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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (1081) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2016
Flaska Bishops örebro. Kolsvart vätska med djup rostad doft. Kaffe, ek, vanilj och nötter. I smak mörk choklad, torrt kaffe och lite vanilj

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (3994) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2016
sample from bottle, poured a darker brown black pour with a tanned head. nose of sweet chocolate, brownies, slight toasted coffee beans, oak, slightly charred, milk chocolate, and oak vanilla, just slightly small bourbon sweetness. dry mouthfeel. weird off flavors, typical ’jump on the hype train’ beer. overhypes, and way to expensive. bad stout

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mike67 (1110) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2016
750 ml bottle. Pours black with tall, long lasting, foamy brown head and nice lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, wood, smoke, coffee, toasted malt, dark fruit and some hops. Body is full and slightly crisp. Taste is of toasted malt, bourbon, toasted malt, brown sugar, coffee, vanilla, dark fruit, herbal hops and much more. Finish is long and very dry. Amazing brew.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jtc16 (4) - Clovis, California, USA - FEB 8, 2016 does not count
Utterly and completely disappointed. Not a fan at all - much prefer the barrel aged offerings of Firestone or Stone. This is just overpriced crap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (748) - Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bomber to a snifter. Pours viscous black with thin mocha head and lacing. Notes of sticky molasses, vanilla bean, and smokey bourbon. Layers of dark chocolate, macchiato, and toffee. Warm boozy finish... Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10248) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 5, 2016
I’ve had this a couple times - not sure where my rating went. Good beer, ok barreled impy - not quite worth the price, IMHO, and overrated in the 100th percentile. A little too sharp carbonation takes away from the body and overall decadence of the barreling. Otherwise solid vanilla, booze, chocolate and oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (4357) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle. 2014. 11.6%. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Nearly black. Thin, dense, lasting, tan head. Leggy in the glass. Nose has boozy, chocolate truffle. Some charred wood. Hint of smoke, maybe. Some vanilla sweetness. Some booze steeped vine fruits. Hint of liquorice. Taste is soft, brown sugar sweet. Woody bitter. The mouthfeel is perfect. Full, but not heavy. Soft carbonation. Really quite clean, and considering the ABV, ridiculously drinkable. Finishes full, silky sweet, chocolatey, and boozy, woody bitter. Lovely beer, and scarily easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (17290) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2016
Sehr dunkel braune Farbe, schöner brauner Schaum. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, alkoholisch, holzig, sprittig. Geschmack stark röstmalzig, süß, reife Früchte, sprittig, krasses Zeug.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (7496) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Black pour with a very thin fading light tan head. Big roasty cocoa on the nose with a kiss of oak and bubblegum. Big smooth roasty cocoa flavor with lots of sweetness and booze and dry toastiness. Really amazing. Nothing out of the ordinary or outlandish just very well made and chocolaty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (2973) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown, brown head. Nose is coconut, roast, vanilla, whisky. Taste is coconut, whisky, booze, blackcurrant.

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