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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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5,500 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,500
Reviews: 2,640
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 294
Gots: 854 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000)
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-18-2014 21:58:14 | More by JesseLara
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-22-2013 23:15:01 | More by MADPolo
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

08-03-2014 15:11:00 | More by kerry4porters
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-27-2014 00:30:25 | More by Liverocks
Photo of bushbeer75


4.3/5  rDev +3.6%

Brown Bottle Winter of 07-08 poured into a snifter and consumed at 50-58F

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout poured black [looks like a tootsie roll], as black can be with a small brown head that dissipated rather quickly but left some nice lacing. The aroma is of roasted malts and heavy chocolate and a little candy like sweetness with a bit of alcohol. Tastes are of roasted malts and big chocolate as the name of the Stout implies. Also flavors of espresso, dark toffee and a little burnt toast are present. Mouth feel is smooth and medium in body-lighter than one might expect from a brew this dark.

This is a very drinkable and flavorful stout. I highly recommend it!

10-11-2008 23:25:48 | More by bushbeer75
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-07-2012 02:15:10 | More by sabitu
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-25-2013 22:32:41 | More by jkd03c
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-18-2013 01:23:17 | More by Tayloraphilips
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12 oz. brown bottle with black labeling winter 06-07. Pours a chocolate syrup thick blackness with an awesome foamy dark tan head. Aroma is full of chocolate, molasses, caramel, brown sugar, and coffee with a large nose of bourbon for a backbone. Full bodied with a slick, syrupy texture. Alcohol level is present as it numbs the tongue. Sweet caramel flavors and tons chocolate. Sweet, creamy, milk chocolate at first then a dry, dark, bittersweet, baker's chocolate. Large hint of like bourbon whiskey really finishes nicely with an espresso bitter tang and a big warming effect. Definitely a sipper but really a delicious beer.


12-01-2006 04:06:40 | More by SteveO1231
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-02-2012 02:02:15 | More by frogfan
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3.93/5  rDev -5.3%

A: Pretty dark, but not entirely black. Dark brown around the edges. Thin head that goes away pretty quickly. Mocha in color.

S: Not much going on here until it gets almost to room temp. Once there, it starts to come alive a little. Chocolate, dark fruits. The alcohol is slightly present.

T: Same as with the nose, the taste really pops when it's been out of the bottle for about 45 minutes or so. Like the nose, chocolate, dark fruits, roasted tastes. Alcohol is there, but not in a distracting, burning way..more warming. Rich flavors. Pretty nice.

M: Smooth and a little thin, but not too bad. Dries the mouth a little more than I would expect.

D: Again, the alcohol is present, but in a good way. With that said, it still will slow you down a bit which is a good thing. You want to let this beer warm almost to room temperature to get the full benefits.

12-31-2010 18:06:25 | More by titosupertramp
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-10-2013 17:24:37 | More by dannyhead
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

11-22-2011 19:50:40 | More by wo87810
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-20-2014 12:58:21 | More by SourAddict
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4.26/5  rDev +2.7%

2012 vintage bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pitch back small tan head very thin lacing

S: Boozy and chocolate

T: Starts with some dark chocolate and cocoa taste with some dark fruit in the back almost like raspberries. Moves onto a heavy roasted coffee like taste. Unlike the smell, alcohol is well hidden. mmm.

M: Full bodied. Thick. Yummy.

O: An extremely complex and delicious RIS. Could have been the year of age on it or a change in my taste, but this is much better than I remember it fresh last year.

03-15-2014 00:42:19 | More by Givemebeer
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4.05/5  rDev -2.4%

1yr old aged bottle.

This is about as easily approachable an RIS as I've ever seen, slightly subdued compared to other example, but still a massive brew. Pours a deep black with a shortlived but creamy tan head. Nose is of cocoa and dark roasted coffee beans, some wafts of vague fruitiness as well. Taste is very similar, quite chewy and full. Alcohol is slightly distracting, but not very much so. Some dark fruit and brandy in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is great, just a tad light for an RIS, but respectably so! Drinkability is pretty high for the style, this went down fairly easily.


06-28-2006 07:54:22 | More by Gaisgeil
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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%

Poured out into a New Belgium Chalice dark black with a thin tan head. Minimal lacing. I'd like seeing a bigger head out of this. I'm going to have to skip the smell because it's allergy season, but what I can smell is a hint of alcohol. That alcohol is very apparent in the mouthfeel. The taste of roasted cocoa comes out in the flavor rather quickly. It's very smooth if you can get over the alcohol burn on the tounge, which I don't mind. No strong spices are evident. Not too dry of a mouthfeel either.

10-13-2009 22:47:41 | More by whoneeds8
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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%

Appearance: The pour is black. I'm talking jet black. There's no light getting through this bad boy at all. There is a very small amount of coffee colored head that fades fast leaving a few rings of soapy lacing.

Smell: Big on chocolate (huge shocker given the name, right?), with a bit of coffee and the slightest tinge of alcohol burn. This one has the makings of a big brew.

Taste: Like the smell, big on the chocolate. The alcohol tinge I picked up in the nose isn't really apparent in the taste. It's obvious you're drinking a big stout, but I think the booze is hidden fairly well for being 10%. There's a bit of coffee and some mild roasted malt going on in the back. Quite tasty.

Mouthfeel: A nice thick, viscous brew. Carbonation is light, which makes the beer very smooth going down. It has a great body and a good texture to it.

Drinkability: This is a big stout, there's no messing around with that. It's got some good flavor, nice texture, and is a very well done brew. I think the only thing that hurts this brew's drinkability is the 10%ABV...you just can't do too many of these in one night without having to bow down and pray to the gods of porcelain. That being said, I will be slowly sipping on this bad boy the rest of the night, and looking forward to cracking open another one tomorrow night.

11-28-2009 02:23:48 | More by krisandajt
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

08-26-2012 23:34:09 | More by kb2250
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-12-2014 16:34:17 | More by CaptainPancakes
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North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%

Tasted at the Pop the Cap Winter Warmer Event, 1/31 at Tyler's.

Poured a very, very dark brown color with an overfoamed (from a faulty tap) beige head. The huge head to beer ratio doesn't get me down, though, because I've been waiting to taste this one for a long time.

Aroma was smooth, with chocolate peaking through here and there. Upon tasting, I found a very smooth brew with a soft finish full of bitter chocolate and earthy tones. I thought this was really drinkable for an imperial stout, though a touch thinner in the mouth than I had anticipated. It also had a nice crispness, thought it also meant the chocolate only stayed with me for a short time.

I had huge expectations for this beer, and it mostly lived up to them. All around, a smooth, subtle beer (especially for an imperial). Very good.

02-01-2004 01:05:03 | More by RockyTopHeel
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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

Nice looking label. 2007 vintage.

Pours thick and opaque with a brown cloud like head.

Booze, liquorice, coffee, but not too much chocolate in the nose.

Whoa. First thoughts upon tasting: Big, chocolate, and smooth. Starts sweet with plenty of dark chocolate then a hit of cherry and blackberry in the middle. Finishes with espresso, roasty, and liquorice flavors.

Full bodied big ass beer with a chewy texture. The finish is surprisingly light almost dry. Alcohol is quite apparent making this a sipper. Highly recommended .

11-06-2007 03:43:13 | More by bosco7
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

11-17-2011 05:20:31 | More by pest
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-30-2013 00:54:57 | More by Los1324
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-02-2012 00:22:49 | More by Nutwood
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