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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,517 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,517
Reviews: 2,640
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 299
Gots: 860 | 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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garyford

Texas

3/5  rDev -27.7%

02-15-2012 21:28:21 | More by garyford
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

02-15-2012 18:48:03 | More by PeteRiz
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marshmeli

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-15-2012 04:52:19 | More by marshmeli
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hoser

Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%

Lots of chocolate malt and that is not a bad thing but can say I am not a fan of this beer young with some age on this beer gets considerably better. Tonight a 2007 & 2008 bottle was had and this beer is subdued from the fusel feel had when it was younger but this still pretty boozy. Don't see myself buying this again but still have some bottles in the cellar may re-review this beer at a later date but finding this bottle tonight a bit on a struggle to get through.

02-15-2012 04:50:24 | More by hoser
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CloudStrife

New York

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: Pours out jet black but with smooth characteristics. 2" khaki head that dissipates down to a thin bubbly film. Lots of lacing on sides of glass

S: Tons of chocolate malt. Mostly dark chocolate hints of other malts and alcohol. Nose of dark fruits. Smell reminds me of a milk stout.

T: Strong dark chocolate taste that turns to a chalky aftertaste. Hints of dark fruits. Slight hop taste at finish that lingers in the back of your mouth.

M: Pretty light on the palate for such a dark and strong beer. Low carbonation. Not very sticky for how sweet it is. Leaves a thin film but mostly with a hop taste.

O: A pretty durn good beer at a steal of a price in NY. Look forward to it every year, even better on tap. This year seems more hoppy than normal but Im not complaining.

02-15-2012 00:14:34 | More by CloudStrife
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ninner00

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-14-2012 21:05:56 | More by ninner00
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AndyTaylor

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-14-2012 15:24:43 | More by AndyTaylor
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crbooher

California

2/5  rDev -51.8%

02-13-2012 05:49:25 | More by crbooher
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heysuz

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

02-12-2012 17:47:02 | More by heysuz
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seanballs

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-12-2012 04:41:57 | More by seanballs
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harrylee773

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.5%

02-12-2012 02:24:19 | More by harrylee773
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MouldyCrow

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

02-11-2012 22:57:09 | More by MouldyCrow
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JWilks

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-11-2012 16:27:33 | More by JWilks
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Cozzatoad

Italy

3.78/5  rDev -8.9%

330ml bottle. Clearly an export version bottle, with ingredients and names of importers on different languages on the back. Winter 11-12 vintage

A- Totally black colour. Two finger, quite foamy mocha head that disappears pretty quickly, though the beer leaves some hints of lacing on the glass

S- Dark roasted malts with notes of caramel and a dense, strong chocolate smell, with maybe some background coffee notes. A slightl herbal feel from the hops brings a touch of freshness. A bit of alcoholic booze shows up as well

T- Bold mix of assertive dark chocolate and roasted notes from the malts, with chocolate definitely taking the main stage. Some background notes of coffee, molasses, maybe liquorice might be noticed. A touch of hop bitterness can be easily detected, resulting in a bittersweet overall feel. Some not completely hidden, warming alcoholic notes. Maybe some aging could help in blending flavours a bit more

M- Medium bodied with quite low carbonation, but somehow still very thick. Sweeter and smoother on the palate than it is on the tongue. Suprisingly dry for the style. As i said, flavours are not fully blended; the mouthfeel is probably where some aging would have helped the most

O- Bold, warming, strong in flavour, but not perfectly balanced despite nice drinkabilty

02-11-2012 14:50:04 | More by Cozzatoad
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jk3

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

02-11-2012 02:33:08 | More by jk3
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ale207

Maine

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-11-2012 00:09:03 | More by ale207
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Edwaka01

New York

4.15/5  rDev 0%

A - Midnight black, tall 3 finger caramel head receding slowly leaving only a trace of lace.

S - Definitely getting a lot of cocoa. Smokey. Roasted malts and caramel as well.

T - Great flavors. Dark chocolate and a smokiness are most noticeable. Bit of vanilla, and a slight alcohol twinge at the very end.

M - Drier than I expected. Also a bit warming going down, which is to be expected and is appreciated here.

O - Something easily found and not overly expensive that I can always trust or use to fill that empty slot in my mix-a-six. Definitely recommended.

02-10-2012 22:01:09 | More by Edwaka01
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spark3148857

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-10-2012 20:13:02 | More by spark3148857
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HOMEPL8

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

02-10-2012 20:04:19 | More by HOMEPL8
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lizfig

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-10-2012 18:30:21 | More by lizfig
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tfsimpkins

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-10-2012 17:35:59 | More by tfsimpkins
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PorterBoy14

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-10-2012 12:50:54 | More by PorterBoy14
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sneth019

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-10-2012 01:26:34 | More by sneth019
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jhighlandbrewing

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-09-2012 06:09:23 | More by jhighlandbrewing
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-09-2012 05:12:59 | More by Cyclone8
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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