Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by davod23:
4.3/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5
This bottle is about three years old. Poured into a Bruery tulip.
This is pretty. Very dark, near-black, with a cascading tan head that culminates at about two fingers. The head recedes to a thin cap, but a swirl causes it to stir from its slumber. Tilting the glass results in a slow ascension of the head to the top of the beer. Very, very nice.
Smell is good, though not great. Perhaps I have been spoiled by barrel-aged brews and other massive stouts. Dark chocolate, some roasted coffee notes, slight anise. The booze is completely hidden, which is impressive. This aroma is just not as aggressive as I'd like to have in a big stout.
The taste is nice though. Bitter, dark chocolate, roast, coffee, toasted malt in perfect balance. Booze is nonexistent. This is slightly sweet, but is balanced by the roasted coffee bitterness on the tail end. This is nearly 11%? That's almost unbelievable. Well done, Brooklyn.
Mouthfeel is okay. Medium-bodied for an imperial stout. I honestly wish that it was a bit more viscous. This is fine, but damn, if this was a bit thicker I would be a much happier drinker right now. Appropriate level of carbonation, finishes reasonably dry.
Drinkability is off the charts. Seriously, I could drink gallons of this stuff. It's very tasty and very balanced - the moderate level of sweetness and the dryness of the finish would allow for copious amounts of ingestion. I don't know that I've had an imperial stout of this strength with greater drinkability than this one.
Quite good, and considering its price and ubiquity, is a great buy. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
09-08-2010 02:09:28 | More by davod23
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