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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.15/5
Exceptional
6,729 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,451
Reviews:
2,824
Ratings:
6,729
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
446
Gots:
1,491
Trade:
47
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,729 |  Reviews: 2,824
Photo of dbattey
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Tamarack22
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of chrishensley
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jeanphony
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of astronautjones
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of shuajw
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mpayne5
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of laxer8811
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of brstls4drmrs
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - dark as night with a nesquik color head. Nice ring of lacing sticks around as well.

S - lots of great aromas here. Chocolate fudge with some dark as well, raisins, fig and bits of cream and caramel.

T - big chocolate fudge with some dark fruits and slightly bitter and a bit thin on the finish. Not too much on the thin side but it's there. There's also some licorice dancing around in there as well.

M - medium carbonation and slightly thin crisp not he finish.

O - very nice stout.

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Photo of pzymali
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Naters333
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DaveONan
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of cfh64
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Imacopyouidiot
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of schnarr84
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of weeble8604
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of cjgator3
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark black color with a nice tan head with very good lacing and retention.

S- The aroma is dark roasted malts, chocolate, and alcohol soaked fruits.

T- The taste is dark roasted malts with a long bitter and boozy finish that warms the stomach from the high ABV.

M- The mouthfeel is thick and smooth on the palate.

D- This is definitely a sipper, the drinkability suffers from the high ABV.

Overall, this is a pretty solid chocolate stout that is recommended.

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Photo of Nedjimb0sTavern
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: poured almost an opaque black

Smell: dark chocolate, fruit, alcohol smell pretty strong

Taste: rich chocolate and coffe flavors, sweet, bitter, this is a beautiful beer

Mouthfeel: smooth, alcohol tinglyness

Drinkability: it tastes good, very enjoyable, but also very clearly alcoholic

This is a great imperial stout, I was very surprised that it came in a 6pack for $10 considering the quality and the style.

...but the alcohol flavor is very present. It is 10% alcohol you know.

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Photo of goldbot
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the winter 09-10 Black Chocolate Stout, 12 oz. bottle. Purchased 4 bottles, of this beer, as it should improve over the next year or two from what I've heard.

The beer poured a very dark black, almost completely opaque, with a thin, nutty brown head which dissipated rather quickly. The beer exhibited almost no lacing. Aromas of deep roasted malts, not quite burnt, a hint of chocolate and molasses, and maybe some raisin. On the front is the taste of heavy roasted malt, some coffee bitterness, and a hint of caramel or toffee. The finish was really where the dark chocolate flavors stood out compared to the other malt flavors. Not too much hop presence throughout, but a nice full body with decent carbonation. The high alcohol percentage went almost unnoticed until the back end, where it was well balanced by the chocolate notes. This made it a very drinkable beer in my opinion, although the alcohol and heavy body would dissuade me from drinking much more of it in one session.

This was overall a great beer, although there was not as much chocolate flavor as I was expecting. The roasted, almost burnt malt flavors definitely override most of the chocolate.

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Photo of gregshead
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Jet Black with a finger and a half of khaki colored head that dissipates slowly.

S: Rich espresso and dark chocolate waft through my nose.

T: Deep malt/espresso and dark chocolate blended in with that roasted grain core. Some heat/burn at the end.

M: Smooth thick feel with just the right amount of carbonation.

D: A very well made beer. A drinkable RIS. Heat is a little more noticeable than I might prefer considering this beer is neither barreled or bourbon barreled.

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4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottled poured into wine glass.

A-Jet black. Dark brown foam head that lingers longer than one would expect for an RIS, leaves behind some lacing.

S-Coffee, not as much chocolate as I would have thought.

T-Malts, Coffee and some subtle chocolate.

M-Medium bodied, creamy and very smooth.

D-The creamy mouthfeel makes it less drinkable but the 10% is not noticable.

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,729 ratings
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