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RATINGS: 3368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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

4.2
   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


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mishnok (70) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
From 335ml bottle. Dark with an initial latte coloured head which soon fades to lacing. Aroma of coffee and winter fruits, but not especially strong. Rich mocha and dried fruits taste. Good body and very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
janubio (689) - SPAIN - AUG 9, 2016
Pours a black colour, with a small brown head that fades too soon, leaving a thin layer and aring, and a creamy lace. Aroma of prunes, chocolate, notes of coffee. Creamy, thick and brandy alike palate, good carbonation. taste of prunes, chocoalte, coffee.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
shanoknowsfood (91) - Hawaii, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle@Morton’s Market - Black color and strong Mocha Chocolate aroma. Taste is mocha, roast, with some bitter dark chocolate, and a hint of dark fruits. Thick and smooth as silk. Palate was rich chocolate, roast, and just pure yumminess! Finish of last ounce was like liquid chocolate mousse. One of the best brews i’ve ever had!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AaronTDubs (303) - - JUL 11, 2016
Black color with a nice brown head. Aromas of licorice, chocolate, coffee liquor, and ethanol. Rich mouth-feel. Quite hoppy and bitter. Has a clearly noticeable alcohol flavor, like somebody dropped a shot of vodka in a glass of chocolate milk. I didn’t like it much, but the aroma and appearance got it into an ok score for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OminouSC2 (423) - SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
Dark. Coffee and chocolate aromas. Dark chocolate with a bitter finish, balanced taste. The price tag makes it a really solid Imperial Stout.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tenval (42) - FRANCE - JUN 26, 2016
I definitely felt the chocolate in here ! Quite the amazing stout. Dark and black as it is supposed to be. Tasty as hell. Strong as required. Chocolate and coffee aromas and flavours. Very malty ! I don’t mind the lack of foam but the lack of yeast deposits was a very negative point to me ! I can’t imagine a top class beer without yeast at the bottom.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheKernOwl (172) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2016
Nose has chocolate muffins, a slight spice (aniseed? Liquorice?), some toffee-ish dried dates, and faint ground filter coffee – and, promisingly, alcoholic richness. Also a little of Cadbury’s ‘fruit and nut’ chocolate bar about it, and a very small smoky whisky note. Taste has got a lot of sweet malt, and finish is a sweet choc milkshake affair, with boozy burn behind it. Puts me in mind of somewhere between Harviestoun’s “Old Engine Oil”, and Harviestoun’s “Ola Dubh” beers; maybe if I’d cellared for more than six months it might be closer to the latter than the former. I liked it quite a bit..

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rusos (541) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle. Black colour with beige head. Rich aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, toffee. Alcohol. Complex taste, roasted, malt and caramel sweetness. Nuts, chocolate, toffee. Alcohol. Very complex and very good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
babilon25 (8) - - MAY 31, 2016 does not count
Una stout genial. Cos gust a xocolata una cervesa que m’ha sorprès gratament repetire

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crazy_cat_lady (360) - - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle from the LCBO that has been cellared for more than 3 years apparently :). Lovely dark chocolate aroma, hints of coffee and a touch of anise. Smells very rich. Dark chocolate flavour with some good smooth espresso and a hint of leather and anise. Lovely smoothness to this.


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