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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,140 Ratings
THE BROS
91
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Ratings: 6,140
Reviews: 2,730
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 353
Gots: 1,170 | FT: 59
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

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Ratings: 6,140 | Reviews: 2,730
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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm drinking from a bottle that had been in the cellar for one year.
Really do love this beer. It pours pitch black with a foamy brown head that quickly recedes to an elegant lacing. Big dry fuit notes on the nose, cherry in particular. Bitter chocolate in the back. Tastes like a dessert. A rich dark chocoalte with a cherry filling. Not overly long, but well layered. It ends with some surprisingly smoky roast notes, which taste a little out of place but keep the beer from becoming to cloying. Mouthfeel is decently thick and the beer initially stings the tongue, it is 10% after all. Strangely I prefer this beer fresh when its a little less sappy, but even now, a year later its fantastic.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a black color with a slight head and some lacing.

S: Dark chocolate, roasted malts, and espresso. Very inviting.

T: Just like the nose, the flavors are exceptional. The chocolate is subdued, which I very much like. Some chocolate stouts these days just have too much chocolate flavor. Alcohol is not evident in the least.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation. Easy to drink.

O: I am very pleased with this beer. It's one that could get you in trouble though...easy to drink and no alcohol detectable.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Purchase in Wakefield, ri.

A-Pours an opaque black body with a 2" mocha head that reduces fairly quickly but leves some uneven lacing

S- I get an interesting whisky note almost like a bourbon aged beer, with some burnt bread and milk chocolate. Unique

T- starts off with a big milk chocolate flavor, ends very roasty and flavorful. The toasted malt stands out on the finish. Zero alcohol

M- medium body, low carbonation . Silky and smooth.

What an awesome brew. Excellent flavor, the chocolate was not overdone. The roasty character of any good stout stands out while complimenting the subtle chocolate notes. Super smooth and drinkable, and best of all it's decently priced. A must try.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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

Thanks goes out to Diddy for the generous gift of four of these.

Upending the bottle rewards me with just under a finger of dark chocolate looking head. Body is the deepest brown, nearing black, but a little light can be seen attempting to pass through on the edges. Leaves a bit of thin lacing.

Aroma is dark chocolate, heavy roasted malt, and a hint of dark fruit.

To get the full flavor, this beer must be allowed to warm a bit. Dark chocolate is the first flavor. This intermingles with dark fruit for a few seconds, than this phases out, allowing the chocolate flavor to take stage again, then plays off the heavy alcohol taste on the end.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly only medium. Carbonation bites the tongue lightly at the beginning. Beer coats the tongue, especially the back.

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 6,140 ratings.