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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,728 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,728
Reviews: 2,649
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 329
Gots: 927 | FT: 47
Brewed by:
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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

So lately I’ve begun seeking out Russian Imperial Stouts, I yearn for their bold chocolate/coffee notes, and Brooklyn’s Black Chocolate Stout is next on my hit list. Originally brewed in 1994 this Stout has taken home many beer show awards and I’m looking forward to a brew as great as that tasty old Russian monk: Old Rasputin (North Coast Brewing).

Poured from a 355ml bottle into Duvel tulip.

A: Looks exactly as it should with a jet black body and a light (but dense) mocha dusting for a head. So perfect I want to take a picture, get it framed, then take a picture of the picture next to another glass of this and admire its beauty again. 10/10.

S: Whiff of solvent alcohol upfront isn’t doing Brooklyn any favours - follow this with deep dark chocolate, notes of coffee, vanilla & molasses, and you’ll be bang on the RIS nose money. Bit of a mark down for that solvent hit though. 7/10.

T: Bold and delicious, now entering flavour country, population: Me (i.e. you when you drink this). Upfront dark bitter chocolate, hints again of coffee and molasses with brown sugar thrown in. There is a smoky mid palate and slightly bitter aftertaste. The alcohol is nowhere to be found in the flavour profile, which is a surprise given the aroma. Like a big dark chocolate brownie - sweet, bitter and moreish. 9/10.

M: Heavy bodied with a light but dense carbonation, exactly how I like my Russian Imperial Stouts! 10/10.

D: From that sniff of solvent alcohol to one of the best tasting Stouts out there, Brooklyn have managed a few surprises with this “drink of the Czars”. That said it comes close but falls short of the mark set by Founders Breakfast and Old Rasputin, and is more pricy than both of those fine brews... and more difficult to obtain here in Australialand. However if, like me, you have become slightly obsessed with Russian Imperial Stouts and have added: “Dying due to drinking too many Stouts” to your bucket list you should definitely give this one a go. 7/10.

Food match: Borderline dessert sweet - so it’s heavy roasted meats with dark gravies, after dinner cigars or dark chocolate brownies for this brew.

doktorhops, Wednesday at 07:35 PM
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Poured from 12 oz bottle into snifter. Winter 14-15 vintage.
A: Pours black as a moonless night with 1/4 inch dark mocha head with good retention. Beautiful. (4.5)
S: Caramel malt, dark chocolate, leather, tobacco, grainy hops, and a hint of vanilla and wood. (4.5)
T: Sweet dark chocolate, dark roast coffee with cream, charred wood, dark caramel malt, and a hint of grainy hops in the background. With warming, a note of cinnamon emerges. (4.25)
M: Sweet, dark, creamy feel. Medium body (drinks lighter than the ABV). Mild boozy bite (again, not as much as would be expected from the ABV). Surprisingly light and sweet given the style and ABV. (4.25)
D: An extremely drinkable RIS...probably the most drinkable I have ever had. The ABV will catch up with you eventually, but until then... (5)

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,728 ratings.