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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,441 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,441
Reviews: 2,635
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 282
Gots: 836 | FT: 49
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.

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Trent

Michigan

2/5  rDev -51.8%

05-20-2012 00:25:48 | More by Trent
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Sagehawk

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -51.8%

02-08-2012 23:06:32 | More by Sagehawk
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -51.8%

11-06-2012 16:22:49 | More by cfalovo97
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crbooher

California

2/5  rDev -51.8%

02-13-2012 05:49:25 | More by crbooher
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -51.8%

11-24-2013 06:52:38 | More by PA-Michigander
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JHendu

Florida

2/5  rDev -51.8%

05-25-2013 18:33:32 | More by JHendu
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andy1701

Florida

2/5  rDev -51.8%

12-10-2013 21:31:42 | More by andy1701
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mspang

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -51.8%

12-27-2013 02:22:31 | More by mspang
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nicholas527

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -51.8%

01-22-2012 19:29:57 | More by nicholas527
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robertaddis

Georgia

2/5  rDev -51.8%

11-25-2012 17:24:51 | More by robertaddis
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MattBrooks

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I wanted to rate this lower, but just couldn't bring myself to do it. Not at all the beer I remember from years past and certainly not a Black Chocolate Stout. Pours pitch black with a brownish rim and absolutely no head. Had to really concentrate to get any aroma at all, and I still can't place what it is. Finally, this beer has a metallic taste; like I was drinking nickels or something. I'm curious to try it again, because this is a beer I used to like, say four-to-five years ago; but I was completely unimpressed this time.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2005 18:31:18 | More by MattBrooks
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -45.8%

12-08-2012 15:31:27 | More by Damian74Shensky
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bendukes86

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -45.8%

01-25-2014 02:31:41 | More by bendukes86
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biglite351

Pennsylvania

2.42/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - very dark, short but lasting foam.

S - very mild and not impressive.

T - chocolate and that is about it. Good, but like the smell, not impressive. It isn't bad, but it simply isn't as good as one would want.

M - rather tingly as if highly carbonated.

D - so so... I will pass in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2010 02:28:54 | More by biglite351
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

2.45/5  rDev -41%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours black in color with a 1 finger coffee brown head with ok retention

The scent is of dark chocolate with dark fruit.

The taste was incredibly sour at first, bad batch? After the sourness passed I tasted some dark chocolate and notes of coffee, the high alcohol was hardly noticeable.

Full bodied, smooth and creamy, low carbonation.

This was not a very good beer due to the incredible sourness, I probably had a bad batch, if I see this somewhere else I will have to retry.

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2010 19:48:05 | More by BeerCon5
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swhite11

Washington

2.45/5  rDev -41%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pourd from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

[A] - Poured black with a reddish mahogony hue around the edges. Head pours a tan 1 finger film that receeds very quickly. Lacing is not impressive in the least especially for an Imperial Stout.

[A] - Roasted malt acidity dominates, perhaps notes of oxidation. Slight bready notes with roasted coffee bean notes as well. Chocolate is VERY faint. Alcohol is almost non - existant but faint in the nose.

[T] - Roasted malt acidity and slightly boozy alcohol numb the palate. Chocolate is faintly preceived. Slight coffee notes make an apperance but do not develop into any substantial portion of taste.

[M] - Spritzy carbonation upfront followed by a semi - creamy malt presence. Alcohol and roasted malt acidity dry the finish.

[D + O] - Roasted malt acidity and oxidation are over the top and not pleasing to the palate. These characteristics dominate the beer. Slight over carbonation detracts from the brew as well. Alcohol is not present in the nose but is preceived as hot/slightly solvent in the taste. I can think of at least 10 (Non - Imperial) stouts that I'd rather enjoy off the top of my head. Very over - rated. Very dissappointed. I will not purchase this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2009 04:44:48 | More by swhite11
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mjc410

Vermont

2.48/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

06-07 bottle - 10.6% ABV

The pour into my big ol' snifter raises a one finger light brown head that recedes quickly to a surface littered with large bubbles. Lacing is thin and sudsy. The body is utterly black, even when backlit. I'll let the head retention slip by, considering the extra alcohol. The nose reeks of roast and alcohol, with strong coffee notes and subtle hints of chocolate. Seems fairly one-dimensional, though - not much depth. The taste is sweeter, more acidic, and less roasty than I expected, or what I recall from last year. It's tasty, but here too, there's no depth. It does hide the alcohol well, though. The mouth is more than medium, but not the thickest I've ever had by far. Overall, an easy drinking strong beer, but without much to call me back. I'm glad I didn't buy a case like I originally planned...

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2006 23:41:19 | More by mjc410
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ngandhi

Illinois

2.48/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

2002-2003 vintage

Who put highland scotch in my glass? The nose on Brooklyn is alcohol muddied by stale mocha and what the wine world would call "funk." Deep with earth yet ready to burst with hops, the stout smells like a true Russian IS mixed with the overhopped American intepretation. Either that, or it smells like the reason Russia needed its own IS -- by the time the 3abv British stouts made it over to the Ukraine, they had begun to rot.

The taste is thin. I'm immediately pressed with bitterness -- some from the hops and some from an overuse of burnt grain. The main taste isn't chocolate or any variation of chocolate malt; it's cola and alcohol. And somewhere within all of this is a shot of sherry finished highland scotch.

I would say this beer is young, but the weak flavors, low alcohol, and overall washed out quality makes me think this stuff wouldn't stand a chance in the cellar. And, if the alcohol really is under 10% in this vintage, Brooklyn does a miserable job of masking it.

Relax, relax.
ng

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2004 02:54:48 | More by ngandhi
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harryragg

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

11-21-2013 14:31:44 | More by harryragg
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Doppelbockulus

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

01-27-2012 16:32:03 | More by Doppelbockulus
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hefehead12

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

01-16-2012 02:32:37 | More by hefehead12
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LJWalker

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

02-08-2012 03:53:52 | More by LJWalker
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techdiver

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours opaque black with no head, and pretty much no carbonation. Smells like it should be tasty, but it just kind of underwhelms you with a dense flat unfulfilling taste, more coffee than chocolate. Certainly one is enough for me. I gave away the rest of the case.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2006 01:43:24 | More by techdiver
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chooch5

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

12-17-2013 03:04:21 | More by chooch5
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Phil_H

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

12-31-2013 03:30:20 | More by Phil_H
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,441 ratings.