Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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3.53/5 rDev -14.9%
Poured into a Pint glass, its black with a tan froth head.
the maltiness and chocolate are the prominent aromas in the nose.
Taste: for taste it was not at chocolaty as i hoped, although its there, there is also maltiness and some bitter hop tastes. When chocolate is in the name, i hope for more. compared to something like Rogue's chocolate stout, it didn't stand up in the chocolate department. still pretty good though.
it has a solid mouth feel, not as creamy as i hoped. smooth and good carbonation.
Overall the beer grew on me the more i drank it. drinkable, definitely good, though i wasn't wow'd and i did not think of it as special.
I had this right after ten fidy, which i am about to review (both from notes), so also that was in my memory.
03-11-2012 17:51:41 | More by JordonHoltzman
4.18/5 rDev +0.7%
Winter 11-12 stamped on the bottle.
Deep, oil slick black. Minimal, brown head. Leaves a whispy cover.
Great aromas of hazelnuts, semi-sweet chocolate, slight cola and licorice. One of the best smelling stouts I've encountered.
Two types of chocolate are present, with sweet milk chocolate followed by a bitter, bakery's chocolate flavor. Some espresso bitterness as well. Some molasses flavor and smoked oak. Finish has some more chocolate bitterness, an a good dose of alcohol burn.
A really nice stout, tasty, but I wish it tasted as good as it smells! And that's not a slag on the flavor at all. This also drinks like it would age well.
03-10-2012 05:21:47 | More by litheum94
4.5/5 rDev +8.4%
Pours out very black with a small mocha head. Lots of legs in the glass. Lots of roasty aromas straight off the pour. In the glass, there's rich chocolate. The taste is a delightful balance of dark chocolate and roasted coffee, although as it warms a touch of sourness starts to present itself. Full mouthfeel, but highly drinkable thanks to a moderate carbonation level.
03-08-2012 03:19:41 | More by kscaldef
3.28/5 rDev -21%
2521 1230 on the bottle
Pours a jet black with a tight, small bubbled dark tan head. Dissipates quickly. Light ringed lacing.
Aroma is of fruity esters and some chocolate malt. Light roast. A lot of rubbing alcohol aroma in the end.
Flavor starts slow and sweet. roasted, nearly burnt chestnuts, some faint caramel and heavy roasted malts. Slightly fruity sweet. Ends with a bitter malt flavor. A lot of heat at the end.
Very smooth and almost creamy mouthfeel. The effervescence tingles and while light, carries the flavor well.
Entirely too much boozy flavor and over done roasted malt. I'll let it age more in hopes it'll calm down and mellow. I'll return to this one when it's time.
03-06-2012 04:06:47 | More by Thads324
4.23/5 rDev +1.9%
Pours black and thick. One.5 finger deep tan head, very dense. Decent retention, and some elegant lacing. I like it.
Smell is rich, chocolatey, and slightly boozy in a way that I like. The booze comes more as a fullness than sharpness, with rich caramel. Main complaint is that it's a little faint, but I suspect that will change as it warms up.
Taste is deep and complex, though I'd like a bit less bitterness in the back end. Slightly smoky wood, chocolate, caramel. It has a slightly burnt taste, that lays on top of those delicious chocolatey malts, and doesn't quite let them shine through. Finishes rather bitter, thanks to some hops and some char. Pretty darn good, but so close to being so much better. Alcohol is very well hidden.
I LOVE the mouthfeel on this beer. So silky smooth. Heavy and thick, but the carbonation keeps it fluffy. Long-lasting chewy finish. Wow.
A very tasty stout. Just like that, my glass is almost empty. Chewy and complex. One of the better widely-available imperial stouts I've had, though I find the roast a little heavy, leading to a notable bitterness. The mouthfeel is simply exquisite.
03-05-2012 04:31:16 | More by zeledonia
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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