Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

6,681 Ratings
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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4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12-oz bottle into porter/stout glass

A - 2 fingers of dark tan over a body of pitch black, great lace

S - rich chocolate, notes of coffee, malty sweetness, dark fruits, touch of alcohol; excellent

T - an amazingly complex blend of flavors; black coffee, rich chocolate, roast malt bitterness, booze, dark fruitiness; roast malt and chocolate and alcohol warmth combine for a pleasant aftertaste

M - super smooth, chewy, thick full body; medium/high carbonation

O - This is an excellent chocolate/imperial stout. My beer-illiterate wife picked this up for me; she's awesome!

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of emyers
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Founders snifter.

Appearance: Pours opaque black with a thin brown head. Leaves a nice lacing down the glass.

Smell: Dark chocolate and caramel up front. Heavy dark fruit presence takes over with plum and fig, along with a touch of alcohol.

Taste: Starts off similar to the smell with cocoa, caramel malt, and dark fruit, but is amplified by strong coffee notes along with some molasses and more roasted barley. Flavors are developed extremely well - this is one intense, complex stout. Finish is semi-sweet with a touch of alcohol heat.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, rich feel. Medium to low carbonation (for my taste it would benefit with a little bit lower of a carb level).

Overall: A perfect example of a classic Russian Imperial Stout. It really is amazing how many flavors can be developed without adding any cocoa nibs, coffee, etc.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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