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RATINGS: 3080   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCopperfields (145) - Alabama, USA - DEC 30, 2003
by BeerFinancier (390.6) who gave it 4.05 / 5 Pours jet black with a browinish head of substance and depth. This head is here to stay awhile, apparenly. Aroma isn't big, and this beer is being served at around 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Roasty notes domintate, with a tad of burnt liquorice somewher in there. Mouthfeel is medium, this beer is smooth and creamy on the palate. Light chocolate notes, sweet roasted malt and well done toast. A nice beer, albeit not something I can drink a lot of. I recommend it however, for those cold nights by the fire.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djrevnoir (26) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2003
I didn't pour enough of a head to comment on it... it's dark, so dark that a goth could completely honestly say "it's as black as my soul" - which I found, as a goth, I had to say to rudolf and qwak. Utterly delicious, many thanks to rudy and qwak for their recommendations of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2003
Black coloured with light brown head. Loads of chocolate and coffee in the aroma and in the flavour. Creamy texture. Full bodied. Some hops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 Nice black beer with beautiful dark tan head. Dried fruit aroma. Licorice and anise dominate the taste. Lightly carbonated. Very subtle chocolate flavor. How is this an imperial and (imho) why is this beer so highly regarded? I’m still waiting to have one that makes me go "wow".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
igneous1 (1498) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 27, 2003
'03-'04 bottling...black and opaque, with a rockin' light brown head. lots of chocolate, some coffee in the nose, some alcohol also. flavor is a little yeast, loads and loads of chocolate, some alcohol, mild hops, and a bitter chocolate finish. i'm pissed that i only have one bottlle of this stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2003
loved this stout, very roasty for an imperial style, and the alchohol is very subdued. probably making it a great entrance style beer for someone not used to the roasted, coffee, rummy flavors of strong stouts. yay for more resonably priced domestics!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SirTom (88) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Sweet flavour jumps out at me - very chocolatey. Had this followed by a Rogue Chocolate Stout and Rogue Imperial stout. I'd rank this #2 of the 3 (behind imperial), although they're all very different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (3994) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2003
Wow this one nearly took my head off!Very dark with an alcohol content that hits you from the start-subtle it is not. Lovely appearance with a chocolate taste that you are aware of but doesn't dominate.Well balanced and one to sip and savour.By the way the bottle I tried showed the strength as 8.7 and not 8.5.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
defCon (19) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2003
First, don't let the name deceive, only a slight taste of chocolate, but definitely a very black/chocolate appearance. Very easy on the palate, a lot of head which could easily be confused with the top of a freshly baked lemon meringe pie, for lack of a better comparision. Very strong and will leave you in good spirits. Nondescript Aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2003
UPDATED: APR 6, 2011 2011-03-15, draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 7-4-8-4-15=38
Black color; thick creamy head, beige. Dark malts aroma, some bread dough too. Good body structure; strong flavor of roasted malts and dark chocolate, with a fair share of black coffee too, and light sourness that adds some vibe. Strong bitterness. Old School Chocolate Stout, very good.

2003-12-02, bottle, 7-4-8-4-15=38
Black, with a thin brown head. Aroma of liquorice, tar, roasted malt. Thick, malty, roasted malt, coffee, liquorice, dark chocolate. Strong roasted bitterness. Good but nothing more.
A big thank to Jens (Ungstrup), Jacob (Lövenlund) and Rasmus (Nørrebro Bryghus) for all the effort!

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