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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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5,557 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,557
Reviews: 2,642
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 306
Gots: 874 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Had On-Tap at Grey Lodge in Philly. Poured into standard pint glass.

Deep black body with thick, tan head. Smells of chocolate and malt with hints of coffee. Very distinct dark chocolate taste in that it has a nice bitterness and is not as sweet as I thought it would be. A very filling beer (to be expected) although I must admit that it also served as dessert to a hefty lunch. Overall, a nice above average chocolate stout.

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Okonokos, Feb 29, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +4.3%

Poured from tap at Sunset in Boston.
Pours a dark oil looking color with thick tan head.
Smell is of chocolate for sure with hints of coffee and roasted malts.
Really great roasted malt and chocolate flavor. There are so many other flavors going on here; roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa...
It almost taste like a Manhattan Special (NY Italian Soda); which in this case I think it really works.
Its delicious, well crafted, and worth every penny. Makes a perfect after dinner or desert brew.

DrinkSlurm, Feb 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12 oz bottle labeled, Winter 11-12, purchased 12/2012 and well stored.

Poured into a Dogfish Head Signature Snifter.

Pours a thick ½ “ head, which slowly reduces to a thin cap and finally a film.
Black as pitch color, opaque, with a medium dark tan head, excellent lace coats the glass.
A classic look for the style.

The aroma is rich and malty, with distinct smells of dark unsweetened chocolate. Coffee Latté. Black bread yeast and pumpernickel, you can really smell it. Quite complex and extremely enjoyable.

Full crisp entry on the palate of rich, deeply roasted bitter chocolate, followed by a slight sweetness, then some bready yeast kicks in. Nice bitterness continues in the middle, is it hops, or the black roasted malt? Whatever it’s delicious! Very full body and fine carbonation balance out this wonderfully enjoyable ale.

Exceptionally long finish of deep roasted chocolate malt, coats your mouth like paint and just won’t let go.

This is quite massive, aggressively flavored ale, but at the same time every component seems in balance. The 10% ABV is only faintly noticeable and in a very positive way at that.
Extremely drinkable despite the weight and intensity of this brew. I definitely can drink 2 or 3 of these back to back (at home of course).

Very highly recommended!

These notes are from bottles that I have stored personally, but I have had the pleasure to have had this on tap several times and oh what a pleasure that is!

JTSbeerislife, Feb 29, 2012
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Winter 11-12. 12oz bottle, pours thick and black with a bubbly light brown head that holds some retention, but doesn't leave much lacing on the glass. Aromas are dark cocoa/chocolate and boozy. Initial mouth-feel is thick and chewy, but velvety and smooth. Tastes are dark chocolate with a sticky sweetness, some roasted malts, and a little hop bitterness on the finish. Overall, I liked this more than the last couple of times I had it. It is extremely rich and sweet, but excellent none the less.

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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