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RATINGS: 3355   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
BradMc (10) - - JAN 31, 2013
This is a fantastic brew. Had on tap at Barcade in Brooklyn. Chocolate, vanilla, roasty malt, slight bitterness, touch of vanilla. High alcohol but not too strong tasting or harsh. Beautiful beer. If anything, maybe a touch too sweet.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (14073) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2016
12 fl.oz. bottle from trade with Tderoeck, many thanks! BB Sep 2014. Pours very dark brown/black with a huge good lasting brownish head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, wood, coffee, liquorice. Taste of intense dark roasted malt, coffee, red fruits, wood, liquorice, some alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andrew196 (1278) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2016
UPDATED: APR 29, 2016 Pour of thin dirty motor oil, cute beige cappuccino head, cascading lace. Classic chocolate and coffee aroma, some dark nuttiness, raisin and smoke too. Nice creamy mouthfeel becomes a bit slick towards the back. A tad sweeter than expected, more chocolate milkiness than the nose had. Lots of roast, some whiskey, and boozy notes. Very well made, balanced and complete.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1581) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2016
Bottle at home, bought at Geers. Chocolate, siruppy, pretty noticeable alcohol, some roast but not enough. Ok Imperial Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hidden_Pooch (491) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
Iím glad Catherine the Great loved to get loaded. Pours a jet black, with medium tan crema head. Aroma was of alcohol, coconut, dark chocolate, and vinous qualities. Tasted of dark chocolate, vinous, roasted malts, and espresso. Had a heavy slick body with low carbonation. Had a strong grape and coffee aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kapusil (1025) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 19, 2016
0.355l bottle. Pitch black body, thin light brown head. Aroma of mostly caramel and chocolate with some dried fruits and coffee. Taste of chocolate, caramel, reisins, roasted malts and some whiskey. The name reflects the character. Itís really chocolatey. I like this a lot.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (336) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 16, 2016
Very solid offering, this pours black with a thin, but persistent and clingy top of brown head. Aroma is not overwhelmingly chocolate, but itís there among vanilla, roast, and slight booze. Flavor follows the nose well, and thatís a good thing. Nice notes of dark cocoa, some sweetness in the middle, and a somewhat dry, slightly bitter finish. Will definitely have this again.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (628) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 13, 2016
Thanks Lore for the bottle!!! Black thick pour with beautiful light brown head. Chcolate milk, spice and dark roasted stout aroma. At first very chocolatey then lots of bitterness like dark chocolate, roasted malts, and slight booziness. Great chocolate stout with a boldness that satisifies. More chocolate than Samuel Smithís version (and more juiced) but similar combo of bold malty stout and medicinal spice in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoTheO (69) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
Bottle 355 ml. Deep dark brown, rich lightly tanned head. Aroma reminding of chocolate and some soy sauce (perhaps also some gravy). Taste is very sweet and too boozy for me. Finish has a lot of coffee notes and roasted malts. Palate is somewhat sticky.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redders1974 (699) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2016
Good mix between the coffee roasts and chocolate some dark fruits decent rich mouthful with the warming booze coming through at the end

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcinG (340) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2016
Butelka 330ml. Limitowane butelkowanie z zimy 2015. Czarny gesty stout . Palona brazowa piana ktora jest gesta kremowa i wysoka. Wyglada swietnie w sniferze. Aromat czekolady palonych cukrow i ciemnych slodow kawy melasy. Swietnie ukryty alkohol lechcze przelyk po kilku chwilach. W smaku wyrazne nuty czekoladowe kakao i kawy. Swietnie zbalansowane piwo .ktore mozna smialo nazwac deserem w butelce.

Marcin G


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