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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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5,994 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,994
Reviews: 2,702
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 337
Gots: 1,074 | FT: 54
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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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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Twelve ounce brown bottle. Winter '03-'04 edition.

Pitch black! Seems to actually absorb light, like a black hole. Huge, dense, dark tan head sits proudly atop, like a crown. Amazing head retention. Thick sheets of lace are left behind as the head slowly recedes.

Dense & rich aromas of coffee, tons of dark chocolate, a hint of alcohol, & a bit of dark fruit.

Bitter roast coffee, dark chocolate, & raisins all quickly pass over the tongue. A dryish finish with a touch of orangey hops. A rich chocolate flavour linger for ages. Big, rich, & full bodied. Gentle carbonation.

Photo of depechemode1983
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance - dark tan head with moderate retention and moderate lacing around the glass. Black in color kind of like a root beer.

Smell - Burnt coffee scent right after opening the bottle. Its very aromatic. Slight sour scent in the background.

Taste - Alcohol is present and very strong. Semi sweet dark chocolate comes to mind. Sour raspberries in the after taste and a burnt flavor resides well after the first drink.

Mouth Feel - Velvety smooth almost the same feel on the palate as milk only with slight carbonation.

Drinkability - Its a very well put together beer although I cant see myself drinking too many of these. Considering the ABV and the potent taste. A sipper for sure.

Notes - All in all a very enjoyable beer. One of the better Russian Imperial Stouts Ive had. Its definitely worth a try.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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

2008 vintage.

A: Pours a jet-black color with a large, stiff, creamy milk-chocolate colored head that retains excellently and really lays down some nice lacing on my glass. Retention is slightly under expectations, but that's a most minor complaint.

S: Big time roasted barley, chocolate, and coffee aromas. A hint of molasses-like sweetness, but not a lot else. Added strength and complexity would help things here.

T&M: Yummy. Big time roasted chocolate flavor, some coffee, a hint of black currant, molasses, and vanilla. Bitterness comes in very nicely on the finish and mellows out some of the sweetness. This really is a great beer! I've heard many complaints of the alcohol being too hot, but I really only noticed it slightly on the finish, and it wasn't a detriment to the experience in the least bit. Body is medium, a lot thinner than others in the RIS style, but the carbonation is also measured, which gives it SOME smoothness. I'd prefer a bit more silkiness and a bigger body, but it works in its present form.

D: Definitely THE most drinkable RIS I've had, which is dangerous. The ABV can sneak up on you, and it's really easy to drink so you've got to watch it! Still, this an unbeatable beer for the value and I'm glad I've sequestered the rest of the 6 pack in my cellar--it gives me something to look forward to next year.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Photo of WMEugene
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass.

A - Rich, velvety black color with a thin brown head and nice lacing. An attractive stout.

S - Deep, dark chocolate. Smells like one of those fancy dark chocolate bars. Nice hints of roasted malts as well. If you like the smell of chocolate, you will be in heaven.

T - Flavors of dark chocolate and roasted malts dominate. A bit of alcohol in the taste as well. Hints of coffee/espresso in the background.

M - Medium to full-bodied with a nice level of carbonation. A little bit of a dry finish and alcohol heat in the aftertaste.

O - The Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout is a delightful winter seasonal and is a must-have if you love (dark) chocolate. The dark chocolate flavors are delightful and it's aroma is fantastic.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours dark black with a brownish head that sticks around for a while before settling out to a creamy ring around my glass.

The aroma is big on chocolate and roasted malt with some alcohol. There is a bit of molasses in there too.

The flavor is of chocolate, roasted malt, molasses, dark fruit with a nice alcohol warmth. You really notice the chocolate with the first few sips and then once you are used to it there is molasses and dark fruit that present themself.

The mouthfeel is full bodied with medium carbonation.

This is a very drinkable beer and I highly recommend this one to anybody who likes big stouts.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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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

Maybe my new favorite stout. I am actually rather surprised, while this feels like a stout in your mouht, it doesn't feel that way in your belly. this is highly drinkable, IMO.

Pours a dark, rich brown, very thick, very creamy, with a nice creamy, tan head. desert in a glass. Smells like roasted mocha (yeah, I know...) very nice.

It is appropoe that chocolate is the main taste in this bear. yeah there is malt, and some hops, but the chocolate definately shines through here, mixed with a spice, roasted malt flavor. Other people have mentioned this, and it is true, the chocoalte is overpowering, but it is still done in a nice way.

If you get the cahnce, get some for desert and serve with a nice creamy cherry pie...mmm

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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