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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

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4.15/5
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6,714 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,442
Reviews:
2,820
Ratings:
6,714
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
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Gots:
1,484
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,714 |  Reviews: 2,820
Photo of Buckert
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What an amazing stout! This one has a nice bakers chocolate flavor that is not too sweet. Get beer to drink with deserts around the holidays.

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Photo of HenryPorter7777
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Let me begin by stating the obvious: this IS a good beer. Pours a dark chocolate with a 1/4”-1/2” tan head and a light lacing. Medium to light carbonation. Definitely an Imperial Stout. Russian Imperial Stout. This beer only gets better as it warms. Chocolate? Think sweet, bitter, and all the variables. Layered. Balanced. Alcohol is all there, but not overwhelming. Excellent with cheeses or charcuterie. Think Fall/Winter weather setting. I could not possibly drink more than one in a sitting: or could I ??? I could.
10.0 % ABV
Note: did I underrate this beer?

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Photo of Zach_Fehrman
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gooddaydiablo
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mdaniel723
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ghbishop
4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth for a 10% ABV stout. Wish it was all year.

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Photo of beyondthepalace
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter. Super black with minimal head. No upfront punch like with most Russian Imperials but not sure if it was a good thing with this. Taste was smooth but only minimal chocolate notes buried within the beer. An enjoyable drink but maybe one that I should have sat on for a while.

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Photo of liquorpig
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of deweese
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DragonsMilk
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This has a distinct sour flavor in the aftertaste that I had previously come to associate as a product of barrel aging because I have only tasted it in four other beers, Schlafly Imperial Stout, Boulevard Imperial Stout, Odell Woodcut, and Gulden Draak Barrel aged. I don't know if its from the yeast, hops, or the malt.

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Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.64/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shade1951
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

THIS is an Imperial Stout! Very flavorful and strong - but not harsh. Whatever hops there are are subdued. I keep saying it and will continue to say it: An Imperial Stout should NOT be a hop bomb. I wish certain breweries would take note.

I love the motor oil black color. Aroma is pleasant... coffee, leather, dark chocolate - but not overpowering. The flavor is very good, rather similar to the aroma. It is also sufficiently carbonated, unlike certain stouts that taste flat, seemingly by design.

A fine stout that I won't hesitate to get again. Now, if only Brooklyn would bring back their Monster barleywine....

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Photo of dustin22martin
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black as night, with a dark tan head that lingers for a minute. Has a rich smell of roasty espresso and alcohol, which the taste confirms, but once the (not unpleasant) alcohol taste goes you are left with the amazing flavor of rich dark chocolate that lingers on and on in the most satisfying way. It's like taking a bite out of a dark chocolate bar. So good.

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Photo of Chipotle
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sanchezrox23
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dandy14
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Toynk
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coldseamonster
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I reviewed this beer years ago. But like every beer it changes over time. It's not fall yet but I drink stouts year round. It's not just a cold weather beer for me. Look is jet black luscious viscous oil. Hold it to a light , the light is barely seen if at all. Smell is espresso and dark chocolate malt. Taste is toasted espresso with chocolate in backround. The high abv is masked by a dark toasted malt that would have you believe that chocolate bean was brewed with this but it's not. Continues to be the best east coast imperial style stout IMO.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From XXXII. In Tekuglass. Watching King Arthur. Very balanced taste, with chocolate and vanilla notes standing out. Alcohol provides a warming feeling but not an unpleasant sweetness.

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Photo of Uniobrew31
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejames0802
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenBreeg
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,714 ratings
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