jdb288 (510) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle. Pours boozy black with caramel bordering. No head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, some bourbon/alcohol. Taste is, again, boozy and rich. The chocolate is less pronounced than I had heard, but the caramel/toffee tones are excellent. The bourbon features well here and packs a punch. Oily, slick and smooth.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with a medium beige head, there is a sweetness to this stout that you donít expect from a Brooklyn beer. Hints of chocolate and vanilla in both the nose and taste, this is a truly special beer, and one to grab as soon as you see it.
Suttree (5127) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, big brown head. Smells like coffee chocolate and booze. Tastes like coffee, chocolate and booze. Maybe itís me, I donít know, but pretty much what I expected.
haukur (1282) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2014 Oil black with a small head. Nice whiff of oak and chocolate in the aroma, some tiny vanilla. There is underlying heat but this is reallty smooth. Very good from a solid brewery.
4.3 3/16/2014 7:45:24 AM
re-rate 2013 batch.
more oak and bourbon in this one, but also incredibly velvety, fantastic stuff
48FanInCali (714) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - multiple vintages - dark pour with lively mocha head. Nose is fairly roasty with some chocolate and booze. Taste is a little different from most others in this style which is likely the doing of the different type of yeast. Fairly light on the palate but likely more from the carbonation. Very solid.
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Powerful nose! Chocolate, coffee, the whiskey too, appearance is beautiful, pitch black with a large tanned head. Palate is full on and creamy, with flavours of chocolate, a lot of vanilla, coffee, a lot of oak and whiskey. All marry very well. Fantastic.
Mattbaratta (1) - - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a tulip, enjoyed next to the campfire. Pours insane black with a nice tan head, very small carbonation bubbles. Aroma is of bourbon upfront with dark toasty notes. Little bit of fruitiness as well. Taste is well balanced, dark toasted malts bourbon is not overbearing. Dark fruits like raisins. Overall a killer beer. Malty chocolately , bourboney.
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Panzuriel (1296) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 bottling. Black ops is a black brown opaque beer with a thick head of larger mocha bubbles. Nose is strong with Oak, vanilla, and very dark chocolate. Also, alcohol, bourbon and sweet caramel. Taste is woody dry and creamy. middle way there is oak and some rich bitter chocolate. Finishes just a bit warming, bitter and creamy. body is silky and slightly lively. A very impressive beer.
OPIE788 (322) - Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Fresh. Alcohol smell overwhelms everything. Dark malts and alcohol up front with unsweetened chocolate. This will kick ass in a few years.
novice101 (308) - - FEB 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark black with a a khaki colored head, it smells of bourbon, vanilla notes as well as coffee and chocolate. The taste leads with a mouthfull of bourbon followed by chocolate and then goes to a bit of coffee, the body is a bit thinner than I expected. I think this beer is overhyped, it is a good stout but not worth the search