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RATINGS: 3079   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Deep opaque with creamy mocha head. Dark roasted nose with a slight sourness and dark chocolate. Flavors of deep nuttiness with burnt toast lingering for 2+ minutes and turning into espresso.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4403) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2011 Bottled Winter of 2003/04; Tasted September 17, 2004: Pours a nice, death black with little head. Very obvious chocolate nose present with a medium malt presense. Kind of a burnt chocolate taste. More malts and alcohol, but in a mellowed fashion. Fairly strong. Mighty tasty. 8/4/8/4/17

Re-rating, 10/29/2011: Not sure of the bottle date, but it’s from this year’s batch, so quite fresh. Black color with a large, quickly falling head. Chocolatey aroma with some serious alcohol notes. Very sweet chocolate taste at first. The alcohol is definitely not hidden. Light fruity notes. Full bodied. Turns a bit tart after a while in the glass and the chocolate seemed to fade. 7/4/7/4/16

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2004
03/04 Black Coloring. With Tan Ring.. Rich Chocolate Aroma and Flavor. Slight Warming..and just a Bit Bitter and the End.. Best Chocolate Stout I’ve Had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Goblincat (382) - Westland, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Pours thick and black with a thin coffee colored head. Notes of malt, coffee, chocolate... Almost like smelling a chocolate mudslide. Dry mouthfeel with a light chocolate, malt, and touch of alcohol taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2004
OOOyeah,it’s black alright.Tannish head with a mohagany sheen.I got a chocolate ( gee, really ) nose but it sure seemed that someone poured a little brandy in there.Then I detected some vanilla and let us not forget alcohol.Flavors here are socking it to you here as the roasted coffee,malts,chocolate and alcohol seem to come out differently as this beer warms up.A nice beer.Thanks Jeffin7.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 14, 2004
Dark as night w/chocolate head. Sweet malt, plum, chocolate, and tootse roll aromas. Thick rich and creamy w/lingering bitter sweet finish. Coffee, chocolate, toffee, burnt toast, espresso, and a sour milk chocolate feeling. Rich and delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2004
’00-’01- Pours a deep Deep Brown with only a holo of a brown head. Aromas of soy sauce, essspresso, roasted malts, and chocolate. Flavors are the same as the aromas. Very effervescent on the palate and the goldtwins stated, it starts full and then finishes thin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2004
’03-’04. Pours dark black and oily. Small brown head. Aroma is roasted, chocolate and alcohol. Flavor matches the aroma with chocolate and coffee and balanced with alcohol. Body seemed to start full but seemed to finish a little thin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Thick black body with a thick brown head. Rich malt, chocolate, bourbon, and alcohol aroma and flavors. Nice thick feel with a slightly dry finish. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skaughty (644) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Multiple vintages sampled on the same night. All were outstanding (albeit very similar). This Impy drinks like a meal. There just tasted like there is a smattering of all kinds of table food right from the mash. The fullness of the body dissipates into a short simple chococate finish (the final course I guess).

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