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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 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a solid black with barely any head or head retention, but there is a nice sticky lace left on the glass as I drink.

Smell: Smells very sweet, cocoa, booze, malts

Taste: Similar to the smell except the cocoa is extremely dominant, as well as a coffee taste. Tne booze is VERY apparent throughout, as well as the cocoa's bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Heavy bodied and moderate carbonation, with a creamy mouthfeel. Definitely a sipper.

Overall: A nice stout that lives up to its name, but is a bit too boozy and sweet for me. Overall still a nice brew.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

True to it's name, BCS pours a rich, dark chocolate brown. A thin tan head made up of carbonation bubbles quickly dissipates and one is left with very little to look at. What one is left with, however, is a fantastic aroma. Dark fruits are quickly apparent in the nose even as the beer is still being decanted. Chocolate syrup, candy sugar and molasses all play heavily.

Immediately, my palate is presented with dark chocolate with the bitterness to match. The dark fruits come through as well but most of the fruitiness is centered around candied plum. The aftertaste centers around unsweetened coffee/espresso. Black Chocolate is smooth and a bit overly so. Typically, with a Russian Imperial, I would expect a brew that sits more heavily on my palate.

For the price, Brooklyn's BCS is a fantastic treat. The alcohol is hidden behind chocolate and smoothness but, for the style, I want just a little more. All in all, this is a solid stout with great drinkability that only really falls short on appearances and mouthfeel.

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,715 ratings
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