Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

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Photo of jrsully77
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark and rich, brown haze covers the thick head.

Roaster Malts and Dark chocolate

Great, this is in the top three of imperial stouts. It is thick but unlike most chocolate stouts this gives you just the dark chocolate taste not the milk chocolate.

Heavy, just like an imperial stout should be.

If you like Imperial Stouts you will love this beer. Since this is an imperial stout it can catch you with the high ABV and weight.

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Photo of Stigs
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, this most recent release - served in a 12oz tulip glass

A - pours with almost half an inch of loose yet creamy, dark khaki colored foam. the beer is pretty much pitch black, with only faint ruby highlights coming through when lightly poured and held up to a bright light. a thin veil of sudsy lace covers the glass.

S - strong, robust dark chocolate malts, roasty, toasty, and soul-warming. hints of dark chocolate, stale coffee, and some faint dark fruits....raisins and figs.

T - begins with equal amounts of sweetness and roastyness starts off the show. some subtle dark fruits mix well with slightly bitter chocolate malts, toasted nuts, and strong coffee. char and almost a bit of bourbon characteristics creep in, alongside a fairly sharp earthy bitterness. finishes with some lingering roasty malts and a very slight booziness.

M - medium, just slightly slick body gets cut into by some sharp and pinchy carbonation. pretty dry through the finish, with a very minor alcohol burn (especially considering the high ABV). light bitterness and chocolately sweetness through the finish.

D - very well executed beer, especially at the price point and availability. though there are beer ones on the eyes, nose, and mouth out there, this is solid all around. dangerously drinkable for the high ABV. once had this at a beer dinner hosted by the infamous Garrett Oliver himself, served alongside a Strawberry Rhubarb crumble, and it was as devine as it sounds.

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Photo of elgiacomo
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, 2009 vintage. Reviewed Nov 27, 2010.

Pours black with a one finger brown head that leaves a nice network of intricate lacing and holds a small cap.

Aroma is chocolate, milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Mostly chocolate. Very little dark fruit unlike the '08 bottle I had the other night. Moderate strength.

Flavor is rich chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, some dark fruits such as figs, plums, and a bit of cherries, very little alcohol, a year of age worked well in this department as it is not often one will enjoy a 10% ABV brew with little to no noticeable alcohol taste.

Mouthfeel is medium to full, creamy and rich, medium carbonation.

Oh man, so much better than the '08. Dunno if I had a bad bottle or what but this is fantastic stuff. Gets an extra bump in drinkability due to being a good value in the Imperial Stout category. Will be reviewing a fresh '10 soon.

Aroma 4, Appearance 4, Taste 4, Palate 4, Overall 4.5, Score 4.05

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12oz bottle, 2008 vintage. Reviewed Nov 25, 2010.

Pours medium black with a one finger brown head that leaves nice lacing and holds a small cap.

Aroma is dark fruits and chocolate, vinous, with raisins, currants, plums, figs, prunes, fair alcohol, chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts.

Flavor is heavy on the dark fruits, chocolate covered cherries, raisins, currants, figs and plums, some notes of chocolate and coffee start to pick up, roasted malts, alcohol is very muted but there.

Mouthfeel is on the thin side for an Imperial Stout, medium bodied overall, low to medium carbonation.

Surprised by the heavy dark fruit component almost overpowering the chocolate and roasted malts in this one. I've had better bottles of Brooklyn BCS. Will update the review with subsequent tastings of other vintages.

Aroma 3.5, Appearance 4, Taste 3.5, Palate 3.5, Overall 4, Score 3.65

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Photo of chalsk
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black color with a caramel colored foam head. Has an aroma of chocolate with hints of caramel. Has a taste of chocolate with some sweet up front and a nice layer of bitters in the back. Some complexity. Nice layering on the tongue. Medium mouthfeel. Good stout.

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Photo of InebriatedJoker
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Enjoying this as my Thanksgiving desert nightcap-

Pored from 12oz bottle - limited bottling- Winter 10-11.

Poured a dark almost syrup consistency - Reminds you of the motor in a lawn mower that hasn't had it's oil changed for a couple of years . Nice two finger head that dissipated quickly leaving behind a thick foamy tan lace .

Smell - I didn't get much - some burnt coffee hints with maybe a little chocolate

Taste - This is where the stout made up for the smell -
Coffee was almost immediate ,hints of burnt malts , the chocolate was evident in the aftertaste.

