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RATINGS: 3257   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbeast88 (41) - - FEB 7, 2013
Color is very very black with a brown head.Roasted coffee and some hints of chocolate and vanilla. Great Stout.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeratarian (166) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Pours black but not as thick and dark as some. Aroma is licorice and roasted malt. Flavor is smooth and balanced. Roasty with a smooth chocolate finish. Best beer by Brooklyn by far. One of the easy drinking 10% beers available. Overall with price, this is a great beer !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (515) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
The foam is creamy and light brown. The aroma is dominated by hard roasted malt, chocolate and coffee and a little fruit. The taste is something special. A warm feeling of the alcohol is to spread the taste of malt and dark bitter chocolate in your mouth. Later appears the taste of rich fruit (raisin / plum) which finally ends with a good rounded flavor of the coffee beans. It is very rich and robust.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrttiimmoo (17) - FINLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Mörk skumkrona. Tyisk is arom. Stor skillnad mot mer humlade kompisar. Mer kaffe än choklad dock finns bitterheten där.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (639) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle, 355mL. @Le_Gambrinus, Tours. Last beer of the evening. A black beer with a beige head ; good retention. Toasty aroma, chocolate, coffee, rasin, prune. Medium sweet, medium dry bitter ; quite refreshing ; warming background. Great body, medium creamy texture, average carbonation, sweet chocolate coffee finish. Overall, delicious chocolate stout ; creamy texture and great finish. After, small walk on the shores of La Loire...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tselloufc88 (235) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle from the Rugby Tap. Strong aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, strong boozy ness. Taste is smooth, strong coffee, grainy, chocolate notes. Warming finish

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Paladares (69) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 6, 2015
Botella. Negra opaca. Espuma marrón oscura duradera. Muy bonita de aspecto. Aroma a chocolate, café, frutos rojos. Muy agradable. En boca es brutal. Entra dulce, como a caramelo. Muchísimos sabores se entremezclan: pasas, chocolate, café, galleta de naranja.... Un final que recuerda a un bombón de licor de frutos rojos. Un paladar sensacional. Equilibradísima, dejando un regusto entre amargo y dulce, con alcohol disimulado. De 10.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1246) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 3, 2015
Negra, un dedo de espuma ocre que desaparece pronto. Potente aroma ahumado, y licor, con notas de chicolate y café. En boca textura aceitosa y cuerpo medio con baja carbonatación. Tono licórico general, inicialmente agrio para acabar con un postgusto clarísimo de chocolate negro duradero y amargo. Y de tabaco. Diferente. Compleja. Todo un copazo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (590) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2015
Pours deep black with a light brown head which is moderate in size but soon recedes to a minute foamy lacing. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, slight figs, xmas spices and slight roast malts. Taste is dark chocolate, cocoa, slight roast malts, slight cocoa bitterness and moderate vanilla undertones throughout. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3834) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
Tap @ Max’s Rare & Obscure. Black pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, molasses, roasted malts, licorice, some soy sauce and quite spicy. Flavor is quite bitter, some alcohol and a bit harsh. Not really my kind of stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barrelbelly (706) - BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2015
Light chocolate aroma. Roasted malts, coffee and remaining sticky aftertaste. Sweet dry finish.


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