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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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5,610 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,610
Reviews: 2,645
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 316
Gots: 890 | FT: 50
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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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Mappies, Mar 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

chunkyboy, Mar 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

TMath524, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of BeerDocT
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a room temperature imperial pint glass.

-Appearance 3.5: Very little head at all, and I really cranked the pour. What head appeared was an attractive tan. Jet black otherwise, just like an Imperial Stout should be.

-Smell 4.0: Very nice bouquet. Toasted oats and dark chocolate notes and an unmistakable "sweet" smell. Promising.

-Taste 4.0: Front is sweet and there is a detectable taste of smoked grains. Middle is thick barley with a medium sweetness and a nice layer of cocoa and smokiness. Finish is more cocoa and nice bite of alkaline hops along with a slight sourness. Aftertaste is long and hoppy/chocolate. Very nice.

-Mouthfeel 2.5: This beer is woefully undercarbonated. It is nearly flat and this detracted from the overall enjoyment of the beer.

-Overall 3.5: Very good Imperial Stout. Has a high ABV (10%), but this is unnoticeable in the taste. The mouthfeel of this beer really turned me off, but the taste was quite good. Don't know if I will purchase this again, as there are other, better Imperials within easy reach.

BeerDocT, Mar 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

VonZipper, Mar 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

MichaelBurns, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of Heavenisbeer
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wine glass in Asheville.

A: Opaque blackness. Tanned one finger head that dies down swiftly, leaving a light surface film and a halo gripping the glass. Foamy, cascading lacing.

S: The nose bursts out of the bottle immediately and never really ever departs. It's meaty (iron-like) milk chocolate, with some underlying veggie tones, and some light chalkiness. Lovely.

T: Big chocolate malt tones burst like fireworks as soon as this RIS touches your lips, followed by a lightly toasted malt second fiddle. A spicy booze/hop middle cuts through the roasted malts, leading into a chocolate malt and grassy hop finish.

M: Slides down like liquid chocolate, or pancake syrup. Booze tickles in the finish and it leaves you with a slightly dry, chalky hop and roasted malt linger. Perfect.

Heavenisbeer, Mar 26, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a St Sebastiaan Tulip, 11-12 bottling.

A: Motor oil black, produced a finger of brown khaki head that receded to a skim.

S: Dark roasted malts, bittersweet chocloate, raisins, figs, plums. Faint espresso aroma.

T: Not overly chocolatey, some coffee/espresso smoke, dark roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, sweet mollases, figs, and some sour tang. Touch of alcohol in flavor but hidden enough to not detract from flavor.

M: Full bodied, very smooth, very little carbonation, a bit filling. Alcohol is there but not overwhelming, some warmth going down.

O: Very nice RIS, rich, tasty and maybe the most affordable RIS 4 pack at 7.99.

Dools9, Mar 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 2011-12
It smells like dark chocolate with a slight hint of fruit. I am also detecting some caramel. The aromas are pouring out of my snifter, smells great.
I taste coffee, smoke with a very chocolatey finish. Also picking up some dark fruit, plums or raisins.
This is a complex tasting beer with lots going on. It's full bodied, coffee and smoke up front give way to chocolate and fruit on the finish. There's also a nice crsipness from the carbonation.
For the price, 7.99 a four-pack it's tough to beat. A big 10% beer that is this complex, tasty, and delishious is great for us beer folks. Can't wait till next year's version.

JCaweinstein, Mar 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Cstromberg57, Mar 20, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

If the name has you thinking this is a straightforward chocolate stout, the aroma will let you know you've wandered into Imperial Stout territory with Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout.

The pour is as dark as you'll find with a fluffy dark tan head. The smell is filled with toasted and charred malts, dark fruits, and dark rum. The flavor is complex and powerful. A hit of alcohol comes first, followed by charred marshmallows, dark fruit, and chocolate. Noticeable kick from the hops leads to a long, dry, woody, slightly sour finish.

Very big, very tasty.

McNealc31, Mar 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Mattybz28, Mar 19, 2012
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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