Beer: Black Chocolate Stout
Brewery: Brooklyn Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Serving Style: Draft
Glassware: Wine glass
Drinking Establishment: Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn, NYC
Primary Consumer(s): Ally & Kerensa
Sight: Opaque, near black in color; or, more appropriately, dark chocolate. 1 1/2-inch dense but frothy head, mocha in color.
Scent: Like a dark chocolate-covered cherry!
Flavor: Bittersweet initially, but the bitterness melts away as it rests. The chocolate is definitely more of a semi-sweet or Baker’s chocolate. There are also notes of coffee, even chicory.
Feel: Creamy and thick. Low-to-moderate carbonation, with a tickle at the end.
Concluding remarks: The Black Chocolate Stout, one of Brooklyn Brewery’s winter seasonals, is dubbed “famous” and “award-winning” by the brewery…and we can see why. This tasty beer gets an award of 4-and-a-half Pint Glasses from us; although, if it tasted as good as it smelled, it’d probably earn a full 5.
It should be noted, also, that we went back for seconds. And that’s saying a lot, considering we were at a beer bar with a number of rare Belgians on tap that night.