Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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3.35/5 rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck bottle with "Limited Bottling - Winter '00-'01".
Appearance: Ink black with a light brown and quite impressive lace that retains like a champ.
Smell: Dark chocolate covered espresso beans and a mild ripe prune fruitiness.
Taste: Full bodied and very smooth, a tangled mesh of dark roasted coffee and dark unsweetened chocolate. Hops are vague amongst the roasted barley bitterness, some sweetness prevails with a fruitiness attached of prunes. Roasted and chocolate flavours linger just about forever. Alcohol is certainly there with its feeling of warmth to the throat and chest.
Notes: Layered and complex, a strong foothold on the taste buds with the roasted character. This brew will get even better towards the end of the winter with some age.
Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck bottle with "Limited Bottling - Winter '99-'00".
Appearance: Close to pitch black, thick and creamy tan lace with a sufficient head retention.
Smell: Fusel alcohols near to a cooking sherry aroma, twang of roasted and charcoal in the nose also.
Taste: Massively creamy with a thick bold body or malt that is close to being syrupy. Smoothness is quite incredible. Burnt fruit and some fusel alcohols give a twang and kick respectively. Roasted flavours are intact with a slight acidic flavour that melds well with the fruitiness. Alcohols are a bit too much and tell you in one way or another to respect the brew. Hops are faded and a touch herbal / leafy in flavour amongst the roasted prowess. Vagueness of wet paper shows a touch of age from oxidation, not in a bad way though.
Notes: Best consumed at cellar temperature, alcohols are a bit too much and if the oxidation could hold out for a year or more this beer will mellow out to be a great vintage brew.
Serving type: bottle
11-19-2001 22:55:32 | More by Jason
4.8/5 rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
An incredibly tasty and powerful stout. Best use of chocolate malt that I've ever seen for the style. It's high alcohol and rich flavours also make it a perfect canditate for aging. Have a 99-00 that I am waiting to review. Yummy stuff.
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2000 23:44:44 | More by Todd
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