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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,199 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5199
Reviews: 2622
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%


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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dgilks

Australia

3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown that verges on being opaque. Nice big, tan head with fair head retention.

Big alcoholic stout here. Lots of roast and some nice dry cocoa. Interesting.

Lots of malt. A little sweet. Some roast. Plenty of bitter chocolate and coffee. A touch earthy. Alcohol.

Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Nice.

A solid stout. The chocolate flavours are good but the alcohol is a bit high and doesn't do it for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 10:21:28 | More by dgilks
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

'02-'03

Dark, muddy brown bordering on blackness. Good sized tan froth on top.
Roasy, mocha nose. Not quite Imperial, but good nonetheless.
Flavor is full, but somewhat limited, breadth-wise. Chocolate hits up front, then stays away. Roasty twags of Black malt appear. Just minor suggestions of the burnt dark fruits and anise that I adore in the style. Turns woodier and nuttier late. Just enough green-ish hops for dryness.
Well-structured body, but could use some additional heft.
Not an overly complex Imperial, but a nice stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2003 23:54:12 | More by cokes
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nickfl

Florida

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - One and a half fingers of medium brown head on an opaque black body. The head sticks around for a while and eventually settles into a think film, leaving a nice ring of lace.

S - Aromas of coffee and dark chocolate. Dark chocolate in the background with a hint of raisins and sherry. Some slight herbal hop aromas in the background.

T - Dark caramel up front with chocolate and raisins. Moderate hop bitterness in the middle with some spicy hop flavors. Coffee comes in during the finish and lingers along with charcoal, tobacco and medium malt bitterness.

M - Thick body, medium carbonation, and a slightly dry finish.

D - A very enjoyable stout with an extraordinary dark chocolate character. The lingering flavor is a dead accurate imitation of lindt 75% chocolate. This is a rare beer that is more than the sum of its parts.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2009 00:27:48 | More by nickfl
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champ103

Texas

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to RblWthACoz for this one.

A: Pours an opaque black. A small tan head forms on top of the black liquid and sticks around. Good lace is left behind.
S: Roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Maybe some sweet toffee aroma as well. A substantial hop presents, but it does not overpower the roasted malt.
T: Roasted malt again. Some coffee, and lots of bitter dark chocolate. Again a substantial hop twang. Though, unlike other RIS with lots of hops, it stays in the back and does not overpower.
M/D: A full body that is rich and creamy. Easy and smooth to drink. Deceptively easy to sip on for the alcohol.

A very good RIS. Give it a little more age and it might be perfect. Though it is great to drink as is.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2008 03:17:19 | More by champ103
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blackie

Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance: The pour into my snifter creates a low, tan head that quickly dissipates, leaving only a few carbonation-fed islands on the calm surface of the liquid. When they named this beer "Black," they meant it. No light whatsoever makes it through this baby.

smell: A very distinctive and pleasant bittersweet and milk chocolate aroma is present, and in just the right amount. This stuff smells great. Some roasted coffee like flavors, are present, though the coffee charateristic is slight. There is also a slight earthy tobacco/molasses like characteristic, almost like chewing tobacco. A nice, low to moderate hop aroma comes through to provide some balance. The smell is sweet like dessert, but not cloyingly so. Only a little ethanol is noticeable, which is ok since this one weighs in at 8.5 percent.

mouthfeel: Carbonation is a nice cross between low and medium, just right in my opinion. The body is on the lower end of the heavy range.

taste: The chocolate is not as obvious on the tongue as on the nose, but is still there. The roasted flavors, however, are more apparent here...though they only offer a slight hint of coffee. There is even a slight smoky taste to the beer. Just the right amount of hops. Finish is roasty with a slight hop bitterness. No ethanol detected at all. Damn good.

drinkability: Just about as drinkable as a double stout can get.

From the winter '05-'06 bottling

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2005 00:24:27 | More by blackie
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into Stone Ruination glass (kind of mini-pint glass). Dark black color with brown (chocolate milk colored) foamy head.

