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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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6,002 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,002
Reviews: 2,702
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 340
Gots: 1,075 | FT: 54
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: Black, black as darkest night. Very little head or lacing, but the little head there is persists.

s: Slightly burned chocolate?

m: Lighter than I would have expected, but still substantial. A very light carbonation bite on the backend.

t: Delicious. The lack of heavy carbonation lets you enjoy the rich, slightly chocolaty taste.

d: Easy drinking beer for 10%, although too many'll put you under the table. Way under.

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First Review
2012 vintage
12 oz poured in Lawson's Tulip, slightly under 66 degree room temp.

A - Pours black. No surprise here at it's called "black chocolate stout". Hardly any head on this one. Maybe a quater inch dark tan head, dissapated quickly. Little to no lacing.

S - Burnt chocolate and alcohol. I was more excited to try this before I smelled it.

T - Touch of pitted fruits up front which quickly turns into lingering bitter burnt chocoolate and alcohol. I'm not getting much chocolate if any. I wish I tasted more chocolate. The burnt taste is really heavy to me on this one. I'm wishing I aged this now.

M - really smooth mouthfeel, little carbonation.

O - This one is a sipper. The burnt chocolate taste and strong alcohol finish was a bit much for me. Good beer to age. Maybe I'll pick up another bottle or two to age.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Looks like syrup as I pour it. Just about as close to being black as you can get without actually getting there. A nice tall...basically brown head. Looks tasty.

S - Delightful smell. Chocolate and coffee, charred malt, a little bit of licorice that could be brought on by the high ABV and thus the alcohol might be coming through in the nose a bit. Overall, very nice though.

T - I read a couple of my more respected reviewers before I set in on this beer, and one said that he thought the alcohol was too noticeable. I actually disagree, I think that the alcohol contributes to the flavor. The flavor is rather robust, even for a RIS. Coffee and chocolate dominate the palate. With chocolate definitely being the most prominent. Not much in the way of complexity, but sometimes simple is what you want. Tastes good brotha.

M - Mouthfeel is spot on, very rich, low carbonation, just the way that mama made it.

O - Overall this is good. I enjoy this and am not at all disappointed. Hooray for the Brooklyn Chocolate stout!

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 6,002 ratings.