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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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5,516 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,516
Reviews: 2,640
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 298
Gots: 860 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-23-2012 02:37:05 | More by mcorwin
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Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-22-2012 19:32:34 | More by tenacioustomato
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

03-22-2012 16:58:19 | More by Evan
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-21-2012 10:23:43 | More by jisak74
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4.38/5  rDev +5.5%

Bottle dated 2011-12
It smells like dark chocolate with a slight hint of fruit. I am also detecting some caramel. The aromas are pouring out of my snifter, smells great.
I taste coffee, smoke with a very chocolatey finish. Also picking up some dark fruit, plums or raisins.
This is a complex tasting beer with lots going on. It's full bodied, coffee and smoke up front give way to chocolate and fruit on the finish. There's also a nice crsipness from the carbonation.
For the price, 7.99 a four-pack it's tough to beat. A big 10% beer that is this complex, tasty, and delishious is great for us beer folks. Can't wait till next year's version.

03-20-2012 16:16:49 | More by JCaweinstein
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-20-2012 03:38:57 | More by Cstromberg57
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3.95/5  rDev -4.8%

If the name has you thinking this is a straightforward chocolate stout, the aroma will let you know you've wandered into Imperial Stout territory with Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout.

The pour is as dark as you'll find with a fluffy dark tan head. The smell is filled with toasted and charred malts, dark fruits, and dark rum. The flavor is complex and powerful. A hit of alcohol comes first, followed by charred marshmallows, dark fruit, and chocolate. Noticeable kick from the hops leads to a long, dry, woody, slightly sour finish.

Very big, very tasty.

03-20-2012 01:41:29 | More by McNealc31
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-19-2012 19:27:21 | More by Mattybz28
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

03-19-2012 11:52:48 | More by hawkon
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-19-2012 07:02:51 | More by JoeyRamone
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-18-2012 15:16:45 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-18-2012 04:47:56 | More by baybassboy
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-18-2012 00:50:48 | More by TimPell
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

03-16-2012 23:32:45 | More by lmundane
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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%

pours a rich dark chocolate color, with about 1 finger worth of head formation that does not linger and leaves a very mild lacing

S: huge sweet molasses, huge chocolate, and roasty malt. Dark raisins/plums are present and alcohol is very well hidden. The chocolate resembles a fudge character.

T: Huge roasty malt and cocoa with an excellent balance of raisins, molasses and sugar. I also get some tart cherry in the after taste creating more complexity and uniqueness.

O: this one is has nice complexity, and yet nicely balanced. Alcohol is very well hidden in both the nose and the taste. I find this one very appealing and drinkability is extremely high.

03-16-2012 21:33:05 | More by tut2528
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4.33/5  rDev +4.3%

12oz bottle, winter 11-12 vintage. Thanks to ADZA for this extra! Poured into a Brooklyn tulip.

Pours oily. Jet black, with no light able to permeate through. Nice two-finger, small bubble head of foam on top with good retention. No lacing.

Smells of chocolate, if course, belgian chocolate, brownish and cocoa. Turns a little one dimensional over time, but great to start with.

Complex chocolate taste with a mix of dairy, dark and Belgian interwoven very well.

Silky smooth and oily mouthfeel early. Some warmth and finishes with a nice roasted bitterness that leaves you contemplating the beer, but keen for another sip after a little bit.

Does everything it says and almost all you want. It's big, its chocolatey, but its very good and well worth trying. Only question is why it took me almost 6 years to revisit. Thanks Adam for an enjoyable refresher course!

03-16-2012 09:44:12 | More by MrKennedy
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-16-2012 07:02:59 | More by Cheezus
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +20.5%

03-15-2012 19:55:25 | More by Varkias41
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-15-2012 18:54:42 | More by fdig23
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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter

A: Black as night, half finger beige head dissolves quickly, light lacing

S: The aroma is pleasantly present without being overly stong. Roasty malt, chocolate, toffee, and burnt caramel dominate.

T: This is one smooth RIS. Chocolate and toffee up front transitioning to burnt caramel, finishes dry with roasted malt and just the right amount of bitterness added by the hops.

M: Well-pronounced heavy body, well-carbonated while not disrupting the creamy smoothness and silkiness.

O: In two words: extremely well-balanced. An exceptionally easy drinking RIS that will completely satisify committed stouties while pleasing dabblers as well. By the name you might be expecting a brew that borders on the sweet, but this one borders on the dry. Make sure someone reminds you that it's 10% abv. Although it provides some warmth it's still easy to forget...

03-15-2012 04:03:57 | More by chanokokoro
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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%

This beer was served out of a 12oz. bottle dispensed into a glass....

Presentation - Bottle and Label are just classy. Color scheme simple and elegant.

Appearance - Pours a thick oily dark dark brown almost black color with a 2 finger thick brown head that hangs quite a while before finally dissipating into a nice think foam coating. Has very good lacing left on the glass the entire way down.

Smell - Smells of dark chocolate and roasted coffee malts. Has some hints of dark fruits as well. Alcohol is very prevalent in the smell.

Taste - Tastes of dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate with the bitterness coming from the coffee malts. Alcohol is very well masked in the taste considering how prevalent it is in the aroma.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied, smooth, and filling with little carbonation.

Drinkability -This is a beer that I could only have a few of because of the filling heavy nature and high alcohol content.

Very flavorful and complex beer that I enjoyed overall. For some reason this was beer was a bit much for me, however, it was a nice change of pace from my typical IPA drinking tendencies.

03-15-2012 01:51:32 | More by thegodfather1076
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3.76/5  rDev -9.4%

Originally had last winter at a place I think was called Stampers in Fairview park ohio

A&S: Caramel colored head dies fairly quick. Pour make viscosity look very thick. Jet black colored beer gleams back at you. Bountiful amount of dark chocolate and dark fruits (cherries and prunes) in the aroma. And hints of whiskey alcohol when it warms.

T&M: Upfront a bit sour and chocolately. Not as much alcohol as you would expect out of a 10% imperial. Bitter acidic coffee finish. Mouthfeel is very thick and creamy. Pretty much no carbonation present.

Overall: an incredible steal for the quality/price. Spartan Spirits was selling this for less then 2 bucks a single.

03-13-2012 02:14:38 | More by minterro
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-12-2012 21:41:19 | More by DSlim71
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-12-2012 21:12:53 | More by bpattt
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-11-2012 21:56:32 | More by thegerm87
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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