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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,441 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,441
Reviews: 2,635
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 282
Gots: 836 | 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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freshtojeff

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

02-19-2012 23:23:18 | More by freshtojeff
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firebeer06

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-19-2012 22:53:16 | More by firebeer06
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ZekemusMaximus

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-19-2012 19:15:37 | More by ZekemusMaximus
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MikeD1687

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-19-2012 04:47:10 | More by MikeD1687
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clarkw42

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-19-2012 04:34:14 | More by clarkw42
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Ruger

Kentucky

4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a complete black probably the darkest beer I've ever had, thick lacing with a nice two inch head and strong retention.

S - Roasted melted chocolate, I don't get any coffee at all in this which doesn't really disappoint me. Seems like some dark fruits in the back too.

T - For 10% this is amazing can't taste the alcohol at all Starts off roasted malts with strong chocolate and finishes with a nice hop bitterness.

M - Heavy bodied really smooth, the beer sticks slightly to the mouth really pleasant with light carbonation.

O - By far the best RIS I've had.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 03:40:17 | More by Ruger
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LPSteve

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-19-2012 02:34:16 | More by LPSteve
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-19-2012 02:18:18 | More by garuda
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.5%

02-18-2012 23:49:04 | More by EvanWilliams
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-18-2012 23:20:41 | More by jfcaa193
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throwback

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-18-2012 20:30:01 | More by throwback
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Presticle

Florida

5/5  rDev +20.5%

02-18-2012 18:40:49 | More by Presticle
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jhmiv

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-18-2012 14:15:36 | More by jhmiv
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MaineMike

Maine

3/5  rDev -27.7%

02-18-2012 06:20:10 | More by MaineMike
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joshtrich

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-18-2012 02:28:00 | More by joshtrich
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jharkins07

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

02-17-2012 21:38:35 | More by jharkins07
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Crazyale

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-17-2012 06:00:32 | More by Crazyale
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-17-2012 02:25:46 | More by YobroitsJoe
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zhumphrey

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +20.5%

02-17-2012 02:19:38 | More by zhumphrey
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TownDunkel

Texas

3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Chocolate beer, combining two of the best things in the world! I am a big fan of the the double chocolate stout by Young's, so I figured this one is worth a shot

Appearance - One of the best pour colors I have ever seen in a beer. Great dark opaqeness that almost sucks light in!

Smell - A deep complex scent. Dark chocolate is evident but also with hints of oak and coffee beans.

Taste - Don't expect sweetness! It is a great dark beer with great coffee flavor and cacao.

Mouthfeel - Not as much head as I would expect but it is filling and has a nice long lasting flavor.

Overall - A great chocolate stout! Young's might be superior on the taste, but the smell and pour on this wins out.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 01:29:54 | More by TownDunkel
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poopsmitherson

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-16-2012 13:50:34 | More by poopsmitherson
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-16-2012 11:54:14 | More by ChrisMon02
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Thingus

California

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Live tasting bottle into Duvel Tulip...

Appearance; pours a viscous black color with less than a finger of mocha colored head. When held to light, only the very top fraction of a millimeter appears a cola colored brown... This is a black beer. Retention is non-existent and lacing follows suit.

Smell; roasty malts, coffee, chocolate and slight notes of soy... Hints of dark fruit, raisins and prunes...

Taste; coffee, chocolate and roasty malt flavors jump right out, notes of smoke and slight soy bitterness creep in as well as the slightest notes of dark fruits such as raisins and prunes...

Mouthfeel; smooth and oily, goes down exceptionally smoothly, coats the mouth, and definitely on the full side of full body, but not as thick or chewy as say Ten Fidy...

Overall; this is a damn good beer, and has all of the qualities I can appreciate in a solid Imperial Russian Stout. Doesn't taste a hint of 10%, even just a few degrees above cellar temps... I would absolutely seek this one out again, and would like to thank Peacehammer for gifting me this one!!

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 07:24:55 | More by Thingus
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legalpete19340

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Came to the table looking very dark and mean. Nearly black with a solid one finger of fluffy tan head. It fell to a skim but coated everything.

S: Very pleasant waves of dark roasted malt, barley, dark coffee and dark chocolate.

T: Rich and smooth with roastiness leading the way. Comes out waves of roasted, almost burnt malt, then bittersweet chocolate and back to roasted malt. The more I drink I pick out espresso. Hints of barley are noticeable along the way and it finishes with slight cream and dark berries. The alcohol sneaks up because it warms a bit but not very noticeable. The more I drink the more I notice some slight hop notes in the mid-end. Kind of mild grassy/herbalness. Very mild and supportive.

M: Rich and creamy with a velvety feel and thickness that support the beer.

O: Very good, I like this beer more each time I have it. Just a big dark monster of roasted malty goodness.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2012 02:28:28 | More by legalpete19340
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garyford

Texas

3/5  rDev -27.7%

02-15-2012 21:28:21 | More by garyford
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,441 ratings.