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RATINGS: 3202   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
echucker (2) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2004 does not count
2004 bottle. Poured an almost inky black brown - 100W bulb didnít penetrate the glass. Thin rusty head. Raisins and Dutch cocoa which became more pungent as the chill wore off. French roast and more cocoa across the tongue. The warmth afterwards almost made you think it came from the roasted coffee malts....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
duke33 (68) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2004
Sampled the 2004 release. Very nice flavor - the chocolate is not too overpowering, as with some "chocolate" beers. Nice and smooth, but be warned, the 8.5% alcohol will sneak up on you!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2005 Pours a beautiful black. Strong aroma of sweet chocolate, raisens and maraschino cherries. Beautifully balanced malts - smooth all the way through. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2004
aroma is dark baking chocolate, stale hershey kiss, roasted malt, and clean alcohol. body is black, no light shines through. head is dark tan, thin, somewhat foamy but rapidly diminishing. fizzy carbonation, oily and creamy mouthfeel. dry roasted malt flavor, then smooth alcohol burn and bitter finish. slightly acidic coffee flavor in the finish too. good balance, not too sweet not too dry, and not too much alcohol - which not all stouts can claim.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2004
black with small brownish head. aroma is quite unremarkable for an imp. stout. Flavors of dark roasted malt with a hint of choc. strong alc. finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Poured black-coffee brown, but thicker with a tan head. Full of chocolate and coffee-like flavor but not sweet. Enjoyable, looking for more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2004
Garrett is God! Excellent stuff. Pitch black with a lovely brownish head. Lots of chocolate and roasted malts, some dryness (wood) and a little coffee in the end. Nice chocolate bitterness. Overall this could be BBís best beer - and that is saying a lot!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BiggDaddy (7) - Helen, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2004 does not count
this is a pallet blowing stout. The aroma just intices you taste buds, well balanced and not overly sweet. the finish just lingers around in your mouth. loved it!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Decided to open my 2004-2005 bottle and let my 2002-2003 continue to age. This beer compliments of Skaughty pours a dark black color with a thick dark tan head at first but it fades into nothingness shortly thereafter with considerable lacing! The aroma is rich with chocolate, vanilla, a hint of alcohol and dark currants. The mouthfeel is full bodied and thick with chocolate, vanilla, dark currants, wood and twigs. Finish is grainy, slightly dry and sweet. Slightly sticky with slight bittering in the finish from a mild hop boost. The chocolate could be bolder, but its done nicely and no portion of this beer is overwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2004
Deep red/brown colour. Not quite opaque. Oily appearance, reminiscent of coal tar. Little carbonation. Very malty aroma. Mainly burnt malt flavour, with licorice and dark chocolate on the finish. Rich and quite bitter. Itís certainly an assertive and appealing beer but, somehow, I didnít feel all the parts came together perfectly enough to lift it into the top flight. I often feel mouthfeel of these Imperial Stouts are a little too tarry and sticky, so perhaps its just me. Bottled, courtesy of The_Beer_God..

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