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100
95
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Serve in Snifter

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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintocb (654) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Definately a stout. Pours dark and thick. Big brown head that dissapates eventually. The chocolate comes first followed by some toasty/marshmallowy flavors. Masks the alcohol well although the warmth is there as you drink it.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusgus (237) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2008 Bottled at several occasions and vintages. This is at the writing moment my favourite beer. Excellent aroma mostly of dark chocolate, with some coffee and dried fruits, fresh green apples and toffee. Perfectly balanced palate with just the right amount of sweetnes, bitterness and sourness. Warming alcohols, toffee, sugar and caramel, syrup, soy, nuts and fortified wine. As good as it gets.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Wow. Thick, rich, malty and creamy. Full of flavor. Not quite a burnt as some other stoudts. A beer to drink slowly and in small servings.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tenghave (404) - Taastrup, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2007 l fet til lentusiasternes festival 2006. Og fet hjemme p flaske. Sort l der overhovedet ikke smager af chokoade. Virker som en alcoholfyldt stout. Meget kraftig i smagen (krydret+alcohol). Tung at drikke. Duften brndt karamel og en masse kryderier.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2006
A rough diamond of an imperial stout, brilliant but coarse. Poured a sump-oil black with a thin frothy film that persisted down the glass and left loose lacing. The intense aroma is a fascinating struggle between fruity esters and classic stout grains: crushed blackberries, young aggressive shiraz, fresh ground coffee and bitter chocolate. Like a blend of port and coffee. The mouthfeel is perfect: full and creamy, soft carbonation. On the tongue, there are some berry esters in the mid palate before a crude licorice root and oak astringent bitter coffee finish. All of that 8.7% abv is right in your face - this tastes like a much stronger beer. The finish is mouth-puckering. Overall, Id rate it as a solid imperial but not one of the best. Its a bit too clumsy and unrefined - not the sort of impy you could take home to meet your parents... (12fl oz bottle; Winter 04/05 bottling; shared with Bridge - many thanks to Gordo Joss for lugging this one to Oz from NY)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2006
Bottle: Pours almost black with a decent tan head. The flavor is of chocolate and some roasted malts. I am not a fan for some reason. I didnt like the balance between the sweet and bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Furseth (2158) - Kunglv, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2007 Bottle ,11/2-06. Black oily colour, with a tan creamy foam. Aroma of dark chocolate, and lots of bitternes in the end. Have a nice sweet/bitter mouth feeling, with a lot of dark chocolate,raisins. nice round bitter finish. full body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2006 2005-2006 bottle courtesy of Hogtownharry and Blankboy (got one from each). Thanks guys, much appreciated! Pours opaque tar black. 1 Inch head of mocha froth is leaving minute lace. This stuff looked like oil when it poured! Nice! Upfront aroma of burnt tobacco, and soy sauce. Like its been infused with it. I wasnt expecting this. Ill wait 10 minutes, and let it warm up.............10 minutes as past. Theres some dark chocolate coming through, like it is screaming to get noticed, but its having a hard time. Soy is more pronounced now, and also present is cured leather, and vinegar. Nothing chocolate or stout about this aroma. Lets move on. Initial taste is bitter chocolate with sour leather and a metallic soy flavour. Its not supposed to taste like this, not with ratings as high as it is getting. Alcohol not noticable in the finish, very smooth, but all I can taste is rusty soy and sour milk. Down the drain it goes. Obviously this is an off bottle, and I have another one here, which I will rate soon, but my rating for now is this one, and I will change it hopefully when I drink the ther one. This one is pretty rough. New rating:Aromas are not as off here. Theres still some tobacco and leather that for some reason dont work, but its got a lot of dark chocolate. Not as leathery at all. I have upped my score to reflect what I feel is an upgrade from my last bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2006
From bottle. Black oil pour, with minimal coffee head. Nose is strong vinous with roasted malts underneath. Flavor is super bitter dark chocolate, with a vinous aftertaste. Very thick palate. I like it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - APR 24, 2006
35,5 cl bottle. No yeast at the bottom. Very black colour with a nice small head. Lovely aroma of chocolate, roastedness and some sweet malt. Smooth tasty flavour of roastedness, coffee, sweet malt and ends up dry and pleasant.


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