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:
1,474
For Trade:
50
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle from 2012 poured into an oversized tulip glass.

A - Pitch black motor oil that produces a large chocolate/mocha head. It definitely doesn't let any light through.

S - Dark bittersweet chocolate with dark roasted coffee.

T - Semi-sweet dark chocolate (reminds me of a dark chocolate Hershey's bar), roasted dark coffee beans, and mild bitterness. With a year in the bottle, the alcohol has really mellowed out. When I had a bottle from this batch a year ago, it was extremely boozy, but this is much more balanced.

M - Thick, syrupy body that clings all over the mouth, and low carbonation. Only a slight hint of alcohol. Somewhat chewy.

O - I'm glad I decided to keep this bottle from last year, as my main complaint about it last year was that it was so boozy. The alcohol mellowed out and allowed the dark chocolate and roasted coffee flavors to come through more. I'd love to age this even longer.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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

A big black beer which pours not too thick and not too thin. Hefty dark brown head forms initially hen subsides to a thin lace.

Obvious chocolate influence in he aroma but plenty of roast for that stout heft and a bit of char and alcohol in the background.

Well rounded with lots of dark malt character. A bit grainy at times and some alcohol in the finish but generally a really fitting desert beer.

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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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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint. 12-13 vintage. Aged a year.

A - Beautiful brown, foamy head, with lots of lacing. Keeps its head for quite a while.

S - Nice, only slightly bitter, and mild dark chocolate aroma.

T - Very smooth. Only a hint of bitterness and much less alcohol heat than when fresh. Another year might have made it even smoother, but I don't think it's really that necessary. Goes down much easier when aged.

M - Nice medium to full body.

O - I found this disappointing when fresh. Too boozy and bitter. But with a year on it, it changes dramatically. I can see filling up my pantry with more of these and saving for a rainy day (next year). This is what I had hoped the first time. Outstanding.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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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%

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