Smells fruity and malty. The first taste is sweet, with a nice bitter after-taste. The chocolate comes through in the after-taste mostly. You can taste some roasted malts too. But not too burnt, which would be gross. There's a lot of carbonation which adds to this beer's drinkability. That's a problem I have with many stouts, they're too flat. Not this one!

Recommended. This is very good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2005 23:59:30 | More by TurdFurgison
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.43/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a CCB snifter. Bottled 8/30/2011.

Appearance - Black with a nice buildup of a mocha head. Not much room for it in this glass, but it's there. Settles quickly with some decent lacing for 10%.

Smell - Chocolate through and through. Molasses rounds it out. Overload of both aromas, really. I like it, though. Just a touch of hop in the aroma as well.

Taste - Initial smack of chocolate and molasses, but it's immediately followed by a hefty dose of hop bitterness. Not really a well-defined hop bite. Just bitter throughout, especially in the finish. Drowns out a lot of the flavors. The finish is a touch grassy with an intense roast malt finish. Almost burnt.

Mouthfeel - Not pleasant. The bitterness is intense and the beer thins out at the very end, leaving a strong carbonation and hop feel instead of a nice creamy stout feel. What gives?

Overall - First half of the beer is good, the second half is lacking. Overly hopped? Not really, as the hop flavor doesn't come through clearly. It's that burnt flavor at the end that's the most off-putting. Luckily a lot of the other flavors salvage this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 01:50:04 | More by Alieniloquium
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Winter 08-09 bottle sampled 11/8/2008
Pours a solid black with a fluffy mocha head that sticks around for a bit before attaching itself to the sides of the glass. Aromas of alcohol, chocolate, toffee, and some roast. Taste of bitter roast and hop up front then some alcohol and then a bit of ash. Lingering ash and roast bitterness in the aftertaste. Sticky and creamy mouthfeel. Thick body with light carbonation. Great stout with lots of potential, but fresh it seems a bit alcohol hot. Would like to see this with a couple years in the cellar.

Winter 08-09 bottle sampled 3/13/2011
Pours a solid black color with a smallish mocha head that slowly dissipates to a ring on top. Smells like chocolate, lots of dark and milk chocolate, caramel, faint herbal hops and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet chocolaty with caramel, faint dark dried fruits, and a touch of alcohol. Taste is really smooth compared to fresh, it seems the flavors have had time to get happy happy together. The alcohol is still present, but not as overpowering and adds to the whole experience. Syrupy, creamy mouthfeel, medium to thick body, light carbonation. Great brew that ages wonderfully.

Winter 09-10 bottle sampled 9/30/2012
Pours a dark chocolate with a decent tan head that leaves a little bit of lace on the way down. Smells of chocolate, caramel, and roast with a hint of wet cardboard and ash. There's still a bit of alcohol in the nose. The flavor is caramel and milk chocolate up front that melts into some roast and ethanol then finishes with a bit of ash, earth, roast, and chalk that linger on the palette long after every sip. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet slick almost syrupy mouthfeel. I enjoy this beer every year and my experience always seems to be a bit different.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2008 02:14:22 | More by johnnnniee
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, winter 09-10 vintage (10.0%, not 10.6), into a Duvel tulip.

A: Deep black body with garnet highlights against the light; two fingers of light brown head show good retention and a full blanket of fine lacing.

S: Roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, and ripe dried fruits. Pretty nice, but surprisingly understated.

T: Anything but understated on this front: intense chocolate, fruit, and alcohol form a whirlwind of in-your-face flavor. The chocolate and alcohol come together nicely on the finish, but that's the only place where any harmony exists in this big, hot beer. Maybe some age would help matters, but as it is this is an engaging (albeit ultimately unpleasantly overwhelming) brew.

M: Beautiful - rich, full-bodied, with tons of nice, soft carbonation. Just a little warm and syrupy on the finish. Perfect for the style.

D: Too much heat and an unbalanced assault of flavors keep this from being truly drinkable, but it's certainly intriguing on enough levels to keep me interested.

