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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,993 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,993
Reviews: 2,702
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 337
Gots: 1,073 | FT: 53
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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Photo of jdwilliamson79
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-hunter
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. Dated "Winter '14-'15". 10% abv

Appearance- Coal black with a brown head that dissipates very fast.

Smell- Rich dark chocolate. Dark fruit in there as well reminisient of prunes. Smaller hints of coffee as well as sweet malt.

Taste- A rich sweetness meets the palate first. Deep, fresh chocolate notes abound. Quite nice. The chocolate rises through and through. A raison-like sweetness arrives as well. Finishes with a slight bitterness as well as a burn from the alcohol. Phenolic taste in there as well.

Mouthfeel- Very thick and quite heavy in body. The cream like consistancy coats the palate heavily.

Overall- This is a Winter sipping treat. Well done from all ends. Rich flavors persist throughout. The chocolate is fresh and pronounced. The high alcohol is appropriate for the style and season as well. I plan on ageing a bottle as well for a year +. Check this stout out!

Photo of rmank
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leantom
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Taken from notes. Been a day since I consumed the beer. Here goes:

A: Pitch black, nice head and lacing. Good.

S: Lots of dark fruit, some coffee bitterness and chocolate as well but these are less pronounced. Raisins, prune, coffee. OK, but the scents were actually somewhat muted - i.e., they weren't very powerful.

T: Good, but nothing special. Lots of dark fruit - such as prunes, raisins, and plum - followed by some coffee bitterness that lingers as the back of the tongue. Not very chocolatey, at least relative to other beers. Good, but not very good.

F: Thick and creamy. Good.

O: Good beer. Pretty solid, but there are definitely better options.

Photo of oldvines
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dexterk1
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of halo3one
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jenebauer
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rbmjr1
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kmo5
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tyler_S
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OntheLambic
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of waltc21
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ilthik
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brooklyn's Black Chocolate Stout was this year's (2014) best chocolate stout. A proper, full bodied stout in its own right, it had just the right amount chocolate taste to make it the perfect after dinner drink with dessert.

Photo of jeffdillon
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dpgupton412
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwatty
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattviator
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joemochas
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KMcGrath
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.39/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A - Pours and oily jet black, generates a finger and a half of dark burnt caramel colored head which quickly dissipates down to a film. Little to no lacing.
S - Interesting and unexpected, dark chocolate and milk, almond, cherry and marzipan, light banana, dark fruits and some spices like nutmeg or cinnamon.
T - I wish the taste matched the smell. A strange and out of place sourness mixes with the initial carbonation bite, dark bitter sweet chocolates and roasty malts fade in well into the development, but I can't get passed the funky sourness right at the beginning, has no place in a stout like this.
O - The developmental Flavors and aftertaste are amazing, but this beer let me down and wasn't near the legendary stout I had hoped it was. The funky sourness at the beginning was a major turn off. Going to cellar my other three and see if aging helps. Otherwise, the beer is painfully average.
V - So far, the value is pretty low.

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OldRickSputin
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,993 ratings.