Monday, October 18, 2010

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout 2010-2011

Tonight I'm drinking the Winter 2010-2011 Limited Edition of Black Chocolate Stout brewed by The Brooklyn Brewery in Utica, New York. You might remember me professing my love on two occasions back in the 09-10 season. Nice bottle presentation. Good price too.

Since last year, I learned two tidbits of information about this beer. First, I learned that one bottle has 320 calories! Ugh! Oof! So it better be fabulous, right?!? The second piece of information is much more interesting and likable. This was the beer that Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver took with him to his "interview" with the brewery back in 1994. How do I know that? Our local representative has worked with the brewery since before Garrett was even around and told me the story, and Garrett confirmed it that same evening. How cool!

Mostly a rich chocolate aroma, but with some coffee in the background. WOW! Rich, milky, silky smooth, chocolate loveliness! Marry me? Follow that up with some dark cherry cordials smothered in more chocolate and now you're beginning to get the picture. Not sweet, though. (Not bitter either). Next come hints of roasted coffee from every direction. Hello 10.0% alcohol with your beautiful warmth and welcome burn! Vanilla? Yep. Light licorice? You bet your ass. Fabulous. Creamy, low to medium carbonation, elegant. Nice coffee flavors are left behind. Did I like it? Yep. However... This Is My Love... We're engaged. Stay away!

The Brewmaster's Table: Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food ~ Garrett Oliver

Brooklyn Brewery Metal Wall Mounted Bottle Opener

Beer School: Bottling Success at the Brooklyn Brewery ~ Steve Hindy

11 comments:

Hannah said...

It's delicious in chocolate cupcakes too! Last time I made Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout cupcakes I made an Irish cream frosting. You really can't go wrong with that.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

You know, Hannah, I have NEVER tried cooking anything with beer. I really got to give that a whirl.

And your cupcakes and icing sound fabulous! You should do a submission for @cookingasshole 's website.

Michael Jurewicz said...

For another treat with this beer get a bottle of Breckenridge Vanilla Porter.

Then in a glass pour it about 60-70% full with the Vanilla porter. Top it off with Black Chocolate Stout. Enjoy a Chocolate/Vanilla Swirl.

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Well you can do it anyway. But he tried making this over the weekend and it was awesome.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Sounds great. So only Ian can mix this up? He better make himself available. :))

Ilya Feynberg said...

I'm not sure you can ever really go wrong with the Brooklyn's version of the Chocolate Stout. I actually do prefer it over Youngs Double Chocolate Stout.

It's a fantastic make on the style that I love. Heavy, but oh so great especially when it's nice and chilly outside...which does happen for a few days here in Texas you know ;)

Ilya

Josepf J Haslam said...

Love this beer. Works great with very rich food. I serve with Lemon Pepper Salmon followed by Chocolate Pecan Pie.

The Black Chocolate Stout refreshes your palate between every bite and brings out and enhances the other flavors.

@Josepf

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hi Josepf. Thanks for stopping by. That sounds like a delicious meal. And I absolutely adore this beer. Talk to you later.

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