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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

Bières sans frontières, . For more selections see previous post.

ABV: 10.6%
Origin: , New York, USA

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

The Brooklyn brewery, with its world famous and well travelled head brewer Garrett Oliver, needs little introduction — originally established to revive the pre-Prohibition style of quality lager as a contract brewery in 1985, it’s had its own plant in a former steel foundry since 1996 and has consistently turned out high quality beers inspired by a range of world styles. Black Chocolate Stout is one of its very best, a fine made from three separate mashes with six malts including black and chocolate, bottle conditioned and capable of long ageing.

This black beer has a fine mid-brown head and a rich pastilley liquroice and roast aroma tinged with coffee and Marmite. The smooth, thick palate is meaty, spicy and tingling, with a definite roast espresso coffee note, though lacking in hard edges. Burry hops and fine cocoa spread across the tongue on a long and very powerful finish with notes of red fruit, ending sternly dry.

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