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RATINGS: 3058   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.


3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2004
Dark head, a bit too hoppy, long lasting taste. I like a sip of Southern Comfort between swallows.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2004
I didn't like this beer as much as the chocolate bock, but it was definately awesome. A nice coffee and chocolate smell and equally divine taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crockett (1006) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2013 Wasn’t the biggest fan the first time around. Aged Black Chocolate Stout is very very nice. And for certain one of the finest to price/quality ratios in the entire beer world. Pours thick and black with some tawny oil slick. Short tan head. Nose of resin, burnt sugar, taffy, roasted malts. Hides booze notes very well. A little salty. Large mouthfeel. Still at 3 years.. a lot of carbonation. Some very mild smoke coming off those dark malts. Good amount of bitterness. A little sticky though. Coffee, chocolate, some pithy bitters. Browned butter. Iron. Mineral oils. Very nice stuff for about $3/Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2004
Well it seems as though it should be a top-flight stout but somehow doesn't quite get there. Near black with a nice enough tan head. But then the aroma is kinda bland and non-descript...you can tell there's a touch of coffee and chocolate but nothing bold. Then a nice bittersweet chocolate flavour leads to a dry finish. I gather that this one has seen better days though so perhaps it's my misfortune to not try it until now. Drinkable but not what I expected for a beer that had been in the top 50 since I joined up.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2004
Ebony stout with a dark tan head that left considerable lace on the glass. The stout is very creamy, with slight tastes of nuts, malts, chocolate, and mocha. It finished a little tarter than I would have liked. The alcohol is definitely detectable. Overall, though, a good stout, especially for its alcohol level.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2227) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2004
Near black in colour. Aroma had some alcohol, chocolate and mild cherries. Flavour of dark chocolate, mild coffee with a rather light body. Finished with a very mild bitterness.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
craven5000 (99) - Westville, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2004
Dark pour with practically no head. Solid black body. The aroma reminded me of tequila. Not until it warmed some was the chocolate was noticeable. The chocolate tootsie rollish flavor was followed by some bitterness and warmth. Over all, it reminded me heavily of tequila.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2004
Bottle - room temp. Pours black and opaque with a creamy brown head that falls quickly but leaves some lacing. Aroma is thick and rich with dark roasted malts, black coffee, chocolate and cherries. Flavor is powerful sweet and bitter, charcoal, bakers chocolate, alcohol and a hoppy, astringent finish that leaves my mouth feeling dry and puckery. Full, smooth body with creamy carbonation that rises slowly. Nice stout - thoroughly enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2619) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 29, 2004
Draft@ Sunset Grille: Banana,carmel,chocolate,red meat scent. Brownish Black, Clean. Fruity bakers chocolate. Thinner than I'd expected. Smooth easy going down. Tasty, just not overwhelming.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2004
Bottled. Dark squid ink black with a large stained brown head. Massive, powerful chocolate malt flavour. Super rich, dark chocolate flavours. Silky smooth palate.


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