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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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5,610 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,610
Reviews: 2,645
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 316
Gots: 890 | 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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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Snellgg5, Apr 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

PGVG, Apr 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

truuby536, Apr 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

philmen, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Swuntly
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Winter 10-11 bottle.

A - Pours motor oil black, with absolutely no light penetration at all. A small mocha head forms, but dies out quickly. No lacing.

S - Dark, bittersweet chocolate, a hint of oak, licorice, a touch of alcohol.

T - Some roasted malt up front, with a slight hop bitterness. The huge chocolate shows up mid-palate and just lingers and lingers and lingers... Lots of dark chocolate with just a hint of marshmallow creme. A very delicious tasting beer.

M - Possibly a tad over carbed, but the chocolate makes it so it doesn't even matter.

O - A well done beer, which does exactly what it sets out to do.

Swuntly, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of nuggetlover
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

nuggetlover, Apr 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

vbiliyar, Apr 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

gregory12, Apr 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Glenn, Apr 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Mikeymcglynnigan, Apr 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

atone315, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of mikehblack
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Winter 11-12 bottle poured into a snifter.

A- Not much head on this one at all. Small brown head reduces quickly to a ring. Very dark, maybe some slight light peeking through on the edges. I can see some carbonation streaming up the glass.

S- Roasted malt, chocolate, nutty, sweet caramel.

T- Big roasty flavor, dark cocoa, detecting slight soy saltiness. Bitter chocolate. Vanilla.

M- Really digging the mouthfeel on this one. Smooth, silky, medium carbonation. Hardly any alcohol noticeable.

O- Very nice, clean, almost textbook imperial stout. Good stuff.

mikehblack, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of Firkin-Bunghole
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 fluid ounce bottle into glass, winter 11/12 bottling

Appearance-Black with nice 2 finger dark brown foam that only slowly recedes

Smell-Dark chocolate aroma, roasted malts

Taste-A great RIS. The flavors of dark chocolate & roastiness meld together really well. For being 10% ABV surprised that the alcohol is pretty well masked.

Mouthfeel-Full-bodied, good amount of carbonation.

Overall-For quality/price this beer is a win-win. If I would ever purchase a case of beer this would be it. Saving my last 2 bottles from 11-12 to age and compare to next years release. Thanks to Brooklyn Brewery for making an awesome brew.

Firkin-Bunghole, Apr 11, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep dark black cola color with a one finger khaki colored head which recedes quickly but leaves a nice ring around the glass. There is also a nice sticky lace. The aroma is of dark chocolate, a hint of coffee, and a roastiness. The taste follows suit for the most part with a dark chocolate taste up front and a hint of milk chocolate before a roastiness and slight coffee flavor finish off the beer. The mouthfeel is sticky and smooth. Overall this is a very good beer.

goblue3509, Apr 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

TonyTalon, Apr 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

moskal, Apr 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

hlaus, Apr 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

wighty, Apr 08, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Viscous black with a one finger tan head that dissipates quickly, but leaves a nice ring

S: Lots of roasted malts and baking chocolate. A little bit of alcohol detectable as well

T: I got the baking chocolate immediately, followed my tons of roasted and woody notes. At the end I also got a hint of molasses and a little alcohol

M: Very heavy and thick with very good carbonation. I was surprised at not picking up an alcohol bite after the smell and taste.

Overall I quite liked this one. I would get it more often if it was available in my area

Bobheed, Apr 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Zaso, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of MatthewWilde
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sample: 1 bottle 2011

A: Pours pitch black, no head to speak of, no internal carbonation, cannot comment on its translucency but really irrelevant

S: Cocoa powder, pure chocolate, also some coffee/espresso notes, fair traces of alcohol

T: Very similar to the nose, cocoa, espresso, alcohol to finish, but not too heavy, mild pepper notes as well

M: Very smooth and drinkable, just the right viscosity, not too heavy on the palate (even at 10% abv), not too lingering, mild espresso aftertaste

O: A great imperial stout, nice balance between espresso and cocoa elements, I'm still more of a People's Pint fan, but definitely a close second

MatthewWilde, Apr 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

sabitu, Apr 07, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-dark brown/black with about a finger of head that fades to a small cap

S-some roast coffee, chocolate and dark fruits but nothing that really stands out

T-more of the same as the smell but stronger presence here with some dark chocolate bitterness

M-thick creamy body with good light carbonation

O-good balanced beer, I wish it had a stronger smell to lead you to some more flavors but I will try again next time I get the chance to purchase some more

tvv375ia, Apr 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Callmecoon, Apr 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

kevgod, Apr 06, 2012
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,610 ratings.