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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,999 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,999
Reviews: 2,702
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 339
Gots: 1,075 | FT: 54
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

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Photo of Joeyphunk
3.31/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at pint room, carmel. Not a true 90 beer...

Photo of ruzzal
3.31/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Varied per bottle. I've loved it and hated it. Need better quality control. Don't know that it is worth the risk.

Photo of Oldejoe
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SVance
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmeehan
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brooklyn's Chocolate Stout is rich in a way you'd expect to to be, but smooth and understated in a way you wouldn't. The best way I can describe it is "it's just good." Do yourself a favor and try it if you haven't.

Photo of tvghost
3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdwilliamson79
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-hunter
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. Dated "Winter '14-'15". 10% abv

Appearance- Coal black with a brown head that dissipates very fast.

Smell- Rich dark chocolate. Dark fruit in there as well reminisient of prunes. Smaller hints of coffee as well as sweet malt.

Taste- A rich sweetness meets the palate first. Deep, fresh chocolate notes abound. Quite nice. The chocolate rises through and through. A raison-like sweetness arrives as well. Finishes with a slight bitterness as well as a burn from the alcohol. Phenolic taste in there as well.

Mouthfeel- Very thick and quite heavy in body. The cream like consistancy coats the palate heavily.

Overall- This is a Winter sipping treat. Well done from all ends. Rich flavors persist throughout. The chocolate is fresh and pronounced. The high alcohol is appropriate for the style and season as well. I plan on ageing a bottle as well for a year +. Check this stout out!

Photo of rmank
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leantom
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Taken from notes. Been a day since I consumed the beer. Here goes:

A: Pitch black, nice head and lacing. Good.

S: Lots of dark fruit, some coffee bitterness and chocolate as well but these are less pronounced. Raisins, prune, coffee. OK, but the scents were actually somewhat muted - i.e., they weren't very powerful.

T: Good, but nothing special. Lots of dark fruit - such as prunes, raisins, and plum - followed by some coffee bitterness that lingers as the back of the tongue. Not very chocolatey, at least relative to other beers. Good, but not very good.

F: Thick and creamy. Good.

O: Good beer. Pretty solid, but there are definitely better options.

Photo of oldvines
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dexterk1
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of halo3one
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jenebauer
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rbmjr1
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kmo5
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tyler_S
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OntheLambic
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of waltc21
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ilthik
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brooklyn's Black Chocolate Stout was this year's (2014) best chocolate stout. A proper, full bodied stout in its own right, it had just the right amount chocolate taste to make it the perfect after dinner drink with dessert.

Photo of jeffdillon
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dpgupton412
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwatty
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,999 ratings.