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RATINGS: 3373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1889) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2016
Bottle at home, bought at Geers. Chocolate, siruppy, pretty noticeable alcohol, some roast but not enough. Ok Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
I’m glad Catherine the Great loved to get loaded. Pours a jet black, with medium tan crema head. Aroma was of alcohol, coconut, dark chocolate, and vinous qualities. Tasted of dark chocolate, vinous, roasted malts, and espresso. Had a heavy slick body with low carbonation. Had a strong grape and coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kapusil (1179) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 19, 2016
0.355l bottle. Pitch black body, thin light brown head. Aroma of mostly caramel and chocolate with some dried fruits and coffee. Taste of chocolate, caramel, reisins, roasted malts and some whiskey. The name reflects the character. It’s really chocolatey. I like this a lot.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (367) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 16, 2016
Very solid offering, this pours black with a thin, but persistent and clingy top of brown head. Aroma is not overwhelmingly chocolate, but it’s there among vanilla, roast, and slight booze. Flavor follows the nose well, and that’s a good thing. Nice notes of dark cocoa, some sweetness in the middle, and a somewhat dry, slightly bitter finish. Will definitely have this again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (792) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 13, 2016
Thanks Lore for the bottle!!! Black thick pour with beautiful light brown head. Chcolate milk, spice and dark roasted stout aroma. At first very chocolatey then lots of bitterness like dark chocolate, roasted malts, and slight booziness. Great chocolate stout with a boldness that satisifies. More chocolate than Samuel Smith’s version (and more juiced) but similar combo of bold malty stout and medicinal spice in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoTheO (112) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
Bottle 355 ml. Deep dark brown, rich lightly tanned head. Aroma reminding of chocolate and some soy sauce (perhaps also some gravy). Taste is very sweet and too boozy for me. Finish has a lot of coffee notes and roasted malts. Palate is somewhat sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redders1974 (946) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2016
Good mix between the coffee roasts and chocolate some dark fruits decent rich mouthful with the warming booze coming through at the end

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcinG (417) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2016
Butelka 330ml. Limitowane butelkowanie z zimy 2015. Czarny gesty stout . Palona brazowa piana ktora jest gesta kremowa i wysoka. Wyglada swietnie w sniferze. Aromat czekolady palonych cukrow i ciemnych slodow kawy melasy. Swietnie ukryty alkohol lechcze przelyk po kilku chwilach. W smaku wyrazne nuty czekoladowe kakao i kawy. Swietnie zbalansowane piwo .ktore mozna smialo nazwac deserem w butelce.

Marcin G

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bozo_skeleton (1010) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAR 28, 2016
Noire dense, collet epais et perssitant de fines bulles, belle dentelle. Aromes torrefiés mais un peu leger par rapport a ce a quoi je m’attendais, pointe de liqueur. La mousse est bien crémeuse et sur une amertume tres chocolat. Liquoreuse a souhait en bouche, longue, tres longue sur le chocolat amer, une petite merveille.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzgorog (705) - FRANCE - MAR 23, 2016
Noire pétrole, pas de mousse. Nez intense de chocolat et de café. des notes de liqueurs (cognac, armagnac). Bouche puissante de chocolat, de pain grillé et de liqueur, quelques notes boisées. Le corps est huileux, très dense, l’amertume est moyenne est bien balancée par l’alcool, très présent tout au long de la dégustation. C’est une excellente bière digestive, qui se boit lentement et qui réchauffe !

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