Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
BA SCORE
89.1%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 6,688 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
Ranking:
#1,406
Reviews:
2,813
Ratings:
6,688
Liked:
5,956
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
10.36%
Alströms:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
447
Gots:
1,475
Trade:
50
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,688 |  Reviews: 2,813
Photo of orangesol
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden into a nonic pint.

A - Pours out pitch black with a small one finger brown head that leaves light lacing down the entire glass.

S - Dark, roasty aroma with a slightly sweet smell from the malts. Coffee and chocolate, obviously, dominate this one. A slight heat from the huge amount of alcohol comes thru once it warms a bit.

T - Dark chocolate dominates this one. Rich, roasty, malts with hints of caramel, toffee, and other sweet flavors from the malt. Chocolate, espresso, and dark fruits help mellow out the roasty flavor. One of the best readily available chocolate stouts on the market today.

M - Fairly creamy with medium-heavy body and flavor. Slightly dry finish with a roasty flavor. The huge amount of alcohol singes the pallet leaving it feeling quite hot.

D - Fairly high given the huge amounts of alcohol in this one. It is a sipper for sure but I could still go thru a couple of these with no problem.

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Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TMoney2591
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Devil's Backbone willibecher.

Yet another example of an "old friend" beer that's somehow gone un-reviewed by me. Time to change that. To the max. It pours a straight jet black topped by over a finger of light tan foam. The nose comprises molasses, chocolate, brown sugar, roasted malts, and a hint of maple syrup. The taste is very similar, with the roasted malts taking center stage, followed by a strong chocolate powder contingent. The rest comes in in a nice dark melange in the finish. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a very smooth feel. Overall, this probably the most readily drinkable widely-available stouts around. Get some!

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Photo of thatoneguymike
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this beer at the Boulevard in Johnstown, PA. Pours out very black with a small mocha head. Lots of legs in the glass. Lots of roasty aromas straight off the pour. In the glass, there's rich chocolate. The taste is a delightful balance of dark chocolate and roasted coffee, although as it warms a touch of sourness starts to present itself. Full mouthfeel, but highly drinkable thanks to a moderate carbonation level.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black (very dark brown), moderate head, light lacing.

S: Roasted malt, cocoa

T: Really smooth beer with a very pleasant bitter chocolate flavor. There is a nice hop bitterness in the finish.

M: A tad thin, nice lingering aftertaste. 10.1% ABV is noticeable in the finish, though not necessarily unpleasant.

D: Great beer, and readily available.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Winter 08-09 bottle sampled 11/8/2008
Pours a solid black with a fluffy mocha head that sticks around for a bit before attaching itself to the sides of the glass. Aromas of alcohol, chocolate, toffee, and some roast. Taste of bitter roast and hop up front then some alcohol and then a bit of ash. Lingering ash and roast bitterness in the aftertaste. Sticky and creamy mouthfeel. Thick body with light carbonation. Great stout with lots of potential, but fresh it seems a bit alcohol hot. Would like to see this with a couple years in the cellar.

Winter 08-09 bottle sampled 3/13/2011
Pours a solid black color with a smallish mocha head that slowly dissipates to a ring on top. Smells like chocolate, lots of dark and milk chocolate, caramel, faint herbal hops and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet chocolaty with caramel, faint dark dried fruits, and a touch of alcohol. Taste is really smooth compared to fresh, it seems the flavors have had time to get happy happy together. The alcohol is still present, but not as overpowering and adds to the whole experience. Syrupy, creamy mouthfeel, medium to thick body, light carbonation. Great brew that ages wonderfully.

Winter 09-10 bottle sampled 9/30/2012
Pours a dark chocolate with a decent tan head that leaves a little bit of lace on the way down. Smells of chocolate, caramel, and roast with a hint of wet cardboard and ash. There's still a bit of alcohol in the nose. The flavor is caramel and milk chocolate up front that melts into some roast and ethanol then finishes with a bit of ash, earth, roast, and chalk that linger on the palette long after every sip. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet slick almost syrupy mouthfeel. I enjoy this beer every year and my experience always seems to be a bit different.

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Photo of dfhhead25
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%

Photo of stakem
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark black in color with a very thin dark tanned head.

Smell: Initial hints of the high alcohol content give way to a sweet aroma.

Taste: Impact is high alcohol that diminishes to tones of chocolate and burnt bitters.

Mouthfeel: Heavily coats the palette with mild carbonation.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Deep black can't see any light coming through whatsoever with a nice sized tan head leaves nice even ring of lacing. Aroma: Dark roasts bring about hints of chocolate and seared fruit with alcohol notes around the edges this is a complex big imperial stout. Taste: Creamy chocolate tone quickly nulled by a streak of alcohol like a shot of liquer infused with cherries and other fruit notes this is one big beer here, nice and alluring just a bit overwhelming one glass at a time not a session by any means. Mouthfeel: Full bodied thick syrupy mouthfeel this a big stout. Drinkability: I am much more proned to a Young's Double Chocolate if I'm going after a chocolate character in my stout this one has alot more of everything alcohol, malts, and chocolate just may lack some balance with the searing alcohol burn in presents.

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Photo of InspectorBob
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of tdm168
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The bottle is from "Winter 10-11". Consumed on 10/20/11.

Pours a very dark black with a reddish hue and 1/4" of brown head that fades after a little while. The smell has notes of dark fruit, anise, licorice, roasted malts, coffee, alcohol esters and faint chocolate. The taste is anise and licorice up front then a blast of roasted malts and coffee followed by faint chocolate, dark fruit, and some alcohol warmth in the finish. The mouthfeel is rich, smooth, and full bodied.

This is a well blended, very rich, delicious beer. The alcohol is noticeable but only adds to the overall enjoyability of the beer. All the flavors mesh well. I'll definitely have another one of these as the days get colder.

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Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 89.1% out of 100 with 6,688 ratings
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