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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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5,582 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,582
Reviews: 2,643
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 310
Gots: 884 | FT: 50
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

dfhhead25, Aug 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Winter 09-10 bottling. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a dark black color with about a finger of tan head. Decent lacing and little carbonation evident.

s - Smells of chocolate, but smells somewhat mellowed out. Also smells of roasted malts and a little bit of coffee, but not was much as other people seemed to have smelled.

t - Tastes strongly of chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee. The coffee comes out a lot more in the taste than the smell. Tiny hints of alocohol and bitterness in the aftertaste.

m - Pretty thick and creamy. Full bodied with low carbonation.

d - I really like this beer; it's one of my favorite Brooklyn beers. Looks great and has a wonderfull full chocolate taste to it. Thought the smell was a little mellow but that could be because it's not March and this is from the 09-10 Winter release. Great stout that I will certainly be trying again.

mdfb79, Mar 10, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

bcerv-ca, Dec 09, 2013
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BillRoth, Dec 18, 2013
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Synapstic, Dec 20, 2013
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Txconnesiur, Feb 08, 2013
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sixtyMIN, Feb 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 09-10 winter. Good stuff, very impressed.

Pours a dark brownish black, with a finger of mocha white head that fades quickly leaving almost no lacing.

Smell is very light, alcohol and chocolate. Expected of this style.

Taste is where this thing is awesome. Chocolate and caramel sweetness. Alcohol burn is there, but absolutely necessary. Roastiness is kept in check by the malty sweetness. Very balanced between bitter chocolate and caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel is oily and heavy. Light carbonation as per the style.

Drinkability is very high. At 10% it'd be tough but a 4 pack is not unthinkable in this situation.

A great beer overall.

bs870621345, Jul 18, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a thick black that light will never pass through. A nice mocha head follows, about one finger. Leaving behind a slight lace, but not much.

S: What an aroma! Bitter, dark chocolate. Vanilla, molasses and light espresso coffee beans.

T: Semi-sweet bakers chocolate with big toasty malt backbone. Slight vanilla and chocolate chips present as well. Very light burn on the backend which ties this all together.

M: Thick and oily mouthfeel. Heavy body with little carbonation. Leaves a nice bitter chocolate finish on the tounge.

O: What a great RIS. The complexities of the chocolate, the big roasted malts and the slight heat tie together to make a very balanced drink.

Treebs, May 22, 2011
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Pens1967, Feb 01, 2014
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Liverocks, Jun 27, 2014
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IanSpindler, Feb 26, 2013
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Mullinger1980, Jul 15, 2012
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bobv, Jul 08, 2014
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Justinmatt21, May 16, 2014
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gbrill, Nov 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip. The beer pours oily black with about a finger of dark tan head that retains nicely. The aroma is great, roasted coffee, some chocolate and dark sweet fruits to round it out. Slight traces of alcohol, but that's going to be tough to hide in a ten percent beer anyhow. Really what I would want out of this flavor-wise. It's big with sweet bitter chocolate flavor mixing well with bitter espresso finishing with a bit of heat from the high ABV. It's not the most complex thing but in this case less is certainly more. The mouthfeel is full thick and chewy, good carbonation. Solid beer but I'd be hard pressed to have more than one. The flavors are really big and it's definitely able to knock you on your ass after a couple.

Bendurgin, Dec 29, 2010
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JohnG190, Mar 12, 2013
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gshackles, Mar 28, 2013
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verge, May 16, 2013
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lKnoXl, Jan 23, 2013
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uturn, Dec 01, 2011
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benjamincarter, Mar 16, 2013
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Kelp, Jan 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Overlord, Oct 17, 2009
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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