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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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5,441 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,441
Reviews: 2,635
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 282
Gots: 836 | FT: 49
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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New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-27-2014 16:26:40 | More by rodkin
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4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with light tan head in snifter.

Smell is heavy with chocolate. Light alcohol presence. Toasted malts.

Taste follows smell with lots of toasted malt and chocolate. Very light bitter finish and very well balanced.

Mouthfeel is oily and full bodied.

Overall excellent!

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 01:31:49 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-28-2013 23:13:23 | More by artemh
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New York

4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark mahogany, almost black color with 1 finger of dark tan/brown head that lingers a while. Smells of roasted malt, slightly medicinal, with notes of cherries and brown sugar. Tastes creamy and smooth, with lots of sweetness and good malt and dark chocolate flavors. It has a nice warming sensation before a lingering finish of dark chocolate. This beer is a real treat!

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2009 03:30:12 | More by curasowa
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

12-29-2012 14:57:36 | More by mullenite
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

12-29-2012 04:50:52 | More by Rojada1988
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-17-2011 08:33:30 | More by Centennial
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-25-2013 13:40:52 | More by Devman171
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4.95/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle with a jet black color and a very small, quickly dissipating tan head. Smells of chocolate, malts, and oaky bourbon. Taste is sweet dark chocolate, fruits, malts, and some bourbon. Has a full body feel and goes down smooth. This is an amazingly delicious beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 20:45:26 | More by brutusmuktuk
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is from the new Brooklyn Party Pack sampler case. Date notched on the label. I drank it in a goblet.

Pours a totally opaque black with a one finger head of light brown foam. The head falls to a coating and a ring, with good lacing.

Aroma is sweet chocolate, vanilla, black sweet coffee, dark cherries, and currants. Maybe some spices like black pepper, vanilla, and even cayenne.

First flavor is sweet dark mocha coffee, some bitter chocolate, fruits like cherries and prunes, and spices like pepper and vanilla. Flavors are big and sweet. Aftertaste is awesome dark chocolate, thick and rich, with a lingering hop bitterness. Hop flavor is earthy and floral.

Mouthfeel is thick and rich, smooth and creamy. Carbonation is soft. Residual sugar is pretty high. Slight alcohol warmth in the finish.

This is one hell of a delicious pounder. Big, dark flavors, fruity, chocolatey, malty, with a good alcohol kick. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2005 13:16:46 | More by jakester
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-05-2014 17:41:45 | More by n2pux
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4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into New Belgian chalice
Opened in honor of Garrett Oliver's NY Times editorial today (10/19/07)

A - Pours not unlike motor oil - a rich and incredibly dark, slow-moving ale. Color is of dark chocolate, nearly black with a thin layer of light brown head. This beer is opaque. Lacing is nice when tipped, but non-existent otherwise.

S - Scent is reminiscent of bitter dark chocolate and espresso beans. A slight hint of burning alcohol. Mild hop activity. A rich, sweetness develops in complement to the breaded malt flavor.

T - Dark chocolate (hence the beers name I suppose) with intense roasted espresso flavors whose bitterness is confusing: is it the coffee/dark chocolate flavors that leave the bitter aftertaste or is there a strong hop presence that I am missing? Sweet, dry breaded malt. A light touch of juicy, dark fruit, plums perhaps. A complex beer that doesn't disappoint.

M - Full bodied with a molasses effect on the tongue. Slightly drying and bitter aftertaste with a touch of alcoholic burn.

D - A strong beer that shows its power well into the 12 ounces. Incredibly delicious, and worth seeking out. Just make sure you enjoy it with a meal.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2007 19:44:29 | More by gmcfarre
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4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into glass.

A: Pours a dark brown which builds to black. An impressive thick foam ivory head of one and a half fingers. The thick foam lingers and laces when leaving. A great looking beer, with no faults.

S: Roasted malts, sweet malt, chocolate, coffee, some sweet caramel.

T: Roasted malts, strong chocolate, coffee, some sweetness and perhaps dark fruit. This beer has some muscles to it. Flavors mask the strong alcohol.

M: Great flow and coating. The aftertaste lasts long with good roasted malt flavor. An enjoyment factor even after the beer is gone.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 04:21:38 | More by cagocubs
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4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Black with a small rim of brownish head.

Smell, well I see how they came up with the name, Deep dark chocolates, roasted and burnt malt, caramel, toffee, light espresso.

Taste is once again deep dark cocoa and chocolate, roasted malt, espresso, toffee, caramel, burnt bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is silky and smooth, medium carbonation. Really nice.

Had this a few months ago and decided it could use a bit in the cellar and man was I right. Really great beer here, nice price, a lot of distinct flavors going on.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 04:58:41 | More by nickapalooza86
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-15-2011 05:58:58 | More by adrian21
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-07-2013 22:37:54 | More by Telestic
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-08-2012 01:39:59 | More by mmmaaattt
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-22-2012 17:43:13 | More by reyna311
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-12-2013 23:43:22 | More by JohnG190
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New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-07-2012 03:57:14 | More by mattyrubes
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-12-2014 16:34:17 | More by CaptainPancakes
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

06-06-2013 19:55:32 | More by kustard
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New York

4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aged 2005-2006 bottle.
Very dark black body. Silky looking. Minimal head. this is a cellared bottle just over three years old.

nose is extremely sweet. serious chocolate, raisin, coconut, maybe some cherry. espresso with 5 sugars. minimal hop aroma present.

taste is very chocolate with a significant fruitiness intermingled. raisin and plum. alcohol noticeable and works well with the sweetness. semi-dry at the end. lingering hidden licorice.

slick mouthfeel going down. an ever-noticeable stickiness all over the top of the glass throughout the session due to the high residual sugar content.

very enjoyable. I would recommend aging this beer at least a year. It's too raw brand new. This beer ages extremely well. It will mellow out more and more each year

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2008 05:46:37 | More by palma
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4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours with a finger length head which is just slightly off color. Beer itself is entirely opaque.

Smell- Not much of a nose here, some light coffee notes buts thats about it.

Taste- Thick and smooth chocolate, almost like an alcoholic smoothie, its pretty good. Lingers on the tongue and the chocolate really comes out on aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Thick, really gets around to the palate.

Drinkability- Super, nigh unparalleled.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2008 22:04:01 | More by Bowdoinbeerboy
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-03-2012 17:24:52 | More by ryancl
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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