Notes: Great beer to try, but I was hoping for more straightforward chocolate dominance. It may also have suffered by comparison, as the last RIS I had was FBS (which absolutely blew me away); this was good, but by no means great.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2009 02:15:56 | More by woosterbill
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Undated 12 oz bottle, beleived to be 2012 vintage, served in a snifter.

A rather vigorous pour raised a decent head but htis soon reduced to a thin partial top coat. The body looks thick and black.

Aroma: a nice blend of dark malts and alcohol esters.

Flavor: rich, dark malts without more than a hint of burnt grain. High ABV rather obvious yet mixes nicely with the other flavor components; still it is more tha a little boozy. Marginally a 4.

Feel: full bodied, and then some. Slight alcohol burn makes me think this would be a great candidate for barrel aging.

O: an imperial stout indeed, aromatic and flavorful. Improves with warming, and 15 minutes out of the refrigerator was not enough.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 01:03:47 | More by chinchill
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francisweizen

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2002-2003: An Excellent Russian Imperial Stout! This beer pours a thick, motor-oil black into my stout chalice. This smells of chocolate, malts, and smoke and roasted barley. This tastes chocolaty, boozy, and narcotic...absolutely wonderful. This has a very thick and rich mouthfeel, and I feel that this beer should be drabk at 50degrees or so to fully experience this luscious mouthfeel. This beer also has a nice good drinkability, and it is a classic of this style IMO.

2000-2001: This aged version of the BBCS poured a dark black colour with a gigantic dark brown head. The aromas were of ALCOHOL, CHOCOLATE, roasted malts, and hops. The taste was a wonderful mix of booze and chocolate. This stout had a very roasted flavor and the mouthfeel was exceptionally creamy, full and excellent. The drinkability? Excellent as well. This brew ages very well!

2003-2004: Not as strong as previous years offerings. A light chocolate aroma with a bit of booze, and some hops. The taste is of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, and booze. The mouthfeel is thick, and the drinkability is nice. Stick with the 02-03 if you an still get some....

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2003 07:24:23 | More by francisweizen
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FosterJM

California

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

249th review on BA
Bottle to New Belgium Globe
Winter 10/11

App- A very dark brown with a 1 finger head with a nice tan color to it.

Smell- A bit of a boozier smell to it. Had a nice malty and bitter chocolate scent going.

Taste- Taste followed the nose for me. The booze was very prevalant on this small bottle. The chocolate flavors were very upfront and assertive as well.

*edit* 11/1/11
Taste- Had another batch. A good bit of coffee and espresso with a grainular feel. Doesnt change the 4 just adds a depth of flavor

*edit* 11/1/11
Mouth- A medium body with a medium carb level bordering on low feel. Was a bit creamy with a bitter aftertaste. The coffee flavors add another layer on the feel as well. The bitter adds to the espresso notes.

Drink- A little to boozy for me on the drink. It was a nice beer to end the evening at 10%.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 03:51:46 | More by FosterJM
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tpd975

Florida

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had been waiting for this one to arrive locally and today was finally the day.

A: Poures a nice dark coffee black with a huge thunderous head made up of millions of tiny bubbles. The head lasted and produced beautiful patches of lacing all the way down the glass.

S: Nice rich dark roasted malt aroma. Chocolate, Sweet Toffee, Mild Coffee tones, and burnt brown sugar.

T: Starts nice and bitter with the charred malt coming thru. The sweet yet bitter chocolate appears in the middle and carrys thru the finish.

M: Nice and full bodied. A very rich creamy beer.

D: Nice for an RIS, not even a hint of the ABV on this one.

Overall: A wonderful beer by Brooklyn and if I may profess the best damn stout I can buy off the shelf in Florida. I picked up 12 of these bad boys and may grab another 12 to get me thru the not so harsh winter.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2007 18:20:47 | More by tpd975
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a syrupy opaque black/brown colour with a very large frothy light brown coloured head. I can't see much carbonation due the darkness of the beer and there is some very nice lacing running in stages down the sides of the glass. The head lasted for several minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - chocolate, malts, coffee, roasted/toasted notes, slightly metallic

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and feels very creamy. Most of the taste consists of chocolate, coffee and malts. The alcohol is well hidden and there are also some light hops. The beer finishes with a bitter coffee aftertaste.

