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RATINGS: 3312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoot8726 (68) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Black pour with a tan head. Aroma is big dark chocolate, caramel, and roastiness. Taste is sweet with dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and molasses. Good brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1543) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Pours black with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, dark coco, milk coco, coffee, dark fruits, caramel, sweet malts, and molasses. Taste is similar to the aroma with the addition of some licorise, anise, and some light booze as it warms. Has a medium-full body with a semi

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bolian (104) - - JAN 5, 2016
Pours Black With light Brown foam. Nose is simple - burn and toffee and some yeasty undertones. Full bodied and very balanced taste. Burnt, toffee, chocolate and a balanced bitterness. Nice glass

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
echudy (147) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Great smelling stout with smells of chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla. Really dark thick color blocks out all light. Tastes very sweet with a lot of complex flavors, even cold. Drinking this side by side with a two year old bottle, it is much stronger and more flavorful. The two year old bottle is much softer and more subtle. Both are great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (456) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle (12oz $4 -about). Black chocolate goodness. Should seek this out.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (352) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2015
A: Pitch black with a one finger nougat head. N: Chocolate, vanilla, almond T: Chocolate, hazelnut, hint of dark berries, tar O: Decent. Bitter chocolate.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Berard (524) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Draft. Pours nearly black with colored head that lingers. Sweet boozy chocolate flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Stange. Supplier: The Steam Crane (Bristol). Deep and dark with lots of chocolate.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mfhennig (221) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Not sure if itís really black, but itís damn close, nice brown head that receded quickly leaving a small ring and minimal lacing. Aroma is bitter chocolate, and coffee. Great flavor, caramel, toffee, ash, coffee and chocolate. Judging by itís name only, I thought this might be a bit sweet too sweet for me, this is really a terrific brew. Thanks Joe!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quack-Duck (9060) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2015
bottle from BiŤrerie Illkirch-Graffenstaden. Deep black with a creamy beige head and an alluring aroma of chocolate. Full-bodied yet the alcohol is well hidden. Chocolatey with a shy touch of coffee and caramel, delicious dark chocolate flavours up front. Delicious and smooth.


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