Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

BA SCORE
93
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6,676 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:
6,676
Reviews:
2,809
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
Wants:
446
Gots:
1,471
For Trade:
50
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,676 |  Reviews: 2,809
Photo of MTKATL
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of heddar33
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of r-m-kaylor
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2016 Vintage, poured dark red (almost black) into non descript belgian ale glass with moderate coffee brown head which dissipated into a thin ring leaving nice lacing. On the nose chocolate, malt and subtle yeast. Full mouthfeel up front and through the middle with slight heat on on the back. Too drinkable, IMEHO.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark, dark brown, with low foam, and a bit of lacing.

Loads of chocolate on the nose, with hints of raisins and roasted coffee. Tiny bits of booze also seep through.

The first thing you taste is dark chocolate, and lots of it. In between layers of the chocolate, you find tones of coffee and licorice. Long finish with quite a bit of roasted malt.

Soft liquid, just the right amount of carbonation. Mayve a little bit thin.

Overall, a good stout, at a price that is hard to beat. My only gripe is that is's a little bit too thin.

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

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Flachs
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

At first I didn't buy this as I don't like coffee. The coffee is so far back in the taste I didn't mind it. I could taste the chocolate right off. The burning and warming feelings was great.

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Photo of cuvtcuv
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sunsjammer
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful pour, yielding a black chocolate color and a slightly reddish beige head. Head forms 1 finger and gradually recedes to a ring of lace.

Notes of roast malts, peppery coffee, chocolate, and cocoa.

Alcohol is apparent right from the get-go. It's a pleasant burning flavor without acridity or astringency. Lovely notes of chocolate and roast malts dance on and around the palate. Some tight licorice snap on the finish. As it warms up a few degrees the alcohol presence does become a touch astringent. Still, it's one of the better tasting Russian Imperial Stouts I've had.

Feel is pretty roasty as well, with hot, boozy alcohol dryness and burn. A dry, dry finish.

Overall the Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout is a solid performer. It's got all the chocolate and roast notes, with only a hint of unfavorable astringency. One of my top favorite RIS's for sure.

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Photo of AnyaS
4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RichieRich1812
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of John552
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Timtac
3.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jodio
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of FatsoSvuLLo
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jlazz222
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MMOSNN
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
4.15 out of 5 based on 6,676 ratings.
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