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RATINGS: 3358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - JAN 11, 2006
Bottle. Pours a blackish brown with a medium coffee colored head. Nose is sweet, chocolatey, full of ripe fruit (plums?), and some roasted coffee. Tastes bitter, sweet, very malty, and full of chocolate. The chocolate comes out more towards the finish as does the roastiness of the beer. Very smooth palate with some definate warming qualities. Silky mouthfeel, full bodied, and satisfying. This beer was worth the 5 hour plane ride.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (2060) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2006
Bottle. Black with a large brown head. Aroma is chocolate, sweet malt, with dark fruit and a hint of coffee. A shed load of chocolate in the taste, sweet, with dark fruit, salty, smokey and with a bitter finish. Full bodied and creamy. Excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Delirium (645) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 Bottle. Pours a thick dark black with a dark tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is malty and sweet. Tastes roasty and bittersweet, with notes of chocolate, coffee, and dried fruit, and a fairly strong dry and slightly bitter chocolate finish, becoming sweet after a while. Medium body and smooth, with a lot of complexity. Alcohol contributes a bit of warmth but is quite subtle for its 8.7%. Highly recommended; a nice blending of the chocolate and imperial stout styles.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foxbush (1711) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2009 This was enjoyed at one of the best beer in the USA: Capital Ale House in Richmond, Va. It was enjoyed in a 14 oz glass. It was dark with a minimal head. This body was medium with some sweetness. It was excellent stout to finish the evening. I upgraded my score. This was my 5th beer of Christmas 2007. This is a very special beverage. This stout is so smooth you do not want the beer to end. My son purchased some for an Oyster party on 12/19/2009. This is a wonderful beverage. It has few peers in my mind. We purchased at Total Wine on 12/19 the day of the big Snow Strom of 2009.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5319) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2006
12 oz winter 2005-6. Pours like motor oil -- nice big brown head that leaves lacing. Very sweet chocolate nose with a bitter tingle. Light, creamy and very sweet with medium lasting chocolate finish. Will cellar and re-rate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2006
A lovely imperial stout, this one pours like tar. The hop bitterness is palpable from the first pour and imparts a little too much citrus for my taste into this otherwise aptly-titled brew. It held a nice thin lace of cream on the head from the initial pour into a large wine glass. The alcohol was a bit over-present in the nose with sweet burnt sugar to follow. Flavour was lovely but again, too much citrus for the style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Enjoyed at the most recent The LoSBD meeting: This pours out thick and black with a chocolate head. The aroma is a complex blending of dark, sweet malts, roasted barley, chocolate, raisins, coffee, a nutty bitterness, and a trace of alcohol. Very smooth & creamy in the mouth. The chocolate tastes come forward as you drink, accompanied by caramel, coffee, bitter nuts, dark dried fruits, and some alcohol warmth. The finish is dry and mildly bitter. Very nice.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2006
12 oz bottle At The Washington House tasting Poured a thick black with red tints. Had a dark head. Aroma of malty chocolate, carmel and raisins. Taste is pretty smooth with slight sweet finish. A very good stout.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sobchak (131) - Skagen, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2006
Bottle. - Black in colour, with a slight reddish hue. Dried fruit, malt and tobacco on the nose. The taste is dominated by chocolate, coffee, raisins and a, after my opinion, to alcoholic taste. - Not bad at all, but i think it lacks some balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2006
Bottle: Poured out a thick "motor oil" (cliche) black... not much head to speak of and very little carbonation. Had a sweet smokey rasin flavor. Not as much chocolate as I expected. had a ever so slight hoppy floral finish. The alcohol is not as well hidden as some other Imperial Stouts. But it’s not over bearing either. A good imperial stout.. but no Bells Expedition... but what else is...


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