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RATINGS: 3271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (39785) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2006
Bottle. Black oily colour, with a tan creamy foam. Aroma of dark chocolate, and lots of bitternes in the end. Have a nice sweet/bitter mouth feeling, with a lot of dark chocolate. Nice round bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2008
12 fl oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a dense dark brown and creamy head. Thick chocolate and dried fruit aroma, almost a wineous note. Flavour is roasted chocolate malt, slight smooth but mainly quite flat on carbonation and flavour. I’m not impressed, but it isn’t bad. Just not that thrilling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (30943) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2003
A black beer with a chocolate brwon head unfortunatly it disappears quite fast. The aroma is nice; sweet, smoked, and acidic. The flavor is fantastic; smooth, yet powerful, chocolate, smoke, dryness and woodyness - gives it character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Vintage 2005 at 8.25% ABV. Pitch black and opaque with a creamy, light brown head leaving a pretty curtain of laces. Sweetish aroma of chocolate and vanilla. Full-bodied, a little low in carbonation. Rich notes of roasted and lightly burned malt with distinct accents of chocolate and vanilla. Subdued bitterness with a discreet underlying acidity. One of the more rounded and mellow Imperial Stouts. 191007

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2006 Black colour with a nice creamy head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Powerfull flavour with lots of malt, dark chocolate and roasted notes (coffee), nice bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (23130) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 29, 2005
Bottled 04-05 vintage. Black opaque, brown head. Very thick beer. Weak roasted malty and chocolatish aroma. Strong flavour of alcohol and licorace. Also some caramellish and roasted hints. Too strong alcoholic taste for me. Bitter dark chocolate in finish. I wonder if something was wrong with this bottle, as no-one else has commented the alcohol taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (21759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2002
Dark black with creamy brownish head. Roasty chocolate aroma, softly malty, full bodied. Lots of salty liquorice and dark chocalte in the palate. Bitter finish. A thoroughly well made and tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2006
Bottle 05-06. Black colour with a big brown head. Roasted aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee. Roasted malty flavor with lots of chocolate flavor, also hints of coffee. Sweet dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18947) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
3rd December 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Thick dark black stout. Immediate dark chocolate - quite prominent. Some coffee and dark malt. Not that bitter. Sumptuos beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (18082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2015 Deep black, rich roast aroma, rich rich deep smooth chocolate flavour with a bitter and juicy linger. A beer with great depth to the flavour. Tk2... Deep black ... big off white head ... light roast malt ... warming roast ... some alcohol ... lots of chocolate... oh i do like this... its not as hoppy as some recent US stouts ive had ... For my this is just a bit more balanced... and very well rounded...4.3 -4.4 Bottlet at home Winter 06-07 (consumed 21.11.09) ... Deep black ... thin lacing ... soft chocolate roast finding its way through my cold ... big chocolate ... little creamy ... more hop than i remember ... nice roast ... soft and smooth 4.1 Bottle at home 07-08 drunk 06/2010 ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft meaty roast malt ... light chocolate nose ... little alcohol up front ... again a little meaty ... quite a lot of chocolate ... light hop ... definite alcohol presence but not overpowering ... 4.2 Bottle at home 07-08 drunk end of 05/11 (if id known the last botttle was 06/10 id have waited 4 days ) ... deep dark black ... thin tan lacing ...sweet dark toffee malts ... rich complex sweet chocolate nose ... light oily body ... light fizz ... big meatyness ... some tobacco ... deep solid roast ... dark chocolate ... an oakyness i wouldnt expect ... 4.0 Bottle at home Drunk 14/10/11 10-11 vintage ... deep dark black ... thin tan head ... dark fruity roast malt nose ...light carbonation ... big chocolate ... dark roast ... light bitter dark chocolate ... soft roast ... big malt ... rich complex chocolate ... amazingly chocolate ... nice nice nice 4.2 Bottle at home 11/12 vintage drunk Jan 12 ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft rich complex dark chocolate malt ... heavy vine fruits ... hints of tobacco nose ... smooth ... if a tiny bit fizzy ... rich chocolate ... smooth roast ... big big malt ... light bitterness ... dark chcocolate ... nice ... little alcohol 4.3 Bottle at home 10/11 drunk june 14...Deep black... Thin tan lacing... Soft dark roast... Dark chocolate.. Sweet chocolate malts... Dark malts... Dark sweet roast... Smooth smooth chocolate. Light bitter finish 4.3 awsome bottle at home 07/08 drunk jan 2015 .. deep balc... thick tan head... soft chocolate ... sofft roast ...lich blackcurant chocolate roast nose .. soft toffee chocolate ... daek malts... big oxidised roast malt ... soft chocolate ... dark malts ... massive blackcurrant roast ... 3.6

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