Beerly Departed - Search The Crypt's Records

Monday, January 18, 2010

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

Dead Soldier
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout 
Brooklyn Brewery
#1 Brewers Row
79 North 11th Street
Brooklyn , NY USA
Est. 1988

Brain Damage Quotient = 10.0 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Deep black color from the pour.
Deep roasted malted barley; chocolate aroma
Rich mocha colored foaming head goes to about one finger high.

Great rings and spots of lacing up and down the glass.
Dry chocolate coccoa flavors and some hops bitterness.
Full bodied mouth feel; creamy and silky. 

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Although high in ABV, this Russian Imperial Stout shows only chocolate richness. Okay, well maybe there's a slight warm alcohol zing, but oh so subtle.  Dry and bittering, like fine chocolate, the taste simply amazes.  Everything about it is exquisite, from the rich black liquid in the glass to the black and gold label.  I have also had the good fortune to enjoy this Chocolate Stout on tap.  Tasting notes from both were exactly the same, showing the quality in the production runs.

Perfect way to warm up the evening this time of year.  This bottle is from the 2009-2010 limited winter bottling.  Do yourself a favor and seek some of this out soon.  Else, it's, "...wait until next year...", like they say in Brooklyn!

No comments:

Post a Comment