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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,681
Reviews:
2,811
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
Wants:
446
Gots:
1,474
For Trade:
50
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Ratings: 6,681 |  Reviews: 2,811
Photo of JulieMb
4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dubnation
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RMW66
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of CobraDC23
3.22/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of biggoon16
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerTest
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timc32
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MuFugga
3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PissWaterDrinkingBeerNoob
2.25/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Smells like soy sauce, taste like soy sauce enema.

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Photo of Goofster
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Antg8989
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

*Limited Bottling Winter 2014-2015*

WOW. Having this beer fresh..I liked it. Aging it 2 Years I LOVE it.

Pours Black with a brown head. Aroma is a mix of blueberries/strawberries/blackberries/raspberries - and some dark chocolate. Taste is nutty/berry/dark chocolatey dream. Feel is light, silky and smooth. There are some slight boozey notes in both the taste and aroma Overall, I've found that aging this beer definitely brings out its finer qualities. Aged for a year.. and you get more of the dark chocolate profile. Aged for two years and you get the fruitier profile. Definitely age a 4 pack and see what happens. Interesting to see what another year or two will do, although that might be pushing it.

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Photo of StevenH
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of opierce
3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm trying to like imperial stouts and this one is better than Old Rasputin. I think generally don't like stouts unless they have some other extra taste, such as the Dragon's Milk with the bourbon and vanilla flavors. The chocolate came through on this one but the roast/burnt flavor still dominated too much for me. The mouthfeel was a little thin as well for my tastes.

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Photo of FBarber
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a thin tan head. Head dissipates leaving no residual head. Beer appears pretty thick.

Smell is roasty, with notes of chocolate, and some hoppy bitterness on the finish.

Taste is very roasty and chocolatey up front. Nice smooth roasted malts with some oaky notes with some hoppy bitterness on the finish.

Feel is medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Mild bitterness leaves a slightly dry finish.

Overall a really well done Russian Imperial Stout. Always a joy to drink.

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Photo of MTKATL
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveCash
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heddar33
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of r-m-kaylor
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2016 Vintage, poured dark red (almost black) into non descript belgian ale glass with moderate coffee brown head which dissipated into a thin ring leaving nice lacing. On the nose chocolate, malt and subtle yeast. Full mouthfeel up front and through the middle with slight heat on on the back. Too drinkable, IMEHO.

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

Pours a dark, dark brown, with low foam, and a bit of lacing.

Loads of chocolate on the nose, with hints of raisins and roasted coffee. Tiny bits of booze also seep through.

The first thing you taste is dark chocolate, and lots of it. In between layers of the chocolate, you find tones of coffee and licorice. Long finish with quite a bit of roasted malt.

Soft liquid, just the right amount of carbonation. Mayve a little bit thin.

Overall, a good stout, at a price that is hard to beat. My only gripe is that is's a little bit too thin.

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Photo of Biggtriksta
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Flachs
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

At first I didn't buy this as I don't like coffee. The coffee is so far back in the taste I didn't mind it. I could taste the chocolate right off. The burning and warming feelings was great.

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Photo of cuvtcuv
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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