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RATINGS: 3251   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nsanders (708) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Near black with light brown head. Strong roasty malt, dark chocolate, and alcohol aromas. Flavor is moderately sweet with bitter compliment. Nicely balanced chocolate stout, simple and delicious.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1155) - 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 (478) - 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 (3792) - 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 (702) - BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2015
Light chocolate aroma. Roasted malts, coffee and remaining sticky aftertaste. Sweet dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mauroruellas (234) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 18, 2015
Negra,opaca,,espuma marrom com baixa formação,deixando uma pequena coroa duradoura;aroma é o seu ponto mais forte,complexo,aparecendo malte tostado e torrado,chocolate,café e frutas escuras;sabor inicial com predomínio da torrefação,seguido do gostoso amargor dos lúpulos,me lembrando um encorpado café expresso com chocolate,álcool muito bem inserido não revela seu alto grau(10%). Encorpada sem ser agressiva,sem dúvida uma das melhores Stout que já degustei,faz jus á fama,imperdível.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scottm2588 (2) - Dumbarton, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015 does not count
Pours black with a brown head that quickly fades. Roasty aroma with chocolate and hints of toast. Taste is chocolate, roast coffee and slight molasses.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Seffle (305) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle from SB 150618. Pitch black but a weak head. Heavy roasted aroma with smokiness, coffee and chocolate. Likewise taste with some molasses and cognac. Dry finish. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KoRoBeNiKi (86) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2015
From Mexican restaurant of all things in NYC. Aroma of chocolate, sweetness, smokiness, very nice. Black beer with a pretty brown head but it disappears faster than expected for an Impy. Flavor is solid with chocolate, smoke, wood, a bit of bitterness from the chocolate. It’s weaker than some other Impy stouts but that isn’t a bad thing here. It’s almost a bit too drinkable for the APV. Nice, very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HULK777 (489) - - JUN 12, 2015
Chocolate and vanilla aroma with hints of cognac. Taste of chocolates and toast. Really nice roast notes in the aftertaste, which BTW is loooong. Semi-dry, but still some well balanced vanilla sweetness added. Hints of liqourice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stoned99 (479) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle, thanks Ben for grabbing. Aroma: chocolate, roasted malt, molasses, smokey. App: pitch black head, minimal beige head, small. Some shy lacing. Taste and palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, smooth, sticky, medium sweetness, warm alcohol and abrupt bitter finish. Overall: wow! Perfectly balanced between the sweetness and the bitterness. This is a masterpiece.


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