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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (16651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2012 2011 Vintage. 750mL bottle, pours pitch black with a thin tan head. Aroma of cocoa nibs upfront, vanilla beans, bourbon barrels, molasses - the liqueur notes are taken away by the cocoa and vanilla, hinting that the overly cloying sweetness of Black Tuesday will not be as present. Flavour confirms this, which, while being very similar to the flavour profile as Black Tuesday, is less cloying, with molasses, vanilla, dark fruits and lots of hot boozy bourbon. A lot more balanced than BT - not as cloying though still stupidly sweet. A diabetes bomb. Nasty boozy, cloyingly sweet ridiculousness. Overhyped and overrated. Most raters are on crack on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jamuligan (11) - Jamul, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle was a little hot. Sweet notes were a bit overpowering. Nice aftertaste. Lots of alcohol. Great nose. Nice finish. If I had another bottle, I'd let it sit awhile. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (17970) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, milk chocolate, vanilla, alcohol and hops. Oily palate and very warming.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7848) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2012
"CHOCOLATE RAIN." Thanks for whoever was the guy who brought this one on by. This was a boozy, vanilla, chocolate syrup smelling beer. Poured a medium dark, close to black but not quite, color with a tan head. Flavor was about the same, heavy chocolate notes (milk chocolate, not chocolate malts) with a vanilla extract note. Alcohol is most certainly there, boozy, but not terribly boozy like some high ABV beers Ive had. Glad I tried it, but... theres no way this can be consumed with any less than 6 people.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2012
pour is dark chestnut brown with very little thin light tan head. The nose is huge, faint notes of chocolate, cloying sweetness, light ash note, tons of booze and a complete mess. The taste is almost as bad. The booze is overpowering, the sweetness is insanely high, it is completely unintegrated, the faint notes of actual malt body are completely blanketed by the huge abv and under attenuation. It is a burnt sugary mess. The body is thick and heavy, high carbonation. The burn and finish are similar to straight liquor mixed with pure sugar.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Tepid mud brown, some large brown gravity bubbles. Nost is ethanol and hershey, hot and cloying, totally offensive in each of the contradictory elements. Flavor the same. What a fucking mess, synthetic and imbalanced, no sign of quality, balance, or even brewing. Hershey shots taste better. And as Chris put... "This is what was intended. This is at its peak."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Borresteijn (6816) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2012
75cl Bottle at AHBS. Black, brown head. Aroma of chocolate sprinkles, coffee, moccha, hard roasted malts, bourbon, cocoa, vanilla, coconut. Flavour is sweet, cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, cognac and bourbon, hard roasted malts, coffee, more chocolate, light bitter finish with a little booze. Fullbodied, thick fat mouthfeel. Great and glorious stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JAXSON (601) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
Nose is tar, ash, mega sweet chocolate syrup. Charred pavement tar. Mouth is ultra sweet chocolate syrup with a finish of ashed, charred pavement. Not trying to be a dick here, but what do people see in this? Thanks for this -whal tick Chris.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2012
UPDATED: APR 17, 2012 Bottle; Pour is dark brown with a mild mannered khaki head in this glass; the retention is light, with non existent lacing. The nose is cooca, vanilla, molasses, caramel, and booze honestly. The flavor profile was really impressive out of the gate. It wasnt initially boozy, but it was very heavy on the cocoa nibs and vanilla near the finish. What I found is that the booze came through later, though. The malt profile is dominant; more caramel, molasses, cocoa nibs, vanilla, dark fruits, booziness... biscuits.... light bitterness. Wow. This is quite the experience - Very nice for what it is

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 10, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

ABV: 18.5%. Hazy matt dark brown colour with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocoalte, wood, coconut, bourbon, moderate caramel. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, alcohol, chocolate, wood. Body is medium, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20120322]

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