Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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4.33/5 rDev +4.3%
Poured from tap at Sunset in Boston.
Pours a dark oil looking color with thick tan head.
Smell is of chocolate for sure with hints of coffee and roasted malts.
Really great roasted malt and chocolate flavor. There are so many other flavors going on here; roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa...
It almost taste like a Manhattan Special (NY Italian Soda); which in this case I think it really works.
Its delicious, well crafted, and worth every penny. Makes a perfect after dinner or desert brew.
02-29-2012 14:01:39 | More by DrinkSlurm
4.5/5 rDev +8.4%
12 oz bottle labeled, Winter 11-12, purchased 12/2012 and well stored.
Poured into a Dogfish Head Signature Snifter.
Pours a thick ½ “ head, which slowly reduces to a thin cap and finally a film.
Black as pitch color, opaque, with a medium dark tan head, excellent lace coats the glass.
A classic look for the style.
The aroma is rich and malty, with distinct smells of dark unsweetened chocolate. Coffee Latté. Black bread yeast and pumpernickel, you can really smell it. Quite complex and extremely enjoyable.
Full crisp entry on the palate of rich, deeply roasted bitter chocolate, followed by a slight sweetness, then some bready yeast kicks in. Nice bitterness continues in the middle, is it hops, or the black roasted malt? Whatever it’s delicious! Very full body and fine carbonation balance out this wonderfully enjoyable ale.
Exceptionally long finish of deep roasted chocolate malt, coats your mouth like paint and just won’t let go.
This is quite massive, aggressively flavored ale, but at the same time every component seems in balance. The 10% ABV is only faintly noticeable and in a very positive way at that.
Extremely drinkable despite the weight and intensity of this brew. I definitely can drink 2 or 3 of these back to back (at home of course).
Very highly recommended!
These notes are from bottles that I have stored personally, but I have had the pleasure to have had this on tap several times and oh what a pleasure that is!
02-29-2012 02:38:36 | More by JTSbeerislife
4.35/5 rDev +4.8%
Winter 11-12. 12oz bottle, pours thick and black with a bubbly light brown head that holds some retention, but doesn't leave much lacing on the glass. Aromas are dark cocoa/chocolate and boozy. Initial mouth-feel is thick and chewy, but velvety and smooth. Tastes are dark chocolate with a sticky sweetness, some roasted malts, and a little hop bitterness on the finish. Overall, I liked this more than the last couple of times I had it. It is extremely rich and sweet, but excellent none the less.
02-28-2012 03:13:35 | More by barnzy78
4.2/5 rDev +1.2%
Overall a very robust stout. The flavor of this beer remains on the back of the tongue for a good minute or so; a bitter dark chocolate flavor. Nothing like Southern Tier Chokolat however. I find that this beer is so much more enjoyable when mixed 1/2 and 1/2 with a Dark Horse Scotty Karate (Scotch ale); adds a bit of sweetness that this beer alone lacks. By itself however, a very good beer.
02-25-2012 00:43:54 | More by HESSLER500
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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