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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,731 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,731
Reviews: 2,650
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 327
Gots: 932 | FT: 47
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2011-2012 bottle poured into a half pint glass. Review from notes.

The beer pours a like motor oil, thick, viscous, almost syrupy. Jet black in color, faint hints of brown when struck by the light, only the smallest head appears, darker coffee brown color, very tiny bubbles and it recedes quickly. No real retention here, a faint layer of film appears, no true lacing to speak of. A lot of roast in the aroma, charred chocolate and toasted coffee are huge components, rich, sweet malt plays with the chocolate very well, hint of faint alcohol in the nose. The flavors are also strong on the roast, bitter dark chocolate, roasted coffee, strong burnt malt flavors, a striking amount of astringent alcohol is present as well. Some dark fruits do make an appearance as the beer warms that helps to mellow out the burnt flavors, but the alcohol persists and detracts a bit from their effect. The body is spot on, thick, rich, creamy, just about perfect for this style of beer.

Verdict: Solidly done imperial stout from Brooklyn. The alcohol in the flavors suggests to me that it needs some time to mellow out, but it's great to drink now as well, definitely a great winter beer, and one I will enjoy year after year.

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Sits like motor oil with a head of tiny brown bubbles that dissipate to a ring around the edges.

Smell of chocolate and roasted malts, with a hint of alcohol.

Taste follows the malty aromas. As the beer warms dark fruits become unmistakably present. This is enormous.

Mouthfeel seems rather similar to the motor oil described above. Thick, slightly creamy, and leaves a bit of residue.

Nothing like gearing up for autumn than with sipping a beer like this with friends on the porch. This is an unapologetically big beer.

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,731 ratings.