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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4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

"Limited Bottling Winter 11-12"

Bitter brew, lots of chocolate right upfront. I've tried most of Brooklyn's stuff and have found that I only like their specialty brews.

A: head is dark tan, leaves a nice sticky lacing. Head retention is great.

S: Not much going on. Smells bitter. Dark caramel and chocolate. Roasted and toasted.

T: It hides the alcohol content well with a very strong roasted coffee and chocolate malt that starts off sweet but finishes very bitter. Some dark caramel comes in and then finishes with a roasted coffee bitterness. Needs just a little more hop bitterness to balance it out.

M: Sort of creamy but a little too heavy, even for a black stout. Not bad but it could use a little more carbonation to support the weight of such a strong brew.

Overall: I like it Alot. The coffee aftertaste is quite nice.

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

Well I should probably review this Brooklyn stout before i finish all of them. This is one of the more respected stouts on the market

A- black darkness contained by my pint glass yet nevertheless the midnight theme almost glows. A slight resemblance of lacing on the sides

S- chocolate mocha espesso beans launch from the get go. An earthy and nutty finish combine completely well. Now this is what a chocolate stout should be like

T- a coating coffee and mocha presentation appears within a toasted malty flavor shows up from the start. Darkened sugar that is somewhat caramelized to facilitate the overall flavor

M- coating flavors take the walls of your palate hostage

O- what a great chocolate stout! I will always be a fan!

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4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Black with some light coming through the edges. One finger mocha colored head with great retention and good lacing.

S: Huge roasted and burnt malts. Some light Dark chocolate notes. A touch of dark roasted coffee. This just smells black.

T: Bittersweet dark chocolate upfront. Big roasted malts. Light coffee notes with a touch of bitterness. Finishes with a slightly charred malt flavor and a bit of alcohol.

M: Medium full body. Medium carbonation. Slight creaminess. Alcohol sting in back of mouth and throat.

O: A good RIS. Nothing special except I guess it's easy to get and fairly cheap on the East Coast. Could use some age.

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4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

[Best served in a Snifter]

The pour was jet black with an average sized (1-2 finger) medium brown rocky head that diminished slowly down to a few puddles of residue left floating on top, which allowed some nice sheeting of lace on the glass.

The aroma was robust and tantalizing with roasted black malts, a mild resin hop and a bitter leathery yeast with notes of bitter-sweet chocolate, molasses, dark roasted coffee, a smidgen of dark fruit and a nice dose of alcohol.

The taste was boldly malty and lightly sweet with notes of chocolate and molasses at first and finished with a nice bitter mocha coffee flavor and had a smooth alcohol ending. The flavor stuck around for a nice long time letting the alcohol fade and the mocha coffee taste linger on.

Mouthfeel was thick and full in body and creamy, oily and a bit dry in texture with a nice lively carbonation.

Overall a superbly blended brew that combines a great chocolate and coffee flavor, with a nice alcohol warming sensation.

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
4.15 out of 5 based on 6,681 ratings.
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