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RATINGS: 3373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - FEB 6, 2006
I didnít like this beer as much as everyone else...and Iíve been doing a lot of stout and porter drinking lately. Poured extremely jet black with almost no head, but lacing from what there was of it. Aroma had a bit of chocolate and malt...not nealy as much as I wanted/expected. Flavor was of chocolate and roast. The body was to fizzy and light bodied for my liking. A pretty crappy 4+ if you ask me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Aquired from quiver in trade. 05-06 Poured Black s black could get. thin tan head that dissappeared quickly. Aroma was ricjh with chocolate followed by dark fruit and malt. Rich chocolate flavor with a dry roast malt finish. Some hints of raspberries and strawberries. in there as well.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
whistlebird (22) - USA - FEB 4, 2006
excellent stout, maybe the best iíve ever tried good oil color, nice aroma it has it all when people ask me what it tatses like the only thing i can tell them is itís like eating a chocolate cake

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Winter 05-06 edition. Pours black with a creamy sable head. Aromas of chocolate malts, some coffee notes. Thick, creamy lacing. Flavor is wonderfully malty chocolate, some coffee undertones are noticed. Hints of vanilla, oddly enough. Almost immediate warming alcohol all the way down the gullet. Finish is mostly bitter chocolate, alcohol comes through with it. Simply awesome! Right up there with the top imperial stouts, and cheaper to boot.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2008 Bottle 04-05 which I pulled from a six a bought for rooftoprogue. I did replace it with an Old horizontal. Pours black with diminishing brown head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor of dark roasted malt, molasses, and some very mild sweetness. Finish is bitter, peppery, somewhat warming. Unsweetened chocolate lingers nicley. A very good impy stout and very reasonably priced.
UPDATE 12-07: I put a 2007 bottle up against Expedition and Big Eddy, and this came in last. Still a good beer and a great value, but not as complex or balanced as the other two.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (5732) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Excellent. This has the full body and appearanceof an American imperial stout. The aroma reminds me of Youngís chocolate but a little better than that. Rich flavor that includes a lot of chocolate and some coffee. Very rich, chocolatey, and outstanding.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Bottle.05 run so itís new. Aroma of chocolate,dark and roast malts. Poured jet black with a slight chocolatey head. Flavor at first is very inviting, velvety smooth chocolate swirls through the palate. Then, a long draw swig of espresso combine with a decent ammount of hops really lighten up the darkness. Palate was good medium thickness but the finish was just too long. Overall itís good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Pours black, no head, though. Lovely milk-chocolately aroma... I was expecting a darker chocolate scent, but this is nice. Taste is rich and creamy, bitter finish not overdone.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Pours black with no head and only a thin ring of foam íround the side of my glass. Lost of roasty malt aroma and hints of fresh baked chocolate brownies. Thinner on the body, this is rich with dark chocolate flavours and roasted coffee. Smooth, well balanced, delicious!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 pours dark with a nice creamy tan head, aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee. the flavor is very chocolatey, smooth up front, excellent body, good brew.


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