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RATINGS: 3360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Would you believe that this is a Winter ’98-’99 bottle that I had tucked away and totally forgot about?? I had very little hope that this would even be drinkable let alone ejoyable. What and incredible treat! Super smooth, sweet, mellow, creamy, stunning! I don’t remember much about this beer when it was new so I have try a fresh one real soon for comparison, but let me tell you, this aged beauty will be tough to beat. Everything an Impy should be and more.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Truly great imperial. Big, I mean BIG, chocolate profile, very sweet and sticky, but saved by a heavy dose of hopping that undercuts the cloying aspects of this type of beer. Nicely brewed on all levels. Very effective winter warmer with a nice alcohol bite.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
shrubber85 (10029) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2006 Bottle. Molasses, cocoa and acetone aroma. Opaque black brown color with nice tan head. Dark chocolate flavor initial that is quickly overwhelmed by a strong bitter/astringent medicinal finish. I even opened another bottle to check - maybe I got two bad ones because I did not enjoy this beer - I strongly suspect somehow I got bottles infected with bleach - have to try again someday.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2006
Bottle. Black thick pour leaving black opaque liquid with a big dark tan head. Super strong aroma, alcohol, bakers chocolate, and a bit of roasted coffee. Rich, malty, burnt flavor...coffee in front, chocolate in the middle, bitter hoppy flavor in the back with a long aftertaste. Very easy to drink, but will fill you up quickly...very rich. A delicious imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Draught at Tyler’s in Durham, NC. Served in a Brooklyn Brewey snifter. Opaque black with thick brown head that laced the glass. Smells of roasted coffee, alcohol, anise, and caramel with chocolate and sprucy hop undertones. The alcohol, anise, and caramel dominate the flavor and there is a roasty bitter aftertaste. Very complex imperial stout that is true to style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (1993) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2006
’05-’06 Vintage

Virtually black and syrupy-thick with caramel color hinting around the edges, headless except for an oily ring after a fizzy head. All sorts of chocolate in the aroma from light milk to dark semi-sweet. Sugars and alcohol highly apparent. Flavor finds thick chocolate with just a slight move to bitterness in the finish with a hit of coffee.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16111) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2006
Pitch Black color you cant see through this stuff at all! Very nice brown head. Bitter Sweet taste hints of Dark Chocolate and roasted coffee are present.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Lots of coffee with bitter chocolate mixed in witha dry strong sweet finish. Very dark color color and foam.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Brown creamy medium head floats on a sea of thick black liquid that prevents any light passage. Aromas of dark fruits, coffee, and burnt caramel barely cover the influence of the alcohol. Thick, chewy, resinous mouthfeel. Coffee again, as well as bitter chocolate, peppery spice and citrus. Finish is long and fairly bitter in spite of a lingering maltiness. Well done.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HrHolm (6) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2006 does not count
Bottle. Dark and creamy - sweet, but not overly so. Long aftertaste. Very delicious beer.


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