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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (635) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 2, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2014 Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Belle couleur noire, mousse moka. Grosse attaque sur la vanille puis le café. Équilibre quasi-parfait. Un régal !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
freretoc (685) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 2, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 75cl, couleur très noire et une mousse très blanche, une odeur très bourbon vanillé, en bouche grosse attaque sur la vanille ensuite une attaque sur le café puis un retour sur la vanille fin de bouche sur l’alcool vraiment intéressant !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Krjukoff (16) - SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
Deep black colour, nice smell of bourbon and a nice chocolate, vanilla bourbon taste. Nice smooth mouthfeel and overall a nice stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a brown lacing head. Aroma is fruity roasted malty bready a bit acidy some coffee and chocolate. Flavor is similar to aroma, bready oily year very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep black with a small, staying beige film head. Aroma has sweet malts, vanilla, chocolate, coffee. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has chocolate, vanilla, short flavour, light coffee, some burning vinious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
firefly765 (115) - - MAR 28, 2014
2012 1 pint 9.4 ounce corked bottle pours a deep black with a tan head that dissipates rather quickly with large bubbles. Nose is dominated by the aroma of bourbon. High level of carbonation. Full bodied. Tastes of chocolate and roasty caramel but dominated by Bourbon flavor. A bit too boozy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdb288 (517) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Pours dark with a medium beige head, there is a sweetness to this stout that you don’t 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5142) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Black, big brown head. Smells like coffee chocolate and booze. Tastes like coffee, chocolate and booze. Maybe it’s me, I don’t know, but pretty much what I expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
haukur (1305) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 16, 2014
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

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