overall
100
95
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
n8nmc (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2006 does not count
Strong no joking around impy! Pretty amazing stuff for the price nonetheless ($31 a case). 8.7 alc is interesting as well. Overall very much like a mid range impy with a sweet choco kick at the end. On the sweeter end of the spectrum for an imperial. The usual suspects surface.. molasses, strong malt, etc. but a very refined delicious chocolate finish, imo. Very nice choice for the money.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2006
Black body and brown head. Looks tasty and the first nosefeel from this one makes me curious. The aroma is pleasant! It has lots of chocolate and coffee to it. Also roasted malt. The flavor is little peppry and strong.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2006
05-06 Bottle (from Bitter Virtue). Deep dark colour with a thick brown head. Immediately roasty aromas with liquorice and molasses lurking in their too. Also some sweet malts and just a touch of fruit. Some sweetness leading into a pleasantly roasty (and hop) bitter finish. Quite oily but not excessively so, the carbonation adds a slightly harsh prickle but soon dies down. Quite attractive (but not exceptional) aroma after that its not quite so good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (25814) - Malm, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2006
Bottle 05-06. Black colour with a big brown head. Roasted aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee. Roasted malty flavor with lots of chocolate flavor, also hints of coffee. Sweet dry roasted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CMUBEERMAN (427) - - FEB 6, 2006
I didnt like this beer as much as everyone else...and Ive been doing a lot of stout and porter drinking lately. Poured extremely jet black with almost no head, but lacing from what there was of it. Aroma had a bit of chocolate and malt...not nealy as much as I wanted/expected. Flavor was of chocolate and roast. The body was to fizzy and light bodied for my liking. A pretty crappy 4+ if you ask me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Aquired from quiver in trade. 05-06 Poured Black s black could get. thin tan head that dissappeared quickly. Aroma was ricjh with chocolate followed by dark fruit and malt. Rich chocolate flavor with a dry roast malt finish. Some hints of raspberries and strawberries. in there as well.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
whistlebird (22) - USA - FEB 4, 2006
excellent stout, maybe the best ive ever tried good oil color, nice aroma it has it all when people ask me what it tatses like the only thing i can tell them is its like eating a chocolate cake

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Winter 05-06 edition. Pours black with a creamy sable head. Aromas of chocolate malts, some coffee notes. Thick, creamy lacing. Flavor is wonderfully malty chocolate, some coffee undertones are noticed. Hints of vanilla, oddly enough. Almost immediate warming alcohol all the way down the gullet. Finish is mostly bitter chocolate, alcohol comes through with it. Simply awesome! Right up there with the top imperial stouts, and cheaper to boot.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2008 Bottle 04-05 which I pulled from a six a bought for rooftoprogue. I did replace it with an Old horizontal. Pours black with diminishing brown head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor of dark roasted malt, molasses, and some very mild sweetness. Finish is bitter, peppery, somewhat warming. Unsweetened chocolate lingers nicley. A very good impy stout and very reasonably priced.
UPDATE 12-07: I put a 2007 bottle up against Expedition and Big Eddy, and this came in last. Still a good beer and a great value, but not as complex or balanced as the other two.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (6061) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Excellent. This has the full body and appearanceof an American imperial stout. The aroma reminds me of Youngs chocolate but a little better than that. Rich flavor that includes a lot of chocolate and some coffee. Very rich, chocolatey, and outstanding.


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