Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by JamesMN:
4.5/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Completely opaque black liquid with a modest one finger light brown head that head quickly dissipated. Leaves some lacing.
Aroma: Classic RIS nose. Lots of dark malts and a hint of alcohol. Roasted notes. Not getting much more chocolate than a usual RIS.
Taste: The first sip is a sensory experience that only this style can provide. Completely robust and flavorful. You simultaneously get dark roasted chocolate, black coffee, currants or other dried fruits, and a subtle earthy hop presence. The hop profile and resulting IBUs work very well to cut through the heaviness of the malt bill and give a brightness to the palate among all the darkness. Don't taste any of the 10% ABV but feel a nice warmth after each sip. Finish is bitter and dry. My only complaint is that the chocolate isn't as present as I thought it would be based on the name.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and highly drinkable for the style. Full to thick in body.
Final Thoughts: A near perfect beer and great representation of the style. The chocolate is not emphasized as much as I thought it would be but that's really it's only fault. Would I drink it again? Yes, cellaring a few for anytime the need arises.
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2012 23:58:26 | More by JamesMN
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