Review - Brooklyn Brewery's Black Chocolate Stout
"Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout is the winter seasonal ale produced by Brewmaster Garrett Oliver. This highly sought after brew attains its strength by using the first runnings from two and a half mashes of grain. It is a classic Russian Imperial Stout, modeled on the beers made by British brewers for the Czar's Court in the Nineteenth Century. Black Chocolate is a wonderful winter warmer and a stunning accompaniment to a chocolate dessert. 2005-06 bottles read 10.6% abv. Prior to the 2005-06 release BCS was listed at 8.7% ABV" -- Brooklyn Brewery
From the bottle, it pours a deep, dark chocolate color, almost black, with an average, fizzy light-brown head. Body is black as night, very murky. Fully diminishing head with good lacing. Aroma is very sweet, with a heavy dose of malts with chocolate notes. Also hints of alcohol and burnt maltiness. Initial taste is moderately sweet with coffee notes, turning to a moderately bitter, dark chocolate finish. Medium on the palate, it has a creamy texture with soft carbonation. Reviewer's notes: A very remarkable stout that we will recommend to others.
Reviewed on December 2nd, 2006
|Source:||12 oz. Bottle|