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RATINGS: 3278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamesthebrit (421) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
A: Pretty boozy off the bat. Good chocolate, coffee... yeah very boozy. A: Black and night. Super thick. Head is has poor retention. T: Thank goodness the coffee and chocolate notes are way more present in the taste than the boozy smell. Drinks thick like melted ice cream. A lot of play between flavors. P: A little acidic bit to it like with a Russian imperial.... good flavors and thick but the acidity is pretty intense and draws away from the other notes. Overall a pretty solid beer but this comes on the tails of Founders Imperial so it had a lot to live up to. This beer has solid coffee and chocolate notes but the acidity is a bit out of control as is the booze. A nice beer but needs a couple tweeks.

vastervikman (54) - Vastervik, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2017
Klasik. En ritkgt stor och riktigt söt dak. Rena efterrättsölet. Massor av kolakräm och laktos möter de chokladiga smakerna. Fantastiskt doft men väl söt att dricka, även i små klunkar men visst är det riktigt gott.

sarauckelman (542) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2017
Very dark brown, no head. Lovely luscious chocolate aroma. Sweet and rich, full of candied fruit flavors. Lovely roasted flavor underneath. Full bodied without being thick.

uckelman (805) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2017
Pours black. Cocoa and bourbon aromas. Heavy, somewhat grainy texture. Very much alcohol on the finish.

Kittenbieer (226) - LYON, FRANCE - JUL 3, 2017
Partagée avec mon cher Appiantiqua dans nos petits verres Duvel 18cl: jolie robe ébène surmontée d’une mousse beige assez persistante avec une bonne carbonatation.Le nez nous offre des arômes de chocolat et café grillé avec des notes houblonnées et vineuses.La bouche est à l’image du nez avec une fine pointe d’amertume qui se mêle à la douceur de cet ensemble très harmonieux nous laissant sur une finale bien agréable!Un excellent Stout!

appiantiqua (226) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUL 3, 2017
Partagée avec mon petit KIttenbieer dans un verre Duvel 18cl. Température de début 9 à 10°. Très belle robe ébène et opaque surmontée d’une mousse beige assez persistante; bonne carbonatation. Nez d’une grande richesse dans sa palette aromatique : Houblons, chocolat, café et autres senteurs grillées. Le goût est de la même trempe avec des saveurs de torréfaction et une amertume appréciable le tout parfaitement équilibré. L’arrière bouche est longue et très plaisante avec la chaleur de l’alcool et le retour des notes chocolatées. Un stout parfaitement réalisé.

SvanteL (574) - SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2017
Svart med mellanbrunt skum. Doften är fyllig och vinös, hur mycket kaffe och choklad som helst. Även smaken är vinös, helt sanslös, innehåller allt! Dracks efter diverse smakrika öl på Copperfields men gjorde en klar knockout, helt otroligt högpotent och smakrik! (2009-11-11)

patrickfranck (2) - Commack, - JUN 28, 2017 does not count
Chocolate flavor is present, bold and rich but it didn’t over power the beer. Great taste all around.

MrBishop (78) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2017
Bottle at home with herself listening to records. The last of our Christmas beers (blimey kept until May). Jet black and scent of treacle. Quite bitter with whiskey finish. Merry Christmas y’all. (2015/16 bottled version)

stupre (408) - Nanterre, FRANCE - MAY 13, 2017
35,5cl bottle purchased @ La caisse de bières.Belle robe noire avec fine mousse brune. Attaque café, chocolat noir amer et malt torréfié. Belle fin liquoreuse. Bel équilibre entre l’amertume et la douceur.

Homer321 (5116) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle. Winter 10-11. Pours pitch black with almost not head. Nose is rich chocolate. Dark fudge. Light tobacco. Some faint dried fruit character. Taste is chocolate, light coffee. A touch thin seeming but I think it might be slight oxidation. Finish is clean, dry. For the age this had held up pretty damn well.

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