Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,681
Reviews:
2,811
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle poured into a tulip. This is the 2008 vintage.

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

presentation: 12oz. bottle with a black, white and gold label and neck label. 8 lines of small stars go across the top of the labe with the brooklyn logo over top in the center. "limited bottling - winter '05-'06". "black chocolate stout" in huge gold script across the bottom with the large ascending "s" in white. brookly's interpretation of their imperial stout is on the neck label. no abv displayed.

appearance: pours a highlight-less deep black into a snifter glass. head is a 3 quarter inch dark tan after aggressive pouring. drops to a ring fairly quickly, but laces well.

smell: initial aromas are chocolate and alcohol. there's a dark fruit aroma and lightly vinous. hints of coffee.

taste: excellent chocolate, roasted malts and an odd woody flavor. plums and grapes. light coffee and alcohol flavors. hops are earthy and herbal. astringent and bittersweet in the finish. not much balance here as this is a malt bomb. i can't believe there's no chocolate involved in the brewing process.

mouthfeel: creamy medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. rolls around cleanly and swallows smoothly. lookin' for a big stout that's smooth but not whimpy in the carbonation department, this is your brew.

drinkability: good drinkability for an imperial stout. alcohol is there, you can smell it and you can taste it, but it doesn't hinder. chocolatey, flavorful, dessert-like tastey brew that you don't wanna put down.

overall: this is an excellent chocolate stout that only uses malts to achieve the flavor. good impy stout with good carbonation. this stout seems to vary a bit from year to year. i liked last year's vintage and this year's just as good. if you see this limited bottling where you shop, pick up a ton to have year round.

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
4.15 out of 5 based on 6,681 ratings.
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