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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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5,847 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,847
Reviews: 2,662
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 327
Gots: 984 | FT: 51
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000)
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3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this beer at the Boulevard in Johnstown, PA. Pours out very black with a small mocha head. Lots of legs in the glass. Lots of roasty aromas straight off the pour. In the glass, there's rich chocolate. The taste is a delightful balance of dark chocolate and roasted coffee, although as it warms a touch of sourness starts to present itself. Full mouthfeel, but highly drinkable thanks to a moderate carbonation level.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Winter 2011-2012 release.

A: Pours opaque black with three fingers of brown foamy head which quickly dissipates into a thin layer of bubbles that linger through the finish.

S: Sweet booziness with hints of chocolate and coffee.

T: Flavors of bittersweet chocolate and roasted malts lend a bitterness that compliments the sweet boozy taste. The alcohol is not overpowering.

M: Fantastic, smooth mouthfeel. Not as syrupy as I anticipated, which is a definite plus. Just the right amount of carbonation. The alcohol provides an excellent level of warmth.

O: Overall, this was an excellent imperial stout with a nice chocolatey backbone. Exceptional mouthfeel for the style. I plan to cellar one for a year or so to see how it matures.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into snifter. Pours oily jet black with a thick brown head that sticks around. Smells of bourbon, coffee and chocolate...this beer smells better than some taste. The smell after a bit changes into some standard stout roasted malt and yeast. Head leaves a lot of lacing for a stout, beautiful. Taste is glorious; creamy and full mouthfeel, with sweet caramel, coffee and chocolate swirling around with dark roasted malts. Finish is a bit boozy but it works for such a big beer. This was my first stout, and I'd die happy if it were my last.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle to brandy snifter. 2010 vintage:

Pours a beautiful smoky pitch black, a thin brown cap dissolves to produce a dense lasting collar and perfect lacing. Both lacing and beading are shown with a swirl of the glass.

Smells fantastic. Delicious... obvious big juicy dark and milk chocolate. Syrupy caramel and vanilla, subtly. Just loads of sexy chocolate. Yum.

Mmm... more goodness. The massive chocolate character is beginning to bitter slightly. Still slightly sweet but a bit more roasty. Very clean finish, not cloying or overly oily.

Great beer.

Thanks Bill!

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pours black as night with a thin head. Exactly like this style should
S: Chocolate with alcohol background. Slightly sweet but not overpowering with a little coffee in the back.
T: Very full and intense but smooth at the same time. Sip slow. Definite chocolate with the alcohol apparent but it does not overpower the malt.
M: Very full and warm. Go slow with this one as it will overpower you. Serve cellar temp not cold to get the most of the flavor.
O: One of the finest Imperial Stouts on the market. Everything about this is near perfect. Buy a case and set some back to try every 2 or 3 months. When a brewmaster is getting ready to try an Imperial Stout he/she should have one of these to see what they should aim for. Stunning.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage

A. A lovely oil slick black with about a finger of dark brown head that slowly effervesces to a light tan. Retention is pretty good at half a finger. Lacing is absolutely gorgeous and truly coats the glass. A classic looking stout here.

S. Perfect. Coffee roast, dark chocolate, mild vanilla, caramel, dark fruit, and some very very subtle hop presence. Beautiful bouquet.

T. More baking chocolate, coffee bean, dark fruit, caramel, and a little stronger zesty hop presence. Finish is slightly drying with hops and a little booze. Near-perfect balance between sweet, roasty, and dry here. Wow.

M. Creamy is exactly how I would describe this. Luscious, decadent, and smooth as a Hershey Kiss, this beer has some perfectly integrated flavor and drinks amazingly.

O. Nearly perfect, without the mildly boozy finish, it likely would have been. This is a spectacular stout and should in no way be penalized for its ample quantity and wide distribution. In fact, it should be praised for absolutely hitting it out of the park on such a broad scale. One of the best imperial stouts I have had.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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