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RATINGS: 3007   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2004 Vin Diesel black with little head and touchy lacing. Smokey chocolate smell with Seattleish yuppie like coffee undertones. Similar flavors as smells but lots of smokey goodness. This was a 2001 bottle, so it is aged. A little acidic and astringent on the palate. Overall it's a good stout but might I suggest a little overrated.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3149) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 1, 2003
bottle-RBSG-2/28/03. WOW, nice imperial stout!!! This is on par with old Rasputan if you ask me! these lower alcohol imperials just seem to be much more balanced than the others. very little beige head. dark, oily, surupy appearance-no light through this one!! Dark chocolate bar aroma. notes say "absolutely awesome". nuff said!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Pitch black with fluffy brown head. Slightly sourish with coffee and chocolate notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TipsyMcStager (1135) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 30, 2003
Licorice, mild chocolate, molasses and alcohol in the aroma. Pours opaque black, tan head that quickly dissipates. Smokiness, burnt malt in the taste, starts sweet, with a dry finish. Alcohol is present at the end. Chocolate notes are minimal at best. Probably could use some aging.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
presario (4536) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 30, 2003
Dark brown head is almost as thick as the beer. Opaque black brew. Aroma of chocolate and licorice. Great lasting finish. Light alcohol burn which enhances the smokiness in the flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4889) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 29, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2003 This brew pours an opaque black body with a large creamy head. It had a strong coffee aroma. It also had a strong alcohol flavor with strong coffee notes.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BBB63 (5751) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2003
Opaque black with large creamy light brown head. Excellent lacing. Full-bodied. Heavy malty aroma, bittersweet chocolate and expresso nose, hints of smoke and spruce. Chocolate undertones to a bitter taste, finishes clean however. Very creamy and lively mouthfeel. Moderate alcohol level also detected on the palate. Rivals Youngs Double Chocolate stout for best of the genre, outstanding beer, highly recommended.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2003 Dark brown as it pours but settles solid black in the glass with a pencil width high head of tight creamy foam of light leathery brown color, much like light chocolate, which is fitting for this stout. Some strings and spots of lace. Smell is nose smacking gorgeous goodness of very sweet and rich chocolate with a nice dark fruit mixing in there of bananas, dark cherries, and starfruit. One great whiffer! Taste is more scruptious sweet chocolate, moderately twinged and tanged at first, a bit hefty and dark, touch of burntness, smooths out leaving traces of dark fruits and a super nice thick luscious drying sense. Some sweet tingly senses introduced as well in this flavor packed punch of a stout. Its not to complex, but its fulfilling in a simple sense and tone. Rockin' good! Feel is pretty heavy and full, lightly sweet hold at the start, goes smooth, creamy, and boldly drying and tingly into the finish. This is a supurb stout and highly enjoyable and I recommend it highly. Those of you who can readily pick this stuff up, you don't know how lucky you are. Awesome stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
haddon90 (1385) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2003
A very nice stout! Sweet chocolate with a hint of coffee! A very good flavor. A nice mix and balance of chocolate and hops. A very excellent beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2003
On tap. Black with light brown head. Roasted chocolate and coffee aromas. Full flavor, impressive balance of loads of chocolate with malt and hops, not just a stout with some added chocolate flavoring. Finish starts out sweet and chocolatey, ends a bit more bitter with taste of alcohol. Excellent beer, serves well as a dessert.


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