Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

6,676 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

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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  rDev -3.6%

Photo of vicsju1991
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass
A - pours a dark black, with a small one finger dark coffee coloured head, dissipates quickly
S - smells like dark chocolate,
T - really chocolatey at first, then bitter and coffee like finish
M - a little thin for a stout, but really good, real smooth
O - really solid stout, easy to drink, barely notice th ten percent alcohol in the taste and smell

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.9%

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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%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a thick black with a good amount of foam topping it.
(At its strength my six ounce pour was a steal for $2!)

Toffee-espresso roast aromas dance around, and pair off with a roasty dark chocolate flavor along with some heavy coffee notes. There’s a noticeable alcohol booziness (whiskey? Bourbon? Barrel aged?) that hangs around. It has a dry finish. A thick beer, yet easily drinkable.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 12 oz bottle, from the Winter 06-07 version, clocking in at five years of age. In a mini Duvel tulip.

A: Bold and black with an off-white head. Opaque the body, wispy the head.

S: Plenty of rich chocolate in the nose, roasted malts have lost a little.

T: Chocolate is still here, but it has taken a bit of a beating. The roasted malts have done even worse, dropping off substantially. The warmer the ale gets, the more chocolate and booziness come through. They end up being a strong force with enough vinousness still remaining. What's left of the roasted malts turns acrid late in each sip. Good but not what it once was. I'm thinking 3-4 years may have been perfect.

M: Syrupy chocolate and boozy complexity, the stout still beats many on the market.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.61/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours as black as the label on the bottle. Great 3 finger dark tan head. Good lacing as you drink it down.

S- Chocolate and Coffee malts. There is a bit of a tinge of alcohol in there. Sweet caramel malt as well. The deeper I go into it the more I can smell the sugars. Has a creamy note to it.

T- The caramel and chocolate seem to come out first followed by the coffee in the finish. Has a bit of bitterness to it that lingers. The more it sits it starts to take on a bit of a dark fruit/dark cherry flavor.

M- Thin on the palate yet creamy. Its' a strange kind of feel to it. incredible smooth body makes it seem milky but when you swallow it down it's like it creams up and thickens. So I would say it has a pretty good body to it overall.

O- A pretty good stout with big flavors. I think holding this one for a while and letting it mellow out will make this beer even better. Pick one up today and drink it next winter.

Had this one again on tap and this time the flavors were more amazing. The chocolate notes just burst out of this beer. It was velvety and smooth on the palate and just a fantastic beer. On my last review in Nov. I said that it might be better if you hold it in the cellar and drink it next year. Well I am changing that plea to "only if you can't get it on tap". Fantastic brew.

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4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - super black pour with 3 finger dark chocolate head.

Smell - Complex coffee and chocolate and hop notes

Taste - Like the smell, this is a complex tasting RIS that has some chocolate notes, coffeee, roasted burnt malts and a hop bite in the finish. Very nice beer.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied and buttery in the mouth.

Overall - Really like this RIS. Seems very similar to Old Raspy to me but a little more hop presence and a little less smokey.

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
4.15 out of 5 based on 6,676 ratings.
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