Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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3.8/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
One of Brooklyn's winter seasonals. I have had this one in the past, but never really cared much for it. Lets see if my opinion has changed within the past year.
A: Pours a pitch black color. Head is minimal, and lacing is non-existant. Looks pretty typical for a stout.
S/T: The aroma stings the nose slightly with its alcohol presence. Along with the alcohol, slight chocolate and caramel notes are present. The taste is much more satisfying than the aroma. Alcohol is present in the taste, but only becomes bothersome when paired with food, in my case a chocolate-pretzel bar. Chocolate, caramel, molasses, and a nice roasted malt backing are all there in full-force. A little harsh due to the alcohol, which remains upfront and not blended in with the rest of the flavors. Better than I remember, but not the best stout available.
M/D: Mouthfeel is full-bodied and creamy. The alcohol kind of hurts the drinkablility somewhat. Definetly a sipping beer.
Without a doubt, this is the best beer in the Brooklyn lineup that I have tried. While what is here is very good, there is room for improvement. Worth picking up, and is a great value for what you get.
Serving type: bottle
11-29-2009 18:08:38 | More by OldSchoolGamer
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