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RATINGS: 3354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Overrated. Not enough malt flavor. No complexity except for some unpleasant sourness that isnít supported bythe malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkgrenwel (604) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Creamy and rich mouthfeel. Chocolate, raisins and licorice. Bitterness both from roasted malt and hops. Medium hop presence. Dry finish. Dry overall, actually. Some cherry. Some alcohol at times. Very chocolatey. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mhoster56 (34) - Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Bottle. Pours jet black without much of a head. It is very think and rather creamy. Burnt chocolate flavor which is not overpowering or too sweet. Also, a noticeable flavor of molassas. If anyone is from Pennsylvania Dutch country, and has had a shoo-fly pie,,, this beer tastes like one is drinking a shoo-fly pie. Pour this one into a snifter and savor the smell for minutes before sipping by the fireplace.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2006 Winter 05-06 bottling. As dark as anything Iíve ever poured before with a browner than tan head (with some staying power). The stream from the bottle looked more like oil than beer. The aroma is heady with alcohol, some fruity esters, and chocolate malt with roastiness. The palate is luxurious and ample, smooth cream with tiny little bubbles. The flavor is a little raw, but still really a joy to drink, which seems unusual. Iím assaulted by alcohol, but not in an unpleasant way (more like a port than a scotch). Beneath that thereís some cherry, big roast and big chocolate malt. No creaminess here! A charcoal bitterness lingers on the tongue in a very good way. I will be laying down the rest of this six pack for sure! 8-15-06 Appearance is unchanged, and though this was an early rating, Iím not altering the points. Those nose has sweeter more prune-like character to it than I last remember, with very prominent fruit. The palate is really still top notch. And the flavor has some roughness around the edges still, but it is much sweeter. I think Iím going to sit on the 4 bottles left for some time. And though I should probably alter this early rating, Iím going to wait for the next tasting to do so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2006
This is very thick and creamy, great palate. The aroma is of alcohol, chocolate malt and maybe raspberry or just a hint of some fruit. Strong alcohol in the flavour, but also a very nice roasty finish. Sweet. Chocolate is much stronger in the aroma than the flavour, but definitely there still. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (5689) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2006
12 oz bottle, 05-06 vintage. Motor oil black pour with a small dark brown head that fades to a thin wispy covering. Huge aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, alcohol, and espresso. Flavor is heavy on burnt malt, alcohol, espresso, and chocolate. Finish is a warming alcoholic burnt toast combonation. Highly hopped with it most prominant in the finish. Mouthfeel is the definition of oily texture with very fine moderate carbonation. Overall, I find this to be very enjoyable, but with the youth of this bottle the alcohol is a bit too prominant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2006
UPDATED: APR 9, 2014 deep dark brownish black with a thin brown head. almost like a castoria appearance (but only in appearance, not taste :-) ). Smell has some roasted coffee and Lots of chocolate. Taste is a nice blend of sweet and bitter chocolate. Some licorice flavor too. has a slight alcohol bite, but goes down very smooth. Nice balance of good flavors in this one..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Undefined (46) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2006
Black apperance. Rich aroma of coffe and some chocolate. Chocolate, coffe, malt and a bit of alcohol in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2006
12 oz bottle. Looks like an espresso in my snifter. Crema dies down in a minute or two. Spotty lacing. Aroma of tangy chocolate coffee with molasses. Roasting peanuts and Play-doh. Begins with some hop burn, a whisper of chocolate, then coffee to alcohol. Not quite as creamy as it looks but a solid medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (16583) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
Bottle from Utobeer. Black with dark thin head. Chocolate everwhere in this. Bit of heat from the alcohol. Brilliant dark choc which is on the grainy side. Some oilyness. Yep itís choc and stout. Smooth, velvet and choc. Winter 05-06 bottling

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