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RATINGS: 3058   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.

MacDouglass' rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Aroma: general brewery, some corn, ambiguous malt, not as much caramel, toffee, and chocolate in the aroma as I might have expected; Appearance: this stout just looks awesome before you’ve even put it to your nose or to your lips, very dark, like strong coffee, with just a hint of red if you can get the slightest amount of light to pierce through the edges of the brew, head is thick with a caramel to mahogeny tint; Taste: is absolutely fantastic, this beer really deserves its rating and is popular for a reason, fig and dried fruits come first, followed by bitter chocolate as you exhale after the first draught, followed subtle but roasty oats/malts, primary impressions are 50/50 sweet/bitter; Palate: the dark chocolate is truly in the aftertaste, which makes this beer extremely drinkable in that you want more and more once you get started, carbonation is good, sometimes I’ve had stouts of a similar ilk that are complex in flavour but, overall, taste gross because they’re practically flat as soon as you uncap; Overall: one of my favorite stouts, although, admittedly, stout is not my favorite style, so there’s probably several out there worthy of receiving similar accolades, highly recommended

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Burgers (286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Opaque black with small beige head. Aromas of bitter chocolate and liquorice with coffee and alcohol. Taste slightly bitter with background sweetness. Complex palate, creamy texture, full mouthfeel, long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cwill (1) - - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
Tasted from a 12oz bottle. It poured an jet black with with a frothy brown head and lacing that was fairly thick and creamy. Rich aromas of malt, chocolate, and a hint of coffee. Smooth tasting, roasted malt and semi-sweet chocolate taste. Really can’t taste the 10% alcohol. My favorite chocolate stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Xenon (81) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Better than I expected but not exactly unique in any way to me. This is going to be a short review, and I will just let the numbers do the talking. Had a cool minty type flavor... A little bit like indian paan that I wasn’t expecting, but was nice. Other than that, just a high quality, generic IS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorgosh (256) - - JUL 24, 2014
När den förväntade "chockladattacken" uteblir lämnas ett stort hål i sinnet där skepsisen tidigare låg på lur. Dödshota grannen per telefon och rusa sedan in till honom med en tårta så kommer han av ren lycka älska bakverket trots att han är både glutenallergisk och laktosintolerant. Psykologi kallas det. Ytterligare en konst som Brooklyn tydligen behärskar förutom att brygga förbannat bra öl.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68 (403) - Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Tasted from a 12oz bottle. It poured an opaque brown with a frothy brown head and lacing that was fairly thick and streaky. Rich aromas of malt, chocolate, and a hint of coffee. Smooth tasting, roasted malt and semi-sweet chocolate taste. A solid chocolate stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TourDeBeer (116) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2014
Coco and something else I can't pick on the nose. Wow first taste! I'm speechless. Um soft carbonation, low to medium sweetness . It's got a big coffee hit. Can't even pick the 10 % -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (2941) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2014
355ml bottle from Great Grog. Pours jet black, thin tan head. Aromas of liquorice, vegetal notes, light dark chocolate (if that makes sense). Taste brings some coffee roast, booze notes become a little harsher. Quite light body for the strength. Used to love this, but these days there are better strong stouts out there (although maybe not at the same price!).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Pours very dark with a deep tan head that is quite dense. Deep roasted malt aroma with hints of chocolate and burnt malts. Hop bouquet as expected was sutble. Definitely big roasted maltiness here. Hints of burnt malts, smoke, cofee and chocolate. Hops are less intrusive after a year but a nice bitter bit is present. A thick full bodied beer that is smooth with a good alcohol warming on finish. A fair amount of alcohol and the style in general would prevent me from having more then maybe two.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
filipefvaz (2) - - JUL 11, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 De chocolate não tem nada. Aroma interessante de café, bem percebido logo no primeiro gole. Regular !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VictorStr (1234) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Väldigt mycket chocklad i både aromen och smaken, lite syrlighet träderfram i smaken.

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