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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,140 Ratings
THE BROS
91
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Ratings: 6,140
Reviews: 2,730
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 353
Gots: 1,170 | FT: 59
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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Ratings: 6,140 | Reviews: 2,730
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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-deep black color with a tan head with some lacing

S-roasted malts and chocolate with hints of coffee

T-rich roasted malts and chocolate dominate with some coffee and slight bitter hop flavor

F-medium to full body with moderate carbonation

O-a delicious RIS with nice flavor and balance

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

Review is for cellaring purposes, but its still a review of fresh BCS!

11 batch poured into a GL snifter.

Pours a pitch black. Like no light passes through even when help up to the light. Very thick caramel head that stays around.

It smells like an unflavored RIS. Roasted oats are everywhere mixed with booze and smoothness probably from the oats. Not overly impressive, but not bad.

Well I mean, I guess they call it Black Chocolate Stout for a reason. Milk chocolate isnt there; it's all dark bitter chocolate. After all the breakfast stouts I've had recently, the dark chocolate is kind of refreshing. Just like every previous time, it's still hot. The booze is a touch too much for me; after subsequent yearly reviews, maybe the booze will mellow out (hopefully).

A serious candidate for Bourbon-barrel aging. It could use that finishing touch of smoothness. It just feels a tad too rough around the edges.

It leaves a roasted feeling from the malt and bitter chocolate. It has a nutty feeling, that really isn't all that displeasing.

**UPDATE**
4 months has lightened the body, mellowed the booze, and brought out the belgian black chocolate. overall, a very good beer.

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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%

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 6,140 ratings.