Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

6,673 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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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of SLeffler27
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As promised, this is truly a black beer with a head that is slow to rise but kicks in with that famous cascading action. The head foams to a thick creamy dark chestnut that leaves copious amounts of lace as it recedes like a glacier, never completely melting away.

Chocolate malt fills the nose. Roasted malt is less pronounced than others of this style. Plums, some bourbon, prunes, raspberries, cigar tobacco, and coffee, even surprisingly a little mint in the background.

The roasted malts are much more substantial than in the aroma, bordering on a burnt quality and contributing lots of bitterness. Chocolate is more that of nibs, while the berries are still present. There is a hint of tartness that lasts long into the finish and becomes more lively as this beer warms in the pint glass.

This stout is fuller with a thicker body than expected. It is slick, then creamy with a fair presence of drying alcohol that otherwise would allow this to be overly sweet. Light carbonation.

This beer is more suited to be consumed with a meal but will work with reading or conversation. Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout would also pair well with a cigar.

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2/5  rDev -51.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with a brown, creamy head; great retention and nice lacing

S: Rich malts: chocolate is strong but so is a powerful boozy almost bourbon-like alcohol presence; the aromas seem subdued at first but really develop

T: Wow, this is a chocolate, boozy malt bomb: dark, rich chocolates, dark fruits, and a almost whiskey-like alcohol presence; man, this is delicious

F: So creamy; almost perfect mouth feel

O: Wow! This has over a year on it, and man is it good; great boozy, chocolatey beer

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

3 finger tan frothy head with lots of lacing on a jet black body with no light passing though. So as I smelled this one I was waiting for chocolate which is definitly there but I was pleasantly surprised by the cola aroma that I got. Vanilla and earthy notes are there too. The flavor is mostly a robust roasted malt with chocolate notes, mostly in the finish. Not as dynamic as the aroma but very smooth as drinkable. Mild hops as well. Full bodied and moderate carbonation. Overall a highly drinkable russian imperial stout, the booze are well hidden.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
4.15 out of 5 based on 6,673 ratings.
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