Drink - A delicious and flavourful chocolate beer that I am going to go buy some more of tomorrow. I like that fact that it isn't too over the top in the flavour department, leaving it highly drinkable. I'd like to have a few bottles cellared so I can taste it again with a few years on it. It's a great winter warmer or dessert beer - a must try

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 21:14:13 | More by spinrsx
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 7/26/08. On tap at Blind Tiger, vintage 2005. Pours black with a small dark tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of rich roasted malt and coffee. Flavor of coffee, chocolate, roast, with a bitter chocolate finish. Wow, this beer has a very rich and creamy palate! The age has smoothed this beer out and it is not bitter at all. It has a nice sweetness that is not too overpowering. Extremely drinkable, smooth, and delicious! Definitely age this if you can!
8/4/8/5/16 (4.1/5)

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2008 23:31:18 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first BA review, so here goes. 2007 vintage served in my DFH snifter. Poured an dark opaque brown with some ruby red highlights around the edges. Three-quarter inch mocha-colored head dissipated into an oily slick with some concentration around the bowl of the glass. Sheets of lacing with decent retention present during the tasting. Scent of chocolate, malt and molasses. Taste similar to nose with a touch of dark fruit. Mouthfeel was medium-bodied with very little carbonation and a bit chalky at the finish. Alcohol was very well-hidden, but this brew definitely packs a punch after a couple. Nice go to RIS if you're looking for something with a little less viscosity.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2007 20:25:25 | More by Jwale73
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served at cellar temp. Deep, dark, almost black body with a large, thick, dense, creamy, milk chocolate brown head. Great lacing. Roasted barley, licorice, herbal-medicinal alcohol, dark sweet sugary fruits, and coffee on the nose. Roasted coffee bitterness at first, and then rich, rummy-sweet fruits flanked by herbal, warming alcohol notes. Dark, bitter chocolate settles in and the coffee and chocolate bitterness increase in the warming, numbing finish. Full-bodied with a velvety smooth feel. Will have to age a few to see if the bitterness settles down some.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2008 01:04:44 | More by alexgash
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted the winter '03-'04' bottle.

Poured black with a brown colored head. Very strong Chocolate smell with hints of coffee. Tastes of heavy Chocolate, light alcohol with hints of toffee. Nice bitter aftertaste. I really enjoyed drinking this one.

Notes from: 5/31/04

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2009 18:45:39 | More by hopdog
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Black opaque, not as thick as I was expecting on the pour. Nice two finger head that was a nice brown. No real lacing on it after dissipation, but some interesting lacing stripes throughout the drink.

S - Roasted malts, slight chocolate burnt cocoa. Actually get some dark fruits in there.

T - Mostly roasted malts and some coffee taste. I'm not really getting much chocolate here, although it is slightly present. The dark fruity taste is there, but gets fainter the longer you drink. The beer gets better as you go, but it tastes pretty ordinary. Alcohol is pretty present.

M - Little thinner than expected, and not particularly carbonated. Not all that great.

D - It's not hard to drink, but it would be hard to drink more of.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2009 04:46:47 | More by AgentZero
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Brent

Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured pitch black with a mocha-colored froth, like motor oil with 200,000 miles since the last change. Softly sweet chocolate malt aroma. Assertive dark-roasted malt bitterness jumps immediately to the back of the tongue - concentrated, cooked-down chocolate, coffee, prune and charcoal flavors dominate. Alcohol actually breaks things up a bit and the finish softens with a slight sourness. A well crafted imperial stout that could easily be raw, but manages to integrate the concentrated flavors quite nicely.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2003 07:20:04 | More by Brent
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GClarkage

California

4.93/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

08/11/05- Received bottles in trade from Connecticutpoet and Jetsbeer.

