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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,523 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,523
Reviews: 2,641
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 299
Gots: 862 | 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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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%

A winter '11-'12 bottle poured into a tulip. 1.5 finger khaki head on a pitch black body. This thing is a great looking RIS.
Lots of the namesake chocolate aroma abounds. There is a definite alcohol presence and a slight roastyness. Dark fruity/raisin thing going on as well.
Chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit flavors with quite a bit of bitterness at the end. A lot less chocolate than I would have expected.
Nice amount of carbonation to move this big body along.

04-02-2012 23:14:56 | More by MattSweatshirt
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-02-2012 22:15:21 | More by mikepcarney
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%

A: Absolute black with tan head dissipating to a thin film.

S: Maltiness and molasses together with espresso and cocoa powder. There is a slight sweetness from the malts and hints of darks fruits, such as dried cherries and plums.

T: Taste follows the smell, presenting first with sweet molasses followed by espresso and cocoa powder. Finishes with a bitterness on the tongue.

M: Full bodied with oily coating. Slight heat from the alcohol, but not overpowering.

O: A flavourful and filling beer, best served with a rich dark chocolate dessert.

04-02-2012 04:06:22 | More by FondueVoodoo
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videofrog

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-02-2012 02:50:14 | More by videofrog
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Bmcallahan

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-02-2012 00:03:18 | More by Bmcallahan
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C63AMG

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-01-2012 23:39:09 | More by C63AMG
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agreenman19

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-01-2012 22:56:35 | More by agreenman19
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pastafarian

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-01-2012 22:48:28 | More by pastafarian
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MattPS

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-01-2012 17:53:28 | More by MattPS
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Mauidan

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-01-2012 01:39:52 | More by Mauidan
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mdimeglio

New York

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

03-31-2012 23:29:12 | More by mdimeglio
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gleeky99

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-31-2012 01:09:02 | More by gleeky99
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mcbeerbrew

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-31-2012 00:47:49 | More by mcbeerbrew
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-30-2012 05:35:40 | More by swetsastonic
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jsulko

Illinois

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
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Mappies

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-30-2012 03:05:39 | More by Mappies
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-30-2012 00:17:51 | More by TheNightwatchman
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Dbrag

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

03-29-2012 23:57:12 | More by Dbrag
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-29-2012 23:40:33 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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seanbren


4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

03-29-2012 14:02:15 | More by seanbren
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gleemonger

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-29-2012 00:35:03 | More by gleemonger
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chunkyboy

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-28-2012 23:10:47 | More by chunkyboy
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TMath524

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +20.5%

03-28-2012 12:52:00 | More by TMath524
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BeerDocT

Georgia

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
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VonZipper

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-27-2012 00:43:56 | More by VonZipper
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