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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 itís vanishingly rare. We have no idea what theyíre talking about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2011 this one if good to start, then worses over time. Itís also really hard to get and kinda expensive. Lost a blind bourbon aged beer tasting. The flavors are balanced, just boring.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
abcfan (919) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Awesome beer! This brew fits its description to a íTí. Pours black with fluffy brown head. The champagne notes are easily detected on the nose as is bourbon and coffee. Very complex taste, bourbon, chocolate, coffee and vanilla throughout followed with a long lasting finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (3816) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Pours a solid black color with a huge fluffy tan head that stays around forever. Leaves lots of lace all over my glass. Smells of bourbon right off. Chocolate and roast and some vanilla hidden behind that smell oí Kentucky. Brown sugar and caramel in there as well. Taste starts with a bitter roast and chocolate, some higher alcohols and then a bourbon vanilla finish with a lingering alcohol burn. Mouthfeel is creamy, body is thick, carbonation is a little high, but acceptable. Great Bourbon barrel aged Imp Stout. Its a little hot at times. I wish I could afford to see how this one ages, but at 24.99 its one and done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3454) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2011
This one develops nicely as it warms throughout the drink. There is a nice touch of bourbon sweetness and alcohol bite. Enough to add complexity but not dominate the drink. Chocolate flavor is weaved in nicely and there is a gritty cocoa texture to your sip. Very enjoyable beer here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7313) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2011
Small dark brown head. Opaque black body. Roasty caramelly alcoholic toffee taste. Dry-sweet burnt roasty alcoholic taste with peppery oily notes. Mid-bodied. Mild mouthfeel. Dry sheryy cardamom and earth aftertaste with soy sauce and licorice notes. Nice, but lacking in complexity. (0.75l bottle. I forget where from.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle @ Novare... Jet black pour , thin deep beige head , wispy lace . Huge malt aroma with notes of chocolate , dark roast , vanilla , bourbon , and a touch of soy sauce . Flavor is heavy sweet , light alcohol notes , roasted malt , vanilla and bourbon . Medium bodied , oily , soft carbonation . Finish is dry and roasted with a touch of warming alcohol . Fantastic .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3965) - 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 (480) - 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 canít 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 (1164) - 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 (5171) - Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Pours a deep sable that is about a fleaís 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 wasnít so fierce, I would have rated this a little higher.

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