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RATINGS: 3201   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2004
Bottle: Blackin color with brown foam. Yeasty/fruity nose. Taste is roasted with yeast and citrussy hop taste - propably from Cascade hops. Some acidity too. Mouthfeel is surprisingly light. A nice stout.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bodomite (34) - USA - DEC 3, 2004
Pitch Black color you cant see through this stuff at all! Very nice brown head. Bitter Sweet taste hints of Dark Chocolate and roasted coffee are present. Very strong imperial stour and I would reccomend this to any fan of RIS very good beer. But beware of the high alcohal content.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Pours out a nice pitch black color with a little over an inch of tan foam. The head retention is fairly good as it sticks around for a few drinks and leaves a nice lace around the snifter as it is consumed. The aroma is reminiscent of Kahlua, with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and a slight hint of dark fruits. Taste is very much similar with a bitter sweet dark chocolate taste standing out front with roasted coffee and a slight earthy hop tone complementing it. The chocolate taste coats your mouth along with a nice full mouthfeel. This is another great example of a highly drinkable imperial stout. A great IS in every area, highly recommended.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
flemdawg (539) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Got this in a trade with ClarkVV. Black in hue with a tan head. The aroma was roasted malts and milk chocolate. The taste was much of the same. Lots of roasty flavors with milk chocolate. Also got a fair amount of alcohol, some molasses and a bit of bitterness. A lighter feel than I expected. A bit thin for a impy stout, but still quite good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2004
’04 bottle. Pepper-spicy hops and chocolate malt combine in the aroma to form kind of a dry chocolate-covered spruce thing. Dry mouthfeel with rummy-sweet chocolate malt. Dry coffee bean finish. I like the dry chocolate character in this stout but it could use a more satisfying mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walleye (1072) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2004
at kuhnhenns thanks clarkv v for bringing this in a trade with flemdawg. poured black with tan head. aroma, chocolate, roasted malts,coffee,nice hoppiness, cocoa. flavor,dark choclate,malts, licorice, hints of alcohol. a very enjoyable beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Does actually deliver an incredible chocolate punch and lingers without any stupid sweetness. Just the cool bitter after taste you would expect from a world class stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2004
Great stout with an intens dark coffee color and a small brown head with a short life. Outspoken burned and roasted malt aroma’s with a soft and light fruity accent. Faint hints of orange zest, mint and lemongrass. 2nd fase an overpowering boost of Mocca, cocoa and Irish Coffee. The mouthfeel is dens and oily, and has a fine typical stouty bitterness. Again overpowering chicoree, mocca and burned malts accents in the taste. Finaly the great 100% pure BLACK CHOCOLATE aroma’s are taking the upperhand in the afthertaste. Outstanding stout with a complex oily caracter. Huge thanks go’s to The Beer God for sending me this very original brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2004
tap. sexy appearance like a girl with a short skirt and a looong jacket... aroma of mocha chocolate and fresh coffee grounds, smooth creamy, milky mouthful... deep caresses

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2004
Sweet chocolate aroma with roasty and smokey notes and some hints of orangey, resinous hops. Opaque brown-black with thin but lasting brown-tan head. Flavour has notes of roasted malts and balsamic-like flavours to play along with the huge cocoa and leafy hop flavours. Fair bitterness in the finish. Medium-full body is soft in the mouth though perhaps a bit still. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT and Rastacouere.


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