Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by Craigory:
4.08/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Winter 2012-2013 release, poured from a 12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.
A-- Pours thick and black, with a one-finger mocha head. The head recedes pretty quickly, leaving a thin ring on top of the beer. There's just a wee bit of spotty lacing. Standard appearance for an RIS.
S-- Lots of bittersweet chocolate on the nose, along with some burnt malt and a little alcohol. Pretty sweet-smelling, overall.
T-- Typical roasted malt and slight alcohol astringency that you get with many RIS offerings, but with a good bit of chocolate to boot. Brooklyn does not, I believe, use any actual chocolate sources or flavorings; all the chocolate flavor is coming from the malts. A little bitterness lingers on the tongue when each sip is done.
M-- Medium bodied, moderate carbonation; with a beer this black and chocolate-y, I'd appreciate something a bit more thick and chewy. Still, it feels (as well as tastes) good.
O-- Not the best RIS out there, by far, but a nice winter seasonal. Amongst all the other stouts flooding the market this time of year (a good thing!), Brooklyn Black Chocolate does stand out by getting so much chocolate flavor out of the malts. It's also a great value, and pretty easy to get a hold of in my area.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2013 23:06:58 | More by Craigory
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
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