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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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5,728 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,728
Reviews: 2,649
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 329
Gots: 927 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000)
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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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Hoganlaw, Oct 30, 2013
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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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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

qcitydarkstar, Dec 13, 2005
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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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