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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,516 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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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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MrKennedy

Australia

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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Cheezus

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-16-2012 07:02:59 | More by Cheezus
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Varkias41

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +20.5%

03-15-2012 19:55:25 | More by Varkias41
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-15-2012 18:54:42 | More by fdig23
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chanokokoro

Illinois

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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thegodfather1076

Ohio

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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minterro

Colorado

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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DSlim71

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-12-2012 21:41:19 | More by DSlim71
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bpattt

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-12-2012 21:12:53 | More by bpattt
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-11-2012 21:56:32 | More by thegerm87
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csustar001

New York

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

03-11-2012 21:09:49 | More by csustar001
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-11-2012 20:19:30 | More by UltimateLivewire
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JordonHoltzman

New York

3.53/5  rDev -14.9%

Poured into a Pint glass, its black with a tan froth head.
the maltiness and chocolate are the prominent aromas in the nose.
Taste: for taste it was not at chocolaty as i hoped, although its there, there is also maltiness and some bitter hop tastes. When chocolate is in the name, i hope for more. compared to something like Rogue's chocolate stout, it didn't stand up in the chocolate department. still pretty good though.
it has a solid mouth feel, not as creamy as i hoped. smooth and good carbonation.
Overall the beer grew on me the more i drank it. drinkable, definitely good, though i wasn't wow'd and i did not think of it as special.

I had this right after ten fidy, which i am about to review (both from notes), so also that was in my memory.

03-11-2012 17:51:41 | More by JordonHoltzman
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mvforegonian

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-11-2012 06:53:46 | More by mvforegonian
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jafari

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-11-2012 01:15:49 | More by jafari
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mtrog313

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-10-2012 19:34:10 | More by mtrog313
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litheum94

California

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%

Winter 11-12 stamped on the bottle.

Deep, oil slick black. Minimal, brown head. Leaves a whispy cover.

Great aromas of hazelnuts, semi-sweet chocolate, slight cola and licorice. One of the best smelling stouts I've encountered.

Two types of chocolate are present, with sweet milk chocolate followed by a bitter, bakery's chocolate flavor. Some espresso bitterness as well. Some molasses flavor and smoked oak. Finish has some more chocolate bitterness, an a good dose of alcohol burn.

A really nice stout, tasty, but I wish it tasted as good as it smells! And that's not a slag on the flavor at all. This also drinks like it would age well.

03-10-2012 05:21:47 | More by litheum94
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delawaaare

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-10-2012 04:41:23 | More by delawaaare
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etjoyce

California

5/5  rDev +20.5%

03-10-2012 03:04:53 | More by etjoyce
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taddehaven

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-09-2012 12:27:10 | More by taddehaven
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-09-2012 04:44:04 | More by iL0VEbeer
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abmhighrise


4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-09-2012 04:05:59 | More by abmhighrise
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mcgrodan

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

03-09-2012 02:18:24 | More by mcgrodan
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beerFool28607

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-08-2012 23:30:36 | More by beerFool28607
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OldTime

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-08-2012 06:26:23 | More by OldTime
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,516 ratings.