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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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5,525 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,525
Reviews: 2,641
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 299
Gots: 861 | 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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3.73/5  rDev -10.1%

Poured into a room temperature imperial pint glass.

-Appearance 3.5: Very little head at all, and I really cranked the pour. What head appeared was an attractive tan. Jet black otherwise, just like an Imperial Stout should be.

-Smell 4.0: Very nice bouquet. Toasted oats and dark chocolate notes and an unmistakable "sweet" smell. Promising.

-Taste 4.0: Front is sweet and there is a detectable taste of smoked grains. Middle is thick barley with a medium sweetness and a nice layer of cocoa and smokiness. Finish is more cocoa and nice bite of alkaline hops along with a slight sourness. Aftertaste is long and hoppy/chocolate. Very nice.

-Mouthfeel 2.5: This beer is woefully undercarbonated. It is nearly flat and this detracted from the overall enjoyment of the beer.

-Overall 3.5: Very good Imperial Stout. Has a high ABV (10%), but this is unnoticeable in the taste. The mouthfeel of this beer really turned me off, but the taste was quite good. Don't know if I will purchase this again, as there are other, better Imperials within easy reach.

03-28-2012 04:15:51 | More by BeerDocT
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-27-2012 00:43:56 | More by VonZipper
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

03-26-2012 19:03:00 | More by MichaelBurns
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4.53/5  rDev +9.2%

Wine glass in Asheville.

A: Opaque blackness. Tanned one finger head that dies down swiftly, leaving a light surface film and a halo gripping the glass. Foamy, cascading lacing.

S: The nose bursts out of the bottle immediately and never really ever departs. It's meaty (iron-like) milk chocolate, with some underlying veggie tones, and some light chalkiness. Lovely.

T: Big chocolate malt tones burst like fireworks as soon as this RIS touches your lips, followed by a lightly toasted malt second fiddle. A spicy booze/hop middle cuts through the roasted malts, leading into a chocolate malt and grassy hop finish.

M: Slides down like liquid chocolate, or pancake syrup. Booze tickles in the finish and it leaves you with a slightly dry, chalky hop and roasted malt linger. Perfect.

03-26-2012 02:18:35 | More by Heavenisbeer
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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%

Poured into a St Sebastiaan Tulip, 11-12 bottling.

A: Motor oil black, produced a finger of brown khaki head that receded to a skim.

S: Dark roasted malts, bittersweet chocloate, raisins, figs, plums. Faint espresso aroma.

T: Not overly chocolatey, some coffee/espresso smoke, dark roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, sweet mollases, figs, and some sour tang. Touch of alcohol in flavor but hidden enough to not detract from flavor.

M: Full bodied, very smooth, very little carbonation, a bit filling. Alcohol is there but not overwhelming, some warmth going down.

O: Very nice RIS, rich, tasty and maybe the most affordable RIS 4 pack at 7.99.

03-25-2012 18:08:10 | More by Dools9
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-25-2012 02:41:41 | More by Luv2hunt
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-24-2012 23:18:49 | More by KingBiscuit
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-24-2012 03:49:42 | More by Abe_Froman
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-23-2012 03:29:12 | More by JustinWhipple
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-23-2012 02:37:05 | More by mcorwin
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Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-22-2012 19:32:34 | More by tenacioustomato
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

03-22-2012 16:58:19 | More by Evan
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-21-2012 10:23:43 | More by jisak74
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4.38/5  rDev +5.5%

Bottle dated 2011-12
It smells like dark chocolate with a slight hint of fruit. I am also detecting some caramel. The aromas are pouring out of my snifter, smells great.
I taste coffee, smoke with a very chocolatey finish. Also picking up some dark fruit, plums or raisins.
This is a complex tasting beer with lots going on. It's full bodied, coffee and smoke up front give way to chocolate and fruit on the finish. There's also a nice crsipness from the carbonation.
For the price, 7.99 a four-pack it's tough to beat. A big 10% beer that is this complex, tasty, and delishious is great for us beer folks. Can't wait till next year's version.

03-20-2012 16:16:49 | More by JCaweinstein
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-20-2012 03:38:57 | More by Cstromberg57
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3.95/5  rDev -4.8%

If the name has you thinking this is a straightforward chocolate stout, the aroma will let you know you've wandered into Imperial Stout territory with Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout.

The pour is as dark as you'll find with a fluffy dark tan head. The smell is filled with toasted and charred malts, dark fruits, and dark rum. The flavor is complex and powerful. A hit of alcohol comes first, followed by charred marshmallows, dark fruit, and chocolate. Noticeable kick from the hops leads to a long, dry, woody, slightly sour finish.

Very big, very tasty.

03-20-2012 01:41:29 | More by McNealc31
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-19-2012 19:27:21 | More by Mattybz28
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

03-19-2012 11:52:48 | More by hawkon
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-19-2012 07:02:51 | More by JoeyRamone
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-18-2012 15:16:45 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-18-2012 04:47:56 | More by baybassboy
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-18-2012 00:50:48 | More by TimPell
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

03-16-2012 23:32:45 | More by lmundane
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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%

pours a rich dark chocolate color, with about 1 finger worth of head formation that does not linger and leaves a very mild lacing

S: huge sweet molasses, huge chocolate, and roasty malt. Dark raisins/plums are present and alcohol is very well hidden. The chocolate resembles a fudge character.

T: Huge roasty malt and cocoa with an excellent balance of raisins, molasses and sugar. I also get some tart cherry in the after taste creating more complexity and uniqueness.

O: this one is has nice complexity, and yet nicely balanced. Alcohol is very well hidden in both the nose and the taste. I find this one very appealing and drinkability is extremely high.

03-16-2012 21:33:05 | More by tut2528
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4.33/5  rDev +4.3%

12oz bottle, winter 11-12 vintage. Thanks to ADZA for this extra! Poured into a Brooklyn tulip.

Pours oily. Jet black, with no light able to permeate through. Nice two-finger, small bubble head of foam on top with good retention. No lacing.

Smells of chocolate, if course, belgian chocolate, brownish and cocoa. Turns a little one dimensional over time, but great to start with.

Complex chocolate taste with a mix of dairy, dark and Belgian interwoven very well.

Silky smooth and oily mouthfeel early. Some warmth and finishes with a nice roasted bitterness that leaves you contemplating the beer, but keen for another sip after a little bit.

Does everything it says and almost all you want. It's big, its chocolatey, but its very good and well worth trying. Only question is why it took me almost 6 years to revisit. Thanks Adam for an enjoyable refresher course!

03-16-2012 09:44:12 | More by MrKennedy
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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