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:
6,677
Reviews:
2,809
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
Wants:
446
Gots:
1,472
For Trade:
50
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Ratings: 6,677 |  Reviews: 2,809
Photo of Euroglot
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jonterman
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gbw5009
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Hip_Hop_Hooray
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Irishman_Scott
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Samlover55
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From The Cellar
12oz bottle into Libbey Tulip
Bottled 10/1/15 (about 15 months old) Winter 15-16 Vintage
L- pours a dark brown and appears dark black in the glass with inch thick mocha colored head, leaves lacing
S- deep rich roasted chocolate notes, caramel, vanilla and slight hint of coffee as well
T- smooth rich chocolate, followed by a fruitiness that I associate with dark chocolate, with notes of espresso on the finish
F- as mentioned in the taste real rich and smooth, full bodied
Overall this is one heck of a beer, and it is amazing what a year can do. As I had 2016 vintage this week and the 2015 is much smoother, and really smooths out the rough edges.

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Photo of AccipiterofBeer
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TroyE219
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmorris15
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of luke12345
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black with a thick tan blanket.

Smell is nutty, roasty soy, malt, and tang.

Taste is sweet chocolate dipped banana, with cocoa and nuts, finishing dry.

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Photo of Chackman151
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JLK7299
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled late 2014/early 2015; drank 10/8/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Black appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice dark tan head; strong lace.

Black licorice, raspberry, bakers chocolate & black coffee notes in the.

Thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Raspberry & bakers chocolate flavors up front; black licorice notes on the finish.

A challenging, robust RIS. Not my favorite, but one I'll return to.

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Photo of Darrin_Smith
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of beagleyx2
3.19/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of yaksurf
3.39/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
4.15 out of 5 based on 6,677 ratings.
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