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RATINGS: 3105   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle. The pour was jet black with an average sized (1-2 finger) medium brown rocky head that diminished slowly down to a few puddles of residue left floating on top, which allowed some nice sheeting of lace on the glass. The aroma was robust and tantalizing with roasted black malts, a mild resin hop and a bitter leathery yeast with notes of bitter-sweet chocolate, molasses, dark roasted coffee, a smidgen of dark fruit and a nice dose of alcohol. The taste was boldly malty and lightly sweet with notes of chocolate and molasses at first and finished with a nice bitter mocha coffee flavor and had a smooth alcohol ending. The flavor stuck around for a nice long time letting the alcohol fade and the mocha coffee taste linger on. Mouthfeel was thick and full in body and creamy, oily and a bit dry in texture with a nice lively carbonation. Overall a superbly blended brew that combines a great chocolate and coffee flavor, with a nice alcohol warming sensation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuideDogSaint (419) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 24, 2014
355ml bottle from Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours black with a dissipating beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and hops. Intense oily cocoa finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maledictum (635) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - NOV 19, 2014
Black color with small nice brown-beige creamy head. Alcoholic aroma, roasted malty, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, dark dried fruits. Taste is light sweet, dark chocolate and dried fruits again, warming alcohol. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vells (743) - Riga, LATVIA - NOV 18, 2014
Huge brew! Deep and intense dark choco flavor, pleasant roasted malts, lovely dried fruits, light vanilla, licorice. Interesting vinous note. Pleasant moderate sweetness, with moderate bitterness in finish. Feels very well balanced despite huge accent on choco. Awesome sipping beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (294) - - NOV 16, 2014
13-14 bottle from strait and narrow, Lincoln. Black with tan halo head. Aroma is burnt chocolate and molasses. Taste is sweet chocolate and treacle followed by burnt toast and liquorice bitterness. A bit over carbonated for me, lovely oily body though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (3632) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle at home split with Sarah picked up at BEER:Shop St Albans. Thick viscous opaque black coloured pour with a nice tan head that fades. Aroma is chocolate, earthy berry, Belgian like yeast and considerable hot alcohol. Flavour is composed of rich dark chocolate, tangy berry fruits, big rounded and smooth roasted malts with a light ashy finish. Palate is full and smooth bodied, velvety on the tongue with moderate carbonation. Long duration of dark choc and tangy berry fruit. Not so much alcohol in the flavour. Very rich and tasty, nice dessert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melnis (207) - LATVIA - NOV 15, 2014
Wine and dark nalt aroma comnination is stunnigly good. Thaste brings thw same notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
txhockeyman (5) - Allen, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
Great looking beer, smells like a good stout should smell. Very heavy so lighter stout drinkers might be put off but we’ll worth having this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Very dark. Tan head. Great finish. Very smooth. Tastes like chocolate. Available at vintner wine bar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoaquimLuiz (25) - - NOV 6, 2014
Coloração preta. Creme bege, fino e muito persistente. Aroma de maltes torrados, predominando o chocolate amargo. Álcool bem inserido, bom corpo (apesar do estilo), cremosa/sedosa. Retrogosto discreto do malte chocolatado. Muito agradável. Deliciosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CacheManyHose (228) - HONG KONG - NOV 6, 2014
From Taobao - birthday gift! Pours an inky pitch black with very thin tan head and spotty watery legs. Smells of dark roasted malt, raisin, plum and booze, smoke. Tastes of roasted/burnt malt, very nice deep coffee bitterness, slight nuttiness. Medium body, very smooth and creamy. Ends on a more acidic fizzy note. Not overly chocolate-y despite the name, but a great stout, especially in its creamy palate and bitterness. Could almost be a raisiny black IPA.

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