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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,201 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5201
Reviews: 2622
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%


Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000)
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Reviews by droomyster:
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droomyster

Virginia

4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black as night with one finger of tan head with good (but not great) retention. Aromas of sweet roastiness and lots of very dark chocolate, but with a good amount of alcohol holding it back from perfection. Flavor-wise, the alcohol constitutes no such problem. If anything, the high abv helps carry this multi-layered masterpiece to every last taste receptor. Super full body is very creamy and smooth. Rich, concentrated beer whose full nature takes nearly a minute to completely unfold after sipping. A great value. Beautiful stuff.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 03:04:24 | More by droomyster
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British Columbia (Canada)

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BumpyAZ

New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 266 3

A: Ink black with about 1 inch of tan foamy , lacey head with moderate retention.

S: Predominately dark chocolate, hints of roasted malt, maybe a pinch of dark fruit.

T: dark bakers chocolate, roasted malt, finishes with some coffee like bitterness

M: Thick and creamy, really coats the mouth. Slightly dry, minimal carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 04:38:46 | More by BumpyAZ
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black as night, creamy tan head very small but not a distraction.

Smell: Smells of chocolate, very nice.

Taste; Feels thick and hints of chocolate, slightly bitter but not overwelming, ends with chocolate notes.

Mouthfell: Again feels thick and very balanced on the tongue.

Overall: I like this beer, waith let me take another sip, ok, I like it well balanced low bitterness, with strong hints of chocolate, and with a ABV of 10% its not your Mcdonalds shake

Serving type: bottle

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New Jersey

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Indiana

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New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Ohio

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Massachusetts

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Ohio

4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - pours nice and dark forming a very small head which ran away quick. No doubt has the look of other great stouts.
S - chocolate dominates the nose.
T - dark chocolate up front tasted great. The finish is more dark chocolate and burnt coffee with a touch of charred wood.
M - coats the palate well and lingers for some time after a sample.
O - above average stout that should age well.

Serving type: bottle

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lochef81

Michigan

4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is my next in a line of RIS I've been tasting before the brutal michigan winter finally winds down. The pour is quite handsome with a near black body and dark tan head. The head lasts well into the pour and when it does give way it leaves a very nice film and silky tan lacing. The nose is a little unremarkable with subtle notes of dark chocolate (duh), coffee, burnt sugar, and rroasted prunes, figs, and dates. The mouthfeel is coating and slightly sticky., but strictly in the best of ways. The flavor greatly triumphs over the aroma. It is a deep and rich blend of Belgian dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, burnt fruits, and deeply roasted malts. This is an incredibly robust and delicious beer. While not my favorite Russian Imperial, this is without a doubt, a stout that I would come back to anytime. The beautiful bitterness of coffee and burnt sugar last in the mouth for hours after the beer is finished. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

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Pennsylvania

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SHODriver

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from winter 11-12

A: poured into a snifter to a deep black with a finger of dense tan head that fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass
S: on the nose we have bitter dark chocolate, slight roast malt, and a hint of espresso. lots of chocolate on the nose though
T: taste is dark chocolate, roasted malt, slight burnt sugar, more chocolate, and coffee. Swallow brings more chocolate, some roasted malt, coffee, and some slight charred wood flavor
M: sinfully smooth and velvety with a full mouthfeel. Carbonation is there but struggles to burst through the viscous brew and the beer has a drying finish
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Serving type: bottle

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