Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by Beerandboards:
3.73/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint
Appearance is black black black. Tiny crown of tan foam on top. Not sure what else you could ask for.
Smell is a little muted. Mostly dark chocolate, toast, some nutty notes.
Taste, lead is heavy bitter to bitter sweet chocolate. Then it fades into, well, sort of a mess. Not bad by any means but I really can't pick anything out. It's a soup of stout flavors fighting each other. I had no problem drinking it, actually quite easy drinking, but it seemed a bit messy.
Mouthfeel is top notch. Thick, rich, optimal carbonation. This aspect really manage to make up for the messy palate and makes it very easy to drink.
Overall - although it's not really complex stout, it seems that this one would benefit from some age to let the flavors figure themselves out. I liked it, I would even recommend people try it, just didn't love it. I'll revisit this in a year or two.
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2012 23:55:16 | More by Beerandboards
More User Reviews:
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
93 out of 100 based on 5,374 ratings.