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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
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6,130 Ratings
THE BROS
91
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Ratings: 6,130
Reviews: 2,729
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 349
Gots: 1,162 | FT: 58
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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Ratings: 6,130 | Reviews: 2,729
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Three finger hot chocolate head, creamy, thick sticky lacing, big retention - scent is choclate, floral hops, some dark fruit, taste follows the nose with some fresh dark bread, hint of coffee - full bodied, smoooth, some bitterness, sweet but not cloyingly so, plenty boozy heat - top notch chocolate RIS

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Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - pours 2 fingers of medium brown foam, body is a nearly opaque black with dark mahogany edges, settles to a firm cap with nice lacing.

Smell - Roasted malts, dark chocolate, slight licorice and whiff of coffee grounds.

Taste - Much like the nose, begins roasted malts, under-ripe dark fruits, plumskins, slight black licorice, black coffee, finishes with roasted coffee grounds, sour dark fruit skins and roasted rye bread crusts, and semi-sweet dark chocolate. Good complexity and balance, slight alcohol presence in the finish.

Mouthfeel - ALmost medium, seems light for a 10% RIS, medium carb, pretty smooth but not quite mouthcoating - flavors are substantial enough to linger long into the finish. Finishes with slight astringency and a touch dry. Good complexity and balance

Overall - This is a pretty good RIS, but I've had much better. HOWEVER, the price point on this actually makes this beer a great value - I would give it a 5 for value. Definitely give this one a try, but is a bit lighter than what I prefer in this style, and imho chocolate plays a very minor role, I would call this one Black Imperial Stout ;o)

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A: Pours a super dark brown with a nice fluffy dark tan head. Very clean body. No bubbles. Some complexity in the colors of the head. And, pretty good preliminary lacing.

S: Nice roasty, toasty chocolatetyness --also some hops coming through. More than I smell in most stouts. Nothing too special, but nice -- test will be in the taste.

T: Some crazy roasted malts / toasted grain flavor in the finish. Slighty bitter too. Definitely taste like tobacco. Hoppy. I'm not getting as much chocolate as I had hoped. Not bad or anything, but I don't think it is what it says. I really gotta look hard for the chocolate.

M: Nice carbonation. I'd say a medium body. Creamy and smooth -- more creamy. Little bit of chewiness. Good, but nothing that screams great.

O: I highly doubt this is an infected bottle, but this is called a Black Chocolate Stout and it should be called Black Tobacco Stout. Honestly, this needs more chocolate. I thought I detected it in the smell, but I knew the taste will tell the whole story, and the end wasn't great. I'll have to try it again next year.

**Note -- could be dark chocolate and not tobacco flavor, but definitely putting me off.

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 6,130 ratings.