Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.35/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Many thanks to mdagnew for this bottle
355ml bottle, served very slightly chilled in a Dobbelen wide bowled tulip
06/07 bottling, 10.6%abv
Pours with an almost pitch black, fairly thick and viscous body. Tight inch thick dark tan head, acres of thick stick lacing up and down the glass
Smell, thick rich dark chocolate (70%-80% cocoa), powdered drinking chocolate, vanillia pods, some eastern spice, slight hint of cinnamon and very slight hint of star anise. Rich sticky honey glazed dried fruit, chocolate steamed pudding. A few estery alcoholic vapours warm the nose, some brandy and sherry hints also.
Taste, crisp smooth roasted malt, super dark chocolate and espresso like bitterness. Some burnt sugar character, Fresh american hops, chocolate malt, slightly boozy rich bitterness with a finish of fresh vanilla and rich chocolate ice cream. Sweet esters of fresh fruit, prunes and raisins. Some aggressive chocolate tinged alcohol on the finish (similar to a good Irish whiskey like Redbreast 12), a slight vinous quality at the end also.
A big bold aggressive stout. The black chocolate is a fitting name as it really contains an awfully lot of rich dark chocolate aroma and flavour. There is enough alcohol present to highlight the fact that this is a big beer and thus drinkability suffers slightly, however the alcohol never detracts from the depth of flavour in this superb beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2007 18:50:31 | More by cypressbob
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