Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

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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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought this stout was going to make my short list of 'epics' based on how it smelled, and looked after I poured it. Amazing appearance and dark chocolate aroma. Upon tasting it though...where did the chocolate go?!? Damn! Still a real tasty stout but I was let down by the fantastic aroma and I just couldn't look past what I thought it should have been. Aging some of this to see if that changes things at all.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled Winter 11-12

A- Poured a deep black. Two-finder chocolatey brown head with great retention and lacing. Overall, a fairly beautiful pour.

S- Deep chocolate roasts and burnt malts dominate. Maybe a hint of dark fruits in there. Sweet tinges throughout the scent. Chocolate is most dominant throughout.

T- Deep, deep burnt roasted malts dominate. Slight dark chocolate hints towards the middle. Alcohol flavor really kicks in towards the end.

M- Somewhat think and creamy, but not quite the level of most stouts. I'd like to see it a little thicker. Alcohol burn is there for sure. Adequate level of carbonation.

Overall, this brew is has a great presentation, but a taste and feel that isn't quite all there. Chocolate flavors from the scent aren't quite as prominent in the taste. A very solid beer in the end.

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A - The typical motoroil look that ya get with stouts. Nice tan 2 finger head with great lacing.

S - Malts, coffee and chocolate are the main smells I pick up.

T - Maltyness at first. Followed by flavors of dark chocolate and coffee. Finishes with an alcohol heat on the back of your throat.

M - Heavy on the palette and coats your mouth. Carbonation seems a little on the light side but it doesn't harm it in any way.

O - A solid RIS for me. You can't go wrong with this one if you're in the mood for a RIS.

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Another great beer from my second trade with optimator13.

Definitely black, very black, with a small brown head and fine sheets of thin lacing left behind on each sip.

Lots of milk and baker's chocolate smell, along with a little coffee, some nice roasted and burnt malts.

Taste is where this beer shines. I was expecting black and chocolate, and I got both, especially the chocolate. You can almost feel the cocoa powder and unsweetened baker's chocolate, their dryness being a prime component, but even the chocolate flavors are balanced with a little sweet milk chocolate flavors. Roasty malts and just a touch of smoky burnt fill in the gaps.

An extremely easy to drink RIS, despite a tinge of an alcoholic component (expected given the relatively high ABV).

Brooklyn is really a damn fine brewery, and this beer keeps that reputation going strong in my book. I'm always looking for Brooklyn beers!

Having another tonight. Will remain on my wants list for all times, unless I move to somewhere that has Brooklyn available at all times!

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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