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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 585   ABV: 19.5%
Chocolate Rain (Black Tuesday with Cocoa Nibs and Vanilla Beans)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2012
On cask at 2011 Black Tuesday. Very minimal head. aroma of all chocolate. Taste is very similar to chocolate milk, without losing itís black tuesday characteristics. Extremely smooth and easy to drink. One of the best beers I have ever had.

   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, thereís so much to pick up in this. Amazing mouthfeel with chocolate, vanilla, coffee, dates, raisins, and wood. Perfect.

   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 havenít lived unless youíve had Chocolate Rain.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BigTomZ (12) - Washington, DC, Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Pours a nice oily black with just a little head. Some lacing is left along the edges. Smells of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, and a bit of malt. This is really inviting like a fine dessert. Taste is even better than the nose. Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, molasses, and some of the base malts. This is like a Black Tuesday cookie. Heat actually low for such a high ABV. I am blown away. This is just thick enough, smooth and silky. Feels very smooth with pretty well hidden heat. Iíve had beers half this ABV with more heat. With such a silky smooth feel and amazing taste I could easily drink a bottle of this by myself.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Pours dark chocolate with a tan fizzy head. Aroma is big time chocolate and bourbon. Taste is chocolate cake, vanilla bean, bourbon, wood, and char. This is ridiculously drinkable at 19.5%. A fucking masterpiece.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dr_MedievAle (201) - Alabama, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Aroma: bourbon, loads of cocoa, roasty malts. App: dark brown body, khaki head. Taste: initial bourbon and light cocoa balance, then pow, chocolate bomb like you wouldnt believe. Sticky fudge, smooth vanilla, and a mouthfeel like the highest calibre chocolate ganache youve ever had. The only reason this isnt getting a five from me is because the aroma is--wait for it--like most other awesome barrel aged stouts. Now that I think about, that misleading aspect, making me think it was going to be like the other kids on the block, actually enhanced the mindblowing experience of its juicy chocolate load. It is like the bruery made sweet tantric love to fine chocolate, getting it to hold back its full release for a few seconds until it unloads its chocolate rain. I think I know why they call it that now. Could also easily call it Chocolate Reign.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10840) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Dstructo! Bad ass share my friend! Black pour, brown head. And holy crap if this beer doesnít smell and tast just like cocoa puffs. And I love me some cocoa puffs. Much different from Black Tuesday and easier to drink. Delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
DesertDevil (685) - Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2013 Poured from a 2013 bottle. The appearance is cloudy dark brown with no head at all. The aroma (wow!) is incredible, with a heavy boozy nose mixed with chocolate and sweet molasses. In my humble opinion, this has the second-best aroma for a stout Iíve ever tried (after Southern Tierís Creme Brulee Stout). Unlike the 2012 vintage, the beer doesnít hammer the taste buds on the first sip; instead the hot bourbon, dark chocolate, and a nice roasted sweetness combine for a more refined submission of the palate. Some vanilla joins the party late. A very hot, dry palate that finishes quickly. While itís still a boozy beast, this vintage isnít as hot as previous releases. Overall, just freakiní gorgeous.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tgncc (3086) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2013
This is so goddam freakin awesome! The aroma is chocolate, vanilla, oak, brown sugar, light booze, not so boozy as one might think. The appearance is deep black, off-white head. The flavor is chocolate, vanilla, oak, molasses. The finish is sweet, chocolate, vanilla, light pine at the end. Medium/thick to thick in body. Perfect.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Poured from our Reserve Society delivery into a snifter a darkest brown black with a thin head. Aroma is WOW dark fruit boozy cocoa vanilla bourbon. Flavor is incredible. Flat out pruney raisin bourbon with a domination of chocolate & vanilla like a job. Overall a smooth lovely beverage eons above many other brews in this category. LOVE this shit!!! 18% makes it a sipper and happy to do so. Another reason The Bruery is an outstanding brewery. Signature beverage for sure!

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