Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by TheycallmeTim:
3.73/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into an oversized stemless wine glass.
Brooklyn BCS pours up a thick, almost wet looking, black crude oil. Pretty much opaque, with just a hint of garnet when held to light. Head is the darkest I've ever seen on a beer, and roughly the color of some porters or brown ales I've had. Seriously dark espresso foam on this, maybe half a finger that holds nicely. This sucker also pours /out/ distinctively, as this stuff is viscous--it's not accident it conjures up analogies to oil. Yowza.
S--Very vinous, fortified winey, like port or its close cousin madeira. There are also some toffee notes and a bit of bitter chocolate.
T--Much like the nose: lots of warming alcohol that rounds out with wine notes and, to me, a little dark chocolate but much more black coffee, or espresso. Big, big beer, that does not bother hiding the liquor punch. Finish is bitter and a little like looking on the Montana horizon--in a word, neverending. Just lasts and lasts, and if it's a little warmer not only does the toffee come out, but also some raisins and, most of all, bitter roasted malt. Finish is the best part, as it's complex. Up til that point this beer is just big and boozy, which I'm guessing would change for the better with some aging. Have you ever had goobers? Imagine goobers that use dark chocolate instead of milk chocoate and dunked in coffee and kahlua. That's how this tastes to me.
M&D--Mouthfeel is excellent, silky velvety mongrammed Barry white sheets. Drinkability? Who cares. It's winter, so let's warm up. Not something you'd wanna drink before Christmas or after St. Patrick's day, but in that window it makes the snow shine a little brighter in the sun.
I like this beer, but I don't love it. It may be my unfamiliarity with the style, or my nagging sense that Brooklyn brews big beers rather than better ones. Often I feel like they're high end offerings gimme a black eye. But then again, I need to try more of their standard year-round stuff to be able to judge better.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2009 02:37:46 | More by TheycallmeTim
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4.31/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had this poured into a stout glass. After a few sips I decided this was my favorite beer I've tried to date from Brooklyn. Dark chocolate color to match both the flavor and the aroma. Generous tannish-brown head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee beans. Incredibly smooth mouthfeel and medium body for a stout. Obvious chocolate flavor, great winter after dinner beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 02:57:10 | More by MarkQ617
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,099 ratings.