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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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5,558 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,558
Reviews: 2,642
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 306
Gots: 875 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

SHCC, Feb 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

M1A2, Feb 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

rbouton, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

HungarianCount, Feb 25, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

Overall a very robust stout. The flavor of this beer remains on the back of the tongue for a good minute or so; a bitter dark chocolate flavor. Nothing like Southern Tier Chokolat however. I find that this beer is so much more enjoyable when mixed 1/2 and 1/2 with a Dark Horse Scotty Karate (Scotch ale); adds a bit of sweetness that this beer alone lacks. By itself however, a very good beer.

HESSLER500, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

JasonONeill, Feb 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

IrishGermanAmerican, Feb 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

HamGlade10, Feb 24, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%

I had two different experiences sampling this beer. The first time I tried this beer, I had just purchased it and it had been stored in the liquor store cooler. It was too cold. A few days later, storage at my refrigerator temperature made a big difference.

On my first sampling, I poured the beer at the usual 45 degree, then at a 90 degree angle. The head was only one finger. This beer is actually capable of a great head, so I suggest pouring more at a 90 degree angle.

The color is an exceptionally dark chocolate- quite enjoyable to view. The smell is a complex spicy fruity chocolate. The mouthfeel is pleasantly tangy.

The taste from the first sampling was disappointing. It was bitter- too bitter with a lemony finish, and the flavor was not balanced with the mouthfeel and smell. There wasn't much chocolate present.

However, two days later, with a better head and a warmer temp, the finish was smooth and malty.

Overall, a great beer, which can be enjoyed regularly. It should be served warmer, and poured more vertically for a better head.

brureview, Feb 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

joex444, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

chasesitten, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

stouty5, Feb 21, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +6.7%

Pours black with a miniscule tan head that dissipates quickly. The alcohol hits the nose and there's some aroma of roasted malt and chocolate once you get past the alcohol. With 10% ABV, you almost have to expect the alcohol to be forward in the aroma. The alcohol is definitely present in the taste, but one can get the bitterness you would expect with this style as well. The flavors of roasted malt and hops are definitely there as well as chocolate. I'm currently aging some, so it will be interesting to compare after this has had some aging. There isn't much carbonation and the body is medium to heavy. This is a solid beer overall.

acevenom, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

dwduncan2, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Cariadmum, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

jnikkel, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

jm1229, Feb 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

freshtojeff, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

firebeer06, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

ZekemusMaximus, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

MikeD1687, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

clarkw42, Feb 19, 2012
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4.68/5  rDev +12.8%

A - Pours a complete black probably the darkest beer I've ever had, thick lacing with a nice two inch head and strong retention.

S - Roasted melted chocolate, I don't get any coffee at all in this which doesn't really disappoint me. Seems like some dark fruits in the back too.

T - For 10% this is amazing can't taste the alcohol at all Starts off roasted malts with strong chocolate and finishes with a nice hop bitterness.

M - Heavy bodied really smooth, the beer sticks slightly to the mouth really pleasant with light carbonation.

O - By far the best RIS I've had.

Ruger, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

LPSteve, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

garuda, Feb 19, 2012
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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