Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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4.5/5 rDev +8.4%
Bottle poured into a snifter
Dark black color with slightly chocolate colored head that disappears to a thin head.
Smell is Roasty with raisin and chocolate flavors in the background.
Taste is slightly bittersweet chocolate with the roasted malts coming through. Finish is slightly bitter.
A high quality RIS with am bit of a twist on the chocolate.
03-30-2012 03:13:31 | More by jsulko
3.73/5 rDev -10.1%
Poured into a room temperature imperial pint glass.
-Appearance 3.5: Very little head at all, and I really cranked the pour. What head appeared was an attractive tan. Jet black otherwise, just like an Imperial Stout should be.
-Smell 4.0: Very nice bouquet. Toasted oats and dark chocolate notes and an unmistakable "sweet" smell. Promising.
-Taste 4.0: Front is sweet and there is a detectable taste of smoked grains. Middle is thick barley with a medium sweetness and a nice layer of cocoa and smokiness. Finish is more cocoa and nice bite of alkaline hops along with a slight sourness. Aftertaste is long and hoppy/chocolate. Very nice.
-Mouthfeel 2.5: This beer is woefully undercarbonated. It is nearly flat and this detracted from the overall enjoyment of the beer.
-Overall 3.5: Very good Imperial Stout. Has a high ABV (10%), but this is unnoticeable in the taste. The mouthfeel of this beer really turned me off, but the taste was quite good. Don't know if I will purchase this again, as there are other, better Imperials within easy reach.
03-28-2012 04:15:51 | More by BeerDocT
4.53/5 rDev +9.2%
Wine glass in Asheville.
A: Opaque blackness. Tanned one finger head that dies down swiftly, leaving a light surface film and a halo gripping the glass. Foamy, cascading lacing.
S: The nose bursts out of the bottle immediately and never really ever departs. It's meaty (iron-like) milk chocolate, with some underlying veggie tones, and some light chalkiness. Lovely.
T: Big chocolate malt tones burst like fireworks as soon as this RIS touches your lips, followed by a lightly toasted malt second fiddle. A spicy booze/hop middle cuts through the roasted malts, leading into a chocolate malt and grassy hop finish.
M: Slides down like liquid chocolate, or pancake syrup. Booze tickles in the finish and it leaves you with a slightly dry, chalky hop and roasted malt linger. Perfect.
03-26-2012 02:18:35 | More by Heavenisbeer
4.28/5 rDev +3.1%
Poured into a St Sebastiaan Tulip, 11-12 bottling.
A: Motor oil black, produced a finger of brown khaki head that receded to a skim.
S: Dark roasted malts, bittersweet chocloate, raisins, figs, plums. Faint espresso aroma.
T: Not overly chocolatey, some coffee/espresso smoke, dark roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, sweet mollases, figs, and some sour tang. Touch of alcohol in flavor but hidden enough to not detract from flavor.
M: Full bodied, very smooth, very little carbonation, a bit filling. Alcohol is there but not overwhelming, some warmth going down.
O: Very nice RIS, rich, tasty and maybe the most affordable RIS 4 pack at 7.99.
03-25-2012 18:08:10 | More by Dools9
4.38/5 rDev +5.5%
Bottle dated 2011-12
It smells like dark chocolate with a slight hint of fruit. I am also detecting some caramel. The aromas are pouring out of my snifter, smells great.
I taste coffee, smoke with a very chocolatey finish. Also picking up some dark fruit, plums or raisins.
This is a complex tasting beer with lots going on. It's full bodied, coffee and smoke up front give way to chocolate and fruit on the finish. There's also a nice crsipness from the carbonation.
For the price, 7.99 a four-pack it's tough to beat. A big 10% beer that is this complex, tasty, and delishious is great for us beer folks. Can't wait till next year's version.
03-20-2012 16:16:49 | More by JCaweinstein
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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