Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
6,711 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,711 |  Reviews: 2,820
Photo of BarrelAgedBrian
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. glass into a goblet glass.

Appearance: Pours dark brown/black, leaving a trace rim of tan lacing around the edge of the glass. No appreciable head to the beer.

Smell: Prominent chocolate notes, but that's about it.

Taste: Upfront notes of chocolate and mild smokiness. Roasted malt throughout, ends with a slightly boozy finish.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, smooth, creamy.

Overall: Great stout with upfront chocolate influence.

 449 characters

Photo of imyourhero21
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Mersh
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of paulytasker
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving- Bottle poured into a snifter

A- Just about black as black can be, with a pretty dense blanket of tan head capping it off. Head doesn't appear to want to go away anytime soon, and is leaving behind quite the spider web of lacing. I dig it.

S- Well, so far there's no denying where the name of this one came from, as my nose has been bombarded by a boatload of chocolate. Next to the chocolate, there is a fair amount of roastyness, maltyness, goodness going on. A fruity scent lays low but I cant decipher what exactly it is. Smells like a big bad ass dark chocolate to me indeed.

T/M- Wow... the big chocolate and roasted malts that hit the nose are even more pronounced to the palate, maybe a little too much so. Not a big hop profile to this brew, but there are some hops there nonetheless. Pretty slick and creamy. The alcohol in this brew shows you who's boss and I kind of wish it was hidden a little better. A big brew, and an all night sipper for sure. The strong assault of roasted malts seems to tame a tad as the brew warms.

O- There is a lot to like about BCS, great smell, great use of chocolate, and a nice creamy mouthfeel. I think this brews full potential would be met after a few years in the cellar to help tone back the boozieness. All in all however, a stand up stout lovers stout.

 1,314 characters

Photo of pcsnyder
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of bigsquirrel
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of campfirebrew
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of godlessape
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this black beauty into a Imperial pint glass. Nothing short of atomic flashes, greased lightning or solar flares could penetrate this level of darkness.

The brown creamy chocolate mousse head leaves plenty of lacing.

The aroma is boozy with a hint of chocolate and nothing else.

The flavor is up front and in your face with roasted malt and rich dark Swiss chocolate, followed with a surprising hop bitterness that could compete with any blackened IPA. This is an intense beer.


The mouthfeel is heavy and smooth and the alcohol is not playing hide and seek.

Overall this is a great beer that I would recommend to anyone that doesn't plan on flying an airplane, walking a tight rope or teaching quantum physics soon after consuming this brew.

 766 characters

Photo of Bromine
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of bulldogg915
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of mattkoon
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

black chocolate stout- is pretty heavy on the black and not so much on the chocolate. it pours black- with hardly any head- but i didnt pour it hard into the glass so that could be my fault. the smell is really sweet, with traces of alcohol. the flavor is super bitter and rich. this is a good stout....but i dont feel like there is as much chocolate in the flavor as i would have liked. i think over all though this is a flavorful stout that coats your whole mouth and delivers what i look for when i drink a powerful stout... i am a little let down however by the work "chocolate" on the label- i think if i wasnt influenced by that word i may have rated this beer higher.

 674 characters

Photo of JandJMD
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Roudy1
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BushwyckCraft
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of resistdefy
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Cdunk11
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Stevedore
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of DaPan
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Hophead420
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Nightwish1094
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Atomicskis5
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Arsenal0328
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of slashes2
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Quintonwhite007
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,711 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.