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RATINGS: 3373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2005
2005-2006 bottle. Pours a thick black with a large dark brown head - excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, caramel, hazelnut, espresso, molasses, and raisins. Wonderful rich flavors of coffee, cocoa, and hazelnut. The chcolate flavor is not overpowering the other flavors, and there is a nice balance between sweetness and bitterness. Full-bodied, but not syrupy with a nice creamy texture. Dry, slightly bitter finish leaves a hint of smokyness. An excellent imperial stout - one of my favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 26, 2005
’05-’06 bottle via Secret Santa. Pours near opaque thick liquor with a small fizzy creamy tan head and thick lacing. Sweet dark chocolate, dark roasted malt, molasses and cocoa with dark fruit (prune, raisin) notes and port, dark roasted coffee. Dark chocolate bitter lightly acidic flavor transcends to a sweet caaramel dark roasted malt with prunes and hoppy, alcohol notes. Dark and full-bodied, smooth and warm palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2005
05-06 Bottle. Pours a deep midnight black, some dark tan head. Nose is roast, chocolate, and a wierd sourness. Taste is the same, start out a a rich dark chocolate flavor and not much else until the end of the gulp when a strange sourness hits the tongue. Silky smooth. Too one dimensional to be very good, but this site seems to love those one dimensional beers. Just because its big and bold and higher ABV doesnt mean its worthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2005
This dark brown beer pours with a frothy brown head and has an intense malt aroma with plenty of chocolate. The great chocolate malt taste of this beer makes it an excellent late night drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Black pour with a dark brown head. Chocolate aroma. Rather sweet taste with a touch of bitter from the dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reedcd2 (47) - USA - NOV 23, 2005
Thick copper head that lasts. I was skeptical because the beer was bottled in ’03 but the smooth is definitely smooth with huge chocolate taste. Roast and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ebonheart (12) - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2005
A taste for the Holidays. Not threatening abou thte taste. Even good for non-beer drinkers. Light on the chocolate, which it probably a good thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pinnhead (93) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2005
truly delectable dessert beer. It compliments the most savory chocolate cake, pie, pudding etc...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2005
Really stellar appearance. Very syrupy, some bubbles accumulate into a brown head, which quickly recedes. Chocolate dominates the nose. Very sweet. Lots of alcohol on the palate. A little bitterness, nothing overwhelming. Drier towards the finish. Slightly lighter bodied than other Imperial Stouts I’ve had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2007 12 oz. ’02-’03 bottle sent to me from Kramer17801. Pours very very dark. Deep tan head that dissipated quickly. Lacing appeared and then slid down the glass into the beer. Heavy aromas of chocolate and dark molasses. Flavors were very similar with a decent hop/alcohol finish.

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