Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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4.03/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a Stone IRS snifter.
What better way to warm up on a not-so-cold Winter day while watching the Steelers!
A - Pours an absolute pitch black with a huge, 3.5-fingered, frothy, rocky dark tan with excellent retention. Lacing is insane as well, as it completely coats the glass and leaves intricate webbing all throughout. A truly beautiful looking beer.
S - The smell is of strong, bittersweet chocolate and freshly roasted espresso. Sweet smelling yet easy to notice this is a strong beer. As it warms up and it is swirled and inhaled deeply, there is a surprisingly alcoholic smell to it, almost fusel in characteristic and similar to rubbing alcohol. It's faint, but certainly noticeable.
T - The taste of this beer is bold and powerful with the roasted malts leading the way. It's bitter chocolate is a motif that lasts throughout the beer, which is nice as it's a great flavor. Hints of espresso roast are more mild here than in the nose, but add an additional complex layer beneath the chocolate. Thankfully, it has a bit of a hoppy finish which helps diminish the alcohol which was so noticeable in the smell.
M - Mouthfeel is heavy with low carbonation. It's not syrupy but it does coat the mouth and impart a very long, sweet yet bitter finish. The alcohol heat is more felt than tasted in the throat long after the beer is swallowed.
D - Drinkability is moderately high. While I was a bit worried about this beer after the overly alcoholic nose, the flavors are strong, complex, and enjoyable enough to help defer the alcohol in the taste.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2011 19:31:56 | More by nhindian
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