Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

Rated 4.063 by BeerPals

Brewed by Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Style:  Imperial Stout

10.1% Alcohol by Volume

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Our award-winning rendition of the Imperial Stout style, once made exclusively for Catherin the Great. We use three mashes to brew each batch of this beer, achieving a luscious deep dark chocolate flavor through a blend of specially roasted malts. We brew it every year for the winter season. It is delicious when newly bottled, but also ages beautifully for years.

ID: 176 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 21 years ago

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Overall Rank76
Overall Percentile99.8
Style Rank21 of 1994
Style Percentile98.9
Lowest Score2.6
Highest Score5.0
Average Score4.092
Weighted Score4.063
Standard Deviation0.450

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  • OLENAMIRONYCHEV 77 reviews
    rated 4.6 1 year ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    The pour is solid black, some nice viscosity, and a dark brown creamy head which lasts a long time and leaves some nice lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, some hints of dark chocolate and black licorice, and some coffee. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. The taste is dark bitter chocolate with some vanilla sweetness thrown in. The finish is very very bitter.

  • BEERMEISTER1978 15 reviews
    rated 4.0 2 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    - roasted malt
    - chocolate
    - locorice
    - dark brown
    - brown head
    - good body
    - creamy mouthfeel
    - rich
    - chocolate
    - coffee
    - a masterpiece

  • JNE5HUSG 1814 reviews
    rated 4.2 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    330 ml capped bottle. Poured in a snifter an unfiltered and opaque dark, dark-brown, close to black, coloured I S with a small one finger creamy and tan foamy head that had a short retention and tons of micro bubbles. Low carbonation. Some lacing. The aroma is dark chocolate, a pronounced alcoholic feeling, dark riped fruits, plums, raisins, roasted coffee beans, roasted malts. The flavour is dark chocolate, burnt coffee beans, roasted and burnt malts, fruity, plums, raisins, redcurrant and spicy with vanilla and licorice. The mouthfeel is creamy, light sparkling, fulled, light ashy and smooth. The texture is oily. This full bodied B I S has a lingering roasted malts, riped fruits and ashy finish. A high flavoured and tasty B I S. The lovely tasting leads to an imperial moreish need.

  • FISHINGFAST 681 reviews
    rated 3.6 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Boy howdy this sure had a great aroma and poured black.with a brown creamy head. The mouth feel was pretty thick. The taste is very balanced of chocolate and dark roasted malt.

  • HANNAH 1021 reviews
    rated 3.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Sampled on tap at Rustico. Pours black with a thin ring of head skirting the glass. Smoke and chocolate dominate the aroma, alcohol also notable. Rich, but a little a little strong. Still loved it overall. Fine ale in a tough category.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.6 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Pitch black with small light brown foam head. Aroma is coffee. Taste is bitter cold chocolate and coffee. Long staying aftertaste, more and more bitter. (Houston 201310)

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 4.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    December 2013 bottle, aged a couple of extra months. Huge chocolate nose, lighter on roast than I expected, sweet forward. Flavor is big, chocolate, boozy, tootsie rolls and roast barley. Reminded me of BCS without all that bourbon. Top shelf beer.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Bottle winter 09-10. Pours thick and black. A small dark tan head vanishes quickly to a slick ring. Leaves no lacing. Smells of dark chocolate, cocoa and burnt coffee. Flavour is sweet to start, then tastes as the aroma plus a hint of dark fruits. Bitter boozy finish. Thick and sticky mouthfeel. Good beer but would have been better as a desert not breakfast.

  • GROWLERPOWER 23 reviews
    rated 3.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Winter 11-12 batch. With a year in the dungeon to break it's will, we drink. Black with brown highlights. Greasy tan head. Nose of Licorice, burnt oreos, & booze. Tastes of bitter burnt toast, charred marshmallows, & dusty soot. More bittersweet/sharp char. Moderate, but soft, carbonation. Dry finish. Still boozy, still solid. Update 4/13 - Noticeable smokiness. More meaty then sooty.

  • AIRFORCE1 680 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours so black it could block out the sun if I tried. has a very small chocolate cream colored head that holds for a bit. Aroma is strong of black chocolate and roasted malt with a hint of dark roasted coffee. Taste is not as well balanced as it should be. Flavors include dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Brew is very warming as it goes down with a strong noticeable alcohol burn. Quite bitter as well. A little less alcohol would make the taste 10 time better. Al in all a nice beer despite its downfalls.

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