95pointsThe Bruery Chocolate Rain 2019 Release

An imperial stout aged in Bourbon barrels with cacao nibs from San Francisco-based TCHO chocolatier and vanilla beans, this beer is like a warm, cozy sweater for your palate. It's no wallflower, with noticeable warmth from first sniff to last sip and oodles of bold, rich flavors of so many forms of chocolate, from sauce to brownie batter to bittersweet cocoa on the enduring finish, as well as accents of licorice, raspberry sauce, booze-soaked fig and red berries. It's slick and smooth in feel, with soft carbonation and a toasty, slightly spicy finish, redolent of peppery Bourbon-soaked oak, roasted nuts and char. Best enjoyed with friends. Lauren Buzzeo

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    750 ml
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    American Double/Imperial Stout
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