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RATINGS: 3239   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cakes (383) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
12 oz bottle direct from the brewery. Yes, I agree that color is a “ pitch black’ with low brown head. This is a “dark chocolate” stout with no apologies. They did not pull any punches with this – they committed and went the whole way. A nice lacing and the head dissipates quickly. I smell the roasted malts, black coffee and chocolate here, the flavor being of burned malts, espresso chocolate and licorice


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (640) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2015
Deep brown color, light brown head. Roasted malt nose, chocolate, ripe fruit, hint of sour berries. Chocolate taste, coffee, roasted malt, light bitterness, rich taste, well balanced. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (710) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 2, 2015
bottle at home courtesy of Saeglopur. black color. very small coffee colored head. smells milky, malty roasty, spices, milk chocolate, alcohol. full body, medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel. tastes malty roasty, bitter chocolate, rather sweet, molasses, noticeable alcohol, light coffee. finishes malty sweet and alcoholic. quite nice, smell actually rather limited for the ABV.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drmet (145) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
L: -pours the darkest of brown with a creamy,khaki head -no light coming through S: -chocolate,coffee,nutty,vanilla,tobac and figs coming through as the Beer warms up -strong coffee and mocha finish F: -medium-full body,low-medium carbonation -not boozy at all O: A great Imperial Stout

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (106) - ITALY - MAY 31, 2015
Nera, schiuma color caramello non molto persistente. Aroma di caffè, frutti rossi, melassa, vaniglia e liquirizia grezza. Al palato molto presente il cacao amaro; in secondo piano caffè, leggerissima ciliegia e leggerissimo cappuccino; splendida nota alcolica che ricorda lo cherry molto molto lunga. Sul finale l’amaro da tostato lascia il passo ad un lieve amaro erbaceo. Corpo pieno, non molto carbonata. Una imperial stout esemplare.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (828) - Katowice, POLAND - MAY 31, 2015
W aromacie czekolada deserowa, kawa, nuty likierowe (lekkie alko), marcepan, lekka słodycz odchmielowa także jest obecna. W smaku wyraźnie kawowo - palone, czekolada, leciutki marcepan tu także obecny. Finisz wyraźnie palony ze słodkim likierowym posmakiem. Wszystko fajnie, tylko czemu tak mało pełni? Niedosyt pozostaje.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fredfa (58) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - MAY 30, 2015
Muito boa. Stout encorpada. O ponto negativo fica por conta do preço. Teor alcoólico bem inserido.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fredd_an (177) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
Fantastisk stor fin krona! Som dock lägger sig snabbt som en liten enkel plätt på den svarta vätskan som är öl. tyvärr väldigt svag doft av choklad/kaffe. Smaken är dock stor & god av choklad. Men måste ändå säga att den är överhypad. Men nu ska vi inte vara såna. Ändå en riktigt bra öl. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
atrox (385) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Black colour; great beige head. Sweet, chocolate aroma with some alcohol. Sweet taste, also chocolate, dried fruits, smooth and gentle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (2268) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is light roasted malts, slight hint of chocolate. Taste is smooth & a touch thinner than expected. Some coffee. Very light chocolate, very light roasted malts. A bit so so.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingvit (360) - - MAY 18, 2015
Aroma: chocolate, molasses, coffee, liquor, roasty, cocoa, milk; Appearance: pitch black, vanishing frothy head: Taste: intense bitterness, medium sourness, medium sweetness: Palate: long finish, fizzy carbonation, medium body, thick texture Dense, overwhelming with chocolate. The hops kick in straight after an initial sourness. Lacks the spiciness prominent in the Mikkeller stouts. A bit too fizzy, the foam vanishes too soon. Expensive.


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