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RATINGS: 3257   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
racedom (23) - Guadalajara, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2015
Black and quite thick, brown head. Quite intense roasted aroma of chocolate and coffee. Flavour is dryish bittery roasted, dark chocolate, coffee notes at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2887) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Black oily pour, almost no head. Aroma of cacao and roasted malt. Full taste of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice and some hop bitter. Tasty brew.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malin_aiisa (219) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Choclate candy, burned oat aroma Dark Brown Brown head. Full body, medium bitternes, some sweetness. Metallic finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (1043) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 13, 2015
330 ml bottle from Bier-Deluxe.de, winter 14-15 version.
Pitch black body, with a small, creamy, coffee colored head.
Rich aroma of melting dark chocolate, liquorice, coffee, cocoa, toffee, slight ash.
Delicious taste of coffee, very smooth chocolate, cocoa powder, some ash, liquorice, dark fruits.
Full, creamy, velvety mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes smooth, roasty, dry, a bit alcohol warming, with coffee, cocoa, slight ash.

Wow, very tasty! Warm, smooth and complex, with a well hidden alcohol. Really a comfortable sipper, that isn’t as massive as other Imperial Stouts, but wonderfully balanced instead.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopmaestro (474) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2015
aroma is nice and pleasant from roasted malts and coffee beans. A faint hint of licorice sweeps under your nose. Taste is slick and sweet but still rich and potent. There’s a small touch of red berries underneath. The aftertaste is not too heavy and the bitterness hangs around for a while. A really decent presentation of how you brew a proper stout.

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 (500) - - 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 (480) - 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 (895) - 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 (68) - 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?


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