Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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4.21/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Winter 12-13 release.
A: Pours a nearly opaque, ruby-tinged black with 1/4 finger of tan head that dissipates quickly.
S: Big creamy chocolate aroma with a little hint of roastiness. Some sweetness of dark fruits is detectable but not easily identifiable.
T/M: A slight prickliness of carbonation alongside a fruity sweetness that is slightly tart up front leads into a smooth chocolate flavor. The rest of the sip is dominated by chocolate and roastiness, with the finish having a slight roasty bitterness. Alcohol is not strongly detectable, but there is a definite warming sensation from it after the sip. Mouthfeel is heavy but maybe a little thinner than I had expected, with low-to-moderate carbonation.
O: This is a really nice beer, but is honestly less chocolatey than I had expected from the name. I honestly get more creamy chocolate from Dark Horse's Plead the 5th. Which isn't a knock on this beer, but rather an observation about the expectations created from its name. Still very happy to be trying this -- I will gladly revisit it in the future.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2014 03:37:22 | More by jdhowe
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