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RATINGS: 3311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2005
’01-’02 Bottle. Aroma chocolate/licoricce/roasty. Appearance, black as motor oil, with a faint brown head that fades quickly. Taste is strong roasted and chocolate. Quite sharp. Sweet finish. Very thick and heavy. A great sipping beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2005
Quite odd to drink this on a warm summer day. This is heavy stuff. It’s completely black. Flavor is powerful and lingers in my mouth forever. Thanks to Papsø for assisting in rating the aroma. And for helping me drink it.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Wow, if you like a really chocolaty stout, grab this now. Reminds me a lot of the samuel adam’s chocolate bock, great strong flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2005
04 Bottle. Pours a very nice black with a tan head. What a wonderful roasted chocolate coffee aroma. Hops are very muted in this beer. This beer explodes in dark-chocolately and roasted malt flavors, with some relatively well hidden alcohol warming. Nice smooth mouthfeel and some moderate bitterness closes this beer. Awesome stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattShizzle (577) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 Excellent representative of an Imperial stout! My favorite beer of that style. Very strong.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Dark black body with a brown head. There is a choclate-coffee aroma. The taste has burnt flavors with chocolate undertones. There is some alcohol warmth as this goes down, but there is little in the way of alcohol taste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Poured dark black with a thin tan head that went down quickly. Smells of strong chocolate that makes the first sip very enjoyable. Tastes just like it smells with a nice smooth chocolate kick. If your a chocolate lover, as i am, this is the stout for you. I think I’ve found a new favorite stout to drink although it is tough to get in florida.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (3009) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2005
Aroma:chocolate,alcohol... Appearance:dark brown,small brown head.... Flavor:Chocolate,alcool...

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geuzelambix (243) - København, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2005
This a lovely and strongly tasting beer with a long finish and a full body. The aroma is as far as I see, or smell it, the weakest part of the beer, but this is of no big importance when you taste it. Then it kicks you in the face with its impressive power.I would say that It goes well with chocolates but not with salty food.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2005
2004: Poured ruby black with a big bubbled tan head that faded into a nice tan skin...smell is bakers chocolate...period...taste is smooth rich bitter chocolate...not incredibly full bodied...I don’t love beers on nitro, but that would probably (cheatingly) add some body to it...finish is roasty and a touch bitter...no noticable alcohol...this is very decadent but still delicious...


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