Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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3.98/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a standard tumbler. This bottle is winter '08/'09 vintage.
A: Pours an almost opaque black as the name would indicate - just a touch of mahogany around the very edges when held up to the light. Not a lot of head at all, probably due to the aging.
S: Definitely a lot of roast. You get the booze as well...and that bittersweet dark chocolate smell. Some anise and vanilla...
T: Wonderful chocolate bittersweet characteristics. Alcohol wouldn't be at all detectible if not for the warming. More anise. A ton of roast and char in the back end. Fairly complex and the chocolate firmly takes hold as it warms.
M: Medium to full bodied beer. Not a lot of carbonation, but it's not needed...this beer has plenty going on w/o it.
O: A very good example of the style, but not as complex as it could be. I was expecting this aged version to have developed more tiers of character by now. But in all fairness, I've never had one fresh to compare. All that said, I would definitely drink more of this...especially at the price point.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2011 19:56:56 | More by kbuzz
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