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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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5,739 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,739
Reviews: 2,650
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 327
Gots: 933 | FT: 47
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.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

abrodsky, May 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Mebuzzard, May 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

JustinMatthew, May 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

oneturbucfan, May 06, 2012
Photo of Metal4Breakfast
1.5/5  rDev -63.9%

Metal4Breakfast, May 05, 2012
Photo of heygeebee
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I can't add to 2500 reviews, but can note that it was not a particularly good looking beer, (no head no lace) nor was it obvious that it was a 10 %- er. Actually thought by the flavour profile was much less.

Masses of roast malts and chocolate drive an overall middling complexity experience, so while good was not great.

Won't buy again, too many other RISs competing for dollar.

heygeebee, May 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

JaeTea, May 04, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -63.9%

Rau71, May 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

olympicgatorade, May 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

yeti123, May 01, 2012
Photo of antoines15
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

antoines15, May 01, 2012
Photo of fuzzcherry
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

fuzzcherry, Apr 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

mmurphy525, Apr 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Vinlespo, Apr 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Vylo, Apr 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

jkara27, Apr 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

mbiscombe, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of whatthehull
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


A - Deep sludgy opaque black/brown, one finger brown head and so head lacing

S - very robust, nutty, lots of malts both dark and bittersweet, tons of earth, wood and soil, some of the darkest chocolate I have smelled in a stout, bourbon vanilla, bready yeast, sexy smooth and everything smells so wonderfully toasted

T - Chocolate, nuts, bread yeast, sugar, bourbon, wood, vanilla, molasses, soil, sweet and bittersweet malts, cherry, a floral hop, maybe currants, slight red wine and maybe a slight hint of whatever they put in coke and pepsi

M - Full body, well balanced, nice complexity, low acidity and a wonderful dry but oh so yummy finish

D/O - More dry than most stouts, still very refreshing, not at all overwhelming but nice and complex, love the nuttiness and roastedness. For the novice and advanced crafter alike

Final thoughts - Second brew I have had from BB, nice 10% ABV and just tastes so good. Great right out of the fridge and hours later

whatthehull, Apr 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Scout11, Apr 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

johnsilk, Apr 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Goldmund1, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark mocha-black, leavened on the edges with a touch of burgundy-brown, but otherwise quite opaque. Head is fine and soft, forming a pleasant milk chocolate ring around the edge. Lacing is veiny. Body is solid, and it forms nice fine carbonation when tilted or swirled. Overall, a very good-looking beer.

Nose is roasted, but also oddly acidic, with a oily whiff of vegetative pressings. There's a vaguely fragrant, jasmine-like overtone to it, which undermines the deep sweetness I feel it's trying to convey. Not bad overall, but not much like what I expected, and certainly no chocolate characters.

Flavour is nutty-black, with a thinness that is a little unbecoming, but marked with pleasant almond and sweet cacao characters. In reality, there's not much in the way of chocolate to it, but it has a pleasant raw, grainy darkness to it which is appealing enough.

Feel is surprisingly light, and allows that fragrant, burgeoning jasmine character to slip through quite prominently onto the palate.

Overall, it's good. I mean, it has to be good. But it's also a little odd, and doesn't live up to its name or to my expectations. A 10% stout, chocolate or no, should be better than this.

lacqueredmouse, Apr 24, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows roasted malt, dark chocolate, burnt fig and cocoa. Tempting!
Similarly rich flavours, very powerful. Lots of cocoa, more figs/prunes and charcoal. Very roasty. Some booze shows in the finish, accompanied by an aggressively roasty bitterness.
Very syrupy body, carbonation seems a bit full-on though.

CrazyDavros, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Really dark, you know what looks like motor oil not too bubbly. Tan head was thick after a rising to roughly a fingers length and settled to nothing after a sip.

Smell: Light chocolate, not to potent. It comes off easy and honestly feels like you can taste the beer before tasting it if you know what I mean.

Taste: Bitter, but a notch sweet. Feel of chocolate is definitely there and very very light molasses.

Mouth: Little rough and definitely not for everyone.

Overall: All I need is a cheesecake or maybe a great beer to finish off a nice meaty meal. Picked it up for the hell of it and absolutely will be buying it again. Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Apr 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

IheartTomorrow, Apr 23, 2012
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,739 ratings.