dark brown to black beer, small aery beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sugary, sweet, banana, some chocolate, lots of vanilla. MF: quite some carbon, full body, thick syrupy texture. Taste: chocolate, cocoa powder, sugary, vanilla, alcohol burn, banana. Aftertaste: sugary, alcohol, lots of caramel, some chocolate, lots of vanilla, a bit of an alcohol burn.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
high_on_hops (748) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 20, 2014
Pours a solid black with a brown head and lacing. It has a rich aroma of vanilla and bourbon along with some cocoa. The flavor is strong alcohol, with chocolate and bourbon up front and a slightly malty vanilla and chocolate finish bee a heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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