Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout

A bottle i picked up when i went to the Otley Bunch of Grapes a fortnight back.
An imperial stout, it is 10.0% abv in a 355 ml bottle. Classically appropriate design, it looks so inviting.
Pours black into the glass, a thick creamy tan head sitting majestically on top. It has a lovely expected aroma of coffee, sweet milk chocolate. Its smooth as hell, a creamy medium body is just right, with roasted malts coming through strong for me, bitter coffee, the bitterness carries on to the end also.
This was a great one to sip, shame it didn't last to long, as i loved the chocolate coming on more as it warmed, balanced by tangy dark fruit and alcohol warmth.
Highly recommended.


  1. such a good beer. I love how they get that massive choclatey flavour without using any actual chocolate, just various roasted and chocolate malts.

    It's awesome

  2. I've not tried this yet but that photo really makes me want one NOW!

    Awesome photo, that head looks like a cross-section of a Cadbury's Crunchie.

  3. i should have done a close up of that head, it does look special! It is just a classic beer, really nice