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RATINGS: 3319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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.


86Moose's rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
86Moose (62) - - NOV 17, 2011
Aroma = chocolate, coffee, roasty. Appearance = black. Taste= very sweet. Texture = thick, creamy. Finish is long.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fullpintofbeer (2) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016 does not count
Bottle. Aroma: dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, very intensive. Black coloured, oily, large creamy dark head. Good lacing. Very nice long taste. Chocolate, tiny bit of alcohol, but well balanced, full bodied. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1111) - Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Draft. Pours black with some off white head. Nose and taste is chocolate and bourbon. Great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Axile (60) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
Flaska från SB. Svart färg med ljusbrunt skum. Doftar choklad, kaffe, mineral och vanilj. Lite rökig smak med toner av choklad, kaffe, pecannöt och lakrits.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holtguy (145) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma of cocoa and slight smoke. Flavor is sweet milk chocolate that turns into bitter dark chocolate. Roasted malt in there, blends nicely. High alcohol not noticeable. My phone says it’s 9 degrees F outside, perfect for this beer. Very enjoyable. Extra points for $8.99 price.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pedro_Pinho (46) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2016
Pours black liquid with thin brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate. Taste roasted malt and black chocolate. Nice and creamy. Something is missing though... Good overall brew!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1135) - CANADA - FEB 9, 2016
Appearance: opaque black with only the merest hint of relief around the margins, one finger of medium dense light beige head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: chocolate, coffee and dark roast malt notes, liquorice, light metallic. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (5/10) Palate: medium-full slightly slick body, moderate carbonation, bitter and mildly warming finish. (4/5) Black? Check. Chocolate? Check. Stout? Check. Well, that’s that, then, isn’t it? Oh, you wanted more? OK, well, it starts off with heavy chocolate and not much else, but eventually that settles down and some dark roasty notes come through. Unfortunately, so does a light metallic tinge, particularly on the tongue. It’s not terrible, by any means, but I’ve definitely had better chocolate stouts. On the up side, the double-digit ABV is barely noticeable and really only presents as a mild warming. (14/20)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
23Skidoo (60) - SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2016
Black, huge beige head that stays for quite a while. Classic RIS notes of strong bitter coffee and dark chocolate; smoke, some charcuterie. More coffee than chocolate if you ask me. Full body. Quite bitter. Very well executed, amazing value for money.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jtc16 (4) - Clovis, California, USA - FEB 8, 2016 does not count
Very disappointing offering. I hope this was just a bad bottle but had a distinct ash tray note to it.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsd08460 (514) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Aroma: roasty, coffee, chocolate, Appearance: black with a brown head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, chocolate, licorice Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lonick (1121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle @home. Pours black with a tan head great lacing. Nose is chocolate , licorice and ever-so-slightly coffee. Taste is very much the same, it has nice sweet start but then goes into a lingering bitter finish. A really nice beer, top-notch.


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