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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.


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3599) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Pours an opaque black with a thick, luscious mocha head. Great aroma of raisins, currants and toasted malt. There was lots of flavor including coffee, toasted malt, raisins and plums. I didn’t get the chocolate so much. Also, there was a definite alcohol burn which got in the way and overpowered the other flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2006
A Mes rate: 33cl bottle from Bar Fringe (Freebie! thanks Mike!) Chocolate and coffee nose as you would expect. Bllack as night with a dark mushroom coloured head and lots of lace. A touch more sweet and creamy than you would expect, maybe it’s the chocolate. Lots of coffee in the finish. Nothing out of the ordinary really but a fine beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2006
A very black body and pour with a dark brown head. Plums and chocolate are noticable in the aroma. Heavy chocolate and coffee accents in the taste. A bitter ending very similar to black coffee.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thehinge (290) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Black pour with a burgundy head. Aroma is caramelly. The malts are very good.....hints of caramel, chocolate and raisins. The mouthfeel is very chewy and thick. This is what an imperial stout should strive for...I think.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrchug645 (71) - alb, New Mexico, USA - DEC 30, 2005
White Wash2005 brought a sixer over and it did not disapoint try this beer if you like guinness stout or lump of coal stout

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2006 ’05 bottle purchased from Kroger on Carystreet in Richmond, VA. Poured a dark, and I mean dark black body with a dark chocolately brown head that diminished quickly. Chocolate and caramel are sweetly pesent in the aroma. This stuff is thick and screams chocolate. This is the beer equivalent of death by chocolate cake, only not as sweet. Chocolate hits you in the mouth with the taste followed by some slight roasted malt. Alcohol was very prevalent in the finish, but not overpowering. Definantly warms the body up a bit. Very good, but this stuff is like a meal all by itself!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - DEC 27, 2005
The aroma is of dark fruits and roasted chocolate malt. The color is a deep rich black with a tan head. The flavor of dark fruit comes through nicely with a rich roasted malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2005
Bottle. Dark black with little brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, dark malts, and alcohol. Strong flavors of alcoholic, fruity red wine and burnt chocolate malts. Smoky, roasted, and very fruity - quite sweet. Impressively complex, but alcohol and fruit dominate too much.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2005
bottle. 2005. pours a deep black body with a small ring of mocha head. the aroma is very rich, inviting, and complex - cheesey yeast, chocolate, vinous, raisin sweetness. flavours of bittersweet chocolate and a delicate soft creaminess. very smooth yeasty body. full of chocolate and toasted caramel. assertive bitter finish. I like this stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2005
Bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Full bodied. Plenty of chocolate, sweetness and some bitterness. Coffe (cappuccino) hits in after warming up a bit. Dangerously easy drunk. Wish the bottle was larger...


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