Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 5,886
Reviews: 2,675
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 326
Gots: 1,008 | FT: 53
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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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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well, this beer isn't messing around. Served in a snifter at around 50 degrees.

Sits like motor oil with a head of tiny brown bubbles that dissipate to a ring around the edges.

Smell of chocolate and roasted malts, with a hint of alcohol.

Taste follows the malty aromas. As the beer warms dark fruits become unmistakably present. This is enormous.

Mouthfeel seems rather similar to the motor oil described above. Thick, slightly creamy, and leaves a bit of residue.

Nothing like gearing up for autumn than with sipping a beer like this with friends on the porch. This is an unapologetically big beer.

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

Bottle kept in fridge. Bottle dated on neck of bottle label that says limited bottling- Winter 07-08. Hope it's aged well. Given to me by a very generous person. Poured into a snifter.

A- Pours black as night letting no light through, with a very small amount of dark mocha colored head that quickly went away.

S- The usual suspects of dark roasted malts and dark roasted coffee. A little boozy. Little bits of dark chocolate coming through not much though.

T- Starts off with heavy flavors of dark roasted malts, and move on more chocolate flavor than the nose lets on. Finishes with a strong black coffee taste. The aftertaste is just like a chocolate covered expresso bean. Wonderful.

M- Just like a RIS should be. Smooth and highly drinkable at the 10% ABV. The flavors that stick to the palate are great. A mix of chocolate and coffee.

O- Wish I had a newer bottle of this to compare it to. I really enjoyed this one. Thinking now that I should have saved this one for those cold winter nights when a fire is burning in the fire place.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Old Review: Poured from bottle into Westvleteren tulip. This is the winter 2011/2012 vintage. Less than a finger of dark mocha head thins out to almost nothing, leaving the glass looking like a cup of black coffee. I have to say the color is pretty much black, but if I look closely enough at the edge of the beer in the glass, I can make out some dark browns and reds. Smell consists of sweet coffee with loads of brown sugar, bitter chocolate, sweet floral notes, maltiness, maybe some molasses. For me, the taste is dominated by bitter chocolate and artificial coffee. There are hints of oatmeal, malt, and this metallic flavor that I'm not a fan of, probably just the bottle. Mouthfeel is rendered bitter and sharp as a result, unfortunate because I bet this is much better fresh, but do not know for sure. I give this a 4 overall, and hope to have a fresh bottle in the winter.

Re-reviewing this beer, 12-13 vintage. Poured into a Founders snifter. Huge dark tan three finger head, spills over. Recedes to a thin layer with some dark tan lacing. Almost black in color, looks like an amazing stout.

Aroma is rather subdued, not too different from what I remember last time. Nonetheless, roasted malt dominates, with chocolate and coffee notes to follow. Smell intensifies as beer warms.

For taste, re: smell. Though at first, chocolate is ever-so-slightly present. What I get most is malt, roasted malt, and more malt. Chocolate and coffee are very much secondary. As it warms, which I recommend, chocolate becomes much more noticeable and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel calms down too as a result of warming up a bit. Very smooth and sweet.

Overall, this is a very decent stout, but recommend enjoying after a bit of warming. Cheers.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours an almost black in colour with a deep brown two fingered head that retains and laces well. very impressive.

S - Roasted sweet malts, dark chocolate, cocoa and coffee that is very prominent.

T - Sweet malts, chocolate and some cherrries throughout but get the coffee and a slightly boozy finish at the finish.

M - Fairly viscous and full bodied with medium carbonation.

O - An impressive beer this one. A massive stout that is full of complex flavours although a little boozy on the finish. Highly recommend.

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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