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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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6,136 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,136
Reviews: 2,730
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 352
Gots: 1,165 | 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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Ratings: 6,136 | Reviews: 2,730
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black and a little thick with a tall head of mocha colored foam that fell slowly and looked so creamy. Left a nice cap and ring and plenty of shimmering lace. Nose is milky smooth with luscious chocolate. Decadent and a little boozy. Bold espresso and some mild dark fruit. Deep sweet roasted malt. The coffee is so fresh, touch of vanilla. Taste is scrumptious. As if you had fresh roasted espresso beans dipped in bittersweet chocolate. The palate bends to the dark will of this beer. The chocolate continues to send ribbons of it's bouquet to the nose. The dark fruit accents the roasted malt bitter and the malt is nutty like pecans. Warming alcohol and vanilla in the dry finish. Mouthfeel is full and smooth.

Strong flavors in this one that satisfy with every sip. Creamy like a milkshake with rich and complex flavors that area delight to behold in the glass. Although the chocolate is rich, it's the roasted malt that is the star of this show with it's pecan accents and molasses like smoothness. This is a new favorite.

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

This is the last of the Imperial stouts I've been trading for lately.
Pours a murky black color and coats the glass like few others do. No light's getting through this one, although you can get a little bit of a chestnut color around the edges. It has a decent amount of brown head for a boozier beer, and it's actually got pretty impressive lacing, too.
Smell's like bakers chocolate, roasted coffee, and I'm even picking up a little bit of a smoky scotch type scent.
Tastes like what it claims. Semisweet chocolate and roasted nuts. A little bit of liquorice, too. The finish starts off sweet, but ends completely dry. It's almost like you just took a sip of coffee. I normally like the sweeter stouts, but because this one has a finish that's both sweet and then dry, it's an exception.
Mouthfeel is standard per the style, if not a little thicker than normal.
Drinking one of these is no problem, but I'm not sure if I could have more than 1-2. As this beer warms, the alcohol comes out a little more.
Pretty solid Imperial stout. I'd say it's middle of the pack, BUT considering my opinion of the style - that's still wonderful.

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

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

This beer poured a creamy pitch black with absolutely no light shining through. It formed a 1 inch dark brown creamy head and left sticky brown lacing throughout the glass that stayed put.

The smell is strong with an initial blast of alcohol followed by a clear chocolate, roast malt combination followed by a heavy smoke finish.

The taste is awesome. The initial taste also starting with alcohol and roasted malt but allowing the smoke too creep up along with hints or espresso and coffee grinds. The alcohol taste stays true throughout due to the 10.6 ABV but does not overpower the sweet smoke and malt.

The mouthfeel is silky smooth, creamy and slightly thick. It leaves a sticky film all over the inside of the mouth and a warm alcohol feeling following the swallow. The beer is so sticky and sweet it leaves your lips feeling like you just drank hot chocolate(with a shot of whiskey). I highly recommend this beer to all but its definitely too strong to pound. Two or three of these will leave you warm, happy and full.

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The thick black body was crowned by a humongous beige head that lasted and laced with gusto. The engine oil look was matched by a feel like a very viscuous lubricant wanting to ease my pain. The smell of roasted grain and chocolate is very pronounced and the taste was a lovely blend of coffee and dark chocolate with an overlay of alcohol. Limited by its ABV, the drinkability can only be rated as moderate as this is very strong stout. Lovely, but with pronounced, muscular biceps.

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

12 oz bottle poured into a Harpoon Winter Warmer glass. 2008 release 10.0% ABV

A - pours pitch black with one finger of brown head

S - chocolately, roasted malts (not burnt)

T - dark, malty sweetness, with a nice astringency to finish out the beer

M - silky smooth, lightly carbonated, very viscous mouthfeel.

D - alcohol is really hidden well, this beer drinks very smooth.

A top notch RIS. I usually buy a sixer or two of this each year.

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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