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RATINGS: 3077   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
factus (13) - - JAN 5, 2012
For a while I thought this was the best beer I’d ever had. Thick brown head, top notes of cherry, malt and alcohol. Very strong beer. Good for special occasions, but not everyday drinking.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Anatole (112) - BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2014
Excellente stout ultra chocolatée. Léger gout de café également. Plutot facile à boire.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (957) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
shared small bottle by a friend. poured a dark black colour with a non lasting mocha head. served a bit to cold. as it warms, the big aroma of sweet bakers chocolate comes forward. roasted malt notes, caramel, coffee notes, chocolate dessert.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (177) - - SEP 12, 2014
Pours a dark brown body with a thin head. Rich and nice aroma. Malty full taste with tones of dried fruit and bread. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden into a nonic pint.

A - Pours out pitch black with a small one finger brown head that leaves light lacing down the entire glass.

S - Dark, roasty aroma with a slightly sweet smell from the malts. Coffee and chocolate, obviously, dominate this one. A slight heat from the huge amount of alcohol comes thru once it warms a bit.

T - Dark chocolate dominates this one. Rich, roasty, malts with hints of caramel, toffee, and other sweet flavors from the malt. Chocolate, espresso, and dark fruits help mellow out the roasty flavor. One of the best readily available chocolate stouts on the market today.

M - Fairly creamy with medium-heavy body and flavor. Slightly dry finish with a roasty flavor. The huge amount of alcohol singes the pallet leaving it feeling quite hot.

D - Fairly high given the huge amounts of alcohol in this one. It is a sipper for sure but I could still go thru a couple of these with no problem.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Calisky (697) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 1, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2014 Couleur noire, mousse beige qui disparait. Nez de chocolat noir, raisin sec, fruits secs. Gout cremeux de cacao, chocolat noir, raisin sec , fruits sec, caramel grillé, malt grilé, prune, vanille. Tres complexe et subtil, Superbe

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
einherjar (28) - CROATIA - SEP 1, 2014
Black color with, dark tan head. Aroma caramel, roasted malts, dried fruits. Taste like coffee, chocolate and herbs. I got advice to cold this beer and then drink it very slowly until it gets warmer. When colder chocolate notes are stronger, while getting warm taste more like coffee with alcohol warm and bitterness on finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
serjaymz (74) - Istanbul, TURKEY - SEP 1, 2014
Istanbul, şişe.. Bardakta simsiyah bir görüntü ve dolgun, yarım parmak kalıcı kahverengi köpük.. Koku harika, alkol, karamel, bitter çikolata.. Tadım oldukça dolgun, gövdeli.. Alkol hissediliyor, damakta ise kavrulmuş malt ve bitter çikolata oldukça kalıcı, alkol biraz önde.. Türkiye'deki şu an için tek ve en başarılı imperial stout!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerathon (1159) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2014
I went on to check my rating of this and found out that I never have, so it’s about damn time. As expected, it’s black in color and has a creamy cocoa head with some lacing. Boozy, chocolaty, roasted malts in both nose and flavor. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickel (270) - - AUG 21, 2014
Chocolate and caramel aroma. Full body with great taste of roasted malt. Medium bitterness makes this beer on of the favourite

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lillmuffin (73) - Haugesund, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle @ stuelands. Black with beige head. Smell of chocolate and coffee. Taste of coffee beans, chocolate, caramel and Sugar. Good palate. Great for dessert.


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