Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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4.4/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottled 2010. Poured into Crate&Barrel tulip (Oh yeah!)
As I crack it, I'm standing about two feet above the neck of the bottle and I instantly smell tinges of alcohol wafting from the top of it. Mmmm....
Dark as night. Terrible simile. I don't care. Hardly any head, but what's there retains its small splendor.
Coffee, chocolate, malty as hell, and mild alcohol as I really get the nostrils in there.
This stuff is THICK.
WOW. Oh man. I bet this stuff would be splendidly smooth with a little age on it. As it stands, this is as fresh of a bottle as one can get. But it's still spectacular. Premium dark chocolate mixed with a tinge of hazelnuts and finished with some warming dark liquer. I feel as though I'm drinking royalty.
The beer itself looks so elegant residing in my tulip, I almost don't want to drink another sip. But after each, the resounding chocolatey aftertaste implores me to do so.
I'm trying to drink this stuff slow to explore the complexities of it as it warms, but it's so hard to take my time. This really is what an RIS should be, in my opinion. It's not overly-heavy, adding to its drinkability...and its lack of intimidation. But it's so extravagant on top of that. I really do love this beer.
I'm glad that I only have this twelve-ouncer here in front of me. I'm not even halfway through, and I feel myself slowing down. This is no slight to the taste; it's just heavier than I expected, and hitting me with a great deal of oomph. But keep the abuse coming, BBCS. I love it when you tie me up and talk dirty to me. Is that the alcohol talking? At ten percent, it just might be...
This is the "Everyman's Russian Imperial Stout." Prior to this relatively inexpensive brew, I didn't know if such a beer existed. This baby has proven me wrong, and changed my opinions of all that it is to be an RIS. If you don't have this beer readily available in your area, seek it out! You must have a taste of this glorious stuff.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2011 00:19:34 | More by Chadpaq
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