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RATINGS: 939   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3911) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle @ CPH Beer Festival 2009. Pours black with a light brown head. Hints of bourbon and sweet chocolate. Also some residual sugars. Sofdt carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
EvanFriend (474) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Pours deep black with a quarter inch brown head. Tastes of coffee, bourbon, oak, a slight chocolate taste and some sweetness I can’t indetify. A great beer overall. After drinking this I had an Old Rasputin, by comparison it makes Old Rasputin taste almost like an IPA

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayb0 (1154) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Ay, caramba - this is something serious right here. The people who bring you the awesome black chocolate stout a stout both over the top and swimming in subtleties. great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (4996) - Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Pours a deep sable that is about a flea’s eyebrow above pitch black with a thin tan head - the latter may be an artifact of how it was poured. Bourbon alcohol dominates the aroma, which has tones of semi-sweet chocolate and quality roast coffee. Flavor is like a fine mocha mixed with bourbon or brandy - the alcohol tends to dominate, if not overwhelm, the coffee and chocolate. Texture features a rather strong alcohol bite! This one is not for the faint of heart! If the alcohol bite wasn’t so fierce, I would have rated this a little higher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12966) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Bomber poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted maltbourbon, oak and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, bourbon, roasted malt and light vanilla with a smooth lingering roasty bourbon finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Reviewed from notes. 2009 vintage. Pours an opaque black with a thin mocha head. Nose is bourbon, vanilla, roast, and dark chocolate. The bourbon really comes out in the flavor with some silky vanilla and hocolate in back. Fairly full body with a bit of heat. Quite tasty, but not worth he high price point. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-19-2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2011
pitch black with large tan head. nose of vanilla and alcohol, very little roast. some bitterness before some medium to low crystal malt flavor with touches of chocolate and roast, but nothing overly typical of a stout. the disappointing part of this brew is the huge alcohol distraction that influences nearly every aspect of the beer. the vanilla and oak components are present and in a way provide a vinous like component. this beer is only a few months old and likely would have improved with aging, but there are some apparent flaws in this beer that likely would not benefit and overall i am slightly disappointed in a premier beer from a good brewery

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2010 Pours pitch black with a decent mocha head which settles quickly. Aroma is quite boozy, bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate. Taste is again overly strong on the bourbon with a thin dark chocolate and coffee background. Palate is way too thin. Needs a bolder malt profile against the woodford.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6651) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2011
Liquorice, coffee. Smooth and silky. Woody flavour, some sweetness and smoke. Deceivingly easy drinking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2011
The aroma is bourbon, bourbon, with a hint or bourbon (Jack Daniels). The pour is beautiful ~ Pitch black with a swirling chocolate head. The smooth as silk sip is semi-sweet chocolate but turns bitter followed by ...you guessed it, BOURBON. Excellent beer. One point deduction for the hefty price tag.

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