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:
6,676
Reviews:
2,809
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
Wants:
446
Gots:
1,471
For Trade:
50
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. Clearly an export version bottle, with ingredients and names of importers on different languages on the back. Winter 11-12 vintage

A- Totally black colour. Two finger, quite foamy mocha head that disappears pretty quickly, though the beer leaves some hints of lacing on the glass

S- Dark roasted malts with notes of caramel and a dense, strong chocolate smell, with maybe some background coffee notes. A slightl herbal feel from the hops brings a touch of freshness. A bit of alcoholic booze shows up as well

T- Bold mix of assertive dark chocolate and roasted notes from the malts, with chocolate definitely taking the main stage. Some background notes of coffee, molasses, maybe liquorice might be noticed. A touch of hop bitterness can be easily detected, resulting in a bittersweet overall feel. Some not completely hidden, warming alcoholic notes. Maybe some aging could help in blending flavours a bit more

M- Medium bodied with quite low carbonation, but somehow still very thick. Sweeter and smoother on the palate than it is on the tongue. Suprisingly dry for the style. As i said, flavours are not fully blended; the mouthfeel is probably where some aging would have helped the most

O- Bold, warming, strong in flavour, but not perfectly balanced despite nice drinkabilty

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Edwaka01
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Midnight black, tall 3 finger caramel head receding slowly leaving only a trace of lace.

S - Definitely getting a lot of cocoa. Smokey. Roasted malts and caramel as well.

T - Great flavors. Dark chocolate and a smokiness are most noticeable. Bit of vanilla, and a slight alcohol twinge at the very end.

M - Drier than I expected. Also a bit warming going down, which is to be expected and is appreciated here.

O - Something easily found and not overly expensive that I can always trust or use to fill that empty slot in my mix-a-six. Definitely recommended.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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2/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of Crundy
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Special Bottling- Winter 11-12

A: pours like motor oil, very thick, black with dark brown highlights, mocha colored head, soapy lacing

S: big chocolate up front, followed by what reminds me of sweet bananas, roasted malt, barely noticeable alcohol presence, molasses, slight coffee bitterness

T: Big coffee taste followed by bitter sweet chocolate, molasses, black licorice, roasted malt, slight pepperiness and a meatiness to it.

M: coats the mouth, very thick and full bodied, smooth and creamy, kind of a meaty aftertaste as well

O: This beer is like a meal unto itself. Very thick and delicious, definitely a sipping beer. Very drinkable for the 10% abv. Such a complex beer, so many different flavors and aromas. I'd say this is one of the best RIPs i've tasted.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Limited Bottling - Winter 08-09

A: Pours midnight black with a two finger dark mocha head. The head dissipates fairly quickly leaving a thin layer of dark mocha bubbles at the edges of the surface. Excellent lacing on the glass with this brew.

S: The aroma is slightly astringent overall, quite possibly due to the alcohol content, and has very bold amounts of chocolate in it followed by hints of coffee, toffee, and leather.

T: The taste also has the slightest hint of alcohol in it. The flavors are of bittersweet chocolate upfront, followed by leather & pepper, and hints of licorice, tobacco, and coffee in the finish. The beer has a pleasant amount of bitterness and is nicely complex.

M: Medium bodied with low amounts of carbonation. Very creamy.

O: Glad that I took the time to cellar this one before drinking it, I have had many of these over the years... from the different batches and aged different amounts but this one is probably my personal favorite (08-09 aged 3 years). Very enjoyable overall but no longer my favorite in the style - though I remember it as the best about 15 years ago.

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2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

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

Pitch molten lava, a superbly creamy tope-able head...Anise, and dark bitter malts on the nose, also dark cherries and pit fruit. Yes! A brilliant smattering of bitter dark cocoa, black licorice, and a background of bittersweet red cherry juice. It offers a medium body with creamy textures and subtle small bubble carbonation.
Overall, very well done.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
4.15 out of 5 based on 6,676 ratings.
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