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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,680
Reviews:
2,811
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
Wants:
446
Gots:
1,475
For Trade:
50
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Photo of BryantForestry
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of coltsr2
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a thick dark solid black with a nice half inch creamy brown head which quickly subsides...with a nice lacing on the sides of the glass...this beer is dark!....even my ultra bright led torch made no impact on this beer!...i couldn't see one photon getting through all that rich dark beer!

Aroma is very subtle but a pleasant burnt caramel/toffee, rich roasted barley with dark chocolate and a very slight hint of vanilla in the background...

This is a rich black full Imperial stout just the way they should be! think Guinness Foreign Extra Stout but then imagine that being more refined and smoother with a much more pronounced alcoholic but delicate warm finish wrapped around it....this is a nice beer!

Mouth feel is full and balanced with the bitterness perfectly balanced with the slight sweetness...

Top Stuff from the Americans here, this is a top quality thick heavy and beautiful imperial stout...

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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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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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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of timn
3.37/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours dark brown, almost black, with virtually no head whatsoever.

S: Smells burnt and boozy. As the beer warmed, I was able to pick up some licorice in the aroma as well. I really did not pick up any chocolate at all.

T: Tastes very boozy. The alcohol really takes charge here, along with the burnt flavor. As with the smell, as the beer warmed I got some taste of licorice and a very slight hint of really dark, bitter chocolate, but not much. The glaring abscence here is any real chocolate flavor. I expected a dark chocolate taste right up front, but it's just not there.

M: Mouthfeel is good. Pretty smooth and creamy, not too thick.

O: Overall, I'm a bit disappointed. There really isn't much chocolate to speak of in this beer, and the booze comes through so strongly it just seems to overpower everything else. This does seem to get a little better as it warms, but still a disappointment. The 10% APV at least gets you nice and warm.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BarrelAgedBrian
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. glass into a goblet glass.

Appearance: Pours dark brown/black, leaving a trace rim of tan lacing around the edge of the glass. No appreciable head to the beer.

Smell: Prominent chocolate notes, but that's about it.

Taste: Upfront notes of chocolate and mild smokiness. Roasted malt throughout, ends with a slightly boozy finish.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, smooth, creamy.

Overall: Great stout with upfront chocolate influence.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving- Bottle poured into a snifter

A- Just about black as black can be, with a pretty dense blanket of tan head capping it off. Head doesn't appear to want to go away anytime soon, and is leaving behind quite the spider web of lacing. I dig it.

S- Well, so far there's no denying where the name of this one came from, as my nose has been bombarded by a boatload of chocolate. Next to the chocolate, there is a fair amount of roastyness, maltyness, goodness going on. A fruity scent lays low but I cant decipher what exactly it is. Smells like a big bad ass dark chocolate to me indeed.

T/M- Wow... the big chocolate and roasted malts that hit the nose are even more pronounced to the palate, maybe a little too much so. Not a big hop profile to this brew, but there are some hops there nonetheless. Pretty slick and creamy. The alcohol in this brew shows you who's boss and I kind of wish it was hidden a little better. A big brew, and an all night sipper for sure. The strong assault of roasted malts seems to tame a tad as the brew warms.

O- There is a lot to like about BCS, great smell, great use of chocolate, and a nice creamy mouthfeel. I think this brews full potential would be met after a few years in the cellar to help tone back the boozieness. All in all however, a stand up stout lovers stout.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
4.15 out of 5 based on 6,680 ratings.
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