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Chocolate Rain (2017)

If you aren’t already familiar with Chocolate Rain, it’s time to get to know her, because she’s about to become your best friend. Originally created as a single cask conditioned version of our Black Tuesday imperial stout for one of our release parties several years ago, Chocolate Rain has now taken on a life of her own. The base beer is a select few bourbon barrels of our imperial stout that can range anywhere from 16-21% in alcohol. Once those barrels are chosen, we spend an entire day slicing fresh vanilla beans to add to those barrels along with cacao nibs that are sourced by San Francisco based TCHO chocolatier. After a few months soaking up those rich, dessert-like flavors, the barrels are blended to taste and the result is one of the most decadent beers that we make. Rich in chocolate, vanilla, oak and bourbon, it truly puts the ‘imperial’ in imperial stout.

While the bottled variation was first released in 2011, this beer was served on cask at our Black Tuesday celebrations beginning in 2009.

Food Pairing

Cacao nib gelato, Sartori Peppermint BellaVitano cheese, roasted pecans, cocoa chili-rubbed tenderloin. History quickly crashing through your veins.

Tags:

american style beers
beers brewed with cacao nibs
beers brewed with vanilla beans
Bourbon Barrel Aged
Reserve Society Exclusive

Brew Info

  • ABV:19.6%
  • IBU:0
  • SRM:0
  • Release:2017