The last time I had a Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout was about two years ago when The ROK stopped over for a few drinks. I remember having one of these, plus two or three more beers. I also remember feeling quite intoxicated after that last beer. It wasn’t until I picked up the empty Black Chocolate Stout bottle and looked at the label that I found out about its 10% ABV. No wonder I was half in the bag! I basically had the equivalent of a six pack in under two hours. I really liked this beer the first time I had it. Let’s see how I feel about it tonight…
- Appearance: High viscosity. Completely opaque. Deep, dark brown color. Quarter inch head that dissolves very slowly.
- Aroma: Bittersweet chocolate. Espresso.
- Taste: Thick and chewy. Coats your mouth with bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, and espresso flavor. Long, slightly bitter finish. The alcohol is there, but it’s subtle.
This is a dangerous beer! It’s like a Guinness on steroids, i.e. very smooth and flavorful. Given it’s high alcohol content, I doubt that I would have more than two of them in a sitting. This is a beer that you would drink on its own, or maybe alongside a dessert. I give the Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout a B. It’s a very good beer, but not something that I would drink too often.