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RATINGS: 3004   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Newmassres (15) - - FEB 17, 2014
Wow, this is delicious. Hard to drink more than one in a sitting, but it is really more of a treat as I look at it. Dark as night, chocolaty goodness you will not be disappointed.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iStout (10) - - FEB 15, 2014
Good solid Stout !...we are drinking it at 69 Taps in Akron, Ohio...wow 69 beers on taps that wrap around 2 walls...the talkative, cute women bar tenders love this beer here...I do too, it’s a nice dry chocolate coffee stout..Uummm....I’d drink it all night, but...I like their Siberian Night Imperial Stout better by Thirsty Dog Brewing Co...Hey, come on, American Imperial Stouts are just the best beers in the world...like Founders, AleSmith Speedway, Bells Expedition, Thirsty Dog Siberian Night, Victory Storm King, etc...oh too much fun...life is good !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nicke80 (53) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
335 cl bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours black with little foam. Chocolate taste with great smell.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamTheBarrel (317) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
335ml brown bottle with a very nice looking label with gold lettering, poured into a snifter glass. Appearance is opaque brownish black with a small thick mocha head with good retention, that when reduced left a little lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate and roasted malts. Flavours of dark chocolate, roasted malts, toffee, prunes, spices, and a hint of alcohol and coffee. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium full bodied, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall a great Imperial Stout, the alcohol is slightly noticeable, and it’s not as chocolatey as I had anticipated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (156) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
On the nose is chocolate, sweetness, a bit nutty, booze. Taste is dark chocolate primarily, balanced malt profile, sweet with some bitterness on the end, there's also a bready/cracker note to me. It's a good chocolate stout, but a bit too boozy. Overrated in my opinion. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (229) - CROATIA - FEB 13, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2014 Very dark brown, medium brownish head. Full body, creamy texture, soft to average carbonation. Strong aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt, little alcohol. Medium sweet and lightly bitter taste. Great one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMA (113) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2014
Pitch black. Nice brown head. Malty aroma. Taste is sweet with low bitterness. Full, smooth body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EamonTheGreat (89) - USA - FEB 11, 2014
A quality stout with strong hints of chocolate. Strong malty flavor from start to finish as well as a good chocolate start and finish. A quality imperial chocolate stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonTja (97) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2014
Mocha chocolate, straight forward and kind of one noted. Pours pitch black with a small head. Taste of roasted malts, licorice, chocolate. Enjoyable mouthfeel and surprisingly easy, alcohol is not very forward.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (583) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2014
Bouteille 330ml. Couleur noire intense, mousse moka foncée riche laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de malt torréfié, chocolat noir en abondance, cendre, marc de café. Goût de chocolat, malt torréfié, pointe d’alcool quoi qu’il est presque invisible, amertume minime en fin de bouche. Carbonatation faible, corps dense.


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