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RATINGS: 945   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (547) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Dark brown in appearance. Lots of black berries and cherries on the nose, like a black forest gateau. Tastes of coconut and blackcurrent, full-bodied and smooth on the palate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle Appellation Wines, Comely Bankers Draught tasting. Blend 6 at 11.6%. Pours dark black brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of coconut, chocolate. Taste is blackcurrant, coconut, light roast. Light sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Deep stewed fruit thing. Blueberry and coconut. Prunes in alcohol. Great.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle at appellation. Pours black, nose is chocolate, vanilla, coconut, toffee, blackcurrant, taste is sweet chocolate, toffee, vanilla, oak, a little thin.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dagimp (952) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2016
From a 7fidy into a sifter. Bottle is about two years old. I cellared it because I heard it was super hot fresh. Welllllllll, probably shouldn’t have done that. Taste was very mild and no-deScript. Coffee flavor was barely there. Not a very tasty stout at all. I’m not going to buy again, especially at $20 a bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dawsemeister (25) - - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle - pours jet black with a tan head that seems to have a lighter layer on top. Smells wonderful with definite whisky notes and smokey wood. There is a lovely fizz from the champagne yeast and this also adds a dry, acidic, fruity note. There is a burnt caramel sweetness on the back of the tongue and a strong whisky finish. Great dark, Belgian style ale...just wish I could not drink it long enough to let it age more!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gentle_Ben (50) - Rutland, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2016
Pours black with a mocha head. Nose is bourbon, malts, chocolate and coffee. In the mouth this hits you with the bourbon toffee notes, smoke, soy sauce, coffee and well balanced malts. The ABV is high but is well balanced by the flavours. The mouthfeel is surprisingly light and the soft carbonation cuts through the massive flavours. On the whole this is a very well balanced delicious stout!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
furthur (903) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 1, 2016
New Years beer, bottle, black with bubbly walnut colored head. Aroma is cookies, molasses, burnt sugar, vanilla, toasted barley, chocolate, coffee. Taste is vanilla, bourbon, cookies, molasses and burnt sugar, raisin. Palate is rich and thick, carbonation subdued. This is amazing. Not as sweet as I thought.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2015
Corked 75 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon - with a roasted finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (14120) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2015
Nærbø Ølfestival 2015. Black colour with no head. Aroma is licorice,chocolate, coffee. Flavour is licorice, alcohol, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak. full body. Delicious.


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