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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,002 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,002
Reviews: 2,702
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 340
Gots: 1,075 | FT: 54
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours ink-black with a tan, mildly lumpy head. Lace retains.

S - Heavy on the milk chocolate and roasted sugars. Subtle booze and prunes on the nose, as well.

T - Very well-rounded IS. Strong and complex pushing bitters and chocolate to the forefront. Alcohol warms the palate.

MF - Medium/Heavy bodied, medium carbonation. Very silky, so it coats the mouth very well.

O - What a great RIS for a beer enthusiast to enter the subclass. I would choose either Old Rasputin or Brooklyn BCS to represent the category (Not as the best, but as a well-rounded representative of what the group has to show). Many thanks to Brooklyn Brewery for offering the RIS in 4-packs, allowing the flavors and scents to evolve over time.

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Small tan head...quickly fades...black with ruby edges.

S - Dark-bitter-cocoa, sweet toasted caramel, and a sweet sherry-like booziness

T - It definitely tastes chocolatey, almost reminds of drinking something like a burnt dark chocolate fudge brownie.

M - Definitely full-bodied with a syrupy tongue coating viscosity...light carbonation...smooth. Would love to try this on nitro or cask...it would be so creamy.

O - This is a great RIS that is perfectly balanced...I'd like to do a vertical of this to see how they mature...but I don't think I could stand to save any.

Really happy I scored a case this year. Delicious!! GET SOME!!

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Among the darkest, most opaque black colored beers around.

Smell: Not much of an aroma. There's an underwhelming hint of cocoa bitterness, but nothing beyond that.

Taste: It lives up to its name; there is plenty of chocolate and plenty of variety in that chocolate taste, along, of course, with lots of roasted flavors.

Mouthfeel: Very rich but not too heavy or thick.

Overall: Probably my favorite chocolate stout.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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2/5  rDev -51.8%

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3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - 3.5 - Black with a moderate tan head

S - 3.75 - Chocolate, but almost subordinate to some kind of baked good, blending into roasty. Also something metallic.

T - 3.75 - Not particularly sweet, surprisingly. Cacao nibs. Ends with something coppery and bittersweet chocolate. I'd like for it to be more complex.

M - 3.75 - Thinner than expected and thinner than it looks when pouring. Short of medium bodied.

O - 3.75 - This is a mature stout in the sense that it doesn't try to be sweet and syrupy and isn't afraid to be bitter in that darkest chocolate sort of way. I think it could actually use a bit more body and silkiness. The thinness combined with the metallic note give me something I don't quite want, which distracts from an otherwise interesting beer.

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

12oz bottle into snifter. Bottle is one year old.

A - Black as night with a small tan head.

S - Rich milk chocolate, roasted malt, a hint of vanilla, lactose and a touch of booze.

T - Roasted burnt malts blended with delicious dark and sweet milk chocolate. Hints of dark fruit, vanilla and earthy hops, which lend a light bitterness and balance to the beer. Alcohol is slightly evident.

M - Silky smooth and creamy, medium-full body. Warming alcohol.

O - An all around excellent chocolate stout. Very complex and flavorful. This is probably my favorite Brooklyn Brewery offering.

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 6,002 ratings.