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RATINGS: 881   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drewsi227 (16) - Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Amazing flavor, tastes of bourbon, with a hint of coffee, aroma is the same, would reccomend to anyone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rustyham (1807) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2009
extrememly violent, like a strong scotch mixed with a stout. touch to finish, but fun nonetheless. Either from Daknole, Oakes, Beershine, or Chris from FreshBeer Inc.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Bottle: Mostly opaque black with dark brown edges and a frothy brown head. Aroma of sweet doughy dark chocolate malt and some mild oaky bourbon. Body starts fairly full and dark caramely sweet with a good semi-dry bourbon oaky balance toward the finish. Pretty nicely balanced, smooth and very drinkable. A nice imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elihapa (1533) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Bomber, shared with Dan after a phenomenal golf round at Bethpage Black! Pours dark brown, opaque, and with a lasting brown head. Aroma has dark chocolate, maltiness, vanilla, molasses, and whole wheat bread. Palate is creamy and smooth, with some prickly effervescence kicking in from mid-palate on. Flavor starts with wood, bittersweet chocolate, and roasts. This feeds into alcohol and bittering hops. Overall, this was a nice balanced offering, though I didn’t think the blend of bourbon-barrel and stout “worked” as well as expected. The alcohol showed through markedly, compromising the firmness of the dark chocolate, roasts, and other flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Sharpie black in color with a small thin head. Smells mostly of coffee and roasted black barley. Very balanced for somethign so big. Nice dark chocolate notes, light oakiness, the coffee isnt overbearing at all, bourbon finishes it off with some nice heat. A little thin on the mouth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Black with a big dark brown head. Aroma and flavor of smoke, wood, bourbon and dark chocolate. Finish of dark chocolate and smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
(750ml, courtesy of Bman1113vr) Pours a dark brown body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Flavor of bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2009
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. poured black with copper head and nice legs. aroma of chocolate, coffee, and dark roast. flavor was the same. mouthfeel was slick with low carbonation. thanks again andrew for another great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Rating 1,500! Bottle via trade. Pours black with a two finger chocolate head. Amazing nose of chocolate, biiiig chocolate, vanilla and bourbon also prevalent. Flavor was also big on creamy chocolate, oak, vanilla, and a little booze. Overall an amazing beer, would love to get my hands on a few more of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5266) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Secret Santa: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a super large dark brown foamy head with great retention and great lacing. Aroma of bourbon and sweet malt is interesting though bourbon is more dominating then I had expected. Taste is also dominated by bourbon with some notes of alcohol and very subtle sweet roasted malt. Body is full with somewhat creamy texture with great carbonation and some alcohol is apparent. Good though a bit too much alcohol was apparent for my taste.

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