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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,994 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,994
Reviews: 2,702
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 337
Gots: 1,074 | FT: 54
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

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Photo of keefe24
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brianjay
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Getalegup
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As it warms the flavor improves.

Photo of Nat1975
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Philvillani
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HookemHoos
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rschimmell
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UBrew1984
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaywalsh20
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Toasty
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerando
3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Uncharacteristic but good stout. Very nice dark color with a little more than a finger of mocha brown head. Has a citrus-y smell that blends into the taste. Besides a hint of citrus, there are coffee and chocolate hints as well. The feel is initially smooth going to low to moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent beer, just a bit confusing for a supposed chocolate stout. Maybe my pour? Will try again when I can.

Photo of ljc973
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris77McGrath
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregSemenza
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LarryMyers
3.28/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I have always wanted to try this beer and finally got one in a beer exchange. I am very disappointed since the beer I got seems to be very flat. Smell is good, look is like used motor oil with no head at all, and the taste is like the apperance...flat. I will try this beer again and revise my review when I get a good bottle.

Photo of Barnoloid
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An outstanding RIS. Cracked open a bottle from 2012, was hot back upon release but has mellowed into an exceptional blend of chocolate and roasted notes. A little smoke caps this off. Comes together wonderfully, and lives up to the fantastic, jet black appearance from the bottle pour. Mouthfeel is suitably decadent - this is a high quality confection in a glass.

Photo of m_hall
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pour from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip... color is black and completely opaque, crowned by a thin tan head that left light lacing.

Aroma is fairly subtle, coffee, roasted malts, a faint trace of alcohol.

Flavor is rich and complex- the promised bittersweet cocoa notes are right up front. Moving in after are notes of toast and espresso and molasses, finishing with a slightly nutty dryness with slight herbal hop notes. All flavors are very balanced, with nothing being too dominant.

Mouthfeel is smooth and rich without being syrupy, and lightly carbonated. A pleasure to drink.

An excellent RIS overall. Not as challenging and distinctive as Oskar Blues Ten-FIDY, but definitely with a broader appeal. Perfect for wintertime.

Photo of kgammell1
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hypnotoad1
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Plokhooy
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seib
4.66/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Smooth and full of flavor

Photo of Beerwolf666
4.91/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

There are way too many reviews for this Beer~and much of them are way better then I could ever put into words...let me just say that this is AMAZING,and beyond better than any other Russian Imperial Stout I have ever tried,Dark Chocolate,super roasted french coffee,slight cherry flavor,black as Midnight,and so full of flavor....superb in every way,top notch,stellar,and if you like this style of Beer~you MUST try it,...words cannot convey just how tasty this brew is...10/10 & An A+ in my book any day ~cheers!

Photo of dmgeng
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Came up on a list of high rated beers and I knew that I needed to try this one.

A - Dark black color. Fluffy tan colored head with light lacing.

S - Strong roasty aroma with burnt characteristics and some dark cocoa. There is some alcohol and coffee tones after the roasted notes.

T - Very similar to the smell; much of the burnt roastiness at the front along with the coffee and some dark cocoa. The roasted bitterness is strong and predominant. It took me off guard since I was expecting more chocolate and not so much "Black". It's good but it seems that the roasted, burnt character is the primary flavor with some chocolate, coffee, and caramel afterwards.
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M - Full mouth-feel. Medium carbonation. The roasted bitterness lingers on the palate but it does have the highest carbonation of a RIS that I've ever had so it attempts to balance the thickness.

Overall, this is a good imperial stout. I wouldn't seek this out again just because there are so many other more delicious RIS's out there. I know that someone else may prefer this take on the style more than a sweeter more caramel or coffee inspired beer but I do not. I would suggest you spend your money elsewhere like on an Old Rasputin or if you can find it a delicious Ten Fidy.

Glass- Boston Lager perfect pint

Photo of Zombill
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,994 ratings.