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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
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled the 2004 version next to the 2010 version.

Pours black without being terribly thick with a nice mocha head and a bit of lacing. Foam recedes much quicker on vintage edition.

Aromas begin with espresso and fudge brownies. Smells quite sweet with loads of chocolate and some roasted malt. Hints of anise and molasses in the most recent version. You can also detect the delightful zip of alcohol in there. In the vintage version you get a lot more dark cherry and coca cola notes as it warms.

The tastes directly reflect the nose of each. The recent version has an unstoppable coffee-chocolate presence. The flavors hit hard, full, and quite unforgiving. Finishes leaving behind a bitter coffee essence to punish the tongue. The older vintage has that coca cola dark cherry syrupy sweetness. Finish has a less boozy/bitter presence than the newer version.

The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with medium to low carbonation. Both are quite solid in this department. Newer version is drier with more of a bitter/alcohol finish. Older one is a little sweeter and creamier.

Overall, I enjoyed this side by side tasting. You would have no idea that these are the same beers or even from the same brewery. Neither is a star for me but both are solid beers. I think I would probably imagine a vintage in-between these two would be the best. Probably a bottle with 2-3 years on it would be the best balance of flavor in my opinion. A solid beer either way that is often overlooked because it is so readily available.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Paincane
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown pour into Nonic glass producing two finger khaki head with moderate amount of lacing.
S: Aromas of chocolate, toasted malt and dark fruits. 
T: Flavors of dark and bittersweet chocolate with a bit of caramel. M: Medium bodied with minimal carbonation.
O: Very enjoyable and luscious. Will enjoy another. 

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Talk about a beer that masks the taste of alcohol, shits amazing esp for the way it smells. The 10% surprised me at first esp for the price(7.99 a 4 pk) and the aroma was slight coffee the rest alcohol, wasnt my favorite. Then I tasted it and it was smooth as can be, Touche Brooklyn you stumped me there. Or at least surprised me.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 6,081 ratings.