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RATINGS: 3221   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5779) - Uppsala, - NOV 8, 2012
355ml Bottle - Black with a tan head. Liquorice, coffee, roasted malt and plain chocolate in the aroma. Rich, chocolatey and slightly tangy taste with salt liquorice, Bournville chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Very complex, rich and indulgent.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niksko (429) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2015
Winter 13-14 bottling. Pours pitch black with a nice fluffy tan head. Nose is milk chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, and an interesting savory soy-saucy umami note which is cool. Flavor is lots of rich milk chocolate, again, quite acidic lightly roasted coffee. A definite hit of soy sauce on the palate, but more the sort of musty savoriness of soy sauce rather than the actual saltiness. Caramel and some toffee on the late palate. Finish relatively dry with just a hint of marmalade. Medium carbonation, medium to heavy mouthfeel. Pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (813) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 4, 2015
Black colour, brownish head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, cherries, roasted malts, strawberries. Taste is light sweet, light bitter, slightly tart that works perfectly to cut the richness. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Very nice and tasty.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
partchapol (58) - Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Smell of coffee, cocoa, deep dark brown color, light brown crown, taste of coffee, mild sweet at right bitterness, not too lasting finish and bit of tannin, very good. By the way ratebeer overrates stout a lot. Top 50 rate all perfect 100 score, how that possible?

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BiraSevdasi (10) - TURKEY - MAY 1, 2015
This must be an oasis! One of my favourite beers, especially during the Winter. Pours a moderate brown head, which is 1-to-2 fingers and long lasting. Smell: Dominant coffee and chocolate flavours with hints of alcohol and dark fruits. Taste: Roasted maltines, chocolate and coffee aromas attack to your palate. It reminds me a bitter chocolate. The existence of %10 alcohol is noticeable but it does not disturbs the palate. Very long and beautiful bitter finish in the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (358) - ITALY - APR 30, 2015
35 cl bottle. Black colour with brown head. Chocolate aroma. Liquorice flavour, chocolate, roasted malt

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lawman834 (252) - Texas, USA - APR 26, 2015
Entering from my scorecard after having sampled at the Big Texas Craft Brew Fest.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomekk1978 (759) - Ząbki, POLAND - APR 26, 2015
UPDATED: APR 29, 2015 Aromat: czekolada i kawa do potęgi. Do tego lekka paloność i niewielki alkohol. Tak powinien pachnieć RIS. Barwa: czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Piana bezowa / jasno brązowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, niewielka i raczej szybko opadająca. Można to jednak wybaczyć tak mocnemu piwu. Smak: spora słodycz, kwaskowość z ciemnych słodw i alkohol. Mega czekoladowy posmak z nutami kawy, palonością i niewielkimi melanoidynami. Goryczka powyżej średniej, wzmocniona przez paloność i alkohol. Krągła pełnia, umiarkowane wysycenie, wytrawny czekoladowo- palony finisz z alkoholem rozgrzewającym przełyk. Jeden z bardziej znanych RIS-w z USA, na ktry przyszło mi czekać dość długo. Jest to bardzo przyzwoity trunek, aczkolwiek miałem nadzieję na więcej. Pozostające odczucie kwaskowości jest bowiem nieco zbyt wysokie.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (669) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
Black with brown head. Chocolate, roasted malt, syrup and coffee bean aroma. Slick and thick palate. Sweet, floral, caramel and dark chocolate finish. Overall: nice and unique. The chocolate tastes a little cheap. Like chocolate syrup.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (179) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
330 ml bottle. Black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, toffee, bread and ashes. Wonderfully creamy milk chocolate flavor, heavily roasted espresso beans, tobacco. The aftertaste is dry and bitter, hints of sawdust, cherries, pralines with great malt flavor and booze.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AGCostaNeves (65) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 23, 2015
Black in color, opaque and viscous. The Beige Cream average color is dense and that is constructed in a spectacular ballet between the gasification and its consistent liquid. The aroma is very pleasant and high-intensity combined with the sweetness in the right measure. Perfect coffee notes with a background chocolate that slowly announces the roasted malt, the toffee and soft herbaceous hops nuances that are apparent by the strength of the alcohol content. The flavor is a flavor of the predecessor which in my view is reversed in size, as the bitter chocolate dominates the flavor that brings the strong coffee that now reveals notes of a light cappuccino, perhaps accentuated by the presence of toffee. The bitterness carries the palate by the presence of roasted malts and herbal hops that far away gives a subtle minty by the strong presence of alcohol, but nothing more. No minty chocolate or bullet such nuance that will be present. A lightness is brought weakly with plums, raisins, nuts and perhaps in the construction of taste in the mouth. A smoked or roasted light can be noticed by the presence of wood in combination with the roasting of some ingredients, but light and does not disturb the taste. The end is balanced as suggested by the mixture of ingredients used being slightly spicy the presence of alcohol and herbal varieties. The aftertaste is marked by the fervor of alcohol that broke into my throat, but it does not appear aggressive and prepares the "ground" for the strong presence of chocolate with a caffeine. Carbonation is moderately complex and being a good beer. The brand of this beer can be noted by the balance of its construction and a certain lightness and unpredictable to be tasted, even with such a sweeping presence of alcohol content. The drinkability is very good in this beautiful Stout!


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