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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

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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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4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This should be somewhere between 4.5 and 5.0 for overall greatness. This beer is awesome! It pours black with a short-lived when poured into a pint glass with some lacing. The smells of sweet dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts are exquisite. The chocolate didn't really come through on the taste as much as I would've expected (especially given the name). I also tasted some coffee and burnt malts which tended to linger. It had a thick and heavy mouthfeel with a bit of carbonation. Didn't taste boozy at all. I really, really like this BIG beer, and it is absolutely worth trying if you're into stouts.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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

Enjoyed from an antique traditional German Pilsner glass.

A: Pours out coffee black and relatively thick with full finger of brown head resting at the top. Some lacing remains after head comes down to a sliver but not a whole lot.

S: VERY strong smell of sweet sweet chocolate that overpowers anything else that could be present. A light tinge of spicyness that I can't quite ID. Not sure what causes this aroma but love it.

T: Again, sweet chocolate prevails. Slight coffee notes comes through as it sits and coats your mouth. Burned dark chocolate creeps up in the back palate that persists from drink to drink.

M: Light to moderate body. Low carbonation that really lets the chocolate soak in. Very slight alcohol burn that is barely noticeable. Leaves you with a dry mouth feel that demands that another sip is taken.

O: Tasty desert stout that is easy to enjoy. Has decent body ,as a stout should, without being overly filling. Love the chocolate taste though it makes it easy to forget that this beer is up to 10% ABV. Super rich and sweet but dries you out at the end.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep brown maybe all black color. Cannot see through in the limited light in my living room. Ample 1.5 to 2 finger mocha colored head that is leaving a nice "veil" not lacing around the glass WOW!

S: Deep, dark chocolate, coffee, some fruity notes present very subtle. I do pick up alcohol smell but not overpowering and not surprising with a 10% alc/vol.

T: Good sweetness but not as cloying as many 10% beers can be. As in the aroma and description this beer is all dark chocolate yumminess. Also pick up on some alc. burn.

M: This is a full bodied stout with a sticky mouthfeel.

O: This is a good impy stout and it is great at what it is says it is...a chocolate stout. If you like chocolate you will like this beer. Myself, if I am buying an imp. stout I would prefer a bit more going on flavor wise. That being said I really think this 2011 version could benefit a year in the cellar to mellow out that alc. burn.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

4 pack, around $6-$7. " Limited Bottling Winter '11-'12" on neck bottle

A- Pours a sleek black. The light actually reflects off of the top! Has a a little under half an inch of whipped head. Sticky lacing.

S- roasted malts, dark fruits, dark chocolate, sweet milk

T- malts, molasses, and brown sugar right off the bat. a deep, rich chocolate comes out with some bitterness but balanced with some sweet caramel hints. a mixture of bourbon/espresso tops off this deliciousness.

M- Good carbonation, dry finish with some sweetness. Oily, but running a little thinner than expected, but incredibly smooth. How is this 10.6% abv? Unbelievable.

O- I had been wanting to try this for a long time, and I'm extremely pleased that I did. This is an amazing beer, and such a smooth RIS (especially with such a high abv).

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,717 ratings
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