Drinkability -very well blended and balanced, it's high abv% is hidden well in the flavor - Extremely drinkable - recommended as a desert stout.

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Photo of WestValleyIPA
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tieman for sharing this with me. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my Chimay goblet. Black/cherry cola hybrid color. Very small amount of head from my small pour. Maybe a half finger that died almost immediately. A lot of toasty coffee on the nose. Light hints of chocolate and some sweet malt. On the mouth, insanely roasty toasty bitter coffee. Dry. Some dark chocolate flavors. Warming alcohol. Some near sour aspects due to the dark chocolate flavors. Mouth drying chalky mouthfeel. Pretty damn drinkable for 10 %. My 1st experience with Brooklyn (other than Hopfenweiss), I'm impressed.

Edit: After further warming, a lot of licorice coming through on the palate.

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Photo of waterintobeer
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer shows very well. Very dark black with slight hints of crimson along the edges of the snifter. Very little head but what little is there, is a dark tan. There is a little lacing on the side of the glass, more reminiscent of a scotch than a beer.
The smell is of mocha, roasty malts and a spicy hop flavor. My complaint is that there is way too much alcohol smell.
The taste is better than the smell with more bitter chocolate flavor being more pronounced and less of an alcohol taste, but it is absolutely still present. It reminds me of a 70% coca bar dunked into some hard alcohol. There is some malt characteristics but i find them to be pretty subdued.
The mouth-feel is pretty good. There is a fair amount of carbonation and the beer finished pretty dry.
All in all this beer is weighing in at 10 abv so some alcohol is expected to be present but the current recipe doesn't do well in covering it. I think that this stout would be much more enjoyable if the alcohol were dropped a few points or if more effort were put into covering it up.

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Photo of jbertsch
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hadn't had this one in a while and forgot how fantastic it is.

Not sure I've had a better, pure-dessert chocolate stout than this.

Pours pitch blac and looks like motor oil at first. I thought I wouldn't get much fo a head so I poured more vigor, and voila - a huge tan head.

Aromas scream chocolcate of high quality. Molasses and cream are also noticed. The taste matches the aroma with added coffee and an overlying roastiness that just gives you the impression all the ingreidients are singing together as one. Teh alcohol is masked very well. But it doesn't provide some warmth.

Drinkabtility? I couldn't put it down... Mouthfeel was silky smooth.

This was my dessert after a steak dinner, and it was perfect. I look forward ot my next one!

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Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Anno 2010.

Appearance -- Pours a ruddy dark brown, incredibly dark in the galss, with a slim sudsy tan head.

Smell -- Dark chocolate, cafe mocha, burnt breadcrusts, dark dried fruits, faint woodsmoke. Alcohol is a bit sharp on the nose. Overall, a rich, dark, proper RIS.

Taste -- Very rich and roasty with dark chocolate, coffee with cream, molasses, anise, licorice, dark fruity tang, and woodsmoke. Finish is burnt breadcrust, black coffee, and dark chocolate. The alcohol is a bit strong, though not the worst I've had. That said, it was just enough to be distracting.

Mouthfeel -- Full-bodied, velvety, with moderate prickly carb. Good deal of alcohol warming.

Drinkability -- This stout is quite good. Not at all cloying as the name would suggest, but actually quite balanced with plenty of acrid malt roastiness. However, the booziness is a bit distracting. Had the beer possessed more depth of flavor and nuance it would have been more forgivable. I wish I had a bottle with three or four years on it, as I'd imagine it would be positively decadent.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beer I've known and loved for years, heres my take on it. Poured a Winter 10-11 bottle into a snifter.

A: Black Body with a great pinky of mocha colored head that settles slowly to a nice ring with swirls of tan bubbles in the center. Leaves some lacing. Very good look.

S: Tons of barley roastyness mix with dark/milk chocolate that is sweet and savory almost like a mousse of sorts.

T: Roast mingles with a dark chocolate bar with notes of molasses flavors prominent as well. Nice roast to finish that lingers. A little alcohol warmth up front with a definite lactose presence throughout as well. Solid.

M: Creamy and very milk-like IMO, maybe because of the lactose flavors I'm getting. Nice carbonation, Medium feel.

D: You might never guess it was 10% until you stand up! Very solid stout overall and amazing that it's so widely available and distributed. Another stout like Old Rasputin that is great but gets looked over because it's not hyped up like one off releases are. Awesome beer.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a wine glass. Winter 09-10. Best before October 2012.

