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 it’s black tuesday characteristics. Extremely smooth and easy to drink. One of the best beers I have ever had. 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. 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. ffbot (420) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Pour is an almost Crystal still black with a tiny ring of tan. Smell of leather, smoke, chocolate, prune, fruit, dark fruit cake, and dense muffin. Taste follows, chocolate gooey fruity muffin, huge butter and caramel notes. Deep and balances with ample boozyness 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. I’ve 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.
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. Dr_MedievAle (214) - 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. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Dstructo! Bad ass share my friend! Black pour, brown head. And holy crap if this beer doesn’t smell and tast just like cocoa puffs. And I love me some cocoa puffs. Much different from Black Tuesday and easier to drink. Delicious. DesertDevil (699) - 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 I’ve ever tried (after Southern Tier’s Creme Brulee Stout). Unlike the 2012 vintage, the beer doesn’t 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 it’s still a boozy beast, this vintage isn’t as hot as previous releases. Overall, just freakin’ gorgeous. tgncc (3132) - 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.