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RATINGS: 3368   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 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 (17143) - 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 it’s choc and stout. Smooth, velvet and choc. Winter 05-06 bottling

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
Bottle (small sample) at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 29/09/2005 Black and rich on the palate. Chocolate and coffee aroma and flavours. Roast finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brooklyn35 (5) - salisbury mills, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2006 does not count
2005-2006 bottling. Pours a beautiful black color with a caramel brown head which unfortunately dissapates rather quickly. The aroma is very complex with notes of licorice, molasses and of course chocolate. The roasted character of a stout is not very evident in the aroma or the taste. Surprisingly the alcohol at almost 9%is very subdued in the flavor and the aroma. Body is very full with a creamy consistency. It tastes of sweet and sour notes with chocolate and molasses. Overall a very unique and interesting beer. The flavors and aromas achieved with only malt are remarkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
henrikb (1261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2006
2005 – 06 Bottle – Very dark, pours almost oily with no head; The nose has loads of soft chocolate, a little bitter chocolate, actually just a lot of different chocolates on a slight malty and hoppy background (it has something unpleasant/unfitting to it as well, warm milk or something that I dont really recognize); Very soft, very oily, powerful body; Long, long soft, bitter, full and oily finish, again with lots of different chocolates, later with a very distinctive burnt character. Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate and a little to little depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Winter ’05-’06 Bottle courtesy of jjpm74. Poured a very dark brown color with a thin light brown head. Sweet chocolate and alcohol aroma. The flavor was roasty, chocolate, coffee with hoppy bitter presents. Full body with a creamy texture. Bitter coffee and cherry aftertaste. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Contra (30) - USA - MAR 10, 2006
Strong in every sense of the word, Brooklyn’s Black Chocolate Stout is a perfect winter beer. It pours that criminson black typical of a stout. The only downside is the bitterness which overwhelms a bit too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3rd beer tasted at Book_M_Dano’s brew day. 12oz bottle, brewed winter 05-06. Very think looking pour. Black (with brownish hints at the edge)! No head. Sticky, thick aroma, malt candy came to mind. The taste was different. Sticky sweet with burnt and roasted malt with a hint of citrus. Vague chocolate notes that, together with the citrus, reminded me of that chocolate you can get in the shape of an orange and its orange flavored. Very slick mouth feel. Lingering after taste of bitter citrus and chocolate. Good, just not the right blend of flavors for me.

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