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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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6,004 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,004
Reviews: 2,702
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 339
Gots: 1,077 | 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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Photo of BrownNut
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.

Photo of mooseo
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Beerandboards
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint

Appearance is black black black. Tiny crown of tan foam on top. Not sure what else you could ask for.

Smell is a little muted. Mostly dark chocolate, toast, some nutty notes.

Taste, lead is heavy bitter to bitter sweet chocolate. Then it fades into, well, sort of a mess. Not bad by any means but I really can't pick anything out. It's a soup of stout flavors fighting each other. I had no problem drinking it, actually quite easy drinking, but it seemed a bit messy.

Mouthfeel is top notch. Thick, rich, optimal carbonation. This aspect really manage to make up for the messy palate and makes it very easy to drink.

Overall - although it's not really complex stout, it seems that this one would benefit from some age to let the flavors figure themselves out. I liked it, I would even recommend people try it, just didn't love it. I'll revisit this in a year or two.

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4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Let me first start by saying that I love dark chocolate. Let me also say that I love stouts.

I've had many a stout that claim to taste chocolatey or mocha-ish, but this is by far the most authentic "chocolate" stout I have ever had (dark chocolate to be precise).

I first drank this beer by sampling it from the glass of a friend who, knowing I like a good chocolate stout, offered it to me hesitantly knowing I would be floored after drinking it. And they were right.

It starts out smooth but the rush of flavor doesn't wait long to hit you. The chocolate flavor is perfectly balanced by the bitter taste from the alcohol (enhanced by the high level of alcohol I think) as it simmers on your pallate it gives you just enough time to ask yourself if you just drank the perfect chocolate stout or ate the perfect piece of dark chocolate.

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 6,004 ratings.