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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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6,130 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,130
Reviews: 2,729
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 349
Gots: 1,163 | FT: 59
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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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Pours a deep opaque black with a razor-thin head. No lacing. Smells of dark chocolate. Tastes very boozy. Smokey with some chocolate notes. Mouthfeel dominated by searing alcohol. Overall the flavor just gets completely overwhelmed by alcohol. Not terrible by any means but I wouldn't get this again.

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I may be crazy but I swear they have changed the recipe on this beer since I first tried it several years ago. I find this beer relatively hard to find, strangely most New Yorkers that I know (even some beer lovers) have never ever even heard of it.

Anyway, I know this has always been an RIS but I feel like it had more chocolate in it in years gone past. I honestly wish I had one from last year to compare. That being said, still a great beer, lovely on the tongue, a crisp stout finish and really not much to complain about (unless you hate stouts). All in this is one of my favorite high gravity stouts.

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Bottled winter 2011-2012

A: Black opaque in color as to be expected of the style. Great head for such a high-octane beast! Head is tan in color. Minimal lacing, as expected. This maybe which may be the only visual detriment; at least for me it’s a small minus.

S: Sweet and here comes the Chocolate. There is a tad roasted malts, and toffee flavor. On a deep inhale there is just a hit, infinitesimal heat, perhaps the only hint of the alcoholic.

T: As the smell would indicate. However, there is no boozy taste whatsoever.

M: Is surprisingly creamy, almost milk stout like, but that could just be me.

O: This is a very solid, in fact one of the best RIS I’ve had. It is remarkably balanced, complex and extremely drinkable.

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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