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RATINGS: 3058   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.


4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blockhead (11) - USA - JAN 25, 2004
Rogue and Young's make a better chocolate stout. This one seemed a bit too acidic to me, not bitter, but acidic. There's not very much chocolate flavor to this malt actually, certainly not compared to Rogue.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2004
I found this one a bit lacking in the flavor department. I expected, given the label, a chocolatey taste, but this is almost overpowering.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Had this one at Fatheads in Pittsburgh's South Side. What a beer! Complex enough for any beer lover to enjoy!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus (1) - KÝbenhavn, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2004 does not count
Black coloured heavy stout. Really chocolate in the aroma and in the flavour. Creamy texture. Full bodied. Some hops in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zach8270 (3378) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Nice and black with no hints of read. Good thick brown head. Has a bit of a burnt/coffee nose to it. Good strong malt flavor with a detectable chocolate base.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2004 Well, no lie, it's a black stout allright, the head too is fairly dark. Very sharp licorice nose, hinting to both the chocolate and the alchohol. Big full mouthfeel of roasted malt, strong dark chocolate flavor (no real surprise here) and some espresso. Just big and tasty, reminds me a bit of the Stone Imperial Stout. Cloying chocolatey goodness. Thanks a bunch CaptainCougar.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2004
(2003-2004 bottling) jet black with nice tan head. Slightly burnt malt aroma. Roast coffee and black, black chocolate (the imported stuff you can only get at specialty stores) flavors. Would have been great with a rich chocolate cake.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1more4dessert (329) - Upstate, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2004
jet black with nice foamy head. bittersweet almost cooking chocolate flavor with roast malts and coffee peeking through.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 Amazing, dark, dark, deep brown, almost black but definitely brown. Head is gorgeous, thick and creamy, huge and voluptuous like chocolate mousse. Aroma burnt and chocolatey with hints of licorice, espresso, and rich, ripe fruits. First taste is sweet, burnt chocolate and dark caramel over toasted grains. Wow! I had trouble putting this beer down. High ABV is well hidden in the huge and blanketing palate. Finish teases with hops, but toys and teases with more chocolate. This is a very high quality stout that I have been hoping to try and stumbled on luckily (and randomly) at a local pub last night. Hooray! So far, this is my highest rated beer, and, although not my favorite beer, itís up there.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 9, 2004
Been waiting to try this one. Pours an extremely dark color with a thin tan head that leaves a little lacing on the glass. The aroma was mostly just malts, but there was a faint hint of coffee and a little less of chocolate. Now for the flavor: Initially I got a burst of dark chocolate flavor, followed closely by a sweet malty flavor, then it finished with a strong alcohol tone. A lot more smooth than I had first imagined, but it could be more so if they could mask the alcohol a little better. Still a wonderful brew and the initial burst of chocolate was superb. Loved this one. I think it took me nearly 40 minutes to finish it because I kept just sipping it to get the most of the flavor.


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