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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

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RATINGS: 3150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This is the famous Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, our award-winning rendition of the Imperial Stout style once made exclusively for Catherine the Great. We use three mashes to brew each batch of this beer, achieving a luscious deep dark chocolate flavor through a blend of specialty roasted malts. We brew it every year for the winter season. It is delicious when newly bottled, but also ages beautifully for years.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bmathers (7) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 28, 2015 does not count
Bought this a few months ago on a vintage rack in Providence, RI, 2009 Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, my first time drinking this beer nothing to compare it to, but heard it was delicious up there with Rogue. I can smell bourbon chocolate its deep and rich. Pours thick black, tan ring of foam. medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, lively, long finish. Delectable, a brilliant concoction, and gratifying choice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reberiii (379) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Vertical 13/14 vs 14/15 thanks to CardsFan25. While COLD: the 14/15 has a nice chocolate flavor, but the nose is a bit weak. Notes of coffee on the nose, and random cherry type twang in the middle of the pallet, coffee finish. 13/14 Smells like chocolate syrup, and the smell is delightful. However, the taste is super mellow, and the chocolate has disappeared. Coffee presides throughout. Basically, I like the smell of the aged batch with the flavor of the fresh. While WARM: 14/15 retains some of the original hops, and adds more of a cherry flavoring. The hop burn from while cold is gone. 13/14 smells even better while warm, and finally the chocolate comes back. Maybe a powdered cocoa type taste? The 13/14’s alcohol is what carries the cherry flavor, but overall, the cellared brew came out fantastically when warmed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (838) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Black chocolate appearance. Thick and tight. Little head. Drinks very thick with nice chocolate flavor. A little bit vinegary, guessing its been hanging on a shelf for a little while but stiill good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sjohnh (288) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
In my opinion, imperial stouts move from good to great when the fruit pokes through the dark bitter body. It does here - something between cherry and raspberry making its presence felt amongst the toasted malts, dark chocolate and smoky coffee. The red fruit comes through on the nose too, alongside darker fruit, sherry and coffee. Full bodied with good carbonation. Colour: very dark, of course. It’s a good’un.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayaron (424) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle 330ml. Winter 2013-2014 edition. Dark black with big brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and notes of vanilla. Sweet flavor, dark chocolate and coffee, moderate bitterness, notes of soy sauce, sweet-bitter sticky finish with alcohol warmth. Light carbonation, full-bodied. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (1135) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 23, 2015
On draught at Harry’s in Bermuda. Alcohol and chocolate dominate the nose. Black with brown head that quickly dissipates. Leaves nice lacing down the glass. Taste is mostly alcohol with cocoa nibs and bittersweet chocolate. Moderate bitterness and chalky aspects on finish. Lacking complexity for the style as it is really just chocolate and alcohol.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
odog (23) - Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Too much alcohol. Too much chocolate malt. Just too complicated. BB lost sight of the goal - brew something people will enjoy drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScipioA (342) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Part 1: Winter 14-15 drunk fresh for research purposes. Aroma is fruits and alcohol like a homemade liqueur. Flavor is bitter and ashy but redeemed with a little sweetness. There are chocolate roasts and dried fruits. It has a delectably thick and smooth mouthfeel like most of its style, but a little dry. It’s fine but not great. 3.3/5.0 Part 2: Aged bottle to follow in a year or so.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fashawn (221) - Montesarchio, ITALY - JAN 20, 2015
Very Good beer. Nera, impenetrabile, buona schiuma. Aroma pulito ma poco intenso, cioccolata nera, vaniglia, un pò di torrefatto. Sapore di chocolate case alla vaniglia, un po, di uvetta, e finale al cioccolato amaro e caffè con interessanti ritorni di vaniglia e suggestioni di frutta disidratata. Bello il passaggio dolce amaro, con vaghi ritorni di Dolce finali, e la sensazione retropalatale è splendida. Buonissima birra, ben fatta.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrOrla (81) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle at Home. Very dark brown, small brown head. Aroma is bursting with coffee, chocolate and licorice. Flavour has coffee and dark roasted malt with a , bitter finish.


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