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RATINGS: 3355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (2082) - Garching, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle from a trade with Werckmeister, many thanks! Black color with tan head. Aroma is melted black chocolate, rich and thick, with just a hint of milk chocolate. Taste is black chocolate, black chocolate, black chocolate. Cocoa beans, Cocoa powder as well. Low carbonation, just the right amount to be ticklish. Absolutely flawless. Well drinkable as well, not that in your face stuff. Doesn’t need vanilla or coffee, it works like this as well!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (890) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle, courtesy of SinH4 referring Werckmeister. Like molten dark chocolate with a hint of milk, like a hot chocolate. Heavy without being overly sweet on the palate. Light and fizzy carbonation, matching the beer very well. Very, very impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
laakus (89) - Nossebro, - FEB 19, 2016
Black colour of course, foam is creamy brownish with small bubbles, disappears rapidly. Nose is quite sweet in the first sniff, also some alcoholic tones pushing through. At second sniff I can recall mild tones of chocolate, some coffee and some roasty aromas. Really nice mouthfeel and drinkable this one is what first comes up in my mind. Of course the chocolate is there as are the others flavours that are associated with a beer like this, but they gets to you in a sneaky manner that I really like and after a while I get the sense in my mouth of eating dark chocolate with roasty tones. Alcohol very well hidden in contrast to my first impression when I took the first sniff! Very enjoyable imperial stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nerdboy19 (171) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - FEB 18, 2016
1 yeard aged, thanks to Neogur2! Strong chocolate, coffee, malts aroma. Medium high carbonated, medium bodied. Bitter, chocolate, a little bit of coffee sour taste, no booze at all and very drinkable, a little bit of soy sauce. Great brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Samuel214 (316) - SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2016
Flaska från SB. Kolsvart med fingerhögt krämbeiget skum. Något bärig, inlagda körsbär, choklad, enbärsavkok. Kropp åt det tyngre hållet, något bubblig. Mycket choklad, en del chili och ganska bra kaffe i avslutningen. Kan tänka mig att den jämnar ut sig något om den får ligga ett tag. Lite spretig nu. Köpte 4 st, testar en per år!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (1392) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Jet black brew of course... head looks creamy like foam atop an espresso.. but lasts alot long and leaves picture perfect spotty lace. Aroma is impressive mix of chocolate and yeasty fruitiness.. cocoa and subtle coffee notes.. a little bit of mild sweet cherry. Flavor is dark chocolate and coffee... fairly dry throughout... lingering finish is reminiscent of chocolate covered dried cherries.. a little nuttiness is also present... body is less than expected for a brew of this ABV, but it is still fairly viscous with just the right amount of carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fullpintofbeer (67) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle. Aroma: dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, very intensive. Black coloured, oily, large creamy dark head. Good lacing. Very nice long taste. Chocolate, tiny bit of alcohol, but well balanced, full bodied. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1181) - Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Draft. Pours black with some off white head. Nose and taste is chocolate and bourbon. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Axile (64) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
Flaska från SB. Svart färg med ljusbrunt skum. Doftar choklad, kaffe, mineral och vanilj. Lite rökig smak med toner av choklad, kaffe, pecannöt och lakrits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holtguy (151) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma of cocoa and slight smoke. Flavor is sweet milk chocolate that turns into bitter dark chocolate. Roasted malt in there, blends nicely. High alcohol not noticeable. My phone says it’s 9 degrees F outside, perfect for this beer. Very enjoyable. Extra points for $8.99 price.

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