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RATINGS: 3271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blankboy (6651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2005
Bottle. Vintage 2004. Pours black with a small foamy light-brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, light hops and roasted malt. Smells great, tastes even better. The flavour of dark chocolate, coffee, hops and sweet malt is delicious -- now this is a Stout! WOW! Body is creamy and smooth. Not only is this perhaps the best Stout Iíve ever had but itís close to one of the best beers Iíve ever had. Fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rafalweb (11) - USA - OCT 14, 2005
Really good beer. Full bodied to the extent that after finishing it, I was no longer hungry. Pours very dark. I was expecting more of a head, but I love dark tan heads, and this beer has a dark tan head. Reminds me of chocolate and caramel. Leaves a bit of an aftertaste that I wasnít crazy about, but that didnít detract from the great aroma and sweet/chocolate flavor. Proud that this is a Brooklyn brew, I grew up not far from there. I love the Brooklyn beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Bottle. Black color with a large light brown creamy head that diminshed slowly with good lacing. Heavy roasted chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Moderate sweet flavor with a sweet finish of average duration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Nice brownish head. Flavorful, rich aroma and nice dark appearance. Full tasting, complex, chocolate flavored.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcr (2370) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2005 Rich, sweet imperial stout. Enticing black pour even with a skimpy tan head. Strong aroma of malts, chocolate and alcohol with notes of vanilla and caramel. Medium to heavy body with silky mouthfeel. Flavors of sweet malts, chocolate, caramel with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Strong taste of alcohol. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Rich nose like tootsie pop. Opaque body with a thick beige film of buibbles. Taste-bitter up front with some alcohol, raisin, dark fruit. Very vinous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
threethreads (5) - topsfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2005 does not count
í04-í05 bottle. beautiful dark tan head that lasts despite itís strength. suprising aroma of plums,raisins,fruit cake maybe? warm strength comes through right away then lingers pleasantly. reminds me of anchor porter only stronger. iíve managed to hide away bottles from í99,í00, and í01.will inform when i imbibe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsp (113) - DENMARK - OCT 1, 2005
Very dark, close to completely black. Roasted malt and chocolate notes dominates, but notes of caramel and coffee are present too. Iím looking forward to drink this beer again, itís wonderfull...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Bottle Winter 03-04. Sampled at the monthly meeting of the Champaign-Urbana beer club courtesy of Edward. I remember having the 02-03 version not too long ago and being wowwed (if such a word exists), so perhaps this one just needs another year. It was tasty, not as magnificent as I remembered it earlier in my pre-rating days. Regardless, it defines the style "chocolate stout" and balances both characteristics marvously. Packed with dark chocolate and richness, it certainly warrants its status in the Top100 list. Its viscous and chewy, fudgy and sweet. A nice beer overall, and one that I need to return to again after some more time in the cellar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Poured from a bottle I acquired in a trade from Eyedrinkale. This oneís a winter 03-04 bottle. It pours into my snifter to a viscous black body with a nice brown head. Good lacing. The aroma is full of rich chocolates, barley, port wine. Very robust and delicious. Rich chocolate truffles, coffee, molasses, dark fruits, port wine. The finish has some charcoal characteristics. Very delicious. The palate is thick, medium carbonation, dry, very good.

How do I get more of this????!??!?!

This is one hell of a tasty beer. If you want to throw it in a trade, Iíll gladly accept this delicious brew.

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