hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Pours black with no head and only a thin ring of foam ’round the side of my glass. Lost of roasty malt aroma and hints of fresh baked chocolate brownies. Thinner on the body, this is rich with dark chocolate flavours and roasted coffee. Smooth, well balanced, delicious! stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 pours dark with a nice creamy tan head, aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee. the flavor is very chocolatey, smooth up front, excellent body, good brew. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Pours dark brown with a thin light brown head. Beautiful aromas of both sweet and bitter chocolate float off this one before giving way to the more subtle but present roasty qualities. Taste is decadently sweet with a near perfect balance of bitterness. By far one of my favorite beers. TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
This beer is an Imperial stout by style, and is an outstanding one. British brewers exported these rich, robust, potent stouts to Czarist Russia in the 19th Century. These beers were big, roasty, hoppy brews, that were higher in alcohol than dry stout. These beers were meant to be winter warmers, and they are quite strong, avb usually ranges from 8-10%. This has become a recognized sub style of stout, and many American breweries brew this style of beer. Brooklyn BBC is a great example of this style. It has everything an Imperial Stout should have, it is roasty, hoppy, and is very warming. This beer is also very chocolatey, hence the name
Brooklyn BCS pours to a ink black color with a slight tan head, and a soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is awesome, just packed with huge malt and hop aromas. Dark chocolate, sweet malt, expresso, hints of vanilla, piney hop aromas and waves of peppery alcohol flood the nose. The palate is HUGE. This is a rich, decadent beer. Flavors of dark chocolate, cocoa,expresso coffee, sweet malt, vanilla, and a touch of licorice coat the tongue. The body is very viscous, thick, and oily. This beer resembles motor oil. BCS finishes with more chocolate malt character up front, then dries to a long, roasty, bitter, warming, high octane burn.
This is a true sipping brew. It is so rich and delicious. It has an amazing bitter sweet chocolate character, you would swear they used real chocolate in this beer, but this feat is done by malts alone. This is a phenomenal desert beer. I would match this with a rich devil’s food cake, dark and milk chocolates, or chocolate covered strawberries.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Thick black pour with a nice brown head. Smells of roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee fill the nose. your taste buds are filled with the flavor of dark chocolate, malt, coffee, and a hint ao caramel. Suddenly you get the nice alcohol bite just before it goes down. What a wonderful beer.
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Would you believe that this is a Winter ’98-’99 bottle that I had tucked away and totally forgot about?? I had very little hope that this would even be drinkable let alone ejoyable. What and incredible treat! Super smooth, sweet, mellow, creamy, stunning! I don’t remember much about this beer when it was new so I have try a fresh one real soon for comparison, but let me tell you, this aged beauty will be tough to beat. Everything an Impy should be and more. RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Truly great imperial. Big, I mean BIG, chocolate profile, very sweet and sticky, but saved by a heavy dose of hopping that undercuts the cloying aspects of this type of beer. Nicely brewed on all levels. Very effective winter warmer with a nice alcohol bite. shrubber85 (11322) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2006 Bottle. Molasses, cocoa and acetone aroma. Opaque black brown color with nice tan head. Dark chocolate flavor initial that is quickly overwhelmed by a strong bitter/astringent medicinal finish. I even opened another bottle to check - maybe I got two bad ones because I did not enjoy this beer - I strongly suspect somehow I got bottles infected with bleach - have to try again someday. nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2006
Bottle. Black thick pour leaving black opaque liquid with a big dark tan head. Super strong aroma, alcohol, bakers chocolate, and a bit of roasted coffee. Rich, malty, burnt flavor...coffee in front, chocolate in the middle, bitter hoppy flavor in the back with a long aftertaste. Very easy to drink, but will fill you up quickly...very rich. A delicious imperial stout. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Draught at Tyler’s in Durham, NC. Served in a Brooklyn Brewey snifter. Opaque black with thick brown head that laced the glass. Smells of roasted coffee, alcohol, anise, and caramel with chocolate and sprucy hop undertones. The alcohol, anise, and caramel dominate the flavor and there is a roasty bitter aftertaste. Very complex imperial stout that is true to style.