Got a bottle of this from a trade. Everything I’ve had from Brooklyn Brewery is great stuff! I’m especially fond of #1 and of this one, Black Chocolate Stout.
Definitely black, very black, with a nice two finger brown head and fine sheets of thin lacing left behind on each sip.
Lots of milk and baker’s chocolate smell, along with a little coffee, some nice roasted and burnt malts.
Taste is where this beer shines. I was expecting black and chocolate, and I got both, especially the chocolate. You can almost feel the cocoa powder and unsweetened baker’s chocolate, their dryness being a prime component, but even the chocolate flavors are balanced with a little sweet milk chocolate flavors. Roasty malts and just a touch of smoky burnt fill in the gaps.
An extremely easy to drink RIS, despite a tinge of an alcoholic component (expected given the relatively high ABV).
Brooklyn is really a damn fine brewery, and this beer keeps that reputation going strong in my book. I’m always looking for Brooklyn beers!
Having another tonight. Will remain on my wants list for all times, unless I move to somewhere that has Brooklyn available at all times!
Totally AMAZING beer. Cheers!