Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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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
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
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
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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