Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by JamesMN:
4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
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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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
93 out of 100 based on 5,106 ratings.