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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,011 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,011
Reviews: 2,705
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 340
Gots: 1,081 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my first review, and I am not an extremely versed stout drinker, so keep that in mind when factoring this review into your decision about whether or not to try this beer. We all gotta start somewhere...

Glass - Snifter

A - Pours a very deep brown/coffee color with very minimal head which quickly dissipates. Roughly opaque as dirty motor oil. Moderate lacing fades slowly down the glass between sips with small retention around edges.

S - A toasty chocolate aroma with a hint of tree bark and roasted dark malts. Perhaps even a little raisin. The scent of alcohol is present and slightly distracting for the first few sips, but I found my senses quickly adjusted to appreciate the smells in concert with one another.

T - The chocolate aroma translates into a more subtle flavor, giving way to more of a charred taste which I might describe as the beer version of the flavor that comes from a wood-fired pizza oven. At a 10.0%, the alcohol is a little bit out of balance for the first few sips. It may be off-putting to other non-stout drinkers such as myself, but I strongly encourage you to stick with it before ruling out the taste as not to your liking! Also, I found the taste to be more palpable at a temperature slightly above what I'm used to, so maybe try that out if you're not feeling it.

M - I am not used to judging mouth feel, but I would say I haven't had many thinner-feeling beers that are as dark or darker than this. Leaves a semi-sticky aftertaste that somewhat coats the mouth in a coffee grounds flavoring.

O - Very pleased with this seasonal offering from Brooklyn Brewery. It is not exactly up my alley, but represented itself and its style very well. I see myself sipping this one again in a long session as I read or do work late at night. I will probably not have a reason to buy another 4 pack, but I would definitely recommend it, and would jump on trying it if I saw it somewhere on tap. If I had only gotten a couple sips of this, my opinion would be totally different, so all your non-stout drinkers, stick with this one!

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 6,011 ratings.