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RATINGS: 816   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2639) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
16 may 2014, bottle. Black. Nose is gin (alcohol and juniper berries), slightly meaty, some chocolate. Med/thin body and mildly fizzy. Sweet, molasses, syrup. Great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
samsmith33 (389) - - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle to snifter.Appearance: Dark black. Rich tan head. Aroma: very sweet. Bourbon, brown sugar, vanilla and coffee jump right out. Underneath is a toasty malt aroma.Taste: Strong bourbon and alcohol up front. Sour cherry and vanilla notes later. Warming.Feel: Thin for such a heavy beer. Carbonation lasts probably because it?s thinner. Astringent. Excellent beer, very complex. Only downside is that the bourbon flavor overshadows the stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Linnet (1121) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2014
LOTs of lovely bourbon, alcohol, roastiness, licorice, Brown sugar, milky chocolate, toffee, vanilla. Black color, medium beige head. Noticable sweetness, soft bite, Low saltiness, ABV evident, but not boozy, fullbodied, soft carbonation, roasty, sweet and warming finish. You can't go wrong With bourbonaging!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerardgathier (282) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. choco and coffee slight dry

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3219) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
@zebf 2014 - Aroma of glue, grass, alcohol. Flavour has an alcolhol burn and feels spicy and dry. There’s some roasted coffee in the finish. Overall too much residual alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5201) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Bottled @ Zeebra #2, small sample. Dark color, short head. Aroma of vanilla, mint, molasses. Roasted malts. Bit bitter in taste, bit sweet. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2268) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
A true imperial stout. Strongly roasted malt with a taste of coffee and dark cacao. Has some smooth vanilla due to the Bourbon aging. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (1300) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Mooie zwarte kleur met een volle bruine kraag. Ruikt koffie, vanille, gebrand en crème. Smaakt bitterzoet, koffie, vanille, drop.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1497) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Pours a pitch black beer with a good tan brown head. Smells coffee, bourbon. Tastes coffee, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Low carbo, medium body and a oily texture.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (665) - 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 !


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