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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,136 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,136
Reviews: 2,730
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 352
Gots: 1,165 | FT: 59
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

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Three finger hot chocolate head, creamy, thick sticky lacing, big retention - scent is choclate, floral hops, some dark fruit, taste follows the nose with some fresh dark bread, hint of coffee - full bodied, smoooth, some bitterness, sweet but not cloyingly so, plenty boozy heat - top notch chocolate RIS

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Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - pours 2 fingers of medium brown foam, body is a nearly opaque black with dark mahogany edges, settles to a firm cap with nice lacing.

Smell - Roasted malts, dark chocolate, slight licorice and whiff of coffee grounds.

Taste - Much like the nose, begins roasted malts, under-ripe dark fruits, plumskins, slight black licorice, black coffee, finishes with roasted coffee grounds, sour dark fruit skins and roasted rye bread crusts, and semi-sweet dark chocolate. Good complexity and balance, slight alcohol presence in the finish.

Mouthfeel - ALmost medium, seems light for a 10% RIS, medium carb, pretty smooth but not quite mouthcoating - flavors are substantial enough to linger long into the finish. Finishes with slight astringency and a touch dry. Good complexity and balance

Overall - This is a pretty good RIS, but I've had much better. HOWEVER, the price point on this actually makes this beer a great value - I would give it a 5 for value. Definitely give this one a try, but is a bit lighter than what I prefer in this style, and imho chocolate plays a very minor role, I would call this one Black Imperial Stout ;o)

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 6,136 ratings.