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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
6,735 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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Photo of lovindahops
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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Photo of DerekP
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of doughanson78
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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Photo of KajII
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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Photo of SkipperDan
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of fitzy84
4.87/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer appeared to have a thick, creamy appearance with a thin dark brown head. Aromas are heavy with alcohol, vanilla, chocolate, strong black coffee, maybe espresso and cream. The taste had a strong taste of alcohol and a bitter dark chocolate with mocha. The mouthfeel is pretty crisp and carbonated at times, which I found refreshing in contrast to the general creamy body of the drink. Overall, a fantastic, sweet beverage for a cold night.

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Photo of mmmaaattt
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of CP20
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of towlea25
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of nandemo1
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of schoun
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mattyrubes
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of HopNelius
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served out of a 12 once bottle into a stemless wine glass.
Appearance-jet balck with a expresso colored small head.
Smell-smell of dark roasted malts.
Taste-notes of burnt coffee, dark bitter chocolate, some of the alcohold is coming through but at 10abv it is well balanced and not overpowering.
Mouthfeel-nice, smooth and drinkable for what it is.
Overall-Great Beer. I would definatly buy this again. I purchased two one to drink now and one to age for a while. Interested to see how it changes over time. Love the notes of burnt coffee and dark chocolate and the look of the head. This is the best beer I have had by Brooklyn Brewery.

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Photo of mgroothuis
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of RAFH
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. The bottle was purchased from Shangy's in Emmaus, PA in December 2011.

This stout pours as a very dark black with a small tan head (single finger of head even with a hard pour).

Smells of dark chocolate and vanilla...ummm!

Flavor began with hints of bitterness and roasted malt and lots of dark chocolate. Finished dry, but very compatible with my palate.

Seemed to taste better as the stout warmed in the pilsner glass. Carbonation was not too much for my taste.

A delicious beer that I look forward to aging to see if the tastes/flavors mature.

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Photo of beerbuddhist
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Dope
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle states "Winter 12-13" so this is quite fresh.

A: Pitch black pour with a huge, dense medium brown head. Fades very slowly. Huge fluffy splashes of lacing everywhere. Great head retention.

S: Surprising amount of dark fruits initially. A little cherry and raisin primarily. A little swirling and a little bit heated up and there's the chocolate. Dark, dark, DARK bitter chocolate.

T: Chocolate and lots of it up front. Strong and dark with some cream in it. Just the lightest hints of dark fruit, mostly obliterated by the chocolate. Sweetness fades away a bit in the middle and the chocolate turns bitter, baker's chocolate-like. Like drinking melted 75%+ cacao chocolate. Just a little bit of char and maybe anise in the finish, but again it's mostly chocolate. Long lingering dark chocolate aftertaste.

M: Pretty heavy, not overly syrupy though. Fairly creamy in fact.

O: Seriously good chocolate RIS. Pretty much the benchmark of the style while being easy and cheap to obtain. Last time I had this I felt it was quite boozy but I don't really notice that now, despite the freshness. Guess palates change. The only real reason I don't give this higher ratings is because it IS fairly one dimensional - or at least the chocolate overpowers the other dimensions. Doesn't mean it's bad, it's still excellent.

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Photo of jmarsh123
3.33/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours black with a small tan head.

Smells of dark chocolate with heavy hints of booze and vanilla.

Flavor starts off with some bitter roasted malt and loads of chocolate. Finishes a little dry with some earthy bitterness, more chocolate and a hint of oxidation.

A fairly hefty body to this one with carbonation levels a touch high for my taste.

I like this beer, but I could take it or leave it. It's a little one note with the chocolate I wish it wasn't quite so carbonated.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Daniel9913
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,735 ratings
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