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RATINGS: 3095   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cubedbee (10) - USA - MAY 18, 2004
Deep black color with thin brown head. Strong chocolate aroma. Very creamy in the mouth. Can slightly taste the alcohol but it blends well with the chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (5648) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2004
Bottled at DBF 2004. Black with a brown head. Strong aroma from chocolate and coffee. Creamy mouthfeel. with notes of chocolate and smoke.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamesp (13) - Thornton, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Winter 03-04 bottle. Small to medium sized dark brown head. Definitely has that aroma that I love, chocolatey and malty. Wonderful black color, can’t see any light at all. Great mouthfeel, creamy, and some lingering chocolate on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2004 Bottle at DBF 2004. Served too cold. Pitch black, almost no head. Burnt malt and chocolate aroma. Flavor is burnt, some licorice. Creamy mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2004 Winter 03-04 bottle. Small fizzy light-brown head that maintains a decent fizz. Very dark brown/black clear body. Deep chocolate molasses aroma with some hints of cherry licorice (?), blueberry, and whiskey. Bitter fruity chocolate taste. Full of flavor, and a pretty thick body. I think the best part of this beer is that it doesn’t seem like chocolate is added as an adjunct... it seems all from the malt. Drink at 60 degrees.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
temporrari (383) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2011 04-05 winter bottling. Pitch black w/ dark brown head. Rich chocolate aroma, some plumminess perhaps with a tinge of alcohol. Very silky chocolate flavor. Real delicious stuff. Full and creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well masked. Just damn good. Excellent imperial stout.

11-12 Bottling is perhaps the best batch I can recall tasting of this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2004 Bottled from happy deli NYC- Pours black Mud head,Aroma is of chocolate tases good coffee and chocolate are present very good beer. Brooklyn stand up

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Deep dark black, no light coming through it. Poured with a nice tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt aroma. Taste was dark chocolate bitterness with a slight coffee finish. Full bodied, coated the tongue. Slight alcohol/bitter finish. One beer to look forward to every year. Exceptional.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Always loved this beer so I figured needded to rate it. Poured black with minimal head. Strong coffee, caramel and chocloate aroma. Tste was coffee and then the chocolate hits after a few seconds. Very dark and very rich with some creaminess to it as well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2004
Thanks to DocLock for this one. I enjoyed it. Very black with a light brown head. There is a roasted aroma and a strong aroma of fruit, maybe plum or raisin. The first taste seemed to be of coffee but after several sips the chocolate malt appeared and was great. It was a nice clean taste with the chocolate persisting in the mouth providing a nice lasting feel.


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