Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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4.33/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. This bottle is one year old.
A: Jet black with a one finger tan head. Decent retention, sticky rings of lacing.
S: Plum and cherries, mild alcohol, a slight hint of coffee, and some cake-like chocolate. Maybe a hint of leafy herbal hops.
T: Dark fruit esters own the palate first with tastes of candied cherries and plums. After that, malt rules the roost. Great depth of malt flavors. Rich chocolate cake, fresh roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, faint smoke, and a slight woody/nuttiness. Maybe a faint tobacco-like herbal hop spiciness hidden within all this. Long finish of chocolate cake with a slight hint of smoke.
M: Medium bodied, creamy, and smooth.
D: Very drinkable, considering the style.
Notes: The breadth of malt flavors here is amazing. Great stuff. Maybe the best tasting RIS for the price and availability. This has been a regular in my "cellar" since my very early craft days. The extra time on this bottle brought out some acidity and alcohol that I don't remember being there when fresh. I also don't remember the leafy spiciness being there when fresh, but I haven't had a new bottle of this beer in a while. Age does add some extra dimension to this beer. I think it would even benefit from maybe another year.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2011 15:00:34 | More by ryan1788a5
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