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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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5,521 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,521
Reviews: 2,640
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 299
Gots: 861 | FT: 49
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000)
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

04-25-2012 00:28:59 | More by Goldmund1
Photo of lacqueredmouse


3.65/5  rDev -12%

Pours a dark mocha-black, leavened on the edges with a touch of burgundy-brown, but otherwise quite opaque. Head is fine and soft, forming a pleasant milk chocolate ring around the edge. Lacing is veiny. Body is solid, and it forms nice fine carbonation when tilted or swirled. Overall, a very good-looking beer.

Nose is roasted, but also oddly acidic, with a oily whiff of vegetative pressings. There's a vaguely fragrant, jasmine-like overtone to it, which undermines the deep sweetness I feel it's trying to convey. Not bad overall, but not much like what I expected, and certainly no chocolate characters.

Flavour is nutty-black, with a thinness that is a little unbecoming, but marked with pleasant almond and sweet cacao characters. In reality, there's not much in the way of chocolate to it, but it has a pleasant raw, grainy darkness to it which is appealing enough.

Feel is surprisingly light, and allows that fragrant, burgeoning jasmine character to slip through quite prominently onto the palate.

Overall, it's good. I mean, it has to be good. But it's also a little odd, and doesn't live up to its name or to my expectations. A 10% stout, chocolate or no, should be better than this.

04-24-2012 10:41:44 | More by lacqueredmouse
Photo of CrazyDavros


3.68/5  rDev -11.3%

Pours black with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows roasted malt, dark chocolate, burnt fig and cocoa. Tempting!
Similarly rich flavours, very powerful. Lots of cocoa, more figs/prunes and charcoal. Very roasty. Some booze shows in the finish, accompanied by an aggressively roasty bitterness.
Very syrupy body, carbonation seems a bit full-on though.

04-24-2012 03:33:08 | More by CrazyDavros
Photo of BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%

Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Really dark, you know what looks like motor oil not too bubbly. Tan head was thick after a rising to roughly a fingers length and settled to nothing after a sip.

Smell: Light chocolate, not to potent. It comes off easy and honestly feels like you can taste the beer before tasting it if you know what I mean.

Taste: Bitter, but a notch sweet. Feel of chocolate is definitely there and very very light molasses.

Mouth: Little rough and definitely not for everyone.

Overall: All I need is a cheesecake or maybe a great beer to finish off a nice meaty meal. Picked it up for the hell of it and absolutely will be buying it again. Salud!

04-23-2012 04:57:17 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-22-2012 23:29:48 | More by IheartTomorrow
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-22-2012 19:26:19 | More by Harkrank
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-22-2012 16:51:10 | More by Ajax84
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-21-2012 00:54:01 | More by ericalexander
Photo of Novanglus

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

04-19-2012 07:20:22 | More by Novanglus
Photo of pisano


4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured out of a 12 oz. bottle into a Portsmouth Brewery balloon glass.

a: very dark brown, not quite black, completely opaque. thin mocha head dissipates quickly and leaves a tiny ring of tight bubbles around edge of glass. i can see small bits of sediment at the bottom of the glass.

s: initially, lots of chocolate and dark malts but as it warms i'm getting licorice, raisins and slight booze aromas.

t: bitter chocolate and dark roasted malt. the alcohol is well-hidden but somewhat noticeable on the finish (afterall, it is a 10 percenter).

m: rich and full bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

o: i enjoy this beer. it's a good RIS to keep in the fridge.

04-19-2012 02:12:31 | More by pisano
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-17-2012 01:45:45 | More by meltroha
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-17-2012 00:54:08 | More by drh1382
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

04-16-2012 18:56:59 | More by pchalk
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-15-2012 20:10:16 | More by Snellgg5
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

04-15-2012 03:31:01 | More by PGVG
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-15-2012 00:30:35 | More by truuby536
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-14-2012 14:34:47 | More by philmen
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4.15/5  rDev 0%

Winter 10-11 bottle.

A - Pours motor oil black, with absolutely no light penetration at all. A small mocha head forms, but dies out quickly. No lacing.

S - Dark, bittersweet chocolate, a hint of oak, licorice, a touch of alcohol.

T - Some roasted malt up front, with a slight hop bitterness. The huge chocolate shows up mid-palate and just lingers and lingers and lingers... Lots of dark chocolate with just a hint of marshmallow creme. A very delicious tasting beer.

M - Possibly a tad over carbed, but the chocolate makes it so it doesn't even matter.

O - A well done beer, which does exactly what it sets out to do.

04-14-2012 01:31:33 | More by Swuntly
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-13-2012 16:29:53 | More by nuggetlover
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

04-13-2012 02:28:08 | More by vbiliyar
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-12-2012 18:33:22 | More by gregory12
Photo of Glenn

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-11-2012 22:43:20 | More by Glenn
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

04-11-2012 14:05:04 | More by Mikeymcglynnigan
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-11-2012 13:15:39 | More by atone315
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3.98/5  rDev -4.1%

Winter 11-12 bottle poured into a snifter.

A- Not much head on this one at all. Small brown head reduces quickly to a ring. Very dark, maybe some slight light peeking through on the edges. I can see some carbonation streaming up the glass.

S- Roasted malt, chocolate, nutty, sweet caramel.

T- Big roasty flavor, dark cocoa, detecting slight soy saltiness. Bitter chocolate. Vanilla.

M- Really digging the mouthfeel on this one. Smooth, silky, medium carbonation. Hardly any alcohol noticeable.

O- Very nice, clean, almost textbook imperial stout. Good stuff.

04-11-2012 03:11:22 | More by mikehblack
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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