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RATINGS: 887   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
irishalky (35) - Littleton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Rich burnt oaken stout tastes like a good scotch. Smooth chocolate and coffee flavors are accented by the aged bourbon and are followed with a caramel vanilla finish. Excellent imperial stout selection.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Split with Sean and my Dad on the day after Christmas. Pours a cola brown opaque with a full, rich tan head. Slight lacing. Aroma of vanilla, honey, fresh malted barley, oats, and sweet bourbon. Medium bodied with a soft, relaxed palate. Slightly boozy on the finish. Overall, decent stout. Definitely overrated.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Brooklyn Black Ops 750mL brown bottle (caged & corked) I was lucky to get a good size taste of this at the Great Orlando Beer Fest. A: poured into a tasting glass. pours a pitch black obsidian color with a deep rich tan head with an amazing retention level and excellent lacing. S: amazing rich roasted malts in this with a wonderful vanilla and cherry aroma from the oak. chocolate, caramel, and coffee. T: its like an angel pissing on your tongue. So much chocolate and coffee form the roasted malts followed by that wonderful vanilla and cherry oak flavor. M: smooth and buttery mouthfeel, with a hidden 10% abv. crisp and clean tasting. solid carbonation level. D: unbelievable, and a hard brew to come by. Garrett Oliver has no limitations. Could be the best beer I have ever tasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jow (2906) - New York, USA - DEC 20, 2010
So I take my final exam and I have no completed my MBA at Fordham this is cause to celebrate, so I walk to whole foods to pick myself up a treat. This beautiful black bottle that I have heard about for so long is staring at me from display, I quickly grab and hurry him home. Pours jet black with huge head that looks like a coffee milkshake I wish it never dissapeared. Good lacing. The nose was of cola, toffee and pine needles. The taste was plenty of bourbon but alsoe dark chocolates, tobacco, caramel, vanilla, and smoke. Its creamy and dry and boozy on the finish. This was a treat indeed.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 19, 2010
THOUGHTS: I never thought I’d find this, but I did over 5 months ago and have been aging it for this occasion — my 1000th beer. Not as great as I would have thought. The aroma was incredible, but once again, it’s a bourbon barrel beer where the bourbon overpowers the beer flavors. As it warmed up a bit the beer started coming through more. Hid alcohol fairly well. Overall a very nice beer. TECHNICAL: Bottle. My label said 11.6% ABV. Poured an opaque black with a large, tan to light brown head that kept a nice sheet and left good lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy dark bread, roasted malt, caramel and very dark chocolate; along with vanilla, bourbon and tobacco. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was rather sweet and lightly acidic with a sort of average duration. There was bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, watered down chocolate, some pain old whiskey, dark chocolate, tobacco, yeast, cocoa powder, slight piney hops, hot cocoa, vanilla and coffee. The full body was silky with lightly fizzy or tingly carbonation and an alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Pour is black with a tan colored head. Smell is of some serious bourbon and a few malty notes which are hard to detect. The flavor however has notes of chocolate and coffee before the boozy bourbon finish that you know is coming kicks in.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2010
750 mil bottle (vintage 08). Deep black pour with a thin brown head. Bold flavor all around. Coffee and Chocolet. Smooth finish. Fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Pours black with a thick caramel colored head that has some lasting strength. Decent lacing and larger carbonation bubbles. Aroma is of bourbon, chocolate, and toffee. Flavor is quite smooth, which is quite surprising after the initial overwhelming aroma of bourbon. Includes notes of dark chocolate, coffee, alcohol, with a roasted smoky bourbon finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (3083) - Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle. Insane bourbon nose. Black Ops hits you square in the mouth with a bottle of Woodford’s Reserve. Huge bourbon notes mashed with muted roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Unlike a navy seal, this stout has a wiry thin and frail body....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5070) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Sample from bottle at Lost Abbey BA tasting 2010. Dark black pour, tan head. Chocolate, sweet malt... interesting the roast, vanilla and bourbon are quite muted. I am disappointed actually, mediocre.

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