Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by bkilpatr:
3.9/5 rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an Ommegang chalice. 01/02/09. Winter 08-09 version.
Pours nearly pitch black with about on finger of dense dark brown head. The head stayed around for nearly forever, and left some nice lacing around the glass. This is a very beautiful beer. Aroma is full of dark roasted malt and dark chocolate, with a hint of coffee.
Taste starts with heavily roasted malt and plenty of dark chocolate. Some caramel, vanilla, milk chocolate, and hints of dark fruits and cherry. Slightly sweet up front with a nice bitter dark chocolate finish. A hint of hops in the finish as well. The alcohol is pretty well hidden in the taste, but still noticeable. Overall, the taste is heavy on the roasted and bitter side.
Feel is smooth and creamy with ample carbonation. It's full-bodied and slightly heavy. Slight warming from the alcohol. Drinkability is decent for a heavy beer and the alcohol is fairly well-hidden.
Overall, a pretty tasty beer. A bit rough while fresh though and would probably benefit from a bit of age. Definitely worth a try though.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2009 04:48:10 | More by bkilpatr
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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.