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RATINGS: 3311   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3193) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2009 Draft taster at Moonshine, Chicago. Hey! It’s on tap somewhere! Even in a teeny glass, this has a heady alcohol smell. All black, no head. Taste is nothing more than a snootful of Kahlua. Well, it’s more than that. There are plenty of stout malt roasties, and a finish like a molasses cookie. Glad I had a chance at a fresh one for when I finally crack that 2002 bottle in the cellar.

JNyberg (8) - - FEB 17, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2018 Påminner om julmust i utseende. Luktar av choklad. Choklad, nötig karaktär, en aning lakrits, låg sötma, härlig kakaobeska.

Tollan (1) - - FEB 10, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2018 Flaska från SB. Kraftig smak av kaffe och mörkchoklad med rökig touch. Ölen har en brun skumkrona.

williamlantz (94) - - FEB 3, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2018 Winter 2017. Black colour with a large tan head. Aroma: chocolate, dark dried berries, bourbon, some smoke, roasted malt and a hint of mint. Vinous notes. Taste: a sting of alcohol, roasted malt, cacao, some vinous notes and bourbon. Quite dry.

johancederholm (48) - - FEB 3, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2018 Svart vätska med fylligt beige skum. Doft av choklad, kaffe och rostat malt. Smak av detsamma, och en lång och söt avslutning. Svinigt bra utifrån priset!!!

drjoeng (1481) - SINGAPORE - JAN 31, 2018
10%ABV. Imperial stout. Sweet dark chocolate, plum jam, over ripe apricots and peaches, pear brandy. Pei pa koh (which is a very specific aroma note referencing the the black honey, loquat-based herbal remedy). Malty sweet funk. Mouthfeel is watered honey. Active carbonation. Palate has roasty flavors with charcoal, burnt toast. Hops are woody and briefly floral. Hint of pepper. Finish is boozy and smoky. Good. Full bodied with a slightly lingering bitter, sticky sweet finish.

cmacklin (1412) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2018
On tap. Pours an opaque black with a medium, creamy, long lasting, tan head that leaves curtains of lace. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and vanilla. Sweet flavour of chocolate malt, caramel, licorice, roast, salty toffee and warming booze in a dry, bitter coffee finish. Medium to full body with a creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Very nice.

Towey1989 (3510) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2018
Bottle from Beerdock Leek. 2017. Pours a black colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, some caramel, vanilla, a hint of liquorice and subtle dark fruits. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted malts, some caramel, coffee, biscuit, slight vanilla , A hint of liquorice and subtle dark fruits. Full bodiedvand a soft carbonation. A dryish, biscuity and chocolatey bitterness in the finish. The alcohol is well hidden in this, some sweetness with a dark chocolate bitterness.

Suco (38) - Castellon, SPAIN - JAN 5, 2018
Pobrada de barril en la cervecería El Lúpulo, Toledo, Imperial Stout de manual, chocolate, vainilla, azúcar moreno...mucho cuerpo, baja carbonatación, alcohol totalmente integrado. Todo un clásico.

FROMTHEBOTTLE (86) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2017
12oz bottle. Pour is jet black with very thin ring of light tan head. Almost none at all to be exact. Initially on the nose you get bakers chocolate, bitter rather than sweet. Typical roasted malt is accompanied by hints of vanilla and dried fruit. Very little carbonations leads to a silky, creamy mouth feel. 10% abv well integrated into the flavor profile. My bottle is at least 3 seasons old. Very nice sipper on this chilly night.

wombat23 (2165) - Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pours almost black with a tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, toffee, dark chocolate, licorice notes. Taste follows nose with some ashy undertones, dark fruits, hints of vanilla. Finish is roasty and sweet.

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