Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
6,680 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,680
Reviews:
2,811
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
Wants:
446
Gots:
1,475
For Trade:
50
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Photo of clake
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BethanyB
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: The deepest of mahoganies, with a long lasting, half finger of evenly distributed tan-colored cream on top.

Smell: A hefty, diverse array of dark fruit rises above the malt, which depicts the usual roasted mocha notes along with some malted milk. A smattering of allspice puts me in a holiday mood. In all, both promising and unexpected.

Taste: Akin to the aroma, the roastiness is at the bottom of this lasagna. It lasts well into the finish, however, lingering longer than the more upfront flavors. Chocolate soft serve ice cream is made heftier with a coat of cinammon and rich dark cherry and plum flavors. Some spicy hops and a taste of vanilla yogurt bring some balancing brightness to the complex, yet round configuration. Very well done!

Mouthfeel: Medium-high carbonation is on the front of each sip, but artfully melts into a smooth finish. Medium-bodied. It might benefit from some more heft, but the lightness of such a heavy hitter in terms of ABV in particular, is impressive. The high ABV is extra hidden in that no obvious alcohol warming comes through.

Overall: I may be a Brooklyn resident, but Brooklyn Brewery's beers are hit or miss for me. This one hits hard: Its unique and thoughtful recipe goes above and beyond your typical chocolate stout with its powerful helpings of fruit and spice. The details are finely tuned, but the big picture makes a solid impact. Disappointed that I bought a single bottle, as I'd love to have another right now!

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

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3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cambabeer
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BGCoon
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dudd
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Prost76
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timmal
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HoodviewBrew
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just an average sweet stout. The 90+ ratings kind of astound me.

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Photo of Richter525
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bieniek30
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kalosjakar
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cenk
4.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wizzle32
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJCouillard
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of J10Jordan
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KarlHvK
4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nobledust
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ctb6582
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PJCarnell
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of steverx8
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
4.15 out of 5 based on 6,680 ratings.
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