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RATINGS: 3123   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 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
temporrari (384) - 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.

   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

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerisgud (8) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 26, 2004 does not count
Pitch black like crude oil. A bit carbonated like soda. Taste almost like a chocolate coffee with a licorice-vanilla like aftertaste. it's definately a log-cabin ski lodge beer. Awesome aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8923) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2004
A real beer, the 03-04. Chocolate dark brown color and small brown head. Alcohol comes through in the drink, so slow down! Very noticeable chocolate and roasted malt. Made to age some. Thought a bit much carbonation, which held back on mouthfeel. Great dessert.

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