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RATINGS: 3054   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 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
355ml bottle from Bierbistro. Toronto, Ontario. Alc./Vol. 10.1% Pours an opaque black colour with a small mocha ring shaped head. Aroma is complex; mainly boozy with notes of dark fruits and plums. Taste: Begins sweet and chocolaty then starts to become boozy. When you think it’s getting overwhelmingly boozy, the dry coffee finish blows your mind. Minimal carbonation&lacing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkoNm (438) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUN 10, 2014
Pours a deep black color, topped with average tan colored head. Retention is OK. There is a pleasant roasted malts aroma, as well as little coffee and bit more chocolate. The taste starts chocolatey, followed by heavy roasted feel and coffee. A bit to coffee-like for me, but still nicely enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
From a bottle into a glass. Pitch black in color. Dark head. Coffee and chocolate heavy in the flavor. This is an awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (51) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Promising dark black colour and aromas of dark chocolate and roasted malts deliver the flavour i expect to taste. Very nice indeed. When i was drinking tho, this drunken idiot approached me and he spoilt the experience of this lovely beer. The price you’ve got to pay from time to time if you’re a woman drinking alone at the pub hey? :(

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (1522) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Aroma rich, alcohol, fruity, raisins, fruity. Slightly less roasted. Pitch black colour. Taste is really full, chewy, quite alcoholic, strong roasted malt, tobacco. Fruity. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2039) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Drank through a 6 year vertical of these bad boys and every single one was enjoyable in its own way. Lots of variations from year to year but all had a nice brownie batter backbone with complexities of dried blueberry, kola nut, anise, caramel, roasted cocoa beans and traces of coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heavy (2116) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 3, 2014
Nov. ’13. A 0.33 l bottle from Vrutak store, Zagreb. It poured almost completely black, clear (I think) body with small to medium sized brown head. Aroma revealed licorice, a bit of dark chocolate and some alcohol. Flavor was interestingly not alcoholic, which at 10% is simply amazing. It was only lightly sweet, with some bitterness from roasted malt, not hops. Chocolate, licorice, coffee, cappuccino, some wood, a complex brew but with subtle components below the dominating chocolate. Of course, full bodied and creamy on palate. In the finish much less complexity survived, licorice with a bit of dark chocolate, similar to the initial concept of nose. Very good beer, wow, two jackpots in a row - I didn’t even heard of this gem before. This one needs to be enjoyed really slowly to get all the flavors well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matarrayos (4) - SPAIN - JUN 1, 2014 does not count
Vintage (winter 12/13) 35,5cl bottle. Color is very dark brown, almost black, it keeps a nice brown foam that sticks to the glass walls but disappears after a few sips. You can smell the alcohol, alongside with sweet notes of chocolate, a little caramel and coffee. Taste is pretty licorice, roasted and sweet with a soft but long-lasting cocoa-coffee bitterness aftertaste. Medium body with very low carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. I really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (501) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2014
Very dark brown, small brown head. Aroma is bursting with coffee, chocolate and licorice. Flavour has coffee and dark roasted malt with a well balanced bitterness. Long, bitter finish. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (415) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle, 12/13 vintage. Dark brown/reddish/black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted with dark chocolate and coffee. Taste has roasted malt, stale coffee, dry chocolate, soy, liqourice, alcohol, tart notes. Full body, soft carbonation, dry. Dry after taste.

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