Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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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
3.75/5 rDev -9.6%
12oz bottle into snifter. Pours pitch brown (no light coming through) with a roasty tan creamy 1.5 finger head.
Nose: Licorice, cocoa, dark fruit, vanilla, oak.
Taste: Smoke, dark chocolate, fig, black cherry, aspirin bitterness.
Clean but very bitter finish. Moderately low carbonation. Residual roasted malt flavor. Overall a good but not great RIS. Won't seek out but would drink one if someone offered it.
03-04-2012 02:12:08 | More by syrupjoe
4.23/5 rDev +1.9%
Poured into a snifter
A: Motor oil black with ruby highlights on the edges. A thin, tan head came and went. Great lacing.
S: A nice, malty/chocolate concoction with licorice backup. Dark fruits. Some smokiness.
T: Expresso, astringent. Those 6 varieties of malts creep in along with that 10% alcohol. Slightly bitter, chocolate-y finish. Even smoother as it warms.
M: medium, creamy. Big bodied. Really coats the tongue.
O: A fine IRS. Would compare to Stone IRS and slightly below Old Rasputin. Recommended. A great sipper. Now time for a nap.
03-03-2012 22:40:11 | More by brewskifan55
4.68/5 rDev +12.8%
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout has a thin, tan head and a very dark brown appearance. The aroma is of grain husks, dark chocolate, dark-roasted chocolate, fudge, and molasses. Taste is of dark-roasted grain, dark chocolate, sweetness, and syrup. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, and Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout finishes dry and heavy. Overall, this is a most excellent beer.
03-03-2012 16:54:14 | More by RonaldTheriot
4.35/5 rDev +4.8%
Winter 11/12 bottling.
Pours very, very black with a finger of tan head. On the nose,
licorice, cocoa powder and an illusion of sweetness that is absent from the palate altogether. Tantalizing.
Taste wise, a rush of astringent roasted malt. Bitter chocolate first and foremost, licorice, coffee, the slightest hints dark stonefruit, vegemite and pepper. Gosh. Full-on, and delicious. 10% alcohol and not afraid to show it. Pretty big hop bite on it at this age too. A monster.
Softly carbonated and medium bodied. A beer deserving of an epic meal or special occasion... that said, I'm drinking it alongside a tin of baked beans while watching Eastbound & Down in my underwear. Still works. I will buy a whole bunch more of this and see what some age does to a couple of them, if I can resist. Magic.
03-03-2012 06:33:36 | More by Parrotshake
4/5 rDev -3.6%
Had On-Tap at Grey Lodge in Philly. Poured into standard pint glass.
Deep black body with thick, tan head. Smells of chocolate and malt with hints of coffee. Very distinct dark chocolate taste in that it has a nice bitterness and is not as sweet as I thought it would be. A very filling beer (to be expected) although I must admit that it also served as dessert to a hefty lunch. Overall, a nice above average chocolate stout.
03-02-2012 01:17:01 | More by Louski
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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