Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

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4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle in to a snifter.

A- Pours a viscous black body topped by a single finger of light brown head that recedes in about two minutes to a very thin cap, leaving behind some lacing.

S- Not a whole lot here, but there is definitely some chocolate, back by some coffee and a faint bit of alcohol.

T- The taste is far greater than the smell indicated. Chocolatey but not overdone. It is quite malty and there's a smokey component to it as well. It finishes with subtle dark fruit notes and a bite from the alcohol. That said, the alcohol is well-hidden compared to the last 10.0% beer I had (Ballast Point Victory at Sea).

M- The feel of this is very creamy. It does of good job of not being too stick and slick as it just glides across the palette.

O- A very solid representation of the style.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of notchucknorris
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours black with a one finger greyish brown head.

S: Smell is definitely a bit faint, but what's there is really good. A sweet aroma with some chocolate, light roasted coffee and some raisin skin.

T: Opens with a big, roasted chocolatey note. Rich notes of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Some anise, espresso, and a nice touch of oats on the finish. A nice, velvety mouthfeel works really well with the flavors here. Really good.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jifigz
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottle poured into a pint glass

This beer pours a dark and deep black color with a nice off white head that lingers for a long time. It is whatever temp my cellar is, so it is definitely not fridge cold which is a good thing in my opinion. That really helps beers be themselves. Anyways, the aroma is boozy, chocolatey, slightly bitter with a touch of wet dog. The flavor is great. It is rich and bold and smoky and chocolate and stove ash all rolled together. It comes in waves and changes on the tongue and remains quite complex. There is a hint of bitterness on the end, but mostly alcohol. The MF is a decently light for style but still quite perfect.

A great beer. I am usually not a huge fan of Brooklyn, but a good job on this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, winter 2012-2013 vintage. Drank a bottle of this stuff last year, and remember liking it a bit, but don't remember too much beyond that. So we'll see what the deal is again. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Straight pour down the middle of the glass yields three fingers of beautiful chocolate mocha colored head. Gorgeous. Virtually opaque thick oily black body. Even some nice rings of lacing leftover.

S - Toasted chocolatey oat smell. Slight bourbon / vanilla /alcohol soaked wood type aroma begins to creep out. Not bad smelling, just not very impressive. I guess I just had high expectations.

T - Dark roasted malt profile, with even a bit of hop presence standing out. More of a dry powdery cocoa type taste leftover. Not much coffee bean bitterness happening, very much malt forward. Some alcohol presence makes itself known, but this beer is ridiculously smooth for being a 10.00% abv beer. Creamy vanilla flavors begin to appear as the beer warms.

M - Dry, bitter, powdery cocoa type feel.

Overall, a smooth creamy tasty beer, and one that deceptively masks it's 10.00% abv, yet I feel that there should be more going on here than there actually is. Perhaps it's a beer that will mature with age, so maybe I will have to cellar one to find out. I would personally prefer a North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout to this beer, so maybe a side-by-side tasting is also in order. Either way, Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout is an enjoyable, highly drinkable stout, one any serious beer lover should try.

Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout ---4/5.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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