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RATINGS: 3394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13638) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2006
Bottle. Creamy light brown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Very malty chocolate aroma. Bitter licorice flavor with coffeenotes. Very oily palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Aroma is full of chocolate and coffee. Flavor is big bakers chocolate, lots of toasty malt, slightly bitter. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2006
via trade with OhioDad - Winter 04-05 - Pours almost black with a good tan head. Head settle quickly to a film leave lacing everywhere. Very nice. Nice roasty chocolate aroma. Slight alcohol aroma. Flavor is also roasted chocolate. Slight alcohol warming. Has a tad bit of roasted malt aftertaste. A smooth, dry, full bodied beer. Very good. Thanks Scott.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12305) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2006
Almost completely black with slight red sides and a big, firm brown head. Thick chocolaty aroma with slight bitterness and coffee as well. Taste is sweet and bitter in a chocolate sense. The aftertaste leaves an impression of the 8,25% alcohol (in this bottle) and a thick layer of dark chocolate. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 pours very black w/ small head. good chocolate aroma. rich sweetness w/ the right amount of bitterness. thick and very good. Alcohol is present but not over bearing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2006
As I recall: (lost the original notes) Opaque, browninsh black with beige head. Large, vinous, malty character, with coffe, chocolate, heavily roated. Slight molasses and dried fruit aroma. Very bitter and rich (thanks to the sweetness), long aftertaste of a bitter, malty character. Very full and sticky palate, thick and appetizing. I think mine was 10.5% ABV (?)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2008 (Winter 2005-2006)- Jet black oily pour with small brown head. Smells deep of chocolate. Thick full body with upfront alcohol warmth. Overwhelming thick chocolate malt character . Finishes dry with a very deeply highly roasted element and lingers on the palate with hints of coffee. Though it has lost some quality in the newer batches.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2007 (Bottle at Karlsons garage, Gteborg) Really dark, almost black with a brown almost not existing head. Minty, soy. Burned rubber. Banana skids-fudge. Flavour of coffee, dark, bitter chocolate. Salt and liquorice. Some yeast. More dry than sweet. Pretty big body. Soy. Burned rubber. Leaves a minty taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2006
Winter 05 - 06 edition. Very dark apperance, tan head is so thin as to be almost nonexistant. Aroma is chocolate, bit of alcohol, roasted malts, oak and smoke. Flavor is chocolate, with some roasted smokeyness, as well as a smidge of dark fruits. Reminds me of a slightly less powerful Avery Mephistopheles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL (7299) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2006
Verre de dgustation, provenant dune bouteille de 12 oz, dgust au Mondial de la Bire 2006 (Montral, QC). Arme: Odeur de chocolat et de caf. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Prsence dun moyen col brun crmeux et dune large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de caf et de chocolat. Longue dure de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crmeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Prsence de poudre de cacao en arrire got. (Rating #505)

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