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RATINGS: 3049   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheArgoPirate (66) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown, limited tan head. Strong dark chocolate and roasted malt flavor with warming alcohol finish. Lingering bitterness. Very good overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VictorStr (1200) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Väldigt mycket chocklad i både aromen och smaken, lite syrlighet träderfram i smaken.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wihlan (203) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Flaska bishop marina - riktigt jäkla mörk. Smakat som att dricka en chockadpudding. Doftar inte så mycket men smakar fantastiskt. Choklad och lite bränt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lele (84) - ITALY - JUL 5, 2014
Potentissima e meravigliosa imperial stout. M. Jackson aveva ragione ad affermare che sembra di bere una torta sacher liquida. Il colore è quello proprio di una stout (anche il colore della schiuma). All’odore, oltre che al tostato e al cioccolato si sentono chiaramente fresche note di frutta rossa matura, come ribes e more, nonché un gradevole alcolico che ricorda molto il whisky. Il bocca è un vero e proprio capolavoro. L’abbocco è alcolico (si sente un buon whisky). Si avverte da subito un deciso maltato, che lascia spazio a sentori di caffè e soprattutto di cioccolato (dapprima più dolce, poi amaro). L’amaro si sente solo verso la fine e soprattutto nel retrogusto, ed invita subito ad un’altra bevuta. Ma bisogna stare attenti: i suoi 10 gradi si sentono davvero. Ottima birra, dal corpo strutturato, quasi masticabile. Sicuramente una punta di diamante nell’orizzonte brassicolo mondiale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (782) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Black with rimming tan head; aRoma is soft and sweet and roasty; Flava is roasty tangy hint of chocolate; feels thick with decent fizz; finishes dry roasty

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (560) - CROATIA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle 355 ml from supermarket in Zagreb. Pours black. Roasted malts and chocolate aroma. Malty chocolate flavor. Wasn’t too impressed. Wonder if the bottle was OK.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
generallee08 (506) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2014
The color is jet black and definitely opaque. It raises a tall tan head that is thick, creamy and hangs on very well. It slowly fades down to a tight cap of foam that makes lots of splotchy lacing on the glass. For a big 10% beer there is very little suggestion of its alcoholic strength. I get more roasted barley and grain brown sugar and molasses. Light notes of alcohol just seek into the background. On the tongue I’m hit with a big rich sweetness up front with notes caramel, brown sugar and molasses. Next comes gooey dark bitter chocolate brownies and deep roasted barley and grain notes. Solid herbal/leafy hops finishes thing of along with a gentle warming alcohol. The palate has a good full body with a slick texture and just enough carbonation to keep things from getting cloying or to syrupy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (109) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Winter 13 bottle. Pours a deep black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. Taste mainly showcased the chocolate and coffee with the smokiness mixed in. Alcohol was masked well and I didn’t get any hints of it. Very well down Imperial Stout that is local to me. Can’t wait to try it fresh later this year when they make the new batch.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sinfull (781) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Deep black in color with small coffee head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee dominate. Coffee , chocolate and dark fruits in taste . Roasted , warming finish. Great!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
poech73 (147) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 Thx hackobock for IP Trade. Bouteille de 355cl. Stout impérial russe qui offre un nez extraordinaire : fortes effluves d’alcool, et puis de malts très torréfiés et rôtis, de mélasse et de levure, quelques effluves de boisées surettes. En bouche, l’alcool envahit tout. Ce n’est qu’en rétro-nasale que je découvre les arômes: d’abord du malt fortement torréfié au goût de café fort, et puis de la mélasse fruitée, un grain de cacao (venant des malts); le tout finissant avec une amertume moyennement acre. Je reste avec une légère astringence qui assèche la langue. L’intérêt de cette bière se trouve dans l’assemblage élaboré des différent malts qui lui donne un goût évolutif: café en début, cacao en fin (grain sur la langue). En plus l’alcool me tue bien. Coool!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rodrigorj87 (7) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JUN 22, 2014 does not count
Melhor representante do estilo, espuma cremosa, sabor acentuado de chocolate e um pouco de café. Harmoniza perfeitamente com sobremesas de chocolate.


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