A: A thin but heavy head is a dark tan -- almost orangeish -- eventually breaking into a marvellous pattern of tracing across the surface. Heavy lacing. The body of the beer is a dark unknown -- an indeterminable black-brown completely unwilling to suffer observation or the impudent imposition of the smallest amount of light.

S: Alcohol. Coffee. A harsh bitterness. After ages, milk chocolate. Mellow malts. A strong, in-your-face smell. Deep, complex, and rewarding.

T: A tad fierce and overwhelming. Even after a year, this beer tastes unaged and untamed. A rough alcoholic beginning has an almost sour coffee-bitterness that puts me off, before mellowing into a robust and uncompromising imperial stout. The aftertaste is coffee-grounds bitter, with an almost milky, alcoholic sweetness ghosting the edges. Interesting, but not my favourite.

M: Something akin to carbonation comes from somewhere, and a smoothness coats my cheeks. The chocolate nature of this stout is most obvious here.

D: A bit too strong -- in character and ABV -- to be drinkable, but not to be disparaged. I was craving an imperial stout, and I got one. There are, in my mind, much better examples to choose from, but the Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout is not disrecommended.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've bought this the past three(?) years, so I'm amending my previous review to keep it on the real...

A: pitch black, baby. C'mon, you know you can't see through it. As expected, oil black, dark tan head of foam; thin froth lid remains for a while, as do the lacings along the sides of the glass (a tulip)

S: massive chocolate wave, sweet black coffee notes, blackstrap molasses and marshmallow

T: all the chocolate, coffee, and molasses from the nose; bittersweet, notes of dry cocoa, dark roasty malt, and pinpoints of anise

M: bold, oscillates between dry and sweet; some stickiness, full-medium bodied, subdued carbonation; creamy milk smooth

D: you can drink this without getting sloppy - the richness of the brew will naturally curb your speed - enjoy: trust the beer to work with you. It isn't a contest. The journey, not the end. The journey, not the end.

Gotta respect Brooklyn Brewery - this brew is a staple winter stout, and is among the best. Has a sharper, more potent palate presentation than some other Russian Imperials I've had. Less subdued than say, an Old Rasputin, approaches the sweetness of a Bourbon County coffee stout (sans the bourbon, 'natch).

Brooklyn in the house.

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Photo of SolomonGrundy
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Another stout today, so awesome! Pours inky dark black, a small finger of dark tan head dissipates into a tiny rim of foam, not much lacing. Aromas are alternately sweet, then dry. Lots of dark chocolate notes as would be expected. Some hints of spiciness is in there, too. Maybe clove and licorice. Not super exciting so far, but good. Flavor is very unique. Super robust, very tangy right upfront. Lots of sweet chocolate malt, roasty roast-o goodness provides a sharp tang. This melds into a middle that strikes me as sweet, but only for an instant. This rides a nice long wave into what appears to be Hershey's Hot Cocoa mix. Mouth is wonderfully creamy and velvety. Finish is also super long and breaks into some hoppy hop bitterness and some of the cocoa notes. Great, complex and unique flavors roll around in this and the 10%ABV is wonderfully masked. Probably expensive, but this was a trade so I have no idea. I'll assume middle range price. Not sure you could sit through more than two of these as it is such a rich brew, but I would try on Turkey Day while watching football. I'll bet this tastes awesome with pecan pie, or even pumpkin pie/cheescake.

What I Like most: The beautiful, unique and complex flavor profile.

What I like least: The average pour and appearance.

Verdict: Awesome, robust unique ale. Must find if you can.

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Photo of DoktorZee
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drunk out of a smaller glass since (less than a pint), and due to the fact it was at a beer-tasting event I didn't check the bottle for a best-before date.

A - pitch black with tan colored head; stays around for a while and provides some moderate lacing. No light passes though this delightful beer.

S - smokey and chocolate nose with some definite malt notes.

T - extremely well balanced and rounded; while you'd expect some severe bitterness it certainly is intense, but it's not bitter or really wrong in any way. The significant alcohol is managed well, and it provides only a slight warmth. Solid chocolate notes througout, and some smokey/peaty overtones. [On retasting a year later I would note a larger presence of dark, tangy fruit in the midpalate carrying through the finish - just sticks at the back of the throat!]

M - mild carbonation gives this a heavy but not overpowering mouthfeel. It's solid, but not too heavy.

