Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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4.35/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours black as tar with a little bit of dark brown head that reduces but hangs around and leaves nice lacing.
Wonderful dark roasted malt aroma, the dark chocolate really comes through but is offset by a malt bitterness, some cocoa, balanced very well.
The roasted malt dominates, of course, it has a very pure dark roast clarity to the flavor. The chocolate fills out the middle of the body, giving a little sweetness, but then the cocoa kicks in and bitters things up again for the finish.
Cocoa lingers in the aftertaste, created by the roasted quality, but the body finishes fairly clean. The ABV is a little apparent in the aftertaste, which is probably what washed the palate dry, but it's not estery or boozey like most 10% brews.
Absolutely wonderful brew, easy to drink for such potent characteristics, a little creamy but not too much, this is one of my favorite RIS's.
[Hooray for being the 2011'th review! Just in time for the new year...]
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2010 02:47:10 | More by Thanby
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