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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: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled winter 2011-2012

A: Black opaque in color as to be expected of the style. Great head for such a high-octane beast! Head is tan in color. Minimal lacing, as expected. This maybe which may be the only visual detriment; at least for me it’s a small minus.

S: Sweet and here comes the Chocolate. There is a tad roasted malts, and toffee flavor. On a deep inhale there is just a hit, infinitesimal heat, perhaps the only hint of the alcoholic.

T: As the smell would indicate. However, there is no boozy taste whatsoever.

M: Is surprisingly creamy, almost milk stout like, but that could just be me.

O: This is a very solid, in fact one of the best RIS I’ve had. It is remarkably balanced, complex and extremely drinkable.

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A - Pours ink-black with a tan, mildly lumpy head. Lace retains.

S - Heavy on the milk chocolate and roasted sugars. Subtle booze and prunes on the nose, as well.

T - Very well-rounded IS. Strong and complex pushing bitters and chocolate to the forefront. Alcohol warms the palate.

MF - Medium/Heavy bodied, medium carbonation. Very silky, so it coats the mouth very well.

O - What a great RIS for a beer enthusiast to enter the subclass. I would choose either Old Rasputin or Brooklyn BCS to represent the category (Not as the best, but as a well-rounded representative of what the group has to show). Many thanks to Brooklyn Brewery for offering the RIS in 4-packs, allowing the flavors and scents to evolve over time.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Small tan head...quickly fades...black with ruby edges.

S - Dark-bitter-cocoa, sweet toasted caramel, and a sweet sherry-like booziness

T - It definitely tastes chocolatey, almost reminds of drinking something like a burnt dark chocolate fudge brownie.

M - Definitely full-bodied with a syrupy tongue coating viscosity...light carbonation...smooth. Would love to try this on nitro or cask...it would be so creamy.

O - This is a great RIS that is perfectly balanced...I'd like to do a vertical of this to see how they mature...but I don't think I could stand to save any.

Really happy I scored a case this year. Delicious!! GET SOME!!

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