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RATINGS: 3127   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radio_nowhere (917) - Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012 12oz bottle poured into snifter glass. Jet black color with very thin tan head. Strong aroma of deep roasted malt, chocolate, dark dried fruit, light coffee and some bourbon. Taste adds some vanilla notes and booze. Thick, smooth and warming. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (401) - Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Nearly black with dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is bitter dark chocolate, alcohol (10%),some roast flavors and molasses too. Finish is dark chocolate and some sweetness character like milk chocolate. Mouth feel is similar to cream sherry. This is a very nice imperial stout, comparable to some that cost twice as much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruigo (1270) - PORTUGAL - DEC 23, 2014
33cl bottle. Deep dark brown colour with a very thin brown head. Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted, light smoked and liquorice in the aroma. Soft to medium carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is like having a light cigar, eating dark chocolate with a coffee and a Port wine, all in the same glass. Overall, a very good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EyeAmBaldman (317) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours like ink with a thin dark tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate and dark fruits. Heavy beer with a sweet dark fruit and chocolate taste on the tongue. This beer is way too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
afinacio (7) - - DEC 21, 2014 does not count
Excelente Extra Stout, encorpada e muito agradável. Sabor forte de chocolate e café. Vale o custo benefício por R$23,00

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zapabeer (17) - BRAZIL - DEC 20, 2014
Too much of toasted and alcohol for me. I know it is an imperial stout, but I’ve have others and don’t feel this way.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (379) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barnoloid (269) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 27, 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.

   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.

   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.

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