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RATINGS: 3287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walleye (1082) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4545) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2005 2004-?05 vintage. 35.5 cl bottle. Served in snifter. Black. Nice, creamy, brown head that leaves fine lacing. The aroma is something else: tons of chocolate, roasted coffee, rum, and delicate hoppiness. And amazingly rounded. Wonderful! The taste is impressively balanced; there?s lots of chocolate, big maltiness and sweetness, but the sweetness is balanced with nice hoppy bitterness, and impressive roasted notes. Superb finish. Full, soft mouthfeel. Good drinkability. A world class stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2004
Almost black in colour. Head is initially light brown, 1cm tall, nicely laced for an imperial stout. Strikingly malty from the start, proposing a rather complex roasty base on which builds up anise, chocolate and vegetal flavors. The roastiness at the end is a definition of stoutish balance though I didn’t enjoy the raw vegetal green hop aspects, almost citrusy. Oily mouthfeel has a fairly moderate carbonation level and lets show a good trace of alcohol toward the ending. I was a bit underwhelmed by the chocolate tones to this, while they are to be found, I expected more focus. As it is, this is a well crafted imperial stout that seems a bit basic, yet a good foundation to shape better beers after.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2004
Pours a thick black body with a lovely beige head. Aroma is mostly roasted malts with hints of chocolate. Flavor is also malty with some coffee and chocolate. Palate is super.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lamas (1494) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 13, 2004
’04-’05 bottle. Pours dark black with thick dark brown head. Smells of licorice and slightly of chocolate. High ABV is only slightly noticeable in taste but still very warming. Very malty and roasty. Beers this thick always give me indigestion the next morning. I last had a bottle of this about 5 years ago and remember liking it better than this.

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