Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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4.38/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Single bottle (brewed in 2009-10 season) poured into a tumbler.
Appearance: Poured a 1/4" thick head that died down a bit to form a persistent thin foam across the top of the beer with plenty of thick strands of lacing as I drank it down. Quite black, but not inky dark. You can just make out some brown at the edges of the glass when held up to the light, but just barely.
Smell: Starts off chocolate (almost cocoa like) but then you get a strong raisin and maybe just a hint of spice (cinnamon?) at the end. Can't place what is at the end, but the whole thing is quite appetizing.
Taste: Starts off tasting like a chocolate covered espresso bean, but with some alcohol notes at the end. It's like drinking a chocolate liquor at times, but more satisfying in a swig than a sip. Really quite impressive.
Mouthfeel: Just a hint of carbonation on the tongue, and quite creamy and smooth. A pleasant thickness.
Drinkability: I view this a desert beer at its finest. You could have it with a meal (like a burger and milkshake type of thing) but I think you want this to end the meal on a good note. The alcohol content is too high to have more than one though. Still, I quite enjoyed it.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2010 23:29:55 | More by damndirtyape
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