Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

6,673 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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4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A truly wonderful beer.

Beautiful color and smell, but mostly beautiful taste.

As a stout, this is smooth without any burnt or chalky taste. Roasted coffee, chocolate, bread, all come through, with a sweet high note too...raspberry?

Carbonation is low, without being flat.


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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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

Poured into pint glass from bottle. Deep dark black with one finger tan head that fades back into body within minutes.

Smells strongly of chocolate up front, hint of coffee and malts with strong backing of alcohol in the end.

Taste is much the same as the smell, full chocolate body, thick and heavy as a RIS should be. As with most RIS' this one will be phenomenal after a year or so. However as deep and complex as many RIS are this one is heavy in only a few areas, mainly chocolate (Obviously) and coffee. Then the ever present alcohol taste which will cool off as time ticks by.

Mouth feel is a little less than what is to be expected from a RIS. Focus of chocolate and coffee leave the aftertaste of both as if one had just drank a cup of weak coffee with pure cocoa mixed in. Not quite as creamy as a RIS is but time heals all wounds.

Over all good, good, good. Real close to great and maybe it will excel as a cellar beer. The only reason it got a half point less in taste was limited complexity of flavor, but still quite a good beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-deep black color with a tan head with some lacing

S-roasted malts and chocolate with hints of coffee

T-rich roasted malts and chocolate dominate with some coffee and slight bitter hop flavor

F-medium to full body with moderate carbonation

O-a delicious RIS with nice flavor and balance

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
4.15 out of 5 based on 6,673 ratings.
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