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RATINGS: 3201   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1752) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Aroma: intense milk chocolate, light alcohol, sweet jam. Appearance: black, small, beige, creamy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: intense chocolate, dried fruits, sweets continue then slowly give way to some bitterness. Overall: very nice Imperial Stout, fantastic chocolate aroma and palate. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplySike (1035) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2015
355ml. Bottle.
Pours black with cream head.
Aroma dark creamy chocolate, dark fruits, coffee, roasted malts, raisin.
Taste chocolate sweets, roasty bitter.
Mouthfeel thick, creamy.
Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mircoas (161) - ITALY - MAR 5, 2015
35cl @ bottle. Scura, bella schiuma, ottimo aspetto e aroma. Forte sapore di cioccolato. ottima.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (900) - - MAR 2, 2015
Rich dark chocolate and roasty cereals, dry cocoa finish. Outstanding chocolate brew, dark, smooth and well balanced, works fine as a shared digestive.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egg (119) - USA - FEB 28, 2015
2012-2013 bottle on 2/28/15. Pours jet black with a lasting tan head. Consistent lacing that leaves a spotted pattern on the glass. Nose is dark fruit, bitter chocolate, some alcohol. Taste is dark fruit, chocolate, rum or whiskey, vanilla, alcohol. Super yummy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demannu (85) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Age for just over 1 yr. Strong presence of chocolate in the nose. Slightly oily mouth feel with a solid overall palate. Taste has lots of chocolate and an additional sweetness that reminds me of mild fruit but mostly chocolate. Really solid and big chocolate stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2391) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours a black color with khaki head. Licorice, char, burnt, malty, chocolate aromas. Chocolate, roasty, somewhat boozy flavors. A big beer, enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malkyore (258) - - FEB 24, 2015
Pretty good! Very balanced... Itís almost fruity, itís really sweet with some chocolate... Iím sorry me of the future, reading this review... I donít have any funny quips to say about this... Itís so good itís almost boring...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
branko (45) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 23, 2015
355ml Bottle in Zagreb. Chocolate, coffee and roasted malts aroma. Deep dark color with thin head. Taste of dark chocolate with medium alcohol finish at the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (199) - Minneapolis, - FEB 21, 2015
This is a excellent 10% stout to go with chocolate. Almost a sweet stout in taste but twice the alcohol. Bite of chocolate, sip of beer, repeat. Yum!


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