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RATINGS: 3123   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pras (490) - Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Pitch black. Aroma is all chocolate and toasty malt. Flavor follows the aroma. This beer was nice when it was slightly chilled, but when it warmed up, the alcohol overpowered and was a bit too boozy.


3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zapabeer (16) - BRAZIL - DEC 20, 2014
Too much of toasted and alcohol for me. I know it is an imperial stout, but Iíve have others and donít feel this way.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilnatp (622) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Tap. Sour taste. Good chocolate notes but a hint of sour apple. Not a 100 point beer in my mind.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (376) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 15, 2014
12 oz bottle. Tasted on 12/14/14. Bottle from Total Wine Lewisville, TX. Pours to a deep black color with a thin dark tan head. The aroma has roasted grains, light chocolate & licorice. The taste had very little chocolate for me & had more dark fruits & licorice. Overall good & was definitely better as it warmed up more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barnoloid (260) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2014
An outstanding RIS. Cracked open a bottle from 2012, was hot back upon release but has mellowed into an exceptional blend of chocolate and roasted notes. A little smoke caps this off. Comes together wonderfully, and lives up to the fantastic, jet black appearance from the bottle pour. Mouthfeel is suitably decadent - this is a high quality confection in a glass.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hugi (413) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2014
Dark black, opaque, medium brown head. Smells roasty, like bitter chocolate, malt, coffee, licorice. Heavy-makty taste, red berries, chocolate, coffee. Oily texture and velvety finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (246) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Smell is faint malty sweetness with a bit of coffee. Taste is a mildly roasty stout with some dark chocolate taste at the end. Medium body with medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markoijelena (693) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle 0.355l at Brooklyn stand Horeca Expo Ghent Belgium 2014.Pour it dark color with small white head.On the nose chocolate.Taste and aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, machiato aroma.Full rich flavour, great balanced and very nice stout.I liked it very much.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
weordie (100) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Pours black with a medium brown head. Aroma of liquid smoke, licorice and malt. Taste is smokey, chocolaty and very thick. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbgrayson (558) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Pours jet brown, with tan head. Aroma is heavenly, rich with chocolate and malt. Taste is great, with notes of chocolate and decadently complex nuances of all the things that make a great imperial stout. Thumbs way up! Donít miss this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkeh (243) - Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Dark black pour, tan head that dissipates quickly. Not a lasting head, no lacing or alcohol legs. Aroma is dark berries, chocolate, roasted malts, alcohol. Taste follows suit, with a nice dry finish. Good imp stout.


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