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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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6,092 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,092
Reviews: 2,722
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 349
Gots: 1,136 | FT: 56
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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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3.51/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is a very dark beer. No light passes through the glass with this one. Very small head when poured right down the middle of the glass. Aromas of burnt malt and light hops. I tried this cold out of the cooler and let it sit a while and warm up. Taste was very malty with strong accents of burnt grains. I tasted no chocolate flavor whatsoever in this brew. Not a favorite and for my money not in the class of Founders' stouts.

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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The boards really go nuts for this beer. It is about time that I try it out.

This beer is as black as midnight on a new moon. You can't see through it. It looks like one of the darkest beers I have seen.

The smell off the top is extremely rich. You get a ton of roast and chocolate (but no coffee).

The flavor is equally rich. It languishes on the tongue with a ton of stout flavor and the presence of chocolate. On the back end you get a decent amount of bitterness along with the flavor dwindling.

Overall this is a very good example of a chocolate stout. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Obviously Gordon Ramsey has a lot to learn about beer after seeing him spit out this great concoction.

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4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured at basement temp in ale glass.

A: solid black (duh) with thin head; decent carb action
S: very pronounced aroma of a boozy stout, kinda like what some ants smell like when you crush them
T: a boozy stout; roasted grains dominate; very, very flavorful; not very hoppy; moderate sweetness; interesting layers of flavor come and go in a mouthful; definitely worth sipping and brooding over

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3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into my 8oz Stone Double Bastard tasting glass. Vintage winter 2011-2012.

A- Pours a midnight black color with a small half finger mocha colored head. Small spots of the head are darker as it settles down on top of the beer leaving some room for the beer to shine through. Little bit of lacing on the glass as it goes down.

S- Dark chocolate, of course, lots and lots of coffee on the nose as well. Smells to have a little bit of hop profile. Roasted malts coming through strong, not barrel aged but smells to have some oak like characters.

T- Sweet on the toungue, coffee and chocolate comes up first. Sweet roasted malts and a little bit of smokiness. Alcohol pokes its head out. For whatever reason, this reminds me of a less harsh Dark Lord.

M- Thick and slick. Medium carbonation. No complaints.

O- A great RIS. Really looking forward to trying an aged one.

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4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from a four-pack poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours darkest brown, basically black. Absorbs light like a black hole; even the edges of the glass are opaque. The initial pour built a three-finger brown head that filled its way to the top and sent a lone drop sliding down. This beer looks mean.

Smell: Appropriate intensity. Burnt sugar and barley, with both bitter and sweet chocolate. A little bit of herbal hops in there, too. A restrained scent of alcohol, too. Softer caramel is kept in the background.

Taste: A broad, robust profile. There's some spicy hops throughout, but the primary flavor is black patent malt in its charred glory (but without being ashy). There's a little bit of alcohol, but for 10% ABV it's not much at all. There's not much sweetness here, except for a bit of toffee malt. Definitely on the bitter/coffee end of the spectrum, and not fruity.

Mouthfeel: It's pretty creamy, medium-bodied. Finish is a little dry, but the mouth stays coated for the most part. Standard carbonation. The alcohol numbs the tongue a little over time.

Overall: Intense and as black as can be, no wonder it's a seasonal! Try it if you think you can handle it!

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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