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RATINGS: 3252   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sebastian_F (2) - Gävle, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2015 does not count
Aroma; Chocolate and licorice with hints of toasted bread and coffee. Apperance; Opaque black Taste; rich and heavy roasted tones , with traces of chocolate and burnt toast, with a lingering tone of spices and licorice. The mouthfeel is creamy with a soft carbonation and long finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (485) - - MAY 10, 2015
Drank at home with Liedewij 09-05-2015 (2013 bottle). Nice beer, my kind of taste. Perfect body, thicker than average and soft. Pleaant taste, chocolate is really stark. I like that. Balanced, pleasant beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niksko (458) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2015
Winter 13-14 bottling. Pours pitch black with a nice fluffy tan head. Nose is milk chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, and an interesting savory soy-saucy umami note which is cool. Flavor is lots of rich milk chocolate, again, quite acidic lightly roasted coffee. A definite hit of soy sauce on the palate, but more the sort of musty savoriness of soy sauce rather than the actual saltiness. Caramel and some toffee on the late palate. Finish relatively dry with just a hint of marmalade. Medium carbonation, medium to heavy mouthfeel. Pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (878) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 4, 2015
Black colour, brownish head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, cherries, roasted malts, strawberries. Taste is light sweet, light bitter, slightly tart that works perfectly to cut the richness. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Very nice and tasty.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
partchapol (65) - Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Smell of coffee, cocoa, deep dark brown color, light brown crown, taste of coffee, mild sweet at right bitterness, not too lasting finish and bit of tannin, very good. By the way ratebeer overrates stout a lot. Top 50 rate all perfect 100 score, how that possible?

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BiraSevdasi (10) - TURKEY - MAY 1, 2015
This must be an oasis! One of my favourite beers, especially during the Winter. Pours a moderate brown head, which is 1-to-2 fingers and long lasting. Smell: Dominant coffee and chocolate flavours with hints of alcohol and dark fruits. Taste: Roasted maltines, chocolate and coffee aromas attack to your palate. It reminds me a bitter chocolate. The existence of %10 alcohol is noticeable but it does not disturbs the palate. Very long and beautiful bitter finish in the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (403) - ITALY - APR 30, 2015
35 cl bottle. Black colour with brown head. Chocolate aroma. Liquorice flavour, chocolate, roasted malt

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lawman834 (255) - Texas, USA - APR 26, 2015
Entering from my scorecard after having sampled at the Big Texas Craft Brew Fest.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomekk1978 (851) - Ząbki, POLAND - APR 26, 2015
UPDATED: APR 29, 2015 Aromat: czekolada i kawa do potęgi. Do tego lekka paloność i niewielki alkohol. Tak powinien pachnieć RIS. Barwa: czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Piana bezowa / jasno brązowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, niewielka i raczej szybko opadająca. Można to jednak wybaczyć tak mocnemu piwu. Smak: spora słodycz, kwaskowość z ciemnych słodów i alkohol. Mega czekoladowy posmak z nutami kawy, palonością i niewielkimi melanoidynami. Goryczka powyżej średniej, wzmocniona przez paloność i alkohol. Krągła pełnia, umiarkowane wysycenie, wytrawny czekoladowo- palony finisz z alkoholem rozgrzewającym przełyk. Jeden z bardziej znanych RIS-ów z USA, na który przyszło mi czekać dość długo. Jest to bardzo przyzwoity trunek, aczkolwiek miałem nadzieję na więcej. Pozostające odczucie kwaskowości jest bowiem nieco zbyt wysokie.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (746) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
Black with brown head. Chocolate, roasted malt, syrup and coffee bean aroma. Slick and thick palate. Sweet, floral, caramel and dark chocolate finish. Overall: nice and unique. The chocolate tastes a little cheap. Like chocolate syrup.


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