D - shockingly drinkable for a 10% powerbomb; you could easily put a few of these back in the course of an evening

Overall this is an exceptional beer: [bitter up front] and intense smokey/chocolate combined with an enduring malty aftertaste. Well rounded and just plain awesome.

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Photo of SteveLyman
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark, dark brown. Pours a half inch to three quarter inch dark tan head and medium lacing.

S - Dark chocolate covered cherries is the predominant smell with soft undertones of alcohol. Obviously you are going to smell alcohol with an ABV of 10.0%.

T - Almost the same as the nose but with a slight earthy, hickory sensation. Ends with a nice Arabian coffee taste.

M - A good balance of malty body and carbonation. Although it is somewhat thin for an imperial stout.

D - When I think of an imperial stout, I think if this beer. For some reason, I didn't expect a taste like this. It is a nice, balanced afternoon beer.

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Photo of TheKingofWichita
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep black color with a thick brown head and tons of beautiful lacing. Smells of rich dark chocolate, mocha, coffee, and aromatic malts. Tastes of delicious dark chocolate, mocha, coffee, caramel, plenty of sweet malts, and a little bit of tasty hops. Mouthfeel is very thick and oily. Drinkability is very nice.

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Photo of weller1js
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: pours a opaque dark brown, but an orange hue refracts along the edges of the glass; light carbonation, tan foam, with a very light bubbly filmy viscocity lacing the glass.

smell: rich, oaked chocolate scent, bittersweet carmel undertones, slight hint of coffee.

taste: bold and rich oaky flavor infused with a sensation of chocolate, the bitter hops enhance the maltiness and complement the chocolate notes, lasting into the finish, relenting slightly for a more sweet lingering in the aftertaste; the taste of the alcohol is present, but does not overpower the experience.

mouthfeel: I typically don't review mouthfeel, but the bitter sensation provides a noteable feel throughout the palate.

drinkability: a great example of an imperial stout, from the well-bodied malts to the appropriateness of the balance of oaks, chocolate, and bitter notes; the abv is where it should be but the intensity of the alcohol could potentially offend a palate, very drinkable but not many drinkable.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - solid black, 1 finger of dark head left thin cover with some lacing
S - semi sweet chocolate, vanilla, and definite alcohol
T - similar to the nose with some nuttiness and earthy hops
D - thick and chewy to start, moving to a distinct alcohol bite that thins it out
D - the chocolate is integrated well, the alcohol is a little dominate leaving this not the most drinkable, but to be expected at 10% ABV, worth a sample

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Photo of dogfishandi
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

winter 08-09 bottle - 2008
served at cellar temperature poured into pint glass. pours absolutely opaque black, with a wonderful looking mocha colored head that seems to erupt out of nowhere, maybe cause you cant see the bubbles its so black. off the pour the head was full and creamy, slowly residing to a thin layer over the whole top that lasted just about till the end. some very nice sticky lacing on the side of the glass as well. all around picture perfect appearence for a imp. stout.

such a wonderful complex aroma to this one. right off the first smell you know this is going to be a big heavy stout. there is a nice dark fruit smell, such as raisons, prunes, dates blended with some very dark chocolate aromas. heavy malts as well as some alcohol are definately apparent as well. a little bit of a solvent smell is noticeable as well. it seems like there is much more going on here that i cant quite find words for.

the taste is just as complex as the aroma. big heavy mouthfeel going on makes this one a sipper. nice and chewy. first you taste the dark fruits followed by some alcohol and then your left with thick dark dark chocolate taste that lingers and changes to a chalky kind milk/dark chocolate mix. a huge range of chocolate in this.

when takin slow this can be a very enjoyable beer, but if you abuse it, it will hurt you. if you dont like big heavy stouts, then this is not for you, but if your like me and im guessing you are, this is one of the best imperial stouts out there, and its avaliabilty is extremely wide. i put some in the back of my cellar and i look forward to see how it turns out after a year or two, maybe longer.

winter 09-10 bottle - 3/16/2009
12oz bottle at cellar temp poured into a stella artois glass. pours thick like motor oil, dark deep black. very nice creamy mocha colored head. nice lacing and some decent retention.

wonderful aroma, you know its gonna be big. heavy roasted malts, big alcohol, dark fruits, asnd a hint of some dark chocolate.

its all there in the taste. huge thick chewy mouthfeel. low carbonation. leaves a creamy chalky texture on the palate. in the taste you get some big roasted malts and alcohol, followed by some dark fruits and finishs with a range of chocolate flavors. leaves you longing for more. just like i remeber it. one is enough for the night. a good way to start off the night as well.

winter 10-11 - 11/19/2010
pour usual thick viscous oil black with frothy dark caramel colored head. taste is so devine, much creamier and fruity than the o9-10 i had days ago. this years even taste less harsh alcohol wise. lots of ripe dark dried fruits and tons of dark chocolate roasted malt goodness.

