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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,441 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,441
Reviews: 2,635
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 282
Gots: 836 | 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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Louski

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had On-Tap at Grey Lodge in Philly. Poured into standard pint glass.

Deep black body with thick, tan head. Smells of chocolate and malt with hints of coffee. Very distinct dark chocolate taste in that it has a nice bitterness and is not as sweet as I thought it would be. A very filling beer (to be expected) although I must admit that it also served as dessert to a hefty lunch. Overall, a nice above average chocolate stout.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2012 01:17:01 | More by Louski
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WorldOfBeerCraft

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-01-2012 07:25:50 | More by WorldOfBeerCraft
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.5%

03-01-2012 05:55:22 | More by BugTownPub
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Okonokos

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-29-2012 21:10:08 | More by Okonokos
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at Sunset in Boston.
Pours a dark oil looking color with thick tan head.
Smell is of chocolate for sure with hints of coffee and roasted malts.
Really great roasted malt and chocolate flavor. There are so many other flavors going on here; roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa...
It almost taste like a Manhattan Special (NY Italian Soda); which in this case I think it really works.
Its delicious, well crafted, and worth every penny. Makes a perfect after dinner or desert brew.

Serving type: on-tap

02-29-2012 14:01:39 | More by DrinkSlurm
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JTSbeerislife

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle labeled, Winter 11-12, purchased 12/2012 and well stored.

Poured into a Dogfish Head Signature Snifter.

Pours a thick ½ “ head, which slowly reduces to a thin cap and finally a film.
Black as pitch color, opaque, with a medium dark tan head, excellent lace coats the glass.
A classic look for the style.

The aroma is rich and malty, with distinct smells of dark unsweetened chocolate. Coffee Latté. Black bread yeast and pumpernickel, you can really smell it. Quite complex and extremely enjoyable.

Full crisp entry on the palate of rich, deeply roasted bitter chocolate, followed by a slight sweetness, then some bready yeast kicks in. Nice bitterness continues in the middle, is it hops, or the black roasted malt? Whatever it’s delicious! Very full body and fine carbonation balance out this wonderfully enjoyable ale.

Exceptionally long finish of deep roasted chocolate malt, coats your mouth like paint and just won’t let go.

This is quite massive, aggressively flavored ale, but at the same time every component seems in balance. The 10% ABV is only faintly noticeable and in a very positive way at that.
Extremely drinkable despite the weight and intensity of this brew. I definitely can drink 2 or 3 of these back to back (at home of course).

Very highly recommended!

These notes are from bottles that I have stored personally, but I have had the pleasure to have had this on tap several times and oh what a pleasure that is!

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 02:38:36 | More by JTSbeerislife
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Xudoo


4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-28-2012 05:25:09 | More by Xudoo
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bubbadorse

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-28-2012 03:49:39 | More by bubbadorse
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barnzy78

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Winter 11-12. 12oz bottle, pours thick and black with a bubbly light brown head that holds some retention, but doesn't leave much lacing on the glass. Aromas are dark cocoa/chocolate and boozy. Initial mouth-feel is thick and chewy, but velvety and smooth. Tastes are dark chocolate with a sticky sweetness, some roasted malts, and a little hop bitterness on the finish. Overall, I liked this more than the last couple of times I had it. It is extremely rich and sweet, but excellent none the less.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 03:13:35 | More by barnzy78
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beermaned

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-27-2012 22:31:38 | More by beermaned
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stoutlover1978

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-27-2012 15:54:32 | More by stoutlover1978
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-27-2012 05:25:19 | More by TimoP
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MJLatimer

Maine

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-27-2012 02:14:43 | More by MJLatimer
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Danobold

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-26-2012 22:47:51 | More by Danobold
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johnkyoungoh

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-26-2012 22:35:03 | More by johnkyoungoh
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jjauga

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-26-2012 01:30:28 | More by jjauga
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-26-2012 00:25:24 | More by VikeMan
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ltdantheman

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

02-25-2012 22:31:55 | More by ltdantheman
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SHCC

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-25-2012 18:43:42 | More by SHCC
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M1A2

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

02-25-2012 16:40:25 | More by M1A2
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rbouton

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +20.5%

02-25-2012 13:24:23 | More by rbouton
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HungarianCount

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-25-2012 03:58:45 | More by HungarianCount
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HESSLER500

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Overall a very robust stout. The flavor of this beer remains on the back of the tongue for a good minute or so; a bitter dark chocolate flavor. Nothing like Southern Tier Chokolat however. I find that this beer is so much more enjoyable when mixed 1/2 and 1/2 with a Dark Horse Scotty Karate (Scotch ale); adds a bit of sweetness that this beer alone lacks. By itself however, a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 00:43:54 | More by HESSLER500
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JasonONeill

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-24-2012 23:37:19 | More by JasonONeill
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-24-2012 22:57:13 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,441 ratings.