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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,521 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,521
Reviews: 2,640
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 299
Gots: 861 | FT: 49
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000)
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uturn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-01-2011 23:53:49 | More by uturn
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benjamincarter

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-16-2013 19:42:56 | More by benjamincarter
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-23-2013 06:02:56 | More by Kelp
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Overlord

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Pours titanically black, with a dark, three finger foam head. Wow. Really nice looking.

Smells ... like chocolate! Also a bit of roasted malt, and a whiff of alcohol.

Taste is predominantly ... chocolate! Surprisingly, it's more of an acrid, bittersweet chocolate than a milk/sweet chocolate. The roasted malt also comes in to balance the sweetness with a nice bitter backing. Touch of alcohol and ... fruit? ... with alcohol in the backing.

Quite drinkable, decently thick and nicely creamy.

10-17-2009 08:19:57 | More by Overlord
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-01-2014 17:27:58 | More by Durandal_777
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bluesfortheredsun

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-22-2014 20:36:55 | More by bluesfortheredsun
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KevinRailton

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-30-2014 18:23:47 | More by KevinRailton
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Hoganlaw

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

10-30-2013 04:48:04 | More by Hoganlaw
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hellcatsjg

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Appearance: Dark black, not seeing any light coming through. Finger of brown head forms after a hard pour.

Smell: Alcohol is at the forefront, along with sweet chocolate and vanilla aromas. There is a bit of an oaky smell as well.

Taste: Sweet and chocolatey at first. This gives way to a malty flavor that transitions to a slight alcohol flavor which sticks around after each swallow. Leaves a nice bit of alcohol warmth as well.

Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy. Coats the mouth well but is not overpowering or too sticky. Very nice.

Drinkability: As with many Imperial Stouts, this beer suffers in this category just because it is very heavy. Within the style, however, this beer has a lot of good flavor without being too heavy. Definitely worth seeking this one out during the winter release each year.

12-09-2007 23:30:37 | More by hellcatsjg
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-11-2012 21:23:12 | More by rolltide8425
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dspencer714


4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-13-2012 02:40:12 | More by dspencer714
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Tomas77

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

'08-'09 bottle.

Appearance-Deep brown, black color. Opaque. One and a half finger foam head. Tannish brown and tight. Lasts throughout.
Aroma-Almost equal between chocolate and coffee but chocolate prevails. Coffee is subtle and mild. No burn't flavors in this brew that usually show up in many imperial stouts. Dark fruit and alcohol makes it more complex.
Flavor-Very complex. Coffee takes the lead this time ahead of chocolate with strong but smooth alcohol tones backing it up. For dark fruits I get raison. Very nice. Roasted bitter finish. I'm sure hops are involved but hard to tell with the roasted malts.
Mouthfeel-Full body. Velvety texture with smooth alcohol warmth to balance with the roasted malt bitterness.
Very good.

08-23-2009 02:32:34 | More by Tomas77
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-03-2011 02:09:25 | More by PhatAtUT
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Puppetz

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

02-14-2013 02:54:47 | More by browniewithnuts
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qcitydarkstar

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

When I first poured this beer, I could smell the chocolate and heavily roasted malts from across the room. The appearance was an opaque black with an inch of creamy head. The smell is indicative of the taste, as this is one is all semisweet chocolate and malts. This is a fantastic brew, but the mouth feel is heavy, as if I was drinking chocolate milk. I've never been a big fan of Brooklyn Brewery, well until now that is.

12-13-2005 04:35:47 | More by qcitydarkstar
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

02-15-2013 00:26:15 | More by Tucquan
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beersvh23

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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pastafarian

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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lucasj82

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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brbrocc

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Matthew1788

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-10-2011 02:33:29 | More by AJacob81
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Jeremy6566

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-25-2013 17:38:27 | More by Jeremy6566
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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