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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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5,994 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,994
Reviews: 2,702
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 338
Gots: 1,074 | FT: 54
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a Harpoon Winter Warmer glass. 2008 release 10.0% ABV

A - pours pitch black with one finger of brown head

S - chocolately, roasted malts (not burnt)

T - dark, malty sweetness, with a nice astringency to finish out the beer

M - silky smooth, lightly carbonated, very viscous mouthfeel.

D - alcohol is really hidden well, this beer drinks very smooth.

A top notch RIS. I usually buy a sixer or two of this each year.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010-2011 Vintage

Nearly black, viscous pour yielding a mousse like light brown head, with scents of bakers chocolate, toffee, tobacco, coffee beans, toasted bread, black licorice, and alcohol. Wow, complex and engaging nose for an imperial stout.

Creamy, rich chocolate, roasted grain, caramel, warming alcohol throughout the taste, dark fruits, and some ashy like char as well. The bitterness barely breaks the sweet malt surface, and one there is promptly overwhelmed. Ends silky smooth with a lingering dark chocolate taste; very close to drinking chocolate. There is no harshness or excessive bitterness in the flavor profile that you might find in West Coast Imperial Stouts.

The mouthfeel is great as there is just enough weight on the tongue, and the carbonation reduces the intensity of this sweet stout. Exhibits a tongue coating characteristic that just begs to be renewed. One of the most well crafted, sweet Imperial Stouts I have had to date.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mjtiernan and SalukiAlum for each sending me a bottle of this!

Pours a pitch black with a huge 3 inch dark chocolate colored head that fades to a small cap. Very nice distinct rings of lace around the glass on the drink down. Smells of dark roasted malts, cocoa powder, and dark fruits. Taste is of dark bittersweet chocolate, plums/prunes, roasty coffee, and slight soy sauce. There is a pleasant coffee/dark chocolate bitterness after each sip. There is also a slight acidity in the beer. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Overall, this is a very good RIS. I am glad I got a chance to try this one and that I have another bottle to drink later.

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,994 ratings.