Its that time of year again. Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout made its way to southern Ky this week. Did a vertical tasting of 07-08, 08-09, and 09-10. The 07-08 had very little carbonation. Dark Chocolate, Prunes, Raisins, and coffee hit you first. The sweet chocolate flavors definitely shine through with age. No hop flavor at all. Coffee was predominate in the finish. Left me with a strange yearning for Starbucks. Lol. As I tasted the 08-09, and 09-10 the basic flavors were still there, along with more carbonation, and a little more bitterness. Not much changed with the over all flavor profile. The 10% ABV is more noticeable in the 08-09. And even more so in the 09-10. While I believe my ability to taste is pretty good. Im definitely not skilled in the art of writing proper tasting notes. Lol. Nevertheless, this beer holds up with age. So I strongly recommend picking up a six pack or two. Have a couple and put a few away to drink later.