Sunday, January 20, 2013

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

One of my winter favorites, per their website... our award-winning rendition of the Imperial Stout style, once made exclusively for Catherine 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.

Pours a dark jet black, at 10% abv this one is a sipper.  The first taste is strong with roasted coffee notes and of course plenty of dark chocolate.  The alcohol is there but it doesn't overpower.  I think of this as almost a dessert beer, one to kick back with and really take your time enjoying it... as it warms up the flavors become even more intense!  Pick this one up if you're a fan of Russian Imperial Stouts.  Better hurry as this is a seasonal release and won't be on the shelves for too much longer.


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