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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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6,073 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,073
Reviews: 2,722
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 348
Gots: 1,122 | FT: 55
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Fresh Bottle and one for cellering for next year.

Appearance - Wow its quite thick and black as night. A great brown head that is retained. The opaqueness is impressive and ready to suit the style.

Smell - Yes this is delightful. The mocha body and licorice is really impressive. There is not a whiff of the solvent abv which is detected in many of the other RIS.

Taste - The flavor is rounded out and full of chocolate malt and really smooth. Its pretty straight forward but well executed.

Mouthfeel- Mmm light carbonation with a touch of its round body. Its buttery and velvety.

Overall this a great seasonal and an awesome RIS modification.

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

355ml bottle poured into a Stella Artois goblet. ABV 10%.

A - Poured a nearly black opaque dark brown with a 2cm milk chocolate head. Head slowly reduces and there's good lacing.

S - Lots of dark chocolate, some toasted bread, some dark fruit, and some alcohol.

T - Brown sugar, dark chocolate, some toast, hint of fruit, bitter hops and some booze.

M - Medium carbonation, medium-heavy body, creamy, syrupy, some heat in the finish.

O - A bit boozy but it's pretty well balanced. Easy to drink for sure.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My second out of 4-pack of 2011 Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout.

One year on it. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my large snifter.

Very thick, dark brown colored pour. Pitch black inside the glass. Dark and opaque. A shining brown colored fluffy one finger thick head that slowly dissipates into a thin shining ring. Awesome lacing. Bubbles not to be seen.

Aroma: Toned down alcohol, i would assume. Well mixed with dark roasted malts and chocolate aroma. Very slight caramel. Some hop-alcohol mixed nose that is typical of Russian Imperial Stouts.

Taste: Roasted malts and dark chocolate taste. Some slight bitterness, that i would assume is subdued due to age on this one. Sweet-bitter dry finish. Alcohol is not felt as much as it contains. Less of burnt up malt flavor.

Mouth feel: Full bodied yet very drinkable thinness feel. Moderate carbonation. Slight alcohol derived astringency.

One more brew that makes Russian Imperial Stouts so reputable and likable.

Style Rate: 4.5
Personal Rate: 4.5

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 6,073 ratings.