Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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4.58/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Smells of strong, dark sugars--deeply caramelized turbinado sugar and molasses, primarily--with a slightly yeasty, grainy scent.
On the tongue, there's a two-pronged attack between sugars and heavily roasted, bitter flavors, which seem to consider your tastebuds as ground zero for the most tasty carnage you'll ever encounter. Most of this is due to the "six varieties of black, chocolate and roasted malts" (as per the label) that have been blended in. On the sweet side of the malts, there are huge dark fruit flavors, deep caramels and toffees, molasses, and a touch of maple syrup. On the bitter side of the malts, there are equally huge chocolate malt flavors, bringing that almost-but-not-quite-burnt bitterness that's typical of a good stout. The hops are nice as well, though are kept on a backburner to allow the malts to take their presence at center stage.
The end result is a fabulous brew: a stout that offers a little bit of everything, and does it in a well-balanced, beautifully overpowering way. Yes, this stout is not for the faint-of-heart; but if you can handle it, you're in for a treat.
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2011 20:46:36 | More by jondeelee
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