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:
1,475
For Trade:
50
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Photo of steverx8
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Walleybeer
4.99/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of chillin
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sulty
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yasky
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with small 1 finger head. The aroma is dark roasted malt, cocoa, and just a little dark fruit. On the taste I mostly get a dry bitter dark chocolate with a good amount of dark malt. The roast really doesn't come through until the finish where it finishes bitter with a very nice warming. The mouthfeel is a little thinner than I'd like, but it's still thick enough to coat the mouth. Overall this is a solid stout, not one of my favorites but I really enjoyed it and I can't wait to see how the other 3 cellar.

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Photo of TheBen5
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

12oz bottle served just above fridge temperature and served into a tulip. Purchased while visiting the US.

Appearance - pours almost the darkest of dark blacks with a small half finger of tam head on top. Good head retention and the color eradicates light. Small cap of tan foam lingers for a good duration on top.

Smell - dark chocolate and some surprisingly cherry aroma too to add some complexity. Some mild earthiness with just a hint of vanilla and coffee on the nose, but sweetish on the nose with dark chocolate and cherry being the stars.

Taste - loads of dark chocolate, a prevalent but restrained bitterness. Some mild sweetness with a brief cherry intermission before a fine coffee ground flavor shines through as well. Complex with multiple levels of flavor there's even a coffee, vanilla and caramel troika to close. Yum. Enough other flavors to make me think this is an American stout as opposed to a Russian imperial stout.

Mouthfeel - smooth with a heavy but slick body, creamy feel and adequate carbonation. Just right for the style.

Overall - while Brooklyn's Dark Chocolate stout is not quite the pinnacle of the style, it is a delicious, flavourful stout loaded with dark chocolate and cherries that is certainly worth any beer advocates time. Highly recommended for this top notch brew.

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Photo of mbaer1970
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I love my imperial stouts and I also love Brooklyn, so I had to try this one. This is an amazing sipping beer and is not for your run of the mill beer drinker. I mostly like my beer like I like my coffee, nice and dark; so this is well within my wheel house. Overall the smell is spot one and second to none for an imperial stout. The taste is also very good and gives it a feel of drinking dark chocolate. Overall I am quite pleased with this Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout and will be partaking of it through out this fall and coming winter.

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

Poured a winter 15-16 bottling into a Nonic. Color was ink black with a full tan head with good retention. The aroma is of roasted malt and coffee. On the palate very minimal carbonation with a rich creamy mouthfeel with the flavor of coffee and dark chocolate with deep roasted malt and fruity back notes of plum and raisin. Bitter on the front end which gave way to a subtle but discernible sweet finish which became more prominent as the beer warmed while drinking. the high ABV does not come across as boozy but does make you take notice. Very good.

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Photo of MaddDogg84
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdt88
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Vader444
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I have enjoyed this stuff occasionally for years. Bought 8 bottles last week and 4 are gone already. Almost perfectly black with a reasonable head retention which can easily be brought back to life with a gentle swirl of the glass releasing the gorgeous aromas anew. Had a bottle head to head with Founders Breakfast Stout. No clear winner but a slightly fuzzy head this morning!

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Photo of janubio
3.54/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black colour, with a small brown head that fades too soon, leaving a thin layer and aring, and a creamy lace. Aroma of prunes, chocolate, notes of coffee. Creamy, thick and brandy alike palate, good carbonation. taste of prunes, chocoalte, coffee.

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Photo of wattie83
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nate2034
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcel371
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Great black color and smooth pour. Love the chocolate flavor and ease of drinkability. Great to sip on a cold winters evening with your favorite person.

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Photo of zotzot
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of anvindr
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a gorgeous dark black with a 1 finger malty brown looking head. The smell comes off a little boozy with lots of bready? flavor coming through no chocolate that I can detect though. The taste changes a lot as it warms starting out like a strong and good guinness-ish simple stout flavor. Ends up tasting deliciously chocolatey but not too much or fake at all imo. Overall one of my favorites also makes a damn good black flip if youre into cocktails at all

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