1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,197 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5197
Reviews: 2621
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%


Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000)
View: Beers (67) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 5,197 | Reviews: 2,621 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ElizabethCraig:
Photo of ElizabethCraig
ElizabethCraig

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

Split a bottle of this with my husband on 10/1/2011.

Lets start this review with my kind of apology/explanation.

I really do like stouts! I don't always like Russian Imperial Stouts, but generally I do like stouts!

Really!

Ok, here goes:

The appearance was dark black with a slightly tan head. There was more head in my husband's sample glass than in mine, but that happens sometimes.

Scent: dark, acrid, slightly sour. I'm slightly concerned at this point, but my mind is still open.

Sigh, the taste is where I just didn't get it.

Dark dry and musty that fades to a dark very acrid/burnt chocolate. Ends slightly sour on my palate. Not sweet, not sour, really *ashy* like extremely charred coffee.

Body is medium to rich. Very nice texture to it.

I'm not a fan of this beer at all. When I drink overly dark roasted poor quality coffee, I start getting pain in my hands and knees (my bad spots) and this beer flared up these tender/painful points just like overly charred poor quality coffee.

I'm not giving up on the style since generally I like stouts and I like some RIS's, but this is not the beer for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 17:05:11 | More by ElizabethCraig
More User Reviews:
Photo of MooseBoose
MooseBoose

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-20-2014 04:22:35 | More by MooseBoose
Photo of Shawnspl
Shawnspl

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-19-2014 12:56:10 | More by Shawnspl
Photo of Hrdqore
Hrdqore

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-19-2014 02:49:14 | More by Hrdqore
Photo of bleedsblu
bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black as night, creamy tan head very small but not a distraction.

Smell: Smells of chocolate, very nice.

Taste; Feels thick and hints of chocolate, slightly bitter but not overwelming, ends with chocolate notes.

Mouthfell: Again feels thick and very balanced on the tongue.

Overall: I like this beer, waith let me take another sip, ok, I like it well balanced low bitterness, with strong hints of chocolate, and with a ABV of 10% its not your Mcdonalds shake

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 23:39:30 | More by bleedsblu
Photo of vermilcj
vermilcj

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-18-2014 13:19:00 | More by vermilcj
Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

04-18-2014 05:40:29 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
Photo of needMIbeerinMD
needMIbeerinMD

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-17-2014 18:49:14 | More by needMIbeerinMD
Photo of brauseboof
brauseboof

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-16-2014 23:48:24 | More by brauseboof
Photo of ramrod666
ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-16-2014 19:31:43 | More by ramrod666
Photo of rogerdandy
rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-16-2014 14:13:44 | More by rogerdandy
Photo of tmarretti
tmarretti

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-16-2014 01:59:04 | More by tmarretti
Photo of Bnjmnlws
Bnjmnlws

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-15-2014 16:16:15 | More by Bnjmnlws
Photo of Gaddabble
Gaddabble

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-13-2014 17:35:21 | More by Gaddabble
Photo of Dougish
Dougish

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-11-2014 21:21:52 | More by Dougish
Photo of beerasaurusrex
beerasaurusrex

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-11-2014 11:45:56 | More by beerasaurusrex
Photo of toppoop
toppoop

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - pours nice and dark forming a very small head which ran away quick. No doubt has the look of other great stouts.
S - chocolate dominates the nose.
T - dark chocolate up front tasted great. The finish is more dark chocolate and burnt coffee with a touch of charred wood.
M - coats the palate well and lingers for some time after a sample.
O - above average stout that should age well.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 00:32:46 | More by toppoop
Photo of Booner818
Booner818

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-10-2014 06:24:00 | More by Booner818
Photo of lochef81
lochef81

Michigan

4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is my next in a line of RIS I've been tasting before the brutal michigan winter finally winds down. The pour is quite handsome with a near black body and dark tan head. The head lasts well into the pour and when it does give way it leaves a very nice film and silky tan lacing. The nose is a little unremarkable with subtle notes of dark chocolate (duh), coffee, burnt sugar, and rroasted prunes, figs, and dates. The mouthfeel is coating and slightly sticky., but strictly in the best of ways. The flavor greatly triumphs over the aroma. It is a deep and rich blend of Belgian dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, burnt fruits, and deeply roasted malts. This is an incredibly robust and delicious beer. While not my favorite Russian Imperial, this is without a doubt, a stout that I would come back to anytime. The beautiful bitterness of coffee and burnt sugar last in the mouth for hours after the beer is finished. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 03:51:04 | More by lochef81
Photo of JimmyAloysius
JimmyAloysius

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-09-2014 15:46:43 | More by JimmyAloysius
Photo of SHODriver
SHODriver

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from winter 11-12

A: poured into a snifter to a deep black with a finger of dense tan head that fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass
S: on the nose we have bitter dark chocolate, slight roast malt, and a hint of espresso. lots of chocolate on the nose though
T: taste is dark chocolate, roasted malt, slight burnt sugar, more chocolate, and coffee. Swallow brings more chocolate, some roasted malt, coffee, and some slight charred wood flavor
M: sinfully smooth and velvety with a full mouthfeel. Carbonation is there but struggles to burst through the viscous brew and the beer has a drying finish
O: This beer is fantastic. It has smoothness, complexity and good flavors. It aged gracefully and drinks divinely. It just doesn't get much better.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 05:53:58 | More by SHODriver
Photo of spazx
spazx

New York

5/5  rDev +20.5%

04-09-2014 01:57:55 | More by spazx
Photo of zdogix
zdogix

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

04-09-2014 01:53:15 | More by zdogix
Photo of TLA
TLA

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-09-2014 00:48:26 | More by TLA
Photo of damngoode
damngoode

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

04-08-2014 02:48:37 | More by damngoode
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,197 ratings.