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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
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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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Photo of barnzy78
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Winter 11-12. 12oz bottle, pours thick and black with a bubbly light brown head that holds some retention, but doesn't leave much lacing on the glass. Aromas are dark cocoa/chocolate and boozy. Initial mouth-feel is thick and chewy, but velvety and smooth. Tastes are dark chocolate with a sticky sweetness, some roasted malts, and a little hop bitterness on the finish. Overall, I liked this more than the last couple of times I had it. It is extremely rich and sweet, but excellent none the less.

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Photo of PugsandBeer
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of stoutlover1978
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TimoP
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MJLatimer
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Danobold
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of johnkyoungoh
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jjauga
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ltdantheman
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of SHCC
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of M1A2
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of rbouton
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of HungarianCount
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of HESSLER500
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Overall a very robust stout. The flavor of this beer remains on the back of the tongue for a good minute or so; a bitter dark chocolate flavor. Nothing like Southern Tier Chokolat however. I find that this beer is so much more enjoyable when mixed 1/2 and 1/2 with a Dark Horse Scotty Karate (Scotch ale); adds a bit of sweetness that this beer alone lacks. By itself however, a very good beer.

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Photo of JasonONeill
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of brureview
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had two different experiences sampling this beer. The first time I tried this beer, I had just purchased it and it had been stored in the liquor store cooler. It was too cold. A few days later, storage at my refrigerator temperature made a big difference.

On my first sampling, I poured the beer at the usual 45 degree, then at a 90 degree angle. The head was only one finger. This beer is actually capable of a great head, so I suggest pouring more at a 90 degree angle.

The color is an exceptionally dark chocolate- quite enjoyable to view. The smell is a complex spicy fruity chocolate. The mouthfeel is pleasantly tangy.

The taste from the first sampling was disappointing. It was bitter- too bitter with a lemony finish, and the flavor was not balanced with the mouthfeel and smell. There wasn't much chocolate present.

However, two days later, with a better head and a warmer temp, the finish was smooth and malty.

Overall, a great beer, which can be enjoyed regularly. It should be served warmer, and poured more vertically for a better head.

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Photo of joex444
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of chasesitten
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of stouty5
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of acevenom
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a miniscule tan head that dissipates quickly. The alcohol hits the nose and there's some aroma of roasted malt and chocolate once you get past the alcohol. With 10% ABV, you almost have to expect the alcohol to be forward in the aroma. The alcohol is definitely present in the taste, but one can get the bitterness you would expect with this style as well. The flavors of roasted malt and hops are definitely there as well as chocolate. I'm currently aging some, so it will be interesting to compare after this has had some aging. There isn't much carbonation and the body is medium to heavy. This is a solid beer overall.

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Photo of dwduncan2
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Cariadmum
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jnikkel
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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