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RATINGS: 3050   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2004
Dark black with thick caramel colored head. Good lacing. Malty aroma, smoky, coffee and caramel with some chocolate. Bittersweet chocolate, coffee with maly sweetness. A little alcohol bite that is blended well. Chewy and smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (10136) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2004
Bottled: Is pitch black coloured. Almost no light gets through. Huge chocolate fluffy brown head with long lasting. Impressive. Full malty aroma. Loads of chocolate, sweetness, some fruityness and a small kiss of alcahol. Flavour is roasty. Hops is present and a malty sweetness. Some fruit charachters. Has a little alcahol bite, but the alcahol is very well hidden. Is fruity and ligth bitter in the aftertaste. This is a very good one. Thanks Raindog.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2004
Opaque pitch black color. Dark chocolate and coffee flavor with a suprising nice hoppy bitterness in the finish. If you have access to this beer, you have to try it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2004
Bottled. Pitch black with a brown head. Big aroma, mostly of roasted malts. Compact, lingering, hoppy flavour of mostly coffee and just small notes of dark chocolate. Syrupy mouthfeel. Wonderful!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2004
Thick frothy chocolate head tops a black body. Aroma is roasted chocolate with a slight bitterness. Flavour is chocolate, bittersweet, with a touch of anise. Finish is nicely hopped, tingly and dry. A very yummy winter warmer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2004
’02-’03, dark black color, short brown head, brussels lace, roasted malt aroma, chocolate, alcohol, strong fruit overtones – very nice; roasted malt and chocolate flavor, alcohol, sweet fruit, slightly bitter and burnt, salty, excellent texture, chewy-oily and rich; ’03-’04, thick syrupy dark black, medium brown head, lace, rich roasted malt aroma, fruits and chocolate, coffee, burnt, peppery, light hints of alcohol, aromas come together very nicely; rich roasted malt, chewy and alcoholic, fruity, chocolate and coffee, burnt with a bitter kick, salty, oily-rich texture – syrup, a meal, a winter treat

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pman (26) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2004
I've had this at the brewery, and it was the best beer I've ever had. It's a great dessert beer. The high alcohol content is not evident, so be careful it you're going to drive.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chupa LaHomebrew (12) - Gahanna, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2004
The body is quite thin, at least compared to other american imperial stouts. I liked it, but it needs a bit of sweetness and body to contrast the bitters. Astringent, roasty, with notes of molasses and raisins. Strangely huge bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jzzbassman (1467) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - APR 6, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2005 Excellent all around. The chocoalte flavor was more bitter and less sweet, making for a pleasant finish. Well disguised alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2004
A friend brought this to me from NY and i was darn glad he did. Black/opaque in the glass. Strong chocolatey nose. Sweet and fudgy. Excellent paired with red fruits (stawberries, rasberries, etc.) The APV not noticable. Great Beer!


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