Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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3.98/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
As promised, this is truly a black beer with a head that is slow to rise but kicks in with that famous cascading action. The head foams to a thick creamy dark chestnut that leaves copious amounts of lace as it recedes like a glacier, never completely melting away.
Chocolate malt fills the nose. Roasted malt is less pronounced than others of this style. Plums, some bourbon, prunes, raspberries, cigar tobacco, and coffee, even surprisingly a little mint in the background.
The roasted malts are much more substantial than in the aroma, bordering on a burnt quality and contributing lots of bitterness. Chocolate is more that of nibs, while the berries are still present. There is a hint of tartness that lasts long into the finish and becomes more lively as this beer warms in the pint glass.
This stout is fuller with a thicker body than expected. It is slick, then creamy with a fair presence of drying alcohol that otherwise would allow this to be overly sweet. Light carbonation.
This beer is more suited to be consumed with a meal but will work with reading or conversation. Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout would also pair well with a cigar.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2012 22:34:18 | More by SLeffler27
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