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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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5,561 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,561
Reviews: 2,642
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 306
Gots: 875 | FT: 48
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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Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Absolute black with tan head dissipating to a thin film.

S: Maltiness and molasses together with espresso and cocoa powder. There is a slight sweetness from the malts and hints of darks fruits, such as dried cherries and plums.

T: Taste follows the smell, presenting first with sweet molasses followed by espresso and cocoa powder. Finishes with a bitterness on the tongue.

M: Full bodied with oily coating. Slight heat from the alcohol, but not overpowering.

O: A flavourful and filling beer, best served with a rich dark chocolate dessert.

FondueVoodoo, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of videofrog
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

videofrog, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Bmcallahan
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Bmcallahan, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of C63AMG
4/5  rDev -3.6%

C63AMG, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of agreenman19
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

agreenman19, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of pastafarian
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

pastafarian, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of MattPS
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

MattPS, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Mauidan
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Mauidan, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of mdimeglio
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

mdimeglio, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of gleeky99
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

gleeky99, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of mcbeerbrew
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

mcbeerbrew, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of swetsastonic
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

swetsastonic, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of jsulko
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a snifter

Dark black color with slightly chocolate colored head that disappears to a thin head.

Smell is Roasty with raisin and chocolate flavors in the background.

Taste is slightly bittersweet chocolate with the roasted malts coming through. Finish is slightly bitter.

A high quality RIS with am bit of a twist on the chocolate.

jsulko, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of Mappies
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Mappies, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of TheNightwatchman
4/5  rDev -3.6%

TheNightwatchman, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of Dbrag
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Dbrag, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of seanbren
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

seanbren, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of gleemonger
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of chunkyboy
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

chunkyboy, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of TMath524
5/5  rDev +20.5%

TMath524, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of BeerDocT
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a room temperature imperial pint glass.

-Appearance 3.5: Very little head at all, and I really cranked the pour. What head appeared was an attractive tan. Jet black otherwise, just like an Imperial Stout should be.

-Smell 4.0: Very nice bouquet. Toasted oats and dark chocolate notes and an unmistakable "sweet" smell. Promising.

-Taste 4.0: Front is sweet and there is a detectable taste of smoked grains. Middle is thick barley with a medium sweetness and a nice layer of cocoa and smokiness. Finish is more cocoa and nice bite of alkaline hops along with a slight sourness. Aftertaste is long and hoppy/chocolate. Very nice.

-Mouthfeel 2.5: This beer is woefully undercarbonated. It is nearly flat and this detracted from the overall enjoyment of the beer.

-Overall 3.5: Very good Imperial Stout. Has a high ABV (10%), but this is unnoticeable in the taste. The mouthfeel of this beer really turned me off, but the taste was quite good. Don't know if I will purchase this again, as there are other, better Imperials within easy reach.

BeerDocT, Mar 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

VonZipper, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of MichaelBurns
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

MichaelBurns, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of Heavenisbeer
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wine glass in Asheville.

A: Opaque blackness. Tanned one finger head that dies down swiftly, leaving a light surface film and a halo gripping the glass. Foamy, cascading lacing.

S: The nose bursts out of the bottle immediately and never really ever departs. It's meaty (iron-like) milk chocolate, with some underlying veggie tones, and some light chalkiness. Lovely.

T: Big chocolate malt tones burst like fireworks as soon as this RIS touches your lips, followed by a lightly toasted malt second fiddle. A spicy booze/hop middle cuts through the roasted malts, leading into a chocolate malt and grassy hop finish.

M: Slides down like liquid chocolate, or pancake syrup. Booze tickles in the finish and it leaves you with a slightly dry, chalky hop and roasted malt linger. Perfect.

Heavenisbeer, Mar 26, 2012
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,561 ratings.