Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by Gatch:
4.39/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Man this stuff is good. 10.6%, what? Really can't taste it, it's just a subtle spiciness at the end.
Pitch black. One of the darkest I've seen in the pour, not in the glass. It looks like any other stout, but that's expected. Big medium brown head.
Smell was of malt and molasses with a hint of chocolate.
So smooth. The chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee complimented each other so well.
Mouthfeel and drinkability were great. The chocolate and roasted malt stayed on the palate for a while after. After a few of these, you would be feeling pretty good. I need to pick up a few to age although nothing needs to be subdued because the flavors are not overwhelming as it is. Love this Imperial Stout.
Update 4/12/13: been five years since I've had this...second bottle of a 4-pack purchased at the end of 2012. 10.0% ABV. Definitely improved as far as depth of flavor but the body is still relatively light and easy drinking. Nose is quite strong, full of roasted malt, wood, and dark chocolate. Sweet but balanced and a great finish. A seriously good beer at a seriously good price.
9/7/13: Third bottle of the 4-pack from the Winter 12-13 bottling. Pours magnificently. Beautifully thick, creamy, frothy, medium brown head with plenty of lace and great retention. Nose is all roasted and chocolaty malt with a bit of spicy booze. Flavor and feel is so thick. Robust, roasty, charred, almost dark-earth-like. Seriously dark, deeply roasted malts and a bit of sweetness. Booze is very faint and contributes a warming sensation. This stuff is seriously delicious. But I must say...still a little hotter than I expected. I'm hoping the last bottle, which will be saved until the end of this year, will have the smoothness, sweetness, and lack of booze that I've been hoping for.
4th and final bottle of 4-pack consumed on 1/14/14. Now well over a year old. Gorgeous pour. Huge, frothy, sticky, medium brown head. Super mellow with massive malt, chocolate, and wood flavors. Nose and taste are spectacular. Still some booze present but it's only complementary at this point. Incredibly smooth with proper carbonation and a fantastic finish. As expected, this is the best bottle yet.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2007 03:05:48 | More by Gatch
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3.73/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
330ml bottle. Tulip glass. Pure black color headed by creamy foam. Brownish tan is lasting & leaves lacing on sides. Roasted malt & cocoa aromas with herbal hues. Bitter cocoa, hints of toffee & lavender at first sip. Full body. Soft carbonation. Viscous texture & subtle spicy to the palate. Bitterness grows up in the middle & lingers, attached to herbal infusion & creamy roasted maltiness, into the finish. Bitter cocoa on the aftertaste. ABV has been well camouflaged. Flavorful & nice drinkable!!
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 11:08:38 | More by GONZALOYANNA
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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