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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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5,993 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,993
Reviews: 2,702
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 336
Gots: 1,072 | FT: 53
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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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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pitch black color, non-transparent, thin tan cover that faded quickly to a thin ring

S- Dark chocolate, alcohol, black coffee, slight auroma of dark fruits

T- Coffee beans, dark chocolate, roasted black patent malts, barley, hint of raisens

M- Medium body, low carbonation, smooth, rich, bold, warming of alcohol throughout

D- Worth buying again and again

This is one great brew, but one a night is about all you need. The alcohol definitely strikes hard with this beer.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: An incredibly dark brown, with big, thick, frothy, tan head that leaves behind great brown rings of lacing.

S: Big chocolate aroma, followed by some major boozy notes.

T: Huge flavor of chocolate and malt, just great. Nice roasted flavor, a hint of coffee backing, more mocha, I guess. Can't say enough positive things about this. Slight after taste of booze at the end, in a good way.

M: A great full body, excellent creaminess. The high ABV is masked incredibly well.

D: It doesn't get much better than Brooklyn BCS. Incredibly enjoyable, watch out for the 10%+ ABV. Sit down on a cold day and drink away.

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

Pours inky black with a small amount of tan head that quickly dissipates into a thin lacing with decent retention

Smells of maltiness and chocolate with hints of molasses and coffee.

Tastes outstanding - smooth, creamy, chocolatey and a hint of bitterness. Alcohol comes through. Finishes well - definitely retains the chocolate and coffee flavors after each sip.

Exceptional mouthfeel - perfectly carbonated, nicely viscous - but not too heavy, creamy, smooth.

Dangerously drinkable considering its abv.

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3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my targets while in New York. Opened a 12 oz. bottle on March 23rd, 2011 into an over-sized wine glass.

BCS is a pitch black coloring. Swirls around with semi-thickness. Light brown, thin head with so-so lacing and very little retention. It's a standard appearance.

Aroma exhibits dark/semi-dark chocolate, vanilla bean, and coffee notes. Pretty apparent hint of booze. Taste is similar - more of a primary dark chocolate character that is slightly sweet but mainly bitter. A little roasted quality is also combined with more coffee flavoring.

Finished long from the dark chocolate bitterness with semi-dryness. Carbonation is great. Medium-thickness in the brew's body.

Not sure about drinkability. Abv in the nose but not so much in taste. Strong bitterness across the middle and late portions of the drink make it a bit harder to get through than it'd have otherwise been. It reminds me of a more refined and complex version of Rasputin in terms of availability. If I lived on the east coast this would be a frequent visitor in my fridge.

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4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into glsss very nicely leaving a three finger head.

strong aroma of coffee & chocolate.

taste was of coffee first but followed straight after by lots of chocolate taste.

for a 10% stout its easy to drink.

i would buy this again & would recomend it to all to try.

verdict: a great stout.

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4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a rich, dark brown, bordering on black. Head is tan and a nice size. Nice lacing as well.

S: A big roasty chocolate aroma comes through. A bit of alcohol is present as well, but not unpleasantly so.

T: Like the smell, lots of roasted malts and chocolate are in the taste. Sweet dark fruits are also there. Also, some bitterness and a little bit of alcohol, which blend well with the flavors.

M: Creamy, thick and smooth, with a surprising amount of carbonation. Nice.

D: Scarily drinkable for 10% ABV. Can barely taste the alcohol, and it blends well with the flavors. The taste is well balanced as well, not too sweet (as some chocolate stouts tend to be) and not too bitter.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

Pours black with lots of ruby highlights. It doen't appear to be as thick as some of its peers. A very small tan head with a good amount of lacing

First smell is of alcohol with a faint aroma of chocolate, and just a whisper of coffee. Roasted malts provide a nice almost smokey aroma

Initial taste, like the smell, is of alcohol, it seems as though they did not try to mask it at all. Once you get past the booziness is a very nice chocolate flavor with a hint of roasted malts. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. This seems to be a sipping beer a little too much burn to be very drinkable.

Nice silky mouthfeel, once you get past the initial alcohol it is really quite good. Definately a good desert beer, or a nice sipper on a cold evening.

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,993 ratings.