Brooklyn Brewery Ale, Black Chocolate Stout

The legendary American Imperial 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. It needed to be strong and hoppy enough to survive the sea voyage, and Russian Imperial Stout was born. Brewed since 1994, our Black Chocolate Stout has itself 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. There is nothing better to enjoy with rich desserts, fine cheeses and roaring fireplaces. Beer Profile: Malts: Domestic 2-Row, Caramel, Wheat, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt, Roasted Barley, Black Barley. Hops: Willamette, Fuggles. IBUs: 46. Original Gravity: 24.5 degrees Plato. For information about tours and events, visit The Brooklyn Story: Journalist Steve Hindy dodged bullets for six years in the Middle East in the late 1970s and 1980s. He returned to New York at the urging of his wife and two children in 1984 and settled in Brooklyn. Steve started brewing beer at home, a hobby he picked up in the Middle East from American diplomats working in strict Islamic countries where alcoholic beverages were forbidden. With his Brooklyn neighbor, Tom Potter, he quit his job and started Brooklyn Brewery, the first successful brewery in Brooklyn since Schaefer and Rheingold closed in 1976. Today, Brooklyn beers are sold in over half the United States and more than 20 countries around the world. Famed Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and his team brew an ever-growing portfolio of beers for every palate, that run the gamut from traditional to boundary-pushing. While in New York City, please plan to visit the Brooklyn Brewery and the company store. For more info on general public hours, tours, and private events, visit Brooklyn Brewery.