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RATINGS: 3261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewIPA (92) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2012
12 ox bottle, pours a very dark coffee color. Very rich, the chocolate comes out after it settles a couple seconds. Nice bite.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (606) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle, finally. Pours an easy 5, thick pitch black with ever-lasting thick creamy mocca head. Aroma is rich and complex, as the beer. Delicious roast, fresh press and ground coffee, rich chocolate, dark bitter too, quite roasty as it warms. Slight fruity coffee and soy. Burnt sugar and caramel, burnt figs, dried fruits and cocoa. Taste is more sweet and fruity. Still dominated by dark malts. Dried fruits, burnt sugar, roasty coffee, rich chocolate and some cocoa and chocolate milk. Fudge and fresh press coffee. Very balanced and indulgent. Light for style and very smooth with low carbonation. Some bitter coffee beans in finish along long dry cocoa powder feel. Mocha like!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (294) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Poured from the bottle of the four pack, a great value at $8.99. Pours used motor oil black with a finger or two tan collar. I will list the flavors of this beer as I tasted them per drink: sweet, malt, chocolate, spice, dry. I don’t drink a lot of stout so I’m not educated on the nuances but I like Brooklyn’s other offerings, and it is 10%, this was well worth the flyer I took on it, very happy with the purchase.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (747) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2015
Pours pitch black, medium brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, cookie dough, dark sweet fruits, some bready notes, caramel, rye bread. Taste is dark bitter chocolate, hops, coffee, some cookie/bready notes aswell.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (1861) - NORWAY - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle on board Fridtjofen in Haugesund with TO, SK and SGP. Very dark brown. Pale beige, diminishing head. Wonderful aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and pine needle. Similar taste, with pine bitterness in aftertaste. Well balanced with good drinkability. Round and oily mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeratarian (169) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Pours black but not as thick and dark as some. Aroma is licorice and roasted malt. Flavor is smooth and balanced. Roasty with a smooth chocolate finish. Best beer by Brooklyn by far. One of the easy drinking 10% beers available. Overall with price, this is a great beer !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (784) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
The foam is creamy and light brown. The aroma is dominated by hard roasted malt, chocolate and coffee and a little fruit. The taste is something special. A warm feeling of the alcohol is to spread the taste of malt and dark bitter chocolate in your mouth. Later appears the taste of rich fruit (raisin / plum) which finally ends with a good rounded flavor of the coffee beans. It is very rich and robust.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrttiimmoo (17) - FINLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Mörk skumkrona. Tyisk is arom. Stor skillnad mot mer humlade kompisar. Mer kaffe än choklad dock finns bitterheten där.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (644) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle, 355mL. @Le_Gambrinus, Tours. Last beer of the evening. A black beer with a beige head ; good retention. Toasty aroma, chocolate, coffee, rasin, prune. Medium sweet, medium dry bitter ; quite refreshing ; warming background. Great body, medium creamy texture, average carbonation, sweet chocolate coffee finish. Overall, delicious chocolate stout ; creamy texture and great finish. After, small walk on the shores of La Loire...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tselloufc88 (240) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle from the Rugby Tap. Strong aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, strong boozy ness. Taste is smooth, strong coffee, grainy, chocolate notes. Warming finish

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Paladares (102) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 6, 2015
Botella. Negra opaca. Espuma marrón oscura duradera. Muy bonita de aspecto. Aroma a chocolate, café, frutos rojos. Muy agradable. En boca es brutal. Entra dulce, como a caramelo. Muchísimos sabores se entremezclan: pasas, chocolate, café, galleta de naranja.... Un final que recuerda a un bombón de licor de frutos rojos. Un paladar sensacional. Equilibradísima, dejando un regusto entre amargo y dulce, con alcohol disimulado. De 10.


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