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RATINGS: 304   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)


TheCrowsNest's rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
Pours like oil with an abruptly fading head that lingers in swirls. Amazingly rich chocolate and vanilla aromas with huge complexity, there’s so much to pick up in this. Amazing mouthfeel with chocolate, vanilla, coffee, dates, raisins, and wood. Perfect.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewje41 (444) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Draft pour at the Toronado tasting event. Pours super dark with no head. Cinnamon roll aroma with some vanilla and brown sugar. Tiny bit boozy, but how could it not be. What a smooth, easy drinking beer, with all things considered. Raisins and chocolate fill this beer full of flavor. So much going on here. Definitely a special beer here, and a must try for everyone.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Smells is. Minimum head. Dextrose sugar. No head dark brown. Very smooth. Nice bitterness in finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4516) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2014
Bottled @ Zeebra#2. 10cl sample. The aroma has vanilla and chocolate mainly, alightly boozy tones, but not suggesting 19.5%. Black coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. The taste is sweet, has vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, light roast. Medium-full bodied. Complex. Very nice!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Thanks to nimbleprop (I think) for sharing this bad boy. Pours oily black. Nose has old leather, burnt licorice, coffee pot left on the burner too long, and of course smooth dark chocolate syrup. Taste is very sweet dark cocoa, burnt espresso, vanilla. Definitely a big beer, tastier than I expected.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4880) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2014
750ml bottle pours an oily black with a ring of beige head. Legs like a scotch. Nose is like rocket fuel, raw vanilla bean, and I mean nearly GREEN vanilla bean, cocoa nib, grain alcohol, toast, raisins, quite a lot of toasted wood. Flavor has maple and birch notes, smoke, cakey, chocolate, raisin, vanilla, caramel. Hot finish. What a shock there.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4012) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Very thick and syrupy, like most super heavy Bruery beers. Pours syrupy dark brown with amber tinge. Not much head or lacing. Tons of caramel and booze. Finishes sweet. Thanks to someone for sharing this at Gene’s 10K celebration.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (969) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle from Tom, thanks! shared at Travlr’s 10k tasting. Brownish black pour with low head. Aroma is big sweet bourbon, chocolate, and roast. Up front taste is big roast, chocolate, and vanilla with a big boozy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9700) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (3269) - McLean, 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.

5
   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.


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