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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
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Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This winter's release. It's probably about time to start getting into the half case I bought.

APPEARANCE: Pours inky black into my Delirium tulip. The head is only a small surface coating of latte and cream brown bubbles and immediately drops to a thin collar with a few rogue bubbles across the beer.

SMELL: Now this is a big time imperial stout. The aromas run the entire gamut from caramel to chocolate to massive amount of roast coffee with some dark fruits and licorice mixed in. The one other thing that's plainly apparent is alcohol.

TASTE: Far less roasty in the mouth (though some coffee flavors still shine through), but chocolate and dark fruits are definitely still there. Shockingly, the alcohol is nowhere to be found.

MOUTHFEEL: Carbonation is nicely low, but the body seems a tad thin, though it's really just splitting hairs at this point.

DRINKABILITY: Definitely drinks far easier than its 10.6% ABV would indicate. And I imagine it'll only get better with age.

Sure, this one has a few months on it already, but this is one heck of a beer, and it'll be drinking well for a while to come.

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Black with a small soapy brown head that shrinks to an undying creamy ring and light cascading lace. Smells of burnt chocolate covered dark fruits, the alcohol is there but it blends well with the malt. Tastes like rich bittersweet chocolate with a slight underlying caramel. Fruit esters mingle with warm alcohol. Mouthfeel is substantial and smooth...this is a VERY warming stout.

Seems far less alcoholic than last years. This is one huge malty beer...an excellent and mighty Imperial Stout.

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Serving in a 12 oz bottle.

A - very dark, with a slight amber hue under light. light brown head about 2 fingers, laces the glass

S- very nice. you can smell the chocolate, slight phenolic smell from the high ABV.

T - smooth, malty taste. you can taste chocolate up front, the alcohol taste kicks in at the end but fairly subtle.

M - smooth, malty feel. carbonation is good

D - very drinkable for such a high ABV.

Excellent stout!

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A = Dark mahogany with a dark chocolate meringue-like foamy head, good retention and medium lacing.

S = Deep aromas of semisweet chocolate, baking cocoa, light hints of burnt Sonora pine bark with a slight vanilla bean underneath.

T = Great balance with bitter dark chocolate mixing contrasting with fresh brewed French Roast coffee that has lots of cream and sugar. These flavors predominate up front in the mouth and into the midpalate where some lightly floral hops flavors appear in addition to the already present bitterness, nice long finish.

M = Heavy body, great moughtcoating, luscious creamy feel.

D = This is just an excellent beer, though strong enough that a bottle split between two after dinner may be all you need at a sitting. It is nonetheless one to come back to again and again.

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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