overall
100
95
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 3394   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
factus (13) - - JAN 5, 2012
For a while I thought this was the best beer Id ever had. Thick brown head, top notes of cherry, malt and alcohol. Very strong beer. Good for special occasions, but not everyday drinking.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (856) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Bottle. Sensoric. Pitch black with light brown, semi-thick, frothy head. Moderate head retention and lacing. Moderately roasted malts - dark chocolate, coffee, slightly boozy in the aroma. Taste is moderately sweet and moderately bitter - stable, moderately long. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, finish is semi-bitter, ashy, semi-dry. Not very impressive RIS, roasted, moderately bitter, semi-dry, ashy with no special accents.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fillepolo (789) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a dark colour beer with a small head. Roasted malts with chocolate, vanilla and some coffee. Dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (7066) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2017
Brewing season 2012-2013. I might have left this too long in the cellar, and should be sampeling this again when found fresh. Pours black, small , yet stable dark brown head. Smell is still mild cocoa, some dark malts. Taste is very full. Intense dark malts. very mild cocoa finish. full mouthfeel, low carbo. Not much sign of age ( some, but not much ) and definetly not over the top yet. Thats a relief (and a bit of a surprise ) a very small hint of bitterness trough the roast. Might have had more chocolate fresh ( id think, id hope ) but nevertheless, this is a really nice impy. no boozyness at all. Very nice! Edit : at the end of the bottle ( in the sediment) there is far more cocoa, still. keeping the score, just wanted to note it :)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
djoeye (4259) - Troms, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2017
Aroma; dark fruits, fermented prunes, dark chocolate and confectionery, juicy liquorice, whisky notes, bread yeast notes, cream, very inviting. Look; beige head, black body, blanket lacing. Taste; black chocolate, sweet liquorice, dark fruits, cocoa n prunes, nuts, confectionery, whisky notes - warming fully confectionerish finish. Feel; gentle, good body, pleasant. Overall; full taste, full pleasure. [35.5cl.btl 10% -winter2016edition- [email protected]]

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
EerieDrinks (85) - Malm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2017
1 finger, light tan head. Deep, dark dark brown coloured beer. Aroma is full of dark fruits. Raisins, dates, along with coffee, liquorice and a red berry/ vinous fruitiness to it. Hint of dark chocolate at the end. Taste is very oaty with prominent coffee and dark, bitter chocolate. Hints of the dark fruits at the back. Some sort of weird off-taste is putting me off. Thin and light for the ABV. Overall, nothing to write home about. Had heard such good things about this one but if feels more like a light Porter than a homage to the lovely RIS due to the thinness and the short taste. I have another bottle and I hope there was just something wrong with this one.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HairRocker (1) - Suwanee, Alabama, USA - FEB 5, 2017 does not count
I got this beer on a recommendation. Its really good, and tasted great with a good burger and salad. Oh, and with 10% alcohol packs a nice punch.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cglans (53) - - FEB 3, 2017
35.5cl bottle. pitch dark color. small beige head. chocolate, malt, vanilla. good bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eruizgarcia (326) - - JAN 18, 2017
Malts, chocolate and roasty hints of coffee. Velvety smooth, slightly syrupy, satisfying medium body. Surprising amount of bitterness balance the sweetness well. Delicious! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (2525) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2017
This is top notch. Lots of chocolate nose and chocolate flavor. Bitterness builds huge if not drinker slowly. Very slow head. Wow nice ris. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tjomleif (204) - NORWAY - DEC 22, 2016
330ml bottle. Aroma of caramel and slight smoke. Taste is chocolate and bourbon. Very enjoyable!


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