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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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5,430 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,430
Reviews: 2,635
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 279
Gots: 830 | FT: 48
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000)
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-09-2012 04:05:59 | More by abmhighrise
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

03-09-2012 02:18:24 | More by mcgrodan
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-08-2012 23:30:36 | More by beerFool28607
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-08-2012 06:26:23 | More by OldTime
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out very black with a small mocha head. Lots of legs in the glass. Lots of roasty aromas straight off the pour. In the glass, there's rich chocolate. The taste is a delightful balance of dark chocolate and roasted coffee, although as it warms a touch of sourness starts to present itself. Full mouthfeel, but highly drinkable thanks to a moderate carbonation level.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 03:19:41 | More by kscaldef
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-08-2012 01:41:54 | More by donquixote
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-07-2012 00:30:14 | More by Grinnerman
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-06-2012 22:55:36 | More by neckbracesub
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

03-06-2012 22:27:08 | More by SquidVicious
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3.28/5  rDev -21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 04:06:47 | More by Thads324
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-06-2012 02:22:31 | More by kaelingirl
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

03-05-2012 22:44:51 | More by durkle
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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage.

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 04:31:16 | More by zeledonia
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-05-2012 03:19:41 | More by carrollmel7
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-04-2012 23:34:42 | More by partypak
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-04-2012 17:33:56 | More by epicbeard85
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 02:12:08 | More by syrupjoe
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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 22:40:11 | More by brewskifan55
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-03-2012 22:34:39 | More by Acforster2
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-03-2012 21:59:34 | More by Hanzo
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4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.


Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 16:54:14 | More by RonaldTheriot
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4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 06:33:36 | More by Parrotshake
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

03-03-2012 05:25:30 | More by chim52chim
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-03-2012 04:51:00 | More by HumanParaquat
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-03-2012 03:25:49 | More by Mkfos13
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