Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by Richardbeerlover:
3.18/5 rDev -23.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
When a beer says chocolate I expect chocolate. This one has no chocolate taste whatsoever. Is it dark like chocolate? Yes. Does it smell like chocolate ? Very slightly. Does it taste like chocolate ? Not at all. No sweetness at all. Now if Brooklyn is trying to market this beer as "chocolate" based solely on the fact that this beer is dark like chocolate that is fine. But I was disappointed that there was not much chocolate taste at all especially compared to Young's or Smith's. Not sure why it's rated so highly.
The 10% ABV however is fantastic. You can taste the strength of the alcohol and is the redeeming quality of this beer for me.
Drank my second bottle a few weeks after my initial review. The chocolate is more prevalent now and so is the dark coffee flavor. A bit sweeter than I remembered. I'm liking this beer now! Still not as good as Samuel Smith's but really holds it's own in its own special way.
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2013 03:46:35 | More by Richardbeerlover
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4.15/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
$ 2.49/12 oz bottle at Vintage Estates in Boardman, OH
Bottled winter 13-14 at cellar temp into snifter
Aroma of chocolate and alcohol
Head small (1.5 cm), medium brown, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring and broken layer
Lacing poor – occasional small island and atoll of small bubbles
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor of bitter chocolate which ends with a whiff of alcohol; no malt, no hops, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, creamy, carbonation soft
A very good chocolate stout which hides the 10% ABV well. This is one which definitely could sneak up on you. The rapidly disappearing head and scanty lacing detract from the appearance.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 13:48:18 | More by Ozzylizard
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,453 ratings.