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RATINGS: 3080   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SED43 (23) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2004
I have the ’03-04 version of this brew. Malted chocolate with hints of cherry and an a nutty coffee bouquet in the nose. Dark color no transparency even when held to bright household lighting. Big lovely dark tan head that laces the glass nicely of a snifter. Strong full bodied flavor mostly roasted coffee with hints of chocolate and cherry. Not what I explected when it came to the mouth a bit thin for my like. Still packed a nice kick in the pants. If it were just a little mouthier I would have given it a 5/5. For the conclusion. There are better choco stout’s. This one is definatly a good choice maybe slightly over rated. Because of the accessibilty Noting my score. And location.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2004
Fresh winter 04/05 bottle. Ultra deep black, dark tan regenerating creamy head. Bitter-sweet chocolate, toffee brittle, roasted coffee, with a very slight berry / vinous quality in the nose. The flavor is fantastic with burnt bitter-sweet chocolate, french roast coffee and cream, with a decent shot of hops balancing out the sweet malt bill. Full bodied, fizzy carbonation, lengthy bitter, semi-dry, warming finish. Always a winner for sippin round the roaring fireplace. A great Impy!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastdog75 (362) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Winter ’03-’04 edition. A deep, rich, intense stout, definitely a sipping beer all the way. Some notes of chocolate in there, but the flavor mostly consisted of dark roasted coffee, almost espresso like. Alcohol is present in the flavor but it is not overbearing. A very nice brew altogether.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Manko (5) - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2004 does not count
Beginners: Let this one warm up... Made a big mistake in not setting the bottles out to take the chill out. After the first beer I was calling some co-workers who raved over this beer. Bottle #2... HELLO! I get it now, Great Beer, enough said...

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (903) - USA - OCT 5, 2004
Extremely dark color with nice tan head. Fairly easy up front, but a nice backing with a fairly bitter aftertaste. Taste is roasted malts with some chocolate, and a slight alcohol taste without being overpowering. Overall great example of an Imperial Stout.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Opaque. Fantastic, evil aroma with notes of mocha, deep dark chcocolate, peanut butter, coffee and roasted malt. This is my ideal Imperial Stout as it had the ingredients that I usually desire. It had lots of deep rich malt notes rather than dark fruitiness that you find in some, yet I thought too much black malt was used in this one. Coffee, chocolate and mocha were present. For the style, this beer is alright.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Thanks Sancho for this outstanding bottle!. Beautiful deep black pour with a great foamy, mocha-brown head. Nose hits me with black licorice and raisens...slight bitter coffee smell...wonderful. Definite raisin and chocolate flavor....with a bit of coffee on the finish. Tastes like it smells., which is great. More I drink the more I get notes of toasted nuts. I’m sad Sancho only sent me one bottle...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - SEP 25, 2004
03/04 bottle. Poured into a snifter opaque black with a foamy tan head. The nose is roasty with ints of coacoa. The flavour is not nearly as roasted with great flavours of chocolate and raisin and a nice dry aftertaste. Went very well with some fine dark chocolate.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Loddeer (171) - USA - SEP 25, 2004
Another extremely overrated beer. The initial taste is inviting, but leads to a more charcoal then chocolaty taste. There was a subtle hint of espresso almost, but the dominance of the dark flavors on the palate made it unenjoyable on the whole. It was not that bad, but as far as being rated so well ... give me a break.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kevin (2085) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 23, 2004
bottle. blacker than my soul with a slight orange head. aroma is alcohol and chocolate, reminiscent of a warm hadful of hershey kisses. strong chocolate taste that has a great hop bight that lends a fantastic balance. there is also a touch of orange flavor that melts in nicely. this was very warming, as i now see it should have been at 8.5% leaves a bit of coffee and of course chocolate in my mouth. Thanks to Tchrome for this one also.


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