Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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3.88/5 rDev -6.5%
Chocolate beer, combining two of the best things in the world! I am a big fan of the the double chocolate stout by Young's, so I figured this one is worth a shot
Appearance - One of the best pour colors I have ever seen in a beer. Great dark opaqeness that almost sucks light in!
Smell - A deep complex scent. Dark chocolate is evident but also with hints of oak and coffee beans.
Taste - Don't expect sweetness! It is a great dark beer with great coffee flavor and cacao.
Mouthfeel - Not as much head as I would expect but it is filling and has a nice long lasting flavor.
Overall - A great chocolate stout! Young's might be superior on the taste, but the smell and pour on this wins out.
02-17-2012 01:29:54 | More by TownDunkel
4.13/5 rDev -0.5%
Live tasting bottle into Duvel Tulip...
Appearance; pours a viscous black color with less than a finger of mocha colored head. When held to light, only the very top fraction of a millimeter appears a cola colored brown... This is a black beer. Retention is non-existent and lacing follows suit.
Smell; roasty malts, coffee, chocolate and slight notes of soy... Hints of dark fruit, raisins and prunes...
Taste; coffee, chocolate and roasty malt flavors jump right out, notes of smoke and slight soy bitterness creep in as well as the slightest notes of dark fruits such as raisins and prunes...
Mouthfeel; smooth and oily, goes down exceptionally smoothly, coats the mouth, and definitely on the full side of full body, but not as thick or chewy as say Ten Fidy...
Overall; this is a damn good beer, and has all of the qualities I can appreciate in a solid Imperial Russian Stout. Doesn't taste a hint of 10%, even just a few degrees above cellar temps... I would absolutely seek this one out again, and would like to thank Peacehammer for gifting me this one!!
02-16-2012 07:24:55 | More by Thingus
4.5/5 rDev +8.4%
A: Came to the table looking very dark and mean. Nearly black with a solid one finger of fluffy tan head. It fell to a skim but coated everything.
S: Very pleasant waves of dark roasted malt, barley, dark coffee and dark chocolate.
T: Rich and smooth with roastiness leading the way. Comes out waves of roasted, almost burnt malt, then bittersweet chocolate and back to roasted malt. The more I drink I pick out espresso. Hints of barley are noticeable along the way and it finishes with slight cream and dark berries. The alcohol sneaks up because it warms a bit but not very noticeable. The more I drink the more I notice some slight hop notes in the mid-end. Kind of mild grassy/herbalness. Very mild and supportive.
M: Rich and creamy with a velvety feel and thickness that support the beer.
O: Very good, I like this beer more each time I have it. Just a big dark monster of roasted malty goodness.
02-16-2012 02:28:28 | More by legalpete19340
3.98/5 rDev -4.1%
Lots of chocolate malt and that is not a bad thing but can say I am not a fan of this beer young with some age on this beer gets considerably better. Tonight a 2007 & 2008 bottle was had and this beer is subdued from the fusel feel had when it was younger but this still pretty boozy. Don't see myself buying this again but still have some bottles in the cellar may re-review this beer at a later date but finding this bottle tonight a bit on a struggle to get through.
02-15-2012 04:50:24 | More by hoser
4.1/5 rDev -1.2%
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass
A: Pours out jet black but with smooth characteristics. 2" khaki head that dissipates down to a thin bubbly film. Lots of lacing on sides of glass
S: Tons of chocolate malt. Mostly dark chocolate hints of other malts and alcohol. Nose of dark fruits. Smell reminds me of a milk stout.
T: Strong dark chocolate taste that turns to a chalky aftertaste. Hints of dark fruits. Slight hop taste at finish that lingers in the back of your mouth.
M: Pretty light on the palate for such a dark and strong beer. Low carbonation. Not very sticky for how sweet it is. Leaves a thin film but mostly with a hop taste.
O: A pretty durn good beer at a steal of a price in NY. Look forward to it every year, even better on tap. This year seems more hoppy than normal but Im not complaining.
02-15-2012 00:14:34 | More by CloudStrife
3.78/5 rDev -8.9%
330ml bottle. Clearly an export version bottle, with ingredients and names of importers on different languages on the back. Winter 11-12 vintage
A- Totally black colour. Two finger, quite foamy mocha head that disappears pretty quickly, though the beer leaves some hints of lacing on the glass
S- Dark roasted malts with notes of caramel and a dense, strong chocolate smell, with maybe some background coffee notes. A slightl herbal feel from the hops brings a touch of freshness. A bit of alcoholic booze shows up as well
T- Bold mix of assertive dark chocolate and roasted notes from the malts, with chocolate definitely taking the main stage. Some background notes of coffee, molasses, maybe liquorice might be noticed. A touch of hop bitterness can be easily detected, resulting in a bittersweet overall feel. Some not completely hidden, warming alcoholic notes. Maybe some aging could help in blending flavours a bit more
M- Medium bodied with quite low carbonation, but somehow still very thick. Sweeter and smoother on the palate than it is on the tongue. Suprisingly dry for the style. As i said, flavours are not fully blended; the mouthfeel is probably where some aging would have helped the most
O- Bold, warming, strong in flavour, but not perfectly balanced despite nice drinkabilty
02-11-2012 14:50:04 | More by Cozzatoad
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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