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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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5,564 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,564
Reviews: 2,642
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 307
Gots: 876 | FT: 48
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

ericalexander, Apr 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Novanglus, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of pisano
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

pisano, Apr 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

meltroha, Apr 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

drh1382, Apr 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

pchalk, Apr 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Snellgg5, Apr 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

PGVG, Apr 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

truuby536, Apr 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

philmen, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Swuntly
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Swuntly, Apr 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

nuggetlover, Apr 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

vbiliyar, Apr 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

gregory12, Apr 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Glenn, Apr 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Mikeymcglynnigan, Apr 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

atone315, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of mikehblack
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mikehblack, Apr 11, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 fluid ounce bottle into glass, winter 11/12 bottling

Appearance-Black with nice 2 finger dark brown foam that only slowly recedes

Smell-Dark chocolate aroma, roasted malts

Taste-A great RIS. The flavors of dark chocolate & roastiness meld together really well. For being 10% ABV surprised that the alcohol is pretty well masked.

Mouthfeel-Full-bodied, good amount of carbonation.

Overall-For quality/price this beer is a win-win. If I would ever purchase a case of beer this would be it. Saving my last 2 bottles from 11-12 to age and compare to next years release. Thanks to Brooklyn Brewery for making an awesome brew.

Firkin-Bunghole, Apr 11, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep dark black cola color with a one finger khaki colored head which recedes quickly but leaves a nice ring around the glass. There is also a nice sticky lace. The aroma is of dark chocolate, a hint of coffee, and a roastiness. The taste follows suit for the most part with a dark chocolate taste up front and a hint of milk chocolate before a roastiness and slight coffee flavor finish off the beer. The mouthfeel is sticky and smooth. Overall this is a very good beer.

goblue3509, Apr 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

TonyTalon, Apr 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

moskal, Apr 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

hlaus, Apr 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

wighty, Apr 08, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Viscous black with a one finger tan head that dissipates quickly, but leaves a nice ring

S: Lots of roasted malts and baking chocolate. A little bit of alcohol detectable as well

T: I got the baking chocolate immediately, followed my tons of roasted and woody notes. At the end I also got a hint of molasses and a little alcohol

M: Very heavy and thick with very good carbonation. I was surprised at not picking up an alcohol bite after the smell and taste.

Overall I quite liked this one. I would get it more often if it was available in my area

Bobheed, Apr 08, 2012
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,564 ratings.