Founded in 1988, Brooklyn Brewery brews flavorful beers that enrich the lives, tradition, and culture of the communities it serves. Its award-winning roster of year-round, seasonal and specialty beers have gained notoriety as one of the top craft beer producers in the world. One of Brooklyn’s current seasonal offerings is an American Imperial Stout fittingly called “Black Chocolate Stout.”
The beer pours, just as you would expect, a rich dense black color that doesn’t offer the slightest bit of opaqueness or translucency when viewed directly against light. The one finger mocha colored head shows decent retention and leaves a frothy lacing both atop the beer and on the sides of the glass.
The nose offers aromas of sweet dark dried fruits and chocolate. There is a hint of smokiness and toasted malts as well as notes of caramel are all well pronounced. You’ll also find a generic boozy note to round out the bouquet.
The palate delivers what the nose promised. There is a sweetness right off the bat with notes of dark dried fruits, chocolate and caramel. These flavors lead into a smoky and toasty mid-palate with notes of rich malts and dark roasted coffee. The coffee becomes more pronounced and bitter towards the finish, where it melds perfectly with notes of unsweetened chocolate. The mouthfeel is remarkably smooth and deserve mention.
The Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 4.5 Out of 5 Pints