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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,994 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,994
Reviews: 2,702
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 338
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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

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Photo of oldvines
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dexterk1
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of halo3one
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jenebauer
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rbmjr1
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kmo5
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tyler_S
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OntheLambic
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of waltc21
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ilthik
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brooklyn's Black Chocolate Stout was this year's (2014) best chocolate stout. A proper, full bodied stout in its own right, it had just the right amount chocolate taste to make it the perfect after dinner drink with dessert.

Photo of jeffdillon
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dpgupton412
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwatty
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattviator
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joemochas
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KMcGrath
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.39/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A - Pours and oily jet black, generates a finger and a half of dark burnt caramel colored head which quickly dissipates down to a film. Little to no lacing.
S - Interesting and unexpected, dark chocolate and milk, almond, cherry and marzipan, light banana, dark fruits and some spices like nutmeg or cinnamon.
T - I wish the taste matched the smell. A strange and out of place sourness mixes with the initial carbonation bite, dark bitter sweet chocolates and roasty malts fade in well into the development, but I can't get passed the funky sourness right at the beginning, has no place in a stout like this.
O - The developmental Flavors and aftertaste are amazing, but this beer let me down and wasn't near the legendary stout I had hoped it was. The funky sourness at the beginning was a major turn off. Going to cellar my other three and see if aging helps. Otherwise, the beer is painfully average.
V - So far, the value is pretty low.

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4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from a growler in a snifter, this rockin' Imperial Stout pours a thick dark black with a thick, very dense brown head. Nose of dark sweet chocolate, rich malts, and strong alcohol. Flavors are intense chocolate and coffee flavors, thick and coating, yet light and drinkable with a trademark smoothness. Moderate carbonation makes this one of the better winter Imperial Stouts out there. Finishes wet and chewy with a solid lightly bitter roasted malt quality with a light hops background.

OUTSTANDING!

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4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,994 ratings.