Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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4.15/5 rDev 0%
A - Midnight black, tall 3 finger caramel head receding slowly leaving only a trace of lace.
S - Definitely getting a lot of cocoa. Smokey. Roasted malts and caramel as well.
T - Great flavors. Dark chocolate and a smokiness are most noticeable. Bit of vanilla, and a slight alcohol twinge at the very end.
M - Drier than I expected. Also a bit warming going down, which is to be expected and is appreciated here.
O - Something easily found and not overly expensive that I can always trust or use to fill that empty slot in my mix-a-six. Definitely recommended.
02-10-2012 22:01:09 | More by Edwaka01
4.68/5 rDev +12.8%
Special Bottling- Winter 11-12
A: pours like motor oil, very thick, black with dark brown highlights, mocha colored head, soapy lacing
S: big chocolate up front, followed by what reminds me of sweet bananas, roasted malt, barely noticeable alcohol presence, molasses, slight coffee bitterness
T: Big coffee taste followed by bitter sweet chocolate, molasses, black licorice, roasted malt, slight pepperiness and a meatiness to it.
M: coats the mouth, very thick and full bodied, smooth and creamy, kind of a meaty aftertaste as well
O: This beer is like a meal unto itself. Very thick and delicious, definitely a sipping beer. Very drinkable for the 10% abv. Such a complex beer, so many different flavors and aromas. I'd say this is one of the best RIPs i've tasted.
02-08-2012 22:10:40 | More by Crundy
4.15/5 rDev 0%
Limited Bottling - Winter 08-09
A: Pours midnight black with a two finger dark mocha head. The head dissipates fairly quickly leaving a thin layer of dark mocha bubbles at the edges of the surface. Excellent lacing on the glass with this brew.
S: The aroma is slightly astringent overall, quite possibly due to the alcohol content, and has very bold amounts of chocolate in it followed by hints of coffee, toffee, and leather.
T: The taste also has the slightest hint of alcohol in it. The flavors are of bittersweet chocolate upfront, followed by leather & pepper, and hints of licorice, tobacco, and coffee in the finish. The beer has a pleasant amount of bitterness and is nicely complex.
M: Medium bodied with low amounts of carbonation. Very creamy.
O: Glad that I took the time to cellar this one before drinking it, I have had many of these over the years... from the different batches and aged different amounts but this one is probably my personal favorite (08-09 aged 3 years). Very enjoyable overall but no longer my favorite in the style - though I remember it as the best about 15 years ago.
02-08-2012 13:51:15 | More by dbrauneis
4.08/5 rDev -1.7%
Pitch molten lava, a superbly creamy tope-able head...Anise, and dark bitter malts on the nose, also dark cherries and pit fruit. Yes! A brilliant smattering of bitter dark cocoa, black licorice, and a background of bittersweet red cherry juice. It offers a medium body with creamy textures and subtle small bubble carbonation.
Overall, very well done.
02-07-2012 23:03:21 | More by JoeAmerican77
4.43/5 rDev +6.7%
Here’s a brewery that I’ve never tried: Brooklyn. Their Black Chocolate Stout is certainly one to start with – I’ve heard it’s one of the best. At any rate, I’m cracking this one open during the Super Bowl, so I’m hoping it’s worthy of the occasion.
Brewed over five months ago (August 30, 2011 from the date code on the bottle).
A: Devilishly dark, shining like a deep black-brown night sky. The head only gets to a foamy half-inch, about the color of wet beach sand. As I swirl it around, the body looks pretty oily – the lacing doesn’t stick very abundantly. A thick, dark presence.
S: Immense dark chocolate – as big as DFH World Wide Stout (one of my favorites). That loveable character is amplified by woody bourbon-booze, toffee, and malts as thick and spicy as rye. What’s more, I’m getting notes of bubblegum, leather/must, and pepper. It’s magnificently powerful, but luscious as ever: exactly what I love in a stout.
T: Cocoa powder, bittersweet, opens the palate with the rich flavor of homemade brownies and gooey fudge – the perfect entrance for this Black Chocolate Stout. There’s a thick, leathery, wooden taste covering the remainder, smooth and dark. Like many of my favorite dark beers, this has just a touch of hop bite for complexity; resiny, savory bitters. Licorice, toasted bread, coffee, and leafy tobacco play well from the malts and residual sugars, as well. Finish is smoky with a hint of tart fruits and honey-oat cereal grains. This is one delicious stout.
M: Creamy, full-bodied, yet insanely drinkable for a 10% ABV stout. It’s really only astringent for a fleeting moment, just to give it a kick of complex texture. Very well-done, here.
O: Black Chocolate Stout is worthy of its reputation, and definitely a Super Bowl-worthy beer; I’m picking up a four-pack for some aging, ASAP.
02-06-2012 01:58:08 | More by BarryMFBurton
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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