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RATINGS: 945   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Barrel-aged in Woodford Reserve bottles. Brooklyn Black Ops does not exist. However, if it did exist, it would be a robust stout concocted by the Brooklyn brewing team under cover of secrecy and hidden from everyone else at the brewery. Supposedly, "Black Ops" was aged for four months in bourbon barrels, bottled flat, and re-fermented with Champagne yeast, creating big chocolate and coffee flavors with a rich underpinning of vanilla-like oak notes. They say it’s vanishingly rare. We have no idea what they’re talking about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (462) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
Holy crap. A lot of things going on, most likely due to the bourbon barrel. Chocolate, coffee is a given, but there are layers underneath those tastes and aromas. The bourbon is present throughout the tasting and it gives an overall smooth feel to it. Alcoholic finish but not too much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weordie (857) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2016
Pours black with a cocoa head that dies quickly. The aroma is bourbon, a real alcohol burn in the smell, and smokey. A very bourbon flavour, some vanilla but mainly oaky bourbon goodness with a burn on the way down. If you like whisky/bourbon, like I do, this is a beast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1954) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle at home, 21st May 16. Black minimal head, aroma is bourbon, slight wood. Taste is bourbon forward, booze quite evident, chocolate, loads more bourbon, booze. As it warms it gets better, I am surprised with the high rating, I’ve had hundreds of impys and far better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (899) - SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2016
A: Jet black with a fast disappearing brown head. N: Vanilla, bourbon, almond, coffee, red currant, marzipan, fudge, chocolate T: Coffee, vanilla, almond, chocolate, red currant O: Quite heavy carbonated, but nice flavours to it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Samuel214 (603) - SWEDEN - APR 26, 2016
Flaska från SB. Provning med ölsällskapet. Ca 2 år gammal? Svart med högt brunt skum. Rejält med söta bourbontoner det första som möter en. Stor, ganska len kropp. Även smaken inleds med tydliga bourbontoner. Går över i mörkrostat kaffe, etanol, mörk choklad och körsbärslikör. Domineras ändå i det stora hela av bourbon. Förvånansvärt bra för att vara så spritig. Men ja, Brooklyn kan inte sägas ha övertygad ännu för min del... Förväntningarna verkar alltid vara högre än resultatet, tyvärr.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Odysseyalien (71) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2016
On cask at Blind Tiger, NYC. Strong licorice and alcohol flavor which alone kills it for me. Really a bit on the boozy side, minimal stout flavor. I’m beginning to like some of Brooklyn’s beers. Unfortunately this won’t be one of them. Go for the Niziah Bliss instead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (2718) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
@ Havregatan 20160409. Bottle (750 ml) from Systembolaget. Roasted malty, woody and fruity, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, dried fruits, sweet, medium to full body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, woody and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (1538) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
@ Jorn69 9/4-16. Bottle from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and some dried fruits. Body is medium, the finish is roasted with bourbon and dried fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fillepolo (633) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
UPDATED: APR 9, 2016 Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a dark colour beer with a small head. Roasted malts with chocolate and Bourbon character. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1687) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle sampled at a tasting. Dark pour, with a coarse espresso head. Smells of alcohol, milk chocolate, anise, champagne yeast. Tastes like sugar, milk chocolate and lactose - pretty underwhelming. Meium body and medium carbonation.

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