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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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6,092 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,092
Reviews: 2,722
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 349
Gots: 1,136 | FT: 56
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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4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Let me first start by saying that I love dark chocolate. Let me also say that I love stouts.

I've had many a stout that claim to taste chocolatey or mocha-ish, but this is by far the most authentic "chocolate" stout I have ever had (dark chocolate to be precise).

I first drank this beer by sampling it from the glass of a friend who, knowing I like a good chocolate stout, offered it to me hesitantly knowing I would be floored after drinking it. And they were right.

It starts out smooth but the rush of flavor doesn't wait long to hit you. The chocolate flavor is perfectly balanced by the bitter taste from the alcohol (enhanced by the high level of alcohol I think) as it simmers on your pallate it gives you just enough time to ask yourself if you just drank the perfect chocolate stout or ate the perfect piece of dark chocolate.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ok the first one I tried was right out of the bottle. I expected a strong tasting stout (which it is) but this beer is much more than that. first sip a bit bitter but with much character. after that, it was love at second pull. I savored each sip really looking for good or not so good. Well, this stout does not disappoint. Rich Chocolate mixed with barley and malt. A serious treat of a stout. Alcohol taste to me was not overbearing at all. Goes down very smooth but beware!! This brew packs a wallop. I had 4 bottles in about 2 hours or so and you will feel it. Have to many and your not going anywhere!! At least not me. A great cold weather brew. At $7.99 a 4 pack, it is well worth it. I wont drink it all the time, but treat myself now and then. I like it!!

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a tulip.

Pitch black, motor oil pour. 1-2 fingers of brown head. The retention is pretty impressive for the 10% abv. Extra tight lacing is left on the side of the glass.

Espresso, fudge, dark chocolate, French vanilla, roasted barley and chocolate truffle.

Follows the nose without any disappointments. Rich espresso, fudge and dark chocolate. Chocolate truffles, French vanilla and tons of roasted barley. Some lighter notes of dates and overripe plum as well as a the tiniest touch of smoke.

Full bodied, silky, oily, sticky and warming.

Big, rich and supremely decadent Imperial Stout. This still remains one of my favorite Imperial Stouts after many, many years.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
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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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 6,092 ratings.