Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by kkipple:
3.78/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout is an impressively black stout with a red-brown head that froths up as you pour. If this beer isn't pitch black, it's darn close.
The smell is heavy; thick cocoa, malt, and alcohol hits the nose. There's a slight sweetness and the overall impression is that this is going to be a very filling beer...
First impressions? If Mackeson's XXX and an imperial stout had a child, it'd be Brooklyn Black. This is a thick, syrupy beer that has no shortage of flavor. It really really reminded me of Mackeson's concentrate. Chocolate, roasted malts, espresso, alcohol, and a slight astringent flavor dominate. This is an intensely flavorful, bittersweet stout. The alcohol really jumped out at me, but I have to admit the chocolate wasn't nearly as prominent as I hoped. (see Rogue Chocolate Stout)
The overall impression is of a Imperial Milk stout with a bit of chocolate added. Still, this is a very tasty beer.
Mouthfeel? Thick, heavy, warming. Rather smooth. The 8.5% is very present here.
Drinkable? At 300 calories per 12 oz serving (if correct) a pint of this is a meal in itself. This is a good sipping beer over a winters evening, but hardly a session brew.
Brooklyn Black is a very intense, tasty stout. Ultimately, the fact that it's a rather expensive seasonal brew works against it. Mackeson's is the "lite" version of this beer to me, and is available year round at half the price. Rogue Chocolate has a much more pleasing chocolate hit. I won't be buying this regularly, but by all means, try this if you like Imperial Stouts.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2006 01:15:44 | More by kkipple
More User Reviews:
4.31/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had this poured into a stout glass. After a few sips I decided this was my favorite beer I've tried to date from Brooklyn. Dark chocolate color to match both the flavor and the aroma. Generous tannish-brown head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee beans. Incredibly smooth mouthfeel and medium body for a stout. Obvious chocolate flavor, great winter after dinner beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 02:57:10 | More by MarkQ617
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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