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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,560 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,560
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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3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A nice stout that offers a lot. The appearance is a dark black with a coffee colored head. The smell is very sweet with lots of chocolate notes. The smell though is a bit more subtle with malt and more mellow flavors, before a semi sweet chocolate finishes off the taste. The mouthfeel is very nice, coating your cheeks. Overall very good.

WhiteHillsStore, Aug 12, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 355 ml bottle into a snifter, winter 2013-2014 vintage. This one is indeed dark, pitch opaque black with nary a ray of light passing through, with a halo of dark brown foam rimming the glass but otherwise no real head to speak of. Aroma is equal parts roasted, sweet, and floral/fruity, which is unexpected and quite pleasing. Some wood char and dark roast coffee jump out initially, with the latter carrying over onto the palate, burnt toffee, chocolate-covered raisins, and bright floral hops at the end of a sniff, really appreciating this latter element. The taste is well-rounded and mellow despite the bevy of dark malts and roasted grains advertized on the label, the alcohol is almost perfectly concealed (particularly considering this is an imperial stout!) and the flavors are aforementioned dark but smooth instant coffee, toffee, pancake batter, raisin, and baker's cacao mixed with milk. Just the barest tinge of ash at first, although this effect does emerge over time. Finishes quite sweet and here's where one does get a slight hint of alcohol. This is quite thick on the palate but the beer somehow goes down as lighter than it is. Careful or the high ABV will sneak up on you. This beer has won numerous awards and I can see (taste) why. Nothing to criticize here although some may want an Imperial stout to translate as hotter and more aggressive. Truthfully, there is something to be said for such an artful and skilled approach as this.

CalgaryFMC, Aug 05, 2014
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,560 ratings.