overall
100
95
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 3407   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2008 Pours a gorgeous black color with extremely thin and quickly dissapating brown head. Aroma contains a bit of nuttiness and alcohol but is dominated by the scent of sweet, dark chocolate. Flavor is nice- a bit of chocolate to compliment the intense smokiness of this imperial stout. A little too much alcohol, a little too much residual sugar. Fairly thick mouthfeel, with a bit of stickiness. Overall, however, a good brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2006
This pup is from Winter 05-06. Black as night, a small dark tan head forms at the end of the pour and fades quickly. Just the slightest bit of red at the end of the glass, cant get much darker. Tons of coffee and roast in the nose, but do I detect some hop aroma? I think I do. Still, dominated by dark and malty. The beer is very smooth by now. Chocolate and coffee are the dominant flavors. Some bitterness lingers on the sides of the tongue. Smooth and silky. Like a piece of chocolate cake. I could get back into dark beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Bottle dated Winter 04-05. Full and roasty chocolate malt aroma, alcohol presence (almost whisky- like?) with some vanilla notes as it warms. Full- bodied texture with a robust malty backbone. There was also some alcohol warming (but not burning) on the tongue and in the belly. I got the impression that this one was "bigger" than 8.7 percent ABV. Ill bet it was a roaring lion fresh out of the brewery!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2006
12oz bottle acquired from IrishBoy in a trade. Winter 05-06 bottling. Pours an almost motor oil black into my Duvel glass with a ring of tan head. Aroma of soy (the first aroma I got, though not the strongest), big dark chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, slight grain, raisins, and alcohol. There is some initial tang from the soy quality, then some sweetness, and ends up roasty and bitter. Tastes basically how it smells. Quite a heavy beer, thick creamy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Very good. Side note: I was eating some dark chocolate with this, the soy gets quite strong and I get some sour cherries with it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2006
This is an excellent interpretation of a bitter sweet chocolate stout. The aroma was similar to specialty dark sweet chocolate, like godiva or something. The flavors I got from this beer were similar chocolate notes, but in the flavor it seemed a little more like a bitter sweet chocolate taste. Overall a really good beer worthy of its rep.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (16017) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2007 Deep Black with white head. Aroma of roasted malts/coffe/ biiter chocolate. Some sweetness. Body is filling. soft texture. Good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (7309) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2006
12 fl. oz. (355 ml) bottle, at The Jolly Butcher, Frederikshavn, Denmark. "Limited bottling - Winter 05 - 06." ABV is 8.25%. Nearly black colour, very low tan head. Vinous aroma with strong notes of dark chocolate, plums, prunes and oak. Powerful flavour of strong coffee and dark bitter chocolate. Relatively sweet. Alcohol is evident, but not dominant. A great sipping beer!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2007 This is one tasty beverage. A great full stout. It pours black with a very thick tan head. The taste is incredible! It has a very heavy dark chocolate taste, with just a hint of coffee flavor in there as well. It is a very full bodied beer. Re-rate 3-7-07 New recipe with a higher ABV than the old stuff. This has definitely improved with the new recipe. Fuller flavor, lots of great chocolate tastes and a nice thick, sticky, creamy mouthfeel. Hard to improve on an already great stout--but this is even better than before.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2007 Beautiful black color with no head. Smell of roasted malts ,dark chocolate, and coffee. Thick body with smooth roasted chocolate taste. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheeta (1181) - Lang, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2006
Malty chocolate aroma. Creamy light brown head. Excellent lasing. Black body hue. Bitter initial flavor with a tast of coffee. Medium to full palate.


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