Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

This is the famous Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. In the 18th century, Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, ordered a stout to be sent to her from England. This beer was brewed strong and hoppy to survive the sea voyage, and it arrived in perfect condition. Soon "Russian Imperial Stout" became the toast of the Russian aristocracy.

Brewed since 1994, our Black Chocolate Stout has become a modern classic, heralded the world over. It achieves its dark chocolate aroma and flavor through the artful blending of six malts and months of aging. Properly kept, it will improve in the bottle for many years. This stout is the toast of the winter season, and there is nothing better to enjoy with chocolate desserts, cheesecake, ice cream, fine cheeses and roaring fireplaces.

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Pairing Recipe

Imperial Stout Float

Spec Sheet

Style: Imperial Stout
Malts: American two-row pale malt, caramel malt, malted wheat and a blend of American roasted malts and barleys
Additions: Contains wheat
Hops: Willamette and American Fuggle
Alcohol by Volume: 10.0%
IBUs: 51
Original Gravity: 21.7° Plato
Calories: 320
Food Pairings: Served in a snifter glass, Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout is excellent with chocolate desserts, cheesecake, fruit tarts, and ice cream. It is also a very good accompaniment to strong cheeses, such as Stilton (try . Colston-Bassett, T.H. Stevenson or Cropwell Bishop.)
Availability: October-March
Format: 15.5 gal kegs; 5.2-gal kegs; 24/12oz bottles; 4-packs
  • 2012 World Beer Cup: Bronze Medal
  • 2012 Australian International Beer Awards: Gold Medal
  • 2011 World Beer Championships: Gold Medal
  • 2011 Australian International Beer Awards: Silver Medal
  • 2010 World Beer Championships: Platinum Medal
  • 2010 Australian International Beer Awards: Bronze Medal
  • 2009 World Beer Championships: Gold Medal