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RATINGS: 3070   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heykevin (1275) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2004
Hop aroma is very english, dusty, with some dark sweet malt wafting as well. Malt starts a tad astringent, but then the sweetness takes over and rides out on a long slow smooth chocolate finish. Underlying roast coffee as well. Alcohol is well hidden. Thanks a bunch Dan!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Black with a tan head. Powerful nose--sweet with a ton of roasted malt. Flavor is very sweet, has a noticable astringency, is somewhat chalky, chocolatey, and very roasted. Gives an overall impression not unlike bitter chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freekyp (1483) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2006 One whiff of this and you know you’re in store for something special. Full bitter chocolate nose portends the malty and supremely bitter chocolate flavor. Overtones of licorice are present. Topped with a creamy tan head this oily thick brew needs a tough red meat or a chocolaty dessert to stand up to it. Highly alchoholic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
black as midnight with a toffee colored head, very dense. sweet chocolate, ripe fruits and roastiness. Ripe raisiny and pruney. alcohol shows. A beautiful progression from front to finish: initially biting, alcoholic and assertively burnt, fades ro a mellow mix of chocolate and mild roastiness. Full, lively mouthfeel leaves dry and crisp, with a pleasant burnt palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Great appearance, solid black with a large tan head. Aroma is chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is alcohol, chocolate, charcoal, and smoke. Overall this a pretty good beer but way too much alcohol especially considering the ABV. Perhaps I'm just not sold on this style yet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Black, dark tan head, chocolate aroma, very thick mouthfeel. Flavor is -- well, it's an imperial stout, so the alcohol is definitely present -- along with malts, chocolate and smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Bottle pours coffee black with a tannish head.   Pitch black this beer is.   Notes of burnt malt and dark semi-sweet chocolate are apparent.   Taste is of an imperial stout, dark, thick, and a tad bit hoppy.   Mouthfeel is silky, very smooth.   The finish reveals a bit more of the chocolate flavor.   Minor hop twinges followed by a warm flush aftertaste.   Well balanced, not sweet, yet not too bitter.   Very enjoyable.   Thanks goes out to ClarkVV for the trade!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2004
Heavy malt aromas, laced with dark chocolate, come from this opaque black Stout. The head is huge - creamy and dense with a mocha color. Sweetly bitter, well balanced and creamy full body. Loads of chocolate linger on the tongue. Very nicely done and worth seeking out. This needs to be a year round brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 28, 2004
on tap at brewery: this is a good looking beer and good tasting. rich dark brown hue with a fuzzy thick head that disipated in my plastic cup. (only $2 at the brewery) chocolate coffe flavors...with some slight sweet alcohol taste. checked the abv and knew why, 8.5%. drink it kids, its good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2004
mmmmmmmmmmm...contender for a new fav (for today anyway). Incredible chocolate aroma. Even over-powered the cigar drenched tavern. and the taste, let me reiterate, mmmmmmmm!

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