Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by LeRose:
4.38/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This was my first Russian Imperial Stout.
Appearance - dark, almost black.Thick, creamy head that persisted to the bottom of the glass. Foam was pleasantly dark colored.
Aroma - the alcohol hit first, then malty/chocolaty, then a hit of smokiness and possibly a hint of anise/licorice note.
Drinking - expected heavy mouthfeel and found it surprisingly refreshing and clean. Slight bitter hit at the end. Complex flavors - a little chocolate, definite malts, maybe a hint of vanilla that wasn't in the aroma (for me). Not as "hevay" overall as I expected, but a very pleasant, drinkable beer.
Enjoyable and I will purchase more (to me, that is the real test).
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2011 23:03:48 | More by LeRose
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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
93 out of 100 based on 5,373 ratings.