Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 31, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
04-05 winter brew.yet another gem in my trade with kp.im always very excited to try and any impy stout.this perticular impy pured as dark as motor oil with a tine brown head.as the head sat and simmered it turned a bit white and left nice lacing/webbing on the snifter glass.the frist wiff gave me that "s’mores" style aroma with chocolate,marshmellows,and gram crackers.followed by some roasted malts,and smoke.i then put the glass up to my lips and my palate recieved the following:roasted malts,chocolate,smoke,a bit of alcohol,and a nice coffee finish.the mouthfeel was nice and full with a hint of acid sharpness.i was very happy with the palate as it continued to change well after the initial sip.this is an outstanding stout.
gerbache (8) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 30, 2005 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2004-2005. From the first smell, the chocolate is there. Once you start drinking, the chocolate is present, but is well balanced with a roasted malt. Alcohol is barely noticeable, despite its strength. Excellent warming brew, one of my favorites.
GTown (127) - New York, USA - JAN 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2005 Tried this on tap at MacGregor’s in Rochester, NY and also 04-05 bottle (re-rate). Great overall flavor. Burnt flavor going in...mild bitter-sweet chocolate finish. A top stout. Re-rate ’05-’06 bottle. Still fantastic!
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! This beer is a pleasure to look at and to taste. Rich flavors of dark chocolate and roasted malt. The alcohol has a pleasant warming effect making this a perfect winter evening beer.
arjoseph (640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2005 GABF 2004. False advertising. NOT a chocolate stout. Damn fine stout, but not enough chocolate for this to be dubbed a "chocolate stout." The only place I sensed the namesake flavor was in the finish, which tasted like roasty dark cocoa powder. Other than that, this one tasted like plum and currant. Good beer, but come on: chocolate?
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2005 scent is of alcohol, malt,cholcolate, and butterscotch... mmmm...tan head with black color to the brew. toasty, matly, dark chocolate, butterscotch hints, with caramel overtones, strong alcohol flavor. this was the 04-05 season... the best part is i got a six pack at the deli downstairs. kickass.
Leaving the numbers the same, but thought i would add that this is totally different on tap. Much much smoother, without as much bitterness and none of the weird funk I got in the first one.
05-06: rerate: this was interesting.... this was one of my first beers when i started, and now a year later, i am having it again. the aroma is definitely chocolate and malt with some cherry/fruity undertones. Still a great appearance with almost black color and very dark brown head. the flavor is sharp and acidic. almost sour. big chocolate flavor with some roasted malt and some smoked malt, and throwing in some scotch burn. sour cherries are definitely present in the flavor as well... not sure its intentional though. not as thick as i remember it being, but still good.
Hangover (1086) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JAN 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004-2005. Pours a deep black with a voluminous dark brown and foaming head. Dark, sweet chocolate aroma with hints of malt and alcohol along with some mocha. Taste is.... absolutely wonderful. Burnt, toasty taste with some dried fruits, wine-like flavors, molassas and more of the dark chocolate. Slightly bitter towards the end as the acohol creeps though in a pretty noticeable fashion. Very warming. This brewery makes some kick ass beers and this is the best I have had from them. Exceptional stout!
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark black color with foamy brown head. Aroma of bitter chocolate and coffee. Taste is bitter and sweet chocolate malts with smooth dry roasted coffee. Holy crap this beer is good. I was not expecting this much from a beer that is so reasonably priced and so widely available. Way to go Brooklyn.
NosirIwont (2050) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Man, have I been looking forward to this. Not only is this supposed to be a great beer, but it’s 2:15 am, and I just finished my three-day written exam, which is to be handed in tomorrow. As the nice guy I am, I had promised myself this beer when I was done. Double joy! ... Fantastic - there is absolutely no sound when pouring this beer in the glass. Usually, you can hear the carbonacid sizzling, but this is like pouring cream - smooth and gentle. And it still produces a thick, beige head, which matches the dark, dark colour
brilliantly (and behold! - it stays!). Aroma is great; roasted with creamy notes - reminds me of Bailey’s. And the chocolate is delightfully present. Flavour is sweetish with roasted notes. Alcohol is very present, maybe a bit too much. This is the only bad thing I can say. Nicely done bitter finish. Thick, creamy palate with just the right amount of carbonacid. This could just about be the ideal stout. (But in case there are
one or two out there that are better, I better drink a lot of others too).
andreas11 (2) - DENMARK - JAN 17, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout has a nice sweet and roasted aroma. The taste is sweet at first, then it becomes roasted and at the end the bitterness of the dark chocolate punches through and rounds up this unique experience. This is a very very fine chocolate stout!