Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
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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

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

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Ratings: 6,688 |  Reviews: 2,813
Photo of kennylopez
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured year 11-12 bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: dark black in color with a fingers worth of tan head that leaves beautiful lacing.

Smells: a heavy roasted malt character with a chocolate note that has a coffee hint.

Tastes: there is a light coffee taste over the sweet chocolate and roasted flavors. I get a cream taste in the middle that doesn't taste like a dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: there is a good carbonation in this brew with a little burn from the high ABV. but very enjoyable.

Overall: this is probably one of my favorites from Brooklyn Brewery that is readily available when it is in season, and I suggest hunt some out before its all gone. I will be getting more soon and next year as well.

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Photo of scottyu27
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Oboogie
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of cssosprey
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of asparkoflife
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of tsauce2
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to an imperial pint

A: SRM is black/dark brown. Opaque. Head is dark tan/light brown, 1 in, semi-fluffy, dissipates to line the top of the beer. Medium carbonation. Medium/heavy lacing.

S: Big chocolate malt notes along with caramel, coffee, char, and a bourbon scent that I believes comes from the dark roasted malt. Hops are noticable as well and have a relatively pronounced representation on the nose given the quantity of other ingredients in this beer.

T: Huge chocolate deep roasted malt notes along with a nice hop presence. Alcohol is noticable on the secondary palate. Aftertaste is slight char, hops, and chocolate malt.

M: Full bodied. Given the ingredient heavy nature of the beer and the full/thick/creamy mf that results, the hops in this beer counter and balance the malt very thoughfully.

O: Fantastic fresh. Amazing aged. This review is of fresh BCS. The fact that this beer is so ingredient heavy would make one expect for the palate to be bogged down by malts, but the hops in this beer (when fresh) balance the flavor and leave an almost wet/salivating sensation after each sip. Top notch beer.

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Photo of bluesplit63
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of jdl55
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

08-09 version that I've been hanging onto since it was originally released. I've sampled this beer numerous times over the years but this is the first time I've reviewed.

Poured into a highball glass, this is espresso black with a tan foam on top. Good lacing and legs.

Dark cherry fruit in the nose with charcoal and a sweet chocolate also present.

Luscious chocolate, and caramel. Raisins, smoked wood. The medium-long finish leaves traces of tobacco.

Silky, medium-full textured with a moderate low level of carbonation. Hefty on the tongue.

An excellent winter sipper, this is layered, luscious, and complex. One of the first russian imperial stouts I sampled, to this day it remains a favorite.

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Photo of benbou17
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of HeathP
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of dvanhandel
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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

12oz bottle poured into a Cigar City sifter.

A: Pours a thick black almost motor oil with decent light brown head that retains a decent lacing.

S: Dark chocolate, strong coffee and burnt malt offerings. Quite a decent hop profile as well.

T: Loads of dark chocolate and a great array of roasted malts, coffee and anise spring off the palate.

M: Very drinkable for such a creamy stout.

O: I will be seeking this out on a regular basis.

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Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Flowed from the bottle into pint glass, slightly viscous, nearly black, forming a thick brown head.

Smells is pungent and robust with dark roasted chocolate, rich malts, roasted coffee and aromatic hops.

Taste provides layers of chewy toasted malts, some burnt chocolate cake, more coffee, dark dried fruits, a punch of hop bitterness and warming alcohol.

So thick and substantial, chewy and smooth.

Grab this one before it's gone!

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Photo of pavpav12
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of tobelerone
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can't believe I waited this long to try such a quality stout. Pitch black color with a big fluffy brown head, good retention, decent lace.

Aroma is chocolatey, roasted, molasses, anise, coffee..traces of a metallic note underneath.

Delicious and full flavored, very roasty, again a good mix of chocolate and coffee with anise, tobacco, molasses and a touch of hops giving a bit of bitterness that cuts the sweetness.

Medium body, medium-to-low carbonation, sticky and slightly chewy. Nice thickness overall.

Wow, I gotta say I am knocked out by this beer. This thing costs less than 2 dollars a bottle! Probably the best bang-for-the-buck in the style you can find, certainly the best I can remember.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dlello2
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours quite thick with a half finger of coffee-colored foam on top. Retention is nice with large bubbles remaining both in the middle of the glass and around the edges. Great alcohol lacing, ring of thick brown/red foam clings to glass forever.

S - Whoa. Quite strong. Heavy bourbon and chocolate. Smells thick and delicious (I'm a fan of distinct and boozy aromas). Alcohol.

T - First sip sent a chill down my spine--suppose that's from the alcohol. Not really getting any alcohol/bourbon taste suggested by the intense boozy smell. Mouthfeel is thick, carbonation is nice. While it's cold here I'm getting most of the chocolate taste well after the swallow. Some hops in the beginning, lots of malts and coffee in the middle. Definitely getting a touch of alcohol in there. Some earthiness, some dark fruits. Nothing unpleasant!

O - Really a nice beer. Looking so much forward to this a year or two down the line once the bite is gone. Regardless, such a good beer for roundabouts $2 a bottle (from a 4pk).

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Photo of PhatAtUT
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Fenris244
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours black, thin tan head, almost no retention, little lacing

almost straight licorice, bits of chocolate and coffee, sweetness is nice.

a little sweet up front, dark chocolate flavors are nice, lots of coffee on the finish, flavors are nicely balanced.

Heavier in body, nice smoothness to it

Overall, good stout, i like it

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 89.1% out of 100 with 6,688 ratings
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