Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutPretty psyched to have the week done with. I’m finding the new job a little more stressful than I expected, and the weekend downtime is much needed. Tonight we went out for dinner (Chinese). Now we’re chilling and watching the movie Funny People. I skipped dessert and instead I’m having a Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, which I have been told is pretty awesome.

The aroma is of boozy chocolate and vanilla. At 10% ABV, I’m not surprised that I can smell the alcohol. The beer is a thick dark black. The head is more brown than white. Some lacing, but not a ton.

I didn’t have to wait a long time for this to warm because I had it in storage rather than in the fridge. I chilled it for 90 minutes or so before opening it. The taste isn’t too far from the aroma. Dark chocolate is the main flavor. Vanilla accompanies it. Strong flavor of liquor. It’s well balanced though…not particularly sweet or bitter.

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout is super smooth. Basically no carbonation.

Some folks said that this beer was lights-out awesome. I’d have to slightly disagree. It’s definitely really good, but not the best I’ve had.
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

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Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

6 thoughts on “Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout”

  1. So nice I drank it twice. (Oh and reviewed it twice too). I know that was nerdy, but I used to live in NY, NY and you know their slogan about being double named.

    I'm glad you weren't in love with this beer because I just proposed last night. And she said Yes. So hands off.

    Anyway, you can be in the wedding party if you are available.

  2. This one has a history of being pretty hot when fresh. Age it a year and it becomes simply amazing. It loses the boozey flavor and brings out more of the nice maltiness.

  3. I think it was a really good beer, but not quite up there with Southern Tier's Choklat. Interesting suggestion from Runaway Jim about aging it. I'm doing that with some BBC Holidale (it worked well with the 2008 batch).

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