Tuesday, January 31st, 2006
There are some beers that were brewed to be sipped and Brooklyn Brewery’s Black Chocolate Stout is certainly among them. Drinking this imperial stout commands your full attention as you notice a significant chocolate taste blended with bold hints of espresso. Its light head disappears into the darkness as you pick up the distinct aroma of malty alcohol. As you sip it, you can feel its warming taste all the way down to your stomach and this beer’s superb aftertaste leaves you looking forward to another sip.
I’ve aged a case of this fine beer over the past year and have enjoyed pairing it with chocolaty desserts (especially ones that contain Oreos). Brooklyn Brewery’s winter ’04 – ’05 Black Chocolate Stout is certainly a treat.