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Photo of pmlondrigan
3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Well this beer is a thick black oil slick in my glass with a 1/4 inch tan head with oily looking spots of carbonation on the glass. Smells like rich dark chocolate and black licorice and a bit of steamed milk. The taste is rich, like a black forest cake, really alot of chocolate and roasted malts backed up by enough hops to balance it out. But it is a hot mess of a beer when un-aged. Really full mouthfeel, thick and lucious. However because it kinda hot and the alcohol is not well hidden I think it could use some refining.

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Photo of thedoubler55
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a very dark coffee colored stout. The smell was not to strong gave off a bit off dark chocolate smell. The taste was that of dark chocolate and some fresh roasted coffee. This is definitely a beer that I would like to have again. I like this beer because the after taste was like you just finished eating some good chocolate. Great beer.

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Photo of mltobin
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased a 12 ounce bottle at Ancona`s in Ridgefield.

Appearance is black with a brown head, soon leaving a ring of bubbles on the top.

The smell has roasted malts and then some bittersweet chocolate. Also some coffee is present in its smell.

BBCS has a taste that includes more chocolate with a bit of vanilla, it really is very decadent.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and perfect for a RIS. Its` drinkability is great, especially considering the abv. This is a perfect beer to pair with a rich dessert and conclude your evening.

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Photo of Cheesemoose
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

Black with brown edges on the on the pour with a few fingers of mocha head. Moderate lacing at first but it slowly dissipates.

Dark chocolate, mild coffee aromas. Bit of alcohol in the background. Sweetness is mild, but when stretched it comes across as a mild cherry aroma.

Strong chocolate flavors, dark chocolate with a nice bittersweet edge. Hops provide a good balance to this deep beer. Earthy hops ground the deep chocolate notes.

Alcohol gives a nice bite, but is rather well hidden. At 10%, this is probably a one time deal for the night.

Carbonation is a bit heavy, along with the mouth feel being kinda watered down. Would of wished it to be more creamy, but good none the less.

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Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Purchased at Wegman's in Warrington, Pennsylvania
Purchase Price - $8.99/4pk
Served in a Dogfish Head Signature Glass

A - Dark, opaque (almost black) color. Very little head but a nice, brownish, cream colored ring around the edge. Nice lacing left on glass on the glass as I drink it down.

S - First aroma is that of coffee. The alcohol is also very noticable right after pouring. As it warms up, the other flavors (malts, chocolate) begin to make an apperance.

T - Nice combination of coffee, molasses, and a smokey (burnt malts?) taste. The chocolate taste is noticable but not as much as I would have expected from the name. Alcohol is right up front during the first sips. After it warms up, the alcohol is noticeable although not as much.

M - Nice amount of carbonation. Not overly heavy but since it is a stout, a naturally thicker feel on the tongue.

D - This is a really good stout. Not a session beer by any means but a beer to be enjoyed slowly. I tastes even better as I let it warm up.

Overall - A hit with me. IPA's are still my favorite but a nice, dark stout is always a good thing to offset that hoppiness that I enjoy. This is a well balanced beer that I will be purchasing again. A pleasant surprise since I purchased it without reading any of the previous BA reviews.

Cheers!

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

Had this on tap at Bar Louie last night. One of my favs, I just finally got around to reviewing this.

Came to the bar in a tall thin glass, pitch black with a minimal milk chocolate colored head. Instant roasted coffee aroma.

Tastes of roasted coffee beans, tobacco and an slight hint of chocolate on the finish. Moutfeel is full and creamy, yet with some nice carbonation. Sticky sweet on the tongue. The tobacco becomes more present as the beer warms.

Simply delicious. I look forward to this every year. The alcohol warms your insides as you make your way thru this monster. Very complex and well balanced, one of my favorite stouts of all time.

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
4.15 out of 5 based on 6,681 ratings.
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