Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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4.35/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Winter 09/10 release
Pours thick almost black with brown, maple syrup highlights. A vigorous pour yields an inch and a half voluptuous tan head that leaves a trickle of lacing down the glass.
The smell is rich and roasty. Dark chocolate, roasted, malts, dark roasted coffee grounds, some oak, dark fruits, licorice, a hint of alcohol that increases as it warms.
Dark fruits mingle with roasted flavors in an interesting way. Neither flavor profiles dominate, and they compliment eachother very nicely. The problem that I find in RIS's is that a lot of them, while still be very good, don't taste very unique. While this beer doesn't scream uniqueness, the balance of dark fruit and roasted malt/coffee/chocolate flavors is particularly interesting.
Initially the mouthfeel felt thin and over-carbonated. I believe it was just too cold, because it evens out decently as it warms.
This is pretty easy drinking for the ABV. Towards the end the alcohol starts to take over the flavor, but it's more of a nice warming sensation than a metallic chemical flavor. I think a 12oz serving is the way to go.
Overall a very good, very flavor beer. Sticks to the style very well, but still has a unique flavor.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2009 01:12:43 | More by sjccmd
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