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RATINGS: 3107   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (286) - HONG KONG - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle at Junction in London. Pitch black pour with tan head. Chocolate aroma with a bit of licorice but not overpowering. Smells great for a stout like this. Taste is rich and bitter chocolate - roasted malts, hoppy bitterness, lots of chocolate and some coffee. Bitter finish. Doesn't taste like 10%. Palate is both bubbly and rich (not too thick though) - nice. Exceeds expectations - delicious stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidtjm (515) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle. Pour is black with a caramel head, aroma is sweet, caramel, coffee. Taste is sweet, chocolate, caramel, body is thin, texture is oily. Excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (926) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a chalice. A: Pours a deep black color with a thin dark beige almost brown head. Minimum retention and very few lacings left S: Smell is rich. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, candy, vanilla. Ended by grassy hops and alcohol T: Follows the nose. Roasted malts, hints of dark chocolate, coffee, yeasts, grassy hops. In overall a deliciously bitter beer. Very very tasty M: Full creamy body. Low carbonation. Dry bitter mouthfeel. Alcohol is quite evident. Aftertaste is grassy and earthy O: Brooklyn beers are usually good. This one is even better ;) [ BA Review @ 1/28/2012 ]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zodiac (34) - - OCT 14, 2014
deep, heavy, chocolate, coffee, no alc in taste, aroma not too strong, very oily, very interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
katrinaez (89) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Great burst of flavor at first with the chocolate, but it is a harsh bite of alcohol. It finishes with bitter tastes of the cocoa bean unsweetened. The nibs if you will. Thick and rich. Deep black color.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1681) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Bottled winter 2013-14. Black with a medium sized diminishing light brown head. Molasses, charcoal, bark, earthy coffee, cocoa, warming alcohol, some dried dark fruits, vanilla bean. Carries the abv well. Long finish with dark fruits. Rich without being heavy, sticky and sweet. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
i liked it quite a bit, but it’s not nearly my favorite imperial stout, or chocolate stout. it does however cover the abv incredibly well. i’d have guessed 8%. it also has a great balance of roasted malts and dry bittersweet chocolate. with the abv so well hidden, though, it also came across at juuuuuust a bit thin. very good - not quite in the uppermost tier, but another wishlist cross-off!"

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
konungen (73) - - SEP 30, 2014
Mycket mörk chokladbrun färg. Doftar sött av rostad malt & choklad. Riktigt bra smak där chokladen är framträdande. Alkoholsmaken är lite för stark personligen. Flaska från Systembolaget. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartlebier (1883) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle pour@5e Mondial de la Bière, Mulhouse - FR. Convincingly austere black pour with deep beige crema cap. Dulcet aroma of caramel, chocolate, no abv, a near sweet stout. Full layers of 70% dark chocolate coat the palate, balanced out by a moderate hop bitterness, red wine tannins, moderate liquorice and an astringent nut roastiness. Late ash/charred malt in the leathery, quasi-tangy finish to seal the deal of an imposing, but gorgeously drinkable ImpStout. One to revisit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
venom666 (389) - Elche, SPAIN - SEP 21, 2014
Jet black color with a slightly beige short lasting head. Aroma is rich in dark chocolate and coffee, but also has dark fruits, toffee and caramel. Taste has less chocolate than the aroma, but is also predominant, together with coffee, roasted malts and sweet caramel. Aftertaste is alcoholic (not boozy) and bitter.

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