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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 585   ABV: 19.5%
Chocolate Rain (Black Tuesday with Cocoa Nibs and Vanilla Beans)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11973) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle shared at Travlr’s 10k tasting. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy brown head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is chocolate, sweet caramel and vanilla, dates, figs and light licorice notes, bourbon nose. Flavor is sweet dark malt dominant, sweet chocolate, molasses, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (5978) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2014
From a bottle at Bluejacket during Travlr’s 10,000th beer rating celebration. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma of chocolate and plums. Sweet flavors of dark fruits. Boozy finish with lots of hot alcohol burn.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Yuna (4) - Glendive, Montana, USA - AUG 14, 2014 does not count
This beer is the beer that people would die and kill for....this is simply the most beer ever made by mankind. You haven’t lived unless you’ve had Chocolate Rain.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (3542) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle in a trade. Shared it right after the Black tuesday. Dark Brown pour, with a small non lasting caramel head. Leaves good lacing on the Side. Sweet cacao, bakers chocolate, sweet Bourbon, lot’s of vanilla, Bourbon soaked plums, the alcohol burn is Way lesser here compared with the Black tuesday because of the more cacao sweetness and vanilla, thick and smooth mouthfeel. But yes.. It’s a very heavy beer that you love or hate. There is nothing in between. But i loved it! And i’m lucky enough to have an extra bottle in the cellar for a long time!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6406) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at goulét brewery bus tour. Black pour with no head. Chocolate and vanilla, tons of dark tone aromas. Flavors are dark, some chocolate and vanilla and a ton of warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Pours dark brown with thin tan head. The nose is caramel, chocolate, roast. The taste is burnt caramel, roast, coffee, chocolate malt. Medium creamy mouthfeel. 4.1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2014
25.4 oz bottle. Deep, clearish cola brown with a few bubbles. Nose is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, wood, molasses and caramel. Medium body but thinner than you would expect. Light carb, high heat but approachable with dessert, or in this case as a breakfast tipple. Taste is bourbon, dark chocolate, oak and dates; maybe a touch of soy. More chocolate please.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9033) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
Bouteille 75cl @ RBBSG III, courtesy of Omgrich. brune foncée, huile de moteur, doré au verre sans aucune trace de mousse. Arôme est fortement malté avec un chocolat fort présent voire dominant. C’est d’ailleurs ce malté qui domine le tout sans pour cela être gênant. Subtil bouquet de vanille ajoute une certaine douceur olfactive. Palais est fortement alcoolisé à presque 20%, cela n’enlève en rien le profil renforcé du malt mais surtout du chocolat qui est ici aussi dominant. La vanille y apporte une alternance appréciable. Pointe de ce qui semble être du Bourbon avec une once de douceur vanillée. Un verre est assez pour une personne avec une obligation de se demander comment ils poussent cette bière si haute en abv sans y rajouter des ’starch sweetners’.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bacterial (2778) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Dark brown pour. No head. Slightly hazy. Only a hint of chocolate on the nose. Some toffee and vanilla and bourbon there in the aroma. A big backhand to the face of chocolate, sweet, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, burnt sugar, lingering sweetness and just a touch of heat. Share this. It’s excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
superspak (4480) - Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2014
750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 12/4/2013. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a small foamy tan head with poor retention, that reduces to a thin ring of lace. Some slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk chocolate, fudge, vanilla, caramel, toffee, toast, coconut, bourbon, oak, and oak/toasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, vanilla/cocoa spice, and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk chocolate, fudge, cocoa, vanilla, caramel, toast, toffee, coconut, bourbon, oak, and oak/toasted earthiness. Slight roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, fudge, cocoa, vanilla, caramel, toast, toffee, coconut, bourbon, oak, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Absolutely insane complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt, bourbon barrel, and vanilla/cocoa flavors; with perfect balance of malt/barrel/spice flavors with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is incredible. Alcohol is insanely well hidden with only a light-moderate warming present after the finish. Overall this is a world class imperial stout. Perfect balance and incredible complexity of dark/roasted malt, bourbon barrel, and vanilla/cocoa spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the huge ABV. An absolutely stunning beer all around.

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