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RATINGS: 3122   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
varanid99 (556) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2014
Black pour with a thin but persistent tan head. Chocolate - almost a good chocolate syrup aroma; dried fruit, jammy, plummy aromas. Taste is similar, roasty, chocolatey, slightly sweet at first then more like a good dark chocolate bar, a little coffee, a little bitterness from that as well. Slight boozy Baileys finish. Great beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (1746) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle hand drawn monkey Huddersfield. Pours like crude oil from the bottle. Jet black tan head low retention. Aroma is choc molasses roasted malts. Taste is choc coffee molasses vinous fruit strong roasted malts some alcohol good bitter dark choc finish. Sticky,very oily, a meal in a glass. Not the best smelling or tasting imppy I’ve had but has a lot going for it. Winter 13-14 bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bastarda (107) - Freiburg, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2014
@bartlebier’s and oldmanriver’s beer seminar; aromas of toffee, coffee, melasse, plums and raisins, wonderfully chewy mouthfeel, taste brings up notes of raisins and melasse again, and more plums, and plum jam with just the right amount of bitterness at the finish, malt-coffee aftertaste. A yummy beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hohops (353) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Appearance is just about pitch black, a light brown head which instantly disappears. Aroma is loads of chocolate- like smelling a smooth chocolate milkshake. Some hops are detectable, along with espresso coffee and a hint of dark fruit. Taste- huge bitterness, dark chocolate, lots of roasted malt, black coffee, quite a full mouthfeel, a long, bitter, chocolatey finish. Gets a bit more boozy as it warms, with notes of port and fruitcake. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznougut (8) - Sant Quirze De Besora, - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
Con chocolate, correcte.. Color negre negre, el nas bé i poquet gas.. Gust i paladar correcte amb un punt de caramel..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (297) - 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 (566) - 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 (940) - 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 (37) - - 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 (117) - 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.

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