Presentation- 12oz bottle, 2004-05 release. Poured into a random pint glass.

Appearance- Super black pour, chocolate colored dirty brown 1/2 inch head and nice lacing. Pours out like goop.

Smell- Ranks right up there with any double or imperial stout I have had. Huge super dark chocolate and roasted malt nose.

Taste- Damn, this shit is good. Mega roasted malt, nuts and any other malted flavor you can think of. Smooth and I mean smooth dark chocolate flavor. Maybe a touch of coffee as well.

Mouthfeel- Oh so close from being perfect. Just a touch too much carbonation to be as smooth as it could possibly be. Super creamy and goes down with the greatest of ease. Do they have this on cask??

Drinkability- So glad I still have one of these left. Think I will toss it in the cellar and forget about it for a year or two. Can't imagine it getting much better than it already is, but what if it does?

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2005 16:44:07 | More by GClarkage
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Brenden

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm initially concerned that it's almost finished pouring without forming a head, when, toward the end, I get a beautiful cascade effect forming a near-perfect one finger head. This just off-white head never fades to less than half a finger and leaves a patchy sheet of lacing over a black brew that lets in almost no light.
The aroma is first like sniffing cocoa powder out of the can, then some roasted coffee notes come through with some dark fruits underneath.
The chocolate lingers all the way through the sip underneath a dominant malt flavor involving a combination of various malts in near-perfect sync. A hops presence is noted that adds balance without taking away from the chocolate, and the dark fruits sit just beneath it all. Alcohol is evident the entire way, sometimes overcoming the flavors in the sip and especially toward the end.
Some may consider the feel a little thin for the style, and it may be; it is, however, thick and rich and well-complimented by a little bit of a crisp feel.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2009 04:13:56 | More by Brenden
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The bottle is from "Winter 10-11". Consumed on 10/20/11.

Pours a very dark black with a reddish hue and 1/4" of brown head that fades after a little while. The smell has notes of dark fruit, anise, licorice, roasted malts, coffee, alcohol esters and faint chocolate. The taste is anise and licorice up front then a blast of roasted malts and coffee followed by faint chocolate, dark fruit, and some alcohol warmth in the finish. The mouthfeel is rich, smooth, and full bodied.

This is a well blended, very rich, delicious beer. The alcohol is noticeable but only adds to the overall enjoyability of the beer. All the flavors mesh well. I'll definitely have another one of these as the days get colder.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 23:23:20 | More by tdm168
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maximum12

Minnesota

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

Thanks to the three traders who sent me this within a short period of one another, one via trade, two via extras. That just means I have five downstairs...well, I mean, I did a minute ago.

Now I have four. #5 is chillin' & warmin' in my Stone pint glass, winkin' at me in the snowy frost of a single-digit Minnesota evening. My belly could use some fiery cheer.

Hold off, buddha, nose goes first, & it says nice. My poor wife sniffs, but she has to work tonight, so she slinks away unhappily. The expected chocolate, a nice tip o' the coffee pot on the backburner, very dry, almost an Irish stout taste to this black boot. Initially a touch thin, but seems to thicken up as it warms. Little apparent alcohol, but my core body temp is rising, so some part of my knows there's moonshine in this swill.

Nice beer & I'd like to try some of Brooklyn's other offerings.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2008 02:32:01 | More by maximum12
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ArrogantB

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz winter 06-07 bottle courtesy of MuenchenerKindl, thanks man. Obviously this was dark black. It smelled nice, chocolate. the taste was vinous sort of like Stone Russian. Fruity flavors, chocolate, a tad thin on the body for my taste but overall this was a nice easy to drink beer, especially since I split it with a friend. I have heard this is around $10 a six-pack which would make it an exceptional value if I had access to it.

12oz winter 08-09 bottle courtesy of vwcraig, thanks! Black as expected, really nice chocolate stout smell, nice taste of sweet fruit. This is good beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2008 14:58:41 | More by ArrogantB
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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