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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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6,081 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,081
Reviews: 2,722
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 348
Gots: 1,127 | FT: 55
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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 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at Liberty Tap Room in Columbia, SC.

A: Body is pure black but there is some faint light coming in on the edges. Dark tan head with OK retention.

S: Heavy coffee, roasty note here with not much chocolate to be found. Smoky aroma in there with some char and anise. Surprisingly not really all that chocolatey.

T: Much like the smell: not much chocolate to be found here, but a LOT of roasted coffee and some smoky notes laced in there. Some mocha as it warms which might lend some cred to the chocolate name, but overall more coffee. Some bakers chocolate as it warms more, but no sweetness to be found. Definitely an imperial stout rather than a chocolate stout.

Overall: As a RIS, pretty good. I can see this being a good one to age, but on tap it was pretty tasty. I would have liked to see some more chocolate in here as it was my dessert beer, but good stuff overall.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased on tap at capital ale house innsbrook - richmond va - snifter

Pours a deep thick black (imagine that!) with a dark brown head. Beautiful stout. work of art.

Smells roasty and choclatey, not like sweet chocolate but that dark cocoa smell. Very nice.

Taste follows well, very roasty and thick, sipping beer for sure.

Feels a little boozy as did the bottle version. Very good beer but it could use some refining on the abv feel.

Overall this is an amazing stout, however If i'm getting an RIS it's Raspy over this for sure or smutty.

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Dark as night. Think I see some slightly brown notes on the edges. Some roasted malt in the nose. Not as much scent as I expected. Getting some coffee and maybe some raisin deep down. Man, this tastes good. Huge chocolate notes at the outset. They really taste creamy and full. The coffee, roastedness picks up halfway. The end finishes smoothly. You can tell the alcohol is trying to get out, but it's deftly kept at bay. Still tasting some raisin on the far back end, though I think that's just the chocolate malt combating with the alcohol. I prefer Old Rasputin slightly more, but this is a very good Imperial Stout.

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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