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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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6,138 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,138
Reviews: 2,730
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 352
Gots: 1,170 | FT: 59
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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: 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours stout dark with a two finger tan creamy head that seems to be sticking around. Aroma is chocolate malt balls, grains, dark chocolate, and some dark fruits. Smells amazing. Taste is dark chocolate all the way. Nice and sweet, yet noticeably bitter. Alcohol is slightly noticeable, but not overwhelming at all. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy with tepid carbonation. Overall, very nice brew. My main complaint is that this is pretty one dimensional. The dark fruits that came through in the aroma are nowhere to be seen in the taste. Bitter dark chocolate is the most dominant flavor here. Nice for the price, but there are many other RIS/Chocolate Stouts that are better.

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So, Im at Room 11 in DC and having some local beers and I ask the server Chelsea, "hey, whats the Brooklyn Dark Stout like?". Im from California and had never had one but Im nervous of what some people call stouts. Im used to them being big, bold, in your face thick beers and didnt want to be disappointed. She said, "you have to try one" and brought me one back.

OK, so I take the bottle and pour it in to the glass and it looks as black as used motor oil coming out of an ol john deere tractor. NICE! All my friends are looking at me like Im nuts for even wanting that beer but this is my style!

I smell the beer..once again, NICE! It smells like a good stout and very chocolate.

The taste..well, I sat there speechless for a few seconds while trying to digest all the great flavors and when I looked up all I did was nod at her.

All in all I ended up having 6 of these bad boys and went to the store the next day so I could bring one home to SD for my friends to try. Well done, Brooklyn!

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

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pitch black with a thin caramel colored head that quickly dissipates.

S: Toffee, chocolate, and roasted malts.

T: Espresso flavor up front into a bitter dark chocolate syrupy finish.

M: Thick and syrupy with a dry finish and almost no carbonation.

O: Not an every day stout, but it's nice as a desert stout due to it's incredibly rich dark chocolate flavors.

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A truly wonderful beer.

Beautiful color and smell, but mostly beautiful taste.

As a stout, this is smooth without any burnt or chalky taste. Roasted coffee, chocolate, bread, all come through, with a sweet high note too...raspberry?

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Poured into pint glass from bottle. Deep dark black with one finger tan head that fades back into body within minutes.

Smells strongly of chocolate up front, hint of coffee and malts with strong backing of alcohol in the end.

Taste is much the same as the smell, full chocolate body, thick and heavy as a RIS should be. As with most RIS' this one will be phenomenal after a year or so. However as deep and complex as many RIS are this one is heavy in only a few areas, mainly chocolate (Obviously) and coffee. Then the ever present alcohol taste which will cool off as time ticks by.

Mouth feel is a little less than what is to be expected from a RIS. Focus of chocolate and coffee leave the aftertaste of both as if one had just drank a cup of weak coffee with pure cocoa mixed in. Not quite as creamy as a RIS is but time heals all wounds.

Over all good, good, good. Real close to great and maybe it will excel as a cellar beer. The only reason it got a half point less in taste was limited complexity of flavor, but still quite a good beer.

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