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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,419 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,419
Reviews: 2,635
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 279
Gots: 828 | 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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getbehindthemule

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-25-2012 21:38:07 | More by getbehindthemule
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-25-2012 21:05:27 | More by KAF
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rogueleonardi

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-25-2012 20:49:59 | More by rogueleonardi
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heffnate77

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-25-2012 20:12:09 | More by heffnate77
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ksmi116

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-25-2012 19:48:16 | More by ksmi116
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inventsituations

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +20.5%

01-24-2012 11:18:03 | More by inventsituations
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timhortonsman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-24-2012 06:12:51 | More by timhortonsman
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Brutesling57

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-24-2012 03:39:19 | More by Brutesling57
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bigaltemple

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle/Winter 11-12

A - Pitch black in color. Creamy, three-finger tan head slowly settles to half-finger width that provides some moderate lacing.

S - Oh, this smells good. As advertised, dark malts, and bitter chocolate. Cocoa nibs, and mild hint of dark fruits.

T/M - Follows the nose well. Chocolate dominates with some sense of caramel. Coffee comes through as well. Finishes with a bit of bitterness that makes me want to have another drink. Would probably come across as too sweet if the carbonation wasn't right on. It really keeps this from being syrupy.

O - Really well done. Will gladly be looking for more of this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 02:14:07 | More by bigaltemple
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mikeycambridge

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-24-2012 01:24:45 | More by mikeycambridge
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into tulip shaped glass. This particular bottle was brewed for the 2011-12 season.

Appearance - A beautiful deep black brew, forming a brown foam head upon pouring. While not more then a finger high, it persists; fading only slowly over time.

Smell - A roasted coffee comes big and bold up front. The cocoa then really comes in with some show. A deep-dark chocolate flavor with the slightest hint of vanilla mixed in. At the end there is a presence of some dried darker fruits and the smallest detectable bit of cherry, but these are soon lost in a nice alcohol flavor which warms you through.

Mouthfeel - A nice creamy brew that seems to coat and cling the tongue, allowing the flavors to permeate your taste buds. The wonderful body is only accentuated by a great level of carbonation which subtly tickles the tongue as the creamy brew clings to it.

Overall - A wonderful brew with a great look taste and feel. A holiday beer to sit back and sip. Warms you through and through.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 00:31:40 | More by Darkmagus82
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bcostner1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -27.7%

01-23-2012 17:21:32 | More by bcostner1
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olmane

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-23-2012 16:13:34 | More by olmane
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-23-2012 07:48:43 | More by CarolinaKev
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equincel

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

01-23-2012 03:18:31 | More by equincel
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-23-2012 01:53:09 | More by sweisel80
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EagleRare

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-23-2012 01:45:17 | More by EagleRare
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-22-2012 23:42:05 | More by seeswo
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SLeffler27

New York

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As promised, this is truly a black beer with a head that is slow to rise but kicks in with that famous cascading action. The head foams to a thick creamy dark chestnut that leaves copious amounts of lace as it recedes like a glacier, never completely melting away.

Chocolate malt fills the nose. Roasted malt is less pronounced than others of this style. Plums, some bourbon, prunes, raspberries, cigar tobacco, and coffee, even surprisingly a little mint in the background.

The roasted malts are much more substantial than in the aroma, bordering on a burnt quality and contributing lots of bitterness. Chocolate is more that of nibs, while the berries are still present. There is a hint of tartness that lasts long into the finish and becomes more lively as this beer warms in the pint glass.

This stout is fuller with a thicker body than expected. It is slick, then creamy with a fair presence of drying alcohol that otherwise would allow this to be overly sweet. Light carbonation.

This beer is more suited to be consumed with a meal but will work with reading or conversation. Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout would also pair well with a cigar.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 22:34:18 | More by SLeffler27
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nicholas527

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -51.8%

01-22-2012 19:29:57 | More by nicholas527
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hopsandstouts

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-22-2012 11:40:36 | More by hopsandstouts
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dbossman

Nebraska

4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with a brown, creamy head; great retention and nice lacing

S: Rich malts: chocolate is strong but so is a powerful boozy almost bourbon-like alcohol presence; the aromas seem subdued at first but really develop

T: Wow, this is a chocolate, boozy malt bomb: dark, rich chocolates, dark fruits, and a almost whiskey-like alcohol presence; man, this is delicious

F: So creamy; almost perfect mouth feel

O: Wow! This has over a year on it, and man is it good; great boozy, chocolatey beer

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 04:54:35 | More by dbossman
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

3 finger tan frothy head with lots of lacing on a jet black body with no light passing though. So as I smelled this one I was waiting for chocolate which is definitly there but I was pleasantly surprised by the cola aroma that I got. Vanilla and earthy notes are there too. The flavor is mostly a robust roasted malt with chocolate notes, mostly in the finish. Not as dynamic as the aroma but very smooth as drinkable. Mild hops as well. Full bodied and moderate carbonation. Overall a highly drinkable russian imperial stout, the booze are well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 03:41:57 | More by kylehay2004
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dprophet

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-22-2012 00:57:00 | More by dprophet
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mtbdonn

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-21-2012 19:59:31 | More by mtbdonn
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,419 ratings.