Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
Brooklyn Brewery, New York
Available October-March on draft and in 12-ounce bottles
One my all-time favorite seasonal beers, Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout was first brewed in 1994, and has been celebrated since as one the best takes on the Russian imperial stout style. Despite the name, there’s no chocolate added. Its lush dark cacao aromas and flavors are achieved through a mash-up of caramel malt, malted wheat and a blend of American roasted malts. Willamette and Fuggle hops add to the bittersweet character. Best of all, at 10% alcohol, it ages beautifully, and makes a gift that keeps on giving.
Brooklyn Brewery recommends pairing Black Chocolate Stout with chocolate desserts, passionate love and rage in front of a blazing fireplace, cheesecake, fruit tarts, big ol’ blankets, ice cream, holiday parties, strong cheeses, and mythology.
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