Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by BeardedRiker:
4.22/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The most recent brews I've had from Brooklyn Brewing Co. have been their #1 and #2 ales. The Local #1 was really good and the #2 was up there too even though I'm not the biggest Belgian fan. This time I picked up their Black Chocolate Stout. It's getting cooler and darker outside every successive day, so I, and everyone else, need to be drinking beers for the season. Most chocolate stouts I've had are decent but not great. Most sacrifice overall flavor and robustness for the chocolate flavor. No me gusta. Anyway, that's enough NOT talking about the Black Chocolate Stout!
As Charles Barkley says, "Lemme tell ya sumthin", I knew this would be a good beer as soon as I poured it and my nose became tingled by the chocolaty, roasty, liquorice aroma.
Color is like a very dark chocolate and it turns a lighter brown/chocolate color around the edges when put up to light. The head on it was frothy and tan. A thin film of frothiness stays for awhile on top of the beer.
Unlike most other chocolate stouts I've had, this one has a more cocoa chocolate taste to it. It's not too sweet. It's actually got quite a bit of bitterness that took me awhile to understand and get used to, but the overall flavor is pretty good. At first tasting you are hit with the chocolate bitterness and alcohol. The bitterness later on is balanced with the sweeter chocolate and a roasty coffee flavor as well. I'd prefer that there be less chocolate/coffee bitterness at the beginning, but this is one of the better chocolate stouts I've had.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2011 19:15:15 | More by BeardedRiker
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4.19/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into KBS snifter, bottled in 2013. Bottle stored in cellar then briefly refrigerated prior to opening. Pours a beautiful jet black and forms a two inch foamy head that's beige in color. The head ultimately settles into a thin ring around the glass.
The nose is French roast coffee and milk chocolate, quite inviting. There's also a strong roasted malt aroma, followed by a spicy presence that hints of nutmeg. The taste is quite similar to its nose, bitter mocha, sweet molasses and roasted malt, fudge and spicy (chile ancho and nutmeg).
The mouthfeel of this beer is quite pleasant, almost no carbonation present which in my opinion helps savour the beer even better.
Overall - very excited to discover this beer, its quite enjoyable and hides the 10% ABV extremely well. Its sweet yet no overwhelmingly so and all of its flavors are well balanced.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 21:55:33 | More by HoppySeb
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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