Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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4.28/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Winter '09-10 bottling. I thought it was a bit hot when it first came out, so I'm hoping a few months have helped.
Good start. About as black and thick as the style requires, although I have seen thicker and blacker. The head is more tan than brown, but it holds at a steady sheet.
Sweet and roasty. More milk chocolate than black. The nose of the bottle smelled like a Baltic porter, and some of that syrupy molasses character stayed with it. Could be stronger.
This is a roasty stout with nice dose of chocolate, but it pales compared to Choklat, which is the king of chocolate stouts. Hopping lends way more bitterness to this particular beer, but it goes well with the roasty flavors and doesn't impart clashing grapefruit or other citrus. This is a nice, balanced imperial stout. Definitely does show some black chocolate on the finish, with a pleasant dryness. Pretty nice. Borderline 4.5, but it's really quite an enjoyable beer. Rich roastiness is the highlight.
Smooth and nice, and the hotness has left for the most part. It fills the mouth well and has very soft carbonation. Not the thick tar of other stouts, but it's perfectly creamy.
Some aging has definitely done this well and mellowed the heat, I believe. Also, I think this benefits from being a bit cooler than I typically drink such strong beers at. The flavor is not as bludgeoning as a lot of 10% beers, so it goes down easy, and the flavor is not too huge. I'm a little disappointed they cut down to a four-pack, but this is still quite a good value and a beer worth buying. Easily worth the dollar more than Old Rasputin.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2010 06:28:30 | More by ommegoose
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