Brooklyn Brewery's Black Chocolate Stout

I'm a bit sick of stouts honestly. I've drank much more stout in the last year than I ever had in my life. However, when I saw Brooklyn Brewery's Black Chocolate Stout, I had to try it. I've heard alot of raving about it and Brooklyn generally has pretty tasty beer - so it was a requirement of me to try it.

It was $3.50 or so for a 355mL bottle, and the ABV is 10%! That actually beats out last week's selection, LAVA Stout from Iceland - which only has 9.4% ABV.. which until today, was the strongest ABV'd stout I've ever had.

How was it?

Appearance: Poured a very thick dark almost milky (texture) appearance. Had a very caramel head that slowly disappeared. Looks darker than night, very very black.

Aroma: Slightly malty, a scent that reminds me of chocolate milk as a kid, and that's about it. Not bad.

Taste: Malty, with a roasted taste to it. Certainly nowhere as sweet or flavourful as the LAVA stout I had - but that could be a good thing as the LAVA may be too much for some people. Has a very milky/creamy feel on the tongue. I'm not really noticing the chocolate that much, but I do notice a bit of coffee to it, especially for the aftertaste. I like it, but it's what you would expect for most stouts now days, a coffeeish stout with some chocolate in there somewheres. Taste wise, you wouldn't know that this is 10% ABV, but it slowly hits you eventually. Smooth.

This is part of the "Limited Bottling - Winter 2009/2010", so this must have been in the MLCC warehouse for quite a while before they decided to sell it! Dear MLCC - keep bringing in unique beers, we need more stuff like this! Oh, and bring back 6-packs of Unibroue beer, please and thanks.

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