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RATINGS: 807   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2710) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Bottle pours out ink black topped with a small brown head. Aroma was nice lots of sweetness vanilla, oak, and dark roast. Tast was just as good. Lots of sweetness coffee, dark chocolate, more oak. A tast treat. Wish I had a couple to save for a few years.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20759) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2009
Bottle #16 at Papsø’s blindtasting. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of oak, vanilla and dried fruits with notes of chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour of oak, vanilla and alcohol. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10801) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2009
dark brown, light brown head. aroma is roasted grains, spritty, barrelled flavours (burbon?) flavor is smooth , woody, roasted grains, barrelled. overall very nice, but a bit watery. well balanced, well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Pitch black pour with small but nice cocoa brown ring of head around the top of the glass. Notes of bourbon, hot alcohol, chocolate, dark fruits, coffee. Flavor is real intense, overpowerful at times but overall I really enjoyed it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2009
Bottle. Black colour with a huge light brown head. Complex aroma and taste of yeast, chocolate and coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2009
750. Thanks, HomebrewColin! Pours opaque blackish brown with a thick and lacy tan head. Chocolate, vanilla, alcohol and prune nose. Sweet full body. Chocolate, bourbon and prune taste with a dry coffee finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Had at Tim’s Imperial Stout Tasting. Thanks. Black with a short lived creamy tan head. Faint chocolate aroma. Sweet roasted coffee, cherry, and chocolate taste with some oak on the back end.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 26, 2009
Botella. Black colour. Roasty malty sweet woody alco aroma. The flavour is sweet with lots of roasted malt, chocolate, wood, some alcohol, dark fruits and some smoke towards the end. Roasty bitter finish. Yum indeed!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2009
bottle batch #1. Poured jet black. Lots of roasty malts, molasses bready notes. Some bourbon and oak, mild. Flavor is cocoa, coffe, roast, some wood. Bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13404) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2009 Bottle at Københavns Øldage 2009, Valby. Black - brown head. Roasted, oak, wood, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, milkey, sweetness, fruits, light hoppy, smooth. Everything is there, but it is very mellow and low key !!!...........Again: #16 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 29-Maj-2009 hos Papsoe. Bottle. Soap, youghurt, poletter, acetone. (7/4/7/3/15)


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