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RATINGS: 939   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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
neepsntatties (1714) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Had a bottle of this last August (thanks to "hannont") and forgot to rate it. Colour.... intensely black with a thick, frothy dark brown head. Nose... dark caramel, high cocoa mass bittersweet chocolate, dark molasses and oak. Palate... gad this stuff is thick! Coating, chewy, mild CO2, constant underlying waves of Bourbon flavours, loads of toffee, dark chocolate, unsulphered molasses, dark raisins, vanilla bean, heavy bodied coffee and a long, creamy finish. Mmmmmm.....!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nimbleprop (7176) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2010
2009 bottle sampled at Sexual Chocolate Day 2010. BIG bourbon nose, chocolate milk, vanilla, light wood, light smoke, earthy, wood pulp. Flavor is sweet, vanilla, wood pulp, coffee with cream, brown sugar, molasses. Really super smooth, full bodied with a sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (22515) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black color wit ha small tan head. Has a roasted amlty chocolate aroma with some vanilla hints and some hints of oak. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor with hints of vanilla. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish with hints of vanilla and oak in the aftertaste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2010
This is the Super Bowl MVP of beers. Wow!, head, lacing, color, depth, aroma, feel, taste, all equal a champion for 2010.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3713) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Pours black, good sized head, probably due to the Champagne yeast at work here. Aroma chocolate, vanilla, hint of coffee, and some oaky bourbon notes. Flavor matches, with pronounced chocolate and vanilla. Good bit of bourbon there as well, but it meshes well. Coffee falls almost entirely out of the flavor. Nice, although I though the carbonation was a bit much for me.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jseifer (62) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2010
This is a heavy beer in every sense of the word. Big flavor. Very floral, very hoppy, and very high in abv. It’s fantastic if you can get your hands on it. It’s also a night ender.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GandGKevin (933) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Pours BLACK with a creamy brown head. Aromas of bittersweet dark chocolate. Bourbon flavors assault the tongue first which gently gives way to the chocolate which ultimately gives to dark berry fruit on the finish. To quote Shrek "I’m talkin layers donkey". Awesome beer from a great brewery.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickmbeer (15) - Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Pours black as night with a dark brown head. Aroma smells of malt, coffee, and some bourbon. Bourbon stands out in taste along with chocolate, vanilla and molasses. Happy to have experienced this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2010
2008 bottle, pours pitch black with a tall frothy chocolate mousse head. Aroma is sweet cream, light vanilla and black roasted malt. Creamy roasty, lightly smoked malt body with a touch of oats. Some sweet cream and vanilla end with a light bourbon note. The barrel added a nice touch, but did not overpower the brew and I like it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Pours an opaque black color with a dark brown head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, oak, bourbon, some toast, chocolate, and some molasses. Flavor is caramel, toast, oak, vanilla, bourbon, molasses, and alcohol.


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