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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.


3.8
   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 itís not over bearing either. A good imperial stout.. but no Bells Expedition... but what else is...

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3605) - 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 didnít 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 itís 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 (292) - 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


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