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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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5,997 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,997
Reviews: 2,702
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 338
Gots: 1,074 | FT: 54
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

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3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 11/6/12

Note: 2011-2012 bottle (just found on the shelf... this is a good thing)

Appearance: Pours black with some dark brown around the edges - minimal, creamy, brown head - despite the small head, it keeps some wisps on top, as well as a ring that leaves some nice streaks and spots of lacing

Smell: Burnt, obliterated - smells like a charcoal grill - burnt earth and burnt grains, with char, maybe some smoke - below the ashes, there are some nice aromas here - dark chocolate, leather, coffee grounds, some licorice - some malty sweetness, and some dry alcohol

Taste: Burnt brownies - seriously, like someone abandoned brownies in the oven and decided to dispose of the results by liquifying them - burnt dark chocolate, burnt semisweet chocolate, burnt molasses - burnt biscuits, burnt grains, burnt leather - yup, burnt, with burnt bitterness - malty sweetness helps balance

Mouthfeel: On the heavy side of medium, slightly slight and oily with a burnt aftertaste

Overall: Mmmm...burnt

I was not looking forward to this beer. I bought a four-pack of this back in 2008, and I thought it was pretty nasty. Fresh, I imagine it is still pretty nasty. But with a year of aging, the remarkable harshness turns into a drinkable substance that seems like it was spawned from a brownie recipe that ended up on the grill. Still not my favorite, but good.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer at Tallahassee brew-fest

This a beer I have fond memories of, and every time I have it it delivers my expectations.

This beer ozzes dark chocolate and delicious stouty darkness. Its probably one of the best offerings from Brooklyn brewery, and at a perfectly masked 10% ABV

If you see it, get it, especially if your a malt head like me and Love porters/stouts

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

Appearance: Completely opaque black liquid with a modest one finger light brown head that head quickly dissipated. Leaves some lacing.

Aroma: Classic RIS nose. Lots of dark malts and a hint of alcohol. Roasted notes. Not getting much more chocolate than a usual RIS.

Taste: The first sip is a sensory experience that only this style can provide. Completely robust and flavorful. You simultaneously get dark roasted chocolate, black coffee, currants or other dried fruits, and a subtle earthy hop presence. The hop profile and resulting IBUs work very well to cut through the heaviness of the malt bill and give a brightness to the palate among all the darkness. Don't taste any of the 10% ABV but feel a nice warmth after each sip. Finish is bitter and dry. My only complaint is that the chocolate isn't as present as I thought it would be based on the name.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and highly drinkable for the style. Full to thick in body.

Final Thoughts: A near perfect beer and great representation of the style. The chocolate is not emphasized as much as I thought it would be but that's really it's only fault. Would I drink it again? Yes, cellaring a few for anytime the need arises.

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,997 ratings.