Serve in Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 942   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (799) - 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 (495) - 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 (2626) - 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 (1489) - 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 (575) - 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 (1426) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (1137) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 22, 2016
Black color with brown head. Aroma is astringent, slightly alcoholic and a bit of chocolate and roast in the background. Taste is also pretty boozy, dry at first but the finish is fudgy with bourbon notes. Medium body and carbonation. Not bad but it’s not what I would expect from a barrel aged imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (601) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
2016/03/20 - Pours a dark motor oil colour with a thick, foamy, tan head that slowly reduces to a patchy film that leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is milk chocolate, coffee, molasses, dark fruits, oak, vanilla and bourbon notes. Taste is cocoa, soy, coffee, oaky-vanilla notes, molasses and strong bourbon. Mouthfeel is thin to medium and slick with low carbonation and a warming, boozy finish. Not as well rounded as the top tier barrel aged stouts, but delicious nonetheless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (1039) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Poured from 750ml dated 2012 first beer in the new house and congrats Brian. Dark black pour with nice tan head and nice lacing. Aromas of chocolate dark fruit wood licorice and whiskey. Taste is nice roasted malt chocolate vanilla and dark fruit. Held up well for 2012.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 95

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50