Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by kbuzz:
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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4.19/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into KBS snifter, bottled in 2013. Bottle stored in cellar then briefly refrigerated prior to opening. Pours a beautiful jet black and forms a two inch foamy head that's beige in color. The head ultimately settles into a thin ring around the glass.
The nose is French roast coffee and milk chocolate, quite inviting. There's also a strong roasted malt aroma, followed by a spicy presence that hints of nutmeg. The taste is quite similar to its nose, bitter mocha, sweet molasses and roasted malt, fudge and spicy (chile ancho and nutmeg).
The mouthfeel of this beer is quite pleasant, almost no carbonation present which in my opinion helps savour the beer even better.
Overall - very excited to discover this beer, its quite enjoyable and hides the 10% ABV extremely well. Its sweet yet no overwhelmingly so and all of its flavors are well balanced.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 21:55:33 | More by HoppySeb
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,374 ratings.