Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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3.9/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I have had the pleasure of sipping this creation down since the mid 90's and have no idea how much Garrett has tweaked the recipe over the years but I'm still a fond fan.
A: Poured black with tints of ruby around the corners but overall almost "jet" black creating a dark tan massive two finger plus sticky head with nickle size shavings of lace giving you a wee peak on the abv en route.
S: Nose is sweet dark roasted malts, chocolate of course, followed by coffee and if there were hops, I didn't whiff 'em.
T: Initial bittersweet dark chocolate candy bars to my sheer delight, however the ABV cannot be hidden and unless you enjoy heavies, this will be hard to handle. Burnt malts and toasted bread comes afterward. Improves with warming no doubt and I recommend taking your time on the initial sip to enjoy the inner complexities like the dark fruit which helped me find the hops buried underneath it all.
M: Very thick, dry finish, wonderfully rich and smooth, but a tad astringency .
D: Not the best in the style, however not too shabby. Imperial is clearly defined for this brew and perhaps some masking of the ABV may be in order to smoothen the rough edges.
Serving type: on-tap
02-09-2009 01:19:22 | More by Brianmerrilyn
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