Review – Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a chilled pint glass.
This beer is jet black and looks almost like a thin tar in consistency. The head was a rich, creamy tan color with about 1/2 inch of foam.
Very sweet smelling at first from the rich abundance of malt. Slight hints of caramel are present as well as fruity and nutty notes in the background.
Rich, bold coffee and chocolate. At first, this stout is quite bitter but the sweetness immediately prevails. I was surprised when I took my first sip because it smelled so sweet.
Very syrupy and thick, almost like a homemade milkshake or malt. The high alcohol provides a pleasant burning sensation throughout the throat and the back of the mouth.
I feel fortunate that I was able to grab the last six pack of this beer from my local brew store. Because it is a winter limited release, my friend and I have been searching high and low and finally, after doing some digging through the shelves, stumbled upon this treasure. I really enjoyed this Imperial Stout more than I thought I would. I had a preconception that I would not like it because it would be too sweet from the roasted chocolate malts but I am glad I was proved wrong. The balance of sweetness with bitterness is as aligned as any beer lover could ask for.