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RATINGS: 403   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 585   ABV: 19.5%
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Chocolate Rain (Black Tuesday with Cocoa Nibs and Vanilla Beans)

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

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2013
A - Dark black with a bit of brown around the edges and a touch of khaki-chocolate colored head. Fades very quickly. S - Roasted chocolate and dark caramel malts, cocoa nibs, Bourbon, oak, lots of vanilla, black licorice, coffee, dark fruits, and some booze. T - Roasted chocolate and dark caramel malts, cocoa nibs, Bourbon, lots of vanilla, oak, black licorice, molasses, dark fruits, coffee, and booze. M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a warming and sweet finish. D - Super bold and complex, and the vanilla beans and cocoa nibs add some more great flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (3460) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle 750ml. Pours very dark brown with almost no head. Taste is of vanilla, paint thinner, old garage rag, wood, intense alcohol. Very complex. Taste is of vanilla, intense warming alcohol, port, sweetness. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Overall: Pretty good, but a bit too heavy for me. How many are we suppose to be to drink this responsibly? Hard to rate, especially as part of a tasting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
The strongest beer Ive ever had. It delivers with the chocolate and warmth. A great wintertime sipper.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MotherBrother (941) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
Pour very dark/almost black, with so very little white head. Aroma is so very complex with all sort of stuff: chocolate, licorice, portwine, cocao nibs, vanilla, coffee, slight rum-soaked dark fruits. So very Nice and complex. I truly like this shit. The taste is really swee upfront, with some faint bitter notes at the end. But surely is a sweet monster of ar beer. Full n oily bodied, with a very little amount of carbonation. Thanks to the mashmaster for sending me this. Truly is a tasty mofo!!! Some slight heat in the throat, but nothing like 19 % abv. This is even more adult candy than the "black tuesday"

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mathieuc (3870) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
Thanks to tom10101 for this one! Bottle shared with tom10101, czar, Minderbinder, David and myself. This is so intense that we hardly finished the bottle even split 5-way. Hot hot hot alcohol notes in the aroma at first but revealing nice vanilla notes later on. Booze is not hidden at all but I guess that is to be expected. This really is more like a boozy sweet liquor, a chocolate liquor. I did enjoy it but it is just too extreme to be something Id want to drink regularly as a digestive.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5909) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Traded by jp7161, thanks! Black with reddish reflect and almost no head. Aroma is of nail polish at first, but given some time it dissipates. Intense vanilla notes, wood, bourbon/rhum and chocolate. Really complex but Im not sure if im able to enjoy. Taste is heavily sweet with a lot of vanilla, bourbon, wood, chocolate and, of course, alcohol. Body is surprinsgly not too heavy. Sirupy. Warming/burning alcohol. Boozy. This beer is the antithesis of drinkability, but its expected at 19,5% abv. Weve splitted it 5-ways and we had too much of it... a 10-ways splits would have been more reasonable. Dont get me wrong, this beer is really complex and its not all bad... its even a "good" sipper, but thats too harsh for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (8823) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks! pours very dark brown withtout a head. nail polish (thankfully dissipating), vanilla, chocolate, maple, rum, bourbon, betty crockers cream cheese frosting, peppery-spicy, hint of acidity, cloying maple sweetness and booze?. flat carbonation, full body - syrupy, boozy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Batch 1. Smells like vanilla caramel cake frosting. Chocolatey? Yes. Boozy? Absolutely. Vanilla bomb on the palate. Seriously, frosting galore. Clearly superior to batch 2 (2012), this stuff is glorious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Batch 1, thanks to Dave S. Super dark brown pour with a small offwhite head. Huge bakers chocolate, cocoa nib, and brownie batter, giving way to luscious vanilla bourbon and fudge. Significantly better than batch 2 of its constituent base beer. Full body with low carbonation and a boozy finish. I like it.


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