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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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5,742 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,742
Reviews: 2,650
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 328
Gots: 933 | FT: 47
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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Mullinger1980, Jul 15, 2012
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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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verge, May 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
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

hellcatsjg, Dec 09, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Tomas77, Aug 23, 2009
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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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