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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

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6,002 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,002
Reviews: 2,702
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 340
Gots: 1,074 | FT: 54
Brewed by:
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Completely opaque black liquid with a modest one finger light brown head that head quickly dissipated. Leaves some lacing.

Aroma: Classic RIS nose. Lots of dark malts and a hint of alcohol. Roasted notes. Not getting much more chocolate than a usual RIS.

Taste: The first sip is a sensory experience that only this style can provide. Completely robust and flavorful. You simultaneously get dark roasted chocolate, black coffee, currants or other dried fruits, and a subtle earthy hop presence. The hop profile and resulting IBUs work very well to cut through the heaviness of the malt bill and give a brightness to the palate among all the darkness. Don't taste any of the 10% ABV but feel a nice warmth after each sip. Finish is bitter and dry. My only complaint is that the chocolate isn't as present as I thought it would be based on the name.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and highly drinkable for the style. Full to thick in body.

Final Thoughts: A near perfect beer and great representation of the style. The chocolate is not emphasized as much as I thought it would be but that's really it's only fault. Would I drink it again? Yes, cellaring a few for anytime the need arises.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Bottle looks very nice. Simple design

S- Smells as thick as it tasted with a slight chocolaty aroma

T- Creamy dark chocolate taste with a slight taste of alcohol near the end that was not overpowering. Bittersweet

M- Very thick feeling that was welcomed by my palate. Smooth creamy texture that was very pleasant.

O- A nice rich chocolate RIS that I would recommend to any fan of the stout variety.

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 6,002 ratings.