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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.15/5
Exceptional
6,736 Ratings
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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,458
Reviews:
2,825
Ratings:
6,736
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
445
Gots:
1,496
Trade:
47
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,736 |  Reviews: 2,825
Photo of Coho11
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Tohibii
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BearBrewing
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of goingbrokeonbeer
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkarimi
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kccraftenthusiast
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Herringii
3.76/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look- Dark and soupy in nature.
Smell- Dark roasty. Chocolately and a bit of alcohol.
Taste- Dark chocolate and a bit fruity. Like the smell there’s a bit of alcohol.
Feel- Thick and full.
Overall- Dark, strong, and delicious! The epitome of imperial stout. Everything I love in a beer!

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Photo of gardner254
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkblr
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottled 38 days ago poured into a snifter at fridge temp 10% ABV. The beer pours dense very dark brown with no light penetration. The head is light brown and slow to settle leaving behind significant lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee with no one dominant. The taste is smooth dark malt with dark chocolate undertones. The second half of the taste is roasty bitterness with a slight booze presence. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and somewhat dry. Overall, great imperial stout. I love the balance and the fact that I enjoy this fresh instead of having to age several years like some other RIS. Recommended.

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Photo of Buckert
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What an amazing stout! This one has a nice bakers chocolate flavor that is not too sweet. Get beer to drink with deserts around the holidays.

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Photo of HenryPorter7777
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Let me begin by stating the obvious: this IS a good beer. Pours a dark chocolate with a 1/4”-1/2” tan head and a light lacing. Medium to light carbonation. Definitely an Imperial Stout. Russian Imperial Stout. This beer only gets better as it warms. Chocolate? Think sweet, bitter, and all the variables. Layered. Balanced. Alcohol is all there, but not overwhelming. Excellent with cheeses or charcuterie. Think Fall/Winter weather setting. I could not possibly drink more than one in a sitting: or could I ??? I could.
10.0 % ABV
Note: did I underrate this beer?

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

Photo of gooddaydiablo
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mdaniel723
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ghbishop
4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth for a 10% ABV stout. Wish it was all year.

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Photo of beyondthepalace
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter. Super black with minimal head. No upfront punch like with most Russian Imperials but not sure if it was a good thing with this. Taste was smooth but only minimal chocolate notes buried within the beer. An enjoyable drink but maybe one that I should have sat on for a while.

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Photo of liquorpig
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of deweese
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DragonsMilk
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This has a distinct sour flavor in the aftertaste that I had previously come to associate as a product of barrel aging because I have only tasted it in four other beers, Schlafly Imperial Stout, Boulevard Imperial Stout, Odell Woodcut, and Gulden Draak Barrel aged. I don't know if its from the yeast, hops, or the malt.

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Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.64/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shade1951
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

THIS is an Imperial Stout! Very flavorful and strong - but not harsh. Whatever hops there are are subdued. I keep saying it and will continue to say it: An Imperial Stout should NOT be a hop bomb. I wish certain breweries would take note.

I love the motor oil black color. Aroma is pleasant... coffee, leather, dark chocolate - but not overpowering. The flavor is very good, rather similar to the aroma. It is also sufficiently carbonated, unlike certain stouts that taste flat, seemingly by design.

A fine stout that I won't hesitate to get again. Now, if only Brooklyn would bring back their Monster barleywine....

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Photo of dustin22martin
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black as night, with a dark tan head that lingers for a minute. Has a rich smell of roasty espresso and alcohol, which the taste confirms, but once the (not unpleasant) alcohol taste goes you are left with the amazing flavor of rich dark chocolate that lingers on and on in the most satisfying way. It's like taking a bite out of a dark chocolate bar. So good.

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,736 ratings
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