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RATINGS: 3004   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2004
Pours pitch black with a stiff creamy tan head. Tastes brilliant of chocolate and roasted malt. It's slightly sour even which is a great contrasting flavor that gives this a lot of depth. The alcohol flavor is amazingly hidden. Mouthfeel and body are great. A very tasty beer that I am so, so glad I bought when I was out East. Comparing this to Young's Double Chocolate Stout is worthless, they are too different, but both are awesome. Gotta check this one out if you get a chance.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JSmith1181 (13) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 20, 2004
What the???????? Who melted the godiva choclate and poured it in while I wasn't looking. Holy Crap. Im a huge fan, I must say you have to have a large appreciation for beer to enjoy this one.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jaysoneslick (24) - Montana, USA - MAR 20, 2004
tastes like chocolate.........................................

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2004
Winter 2003/2004 bottling. Near-black with burgundy highlights. Chocolate, treacle, and roasted malt in the aroma, with more alcohol as it warms. Initially sweet with notes of chocolate fudge and dark fruit, before becoming dominated by relatively full, oily, roasty, bitter chocolate flavours of notable depth. Long finish with a malty, roasted aftertaste layered over some astringent hoppiness. A bit variable, by some accounts, but this was nothing other than highly enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2005 I was happy to find this at my last visit to London! Pours a tar black body with a fine dark tan head. What a beauty!! Aroma is nice and heavy. Lots of chocolate, dark roasted malt, hops, coffee and fruit. Flavor is very full and tasty. It starts with a fruity sourness and ends in a nice bitter coffee and hoppy finish with a fine alcoholic bite. I really love this stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 14, 2004
Sweet malt, rich with noticeable alcohol under layer. Dark chocolate brown, creamy crown. Soft texture, nice finished malt well rounded with hoppy but subtle touch. Touch of lighter mocha is nice bonus. Nice balanced brew

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2004
Dark head, a bit too hoppy, long lasting taste. I like a sip of Southern Comfort between swallows.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2004
I didn't like this beer as much as the chocolate bock, but it was definately awesome. A nice coffee and chocolate smell and equally divine taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crockett (1002) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2013 Wasn’t the biggest fan the first time around. Aged Black Chocolate Stout is very very nice. And for certain one of the finest to price/quality ratios in the entire beer world. Pours thick and black with some tawny oil slick. Short tan head. Nose of resin, burnt sugar, taffy, roasted malts. Hides booze notes very well. A little salty. Large mouthfeel. Still at 3 years.. a lot of carbonation. Some very mild smoke coming off those dark malts. Good amount of bitterness. A little sticky though. Coffee, chocolate, some pithy bitters. Browned butter. Iron. Mineral oils. Very nice stuff for about $3/Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2004
Well it seems as though it should be a top-flight stout but somehow doesn't quite get there. Near black with a nice enough tan head. But then the aroma is kinda bland and non-descript...you can tell there's a touch of coffee and chocolate but nothing bold. Then a nice bittersweet chocolate flavour leads to a dry finish. I gather that this one has seen better days though so perhaps it's my misfortune to not try it until now. Drinkable but not what I expected for a beer that had been in the top 50 since I joined up.


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