Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

BA SCORE
93
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6,681 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,681
Reviews:
2,811
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
Wants:
446
Gots:
1,475
For Trade:
50
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,681 |  Reviews: 2,811
Photo of Cath
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcotom
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JCarson410
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a dark cola brown. Looks almost pitch black in the glass, with a big, creamy tan head.

Smell: Dark chocolate, baking cocoa, dark roast coffee, caramel, vanilla, burnt toast, and soy sauce.

Taste: More sweet than bitter, but balances nicely on the finish. You get toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, and dark roast coffee upfront. Toasted bread and a touch of butterscotch in the middle. Finishes with dates, figs, tobacco, black licorice, bitter cacao, and more coffee.

Feel: The lighter side of full-bodied, but feels silky and velvety in the mouth. Lightly carbonated.

Overall: A sweeter example of a Russian Imperial Stout, it lives up the "chocolate" name. A delicious dessert stout.

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Photo of Martine
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of antman27
3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Ordered a 9 oz. pour of the 2012 release at Pizzeria Paradiso in Georgetown, Washington DC.

Look: Black with little to no head.

Smell: Roasty, boozy.

Taste: Nicely well rounded flavor, bitter chocolate, booze, roasted malt. Reminds me of 2012 Stone Imperial Russian Stout.

Feel: Coats the mouth.

Overall: Very enjoyable. It aged very well, I think.

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Photo of TheHip-HopMobBarley
3.57/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crisis1290
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very good friend of mine gave me a few bottles of the Brooklyn Black Chocolate as a gift. The date on this bottle said:" LIMITED BOTTLING WINTER 11-12". It really can't get any better. A nice solid stout aged 4 years . When the bottle was popped open for a special occasion, I was in heaven !!! A nice black thin pour . Super smooth !
A semi-sweet chocolate with coffee and malt in the background like taste. The taste almost changes with each sip.
I am bummed out my glass is almost empty, but I have a few more in the basement ! I put this offering from Brooklyn right up there with Old Rasputin as two of the better Imperial Stouts for sure !!!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black, oily appearance with minimal head in the range of 1/5", beige. Aroma was chocolate, sticky, and some bourbon barrel.

Taste hit up lots of chocolate impressions coming from the malt moreso than an adjunct usage. Finished chalky and dry.

A good beer, but there are plenty of other options for spending $20 for a barrel aged stout, but its nice that this one usually sits on shelves.

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Photo of jkn09
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tekstr1der
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very solid offering, this pours black with a thin, but persistent and clingy top of brown head. Aroma is not overwhelmingly chocolate, but it's there among vanilla, roast, and slight booze. Flavor follows the nose well, and that's a good thing. Nice notes of dark cocoa, some sweetness in the middle, and a somewhat dry, slightly bitter finish. Will definitely have this again.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a medium-thin foamy desert tan head. Fair retention. No lacing left behind. Roasted malts, chocolate, and alcohol on the nose. Taste is sublime levels of chocolate and roasted malts. Well balanced and delivered. Mouth feel is full, with a little bit of a grainy feeling. Overall, an outstanding stout that delivers. Very happy to try it!

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Photo of RichH55
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jaygrant1387
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very good beer for 10%. Toasty almost smokey flavor with chocolate aftertaste. Pretty heavy beer.

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Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutWoman
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great!

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Photo of nelsonr_emi
3.29/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of petrusek23
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ccg
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It looks like a barrel-aged stout. Minimal head, thick legs, nice lacing.
Smells malty and boozy.
It delivers on the chocolate. It's pretty cool that they can make that flavor only with the malt.
Nice sweetness without being cloying. Finish is bit on the hoppy and bitter side.
Despite not having much visible carbonation, it feels light on the tongue.
Overall: Good stout!

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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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