Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
BA SCORE
89.1%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 6,688 ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,410
Reviews:
2,813
Ratings:
6,688
Liked:
5,956
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
10.36%
Alströms:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
447
Gots:
1,475
Trade:
50
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,688 |  Reviews: 2,813
Photo of getbehindthemule
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of rogueleonardi
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of heffnate77
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ksmi116
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of inventsituations
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of timhortonsman
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Brutesling57
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of bigaltemple
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle/Winter 11-12

A - Pitch black in color. Creamy, three-finger tan head slowly settles to half-finger width that provides some moderate lacing.

S - Oh, this smells good. As advertised, dark malts, and bitter chocolate. Cocoa nibs, and mild hint of dark fruits.

T/M - Follows the nose well. Chocolate dominates with some sense of caramel. Coffee comes through as well. Finishes with a bit of bitterness that makes me want to have another drink. Would probably come across as too sweet if the carbonation wasn't right on. It really keeps this from being syrupy.

O - Really well done. Will gladly be looking for more of this one.

 641 characters

Photo of mikeycambridge
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into tulip shaped glass. This particular bottle was brewed for the 2011-12 season.

Appearance - A beautiful deep black brew, forming a brown foam head upon pouring. While not more then a finger high, it persists; fading only slowly over time.

Smell - A roasted coffee comes big and bold up front. The cocoa then really comes in with some show. A deep-dark chocolate flavor with the slightest hint of vanilla mixed in. At the end there is a presence of some dried darker fruits and the smallest detectable bit of cherry, but these are soon lost in a nice alcohol flavor which warms you through.

Mouthfeel - A nice creamy brew that seems to coat and cling the tongue, allowing the flavors to permeate your taste buds. The wonderful body is only accentuated by a great level of carbonation which subtly tickles the tongue as the creamy brew clings to it.

Overall - A wonderful brew with a great look taste and feel. A holiday beer to sit back and sip. Warms you through and through.

 1,003 characters

Photo of bcostner1
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of olmane
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of CarolinaKev
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of equincel
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of sweisel80
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of EagleRare
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of seeswo
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.

 1,151 characters

Photo of nicholas527
2/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of hopsandstouts
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dbossman
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

 497 characters

Photo of kylehay2004
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.

 553 characters

Photo of dprophet
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mtbdonn
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 89.1% out of 100 with 6,688 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.