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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.


dfearnley's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1670) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JAN 31, 2013
750mL to wine glass Alcohol is the most prevalent aroma, followed by vanilla, and dark chocolate, cherries, and soy. Deep brown/black with a thin beige/brown head. Cherry, chocolate, vanilla taste and well balanced. Full bodied, thick with a warm finish. Good now, but it'll get better.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
xXbaptisteXx (234) - - JUL 13, 2016
Arôme whisky café frappé En bouche on est sur le whisky tout de suite avec une amertume assez douce ,on est un peu comme du sirop de café Juste magnifique<3

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12197) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2016
Corked Bottle. Black. Malt chocolate, vanilla and bourbon in the aroma. Malty sweet, alcoholic flavor. Chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, caramel. There is some complexity. Flavorful, but Lacks a Velvety mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (2727) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2016
750 ml bottle. 2015. Huge thanks to beastie for the bottle. Pours black with a cola brown fizz head. Huge aroma of chocolate and bourbon. Flavor is rich and creamy chocolate, with a standout bourbon impression. It’s almost like a bourbon blended stout. Strong, but makes for quite an excellent sipper. Good BAIS.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GC1379 (19) - - JUL 5, 2016
Large format bottle at home - pours black with a nice tan head - smells of bourbon chocolate oak and coffee - taste of bourbon and chocolate

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (402) - SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
Holy crap. A lot of things going on, most likely due to the bourbon barrel. Chocolate, coffee is a given, but there are layers underneath those tastes and aromas. The bourbon is present throughout the tasting and it gives an overall smooth feel to it. Alcoholic finish but not too much.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weordie (760) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2016
Pours black with a cocoa head that dies quickly. The aroma is bourbon, a real alcohol burn in the smell, and smokey. A very bourbon flavour, some vanilla but mainly oaky bourbon goodness with a burn on the way down. If you like whisky/bourbon, like I do, this is a beast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1847) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle at home, 21st May 16. Black minimal head, aroma is bourbon, slight wood. Taste is bourbon forward, booze quite evident, chocolate, loads more bourbon, booze. As it warms it gets better, I am surprised with the high rating, I’ve had hundreds of impys and far better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (718) - SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2016
A: Jet black with a fast disappearing brown head. N: Vanilla, bourbon, almond, coffee, red currant, marzipan, fudge, chocolate T: Coffee, vanilla, almond, chocolate, red currant O: Quite heavy carbonated, but nice flavours to it!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Samuel214 (446) - SWEDEN - APR 26, 2016
Flaska från SB. Provning med ölsällskapet. Ca 2 år gammal? Svart med högt brunt skum. Rejält med söta bourbontoner det första som möter en. Stor, ganska len kropp. Även smaken inleds med tydliga bourbontoner. Går över i mörkrostat kaffe, etanol, mörk choklad och körsbärslikör. Domineras ändå i det stora hela av bourbon. Förvånansvärt bra för att vara så spritig. Men ja, Brooklyn kan inte sägas ha övertygad ännu för min del... Förväntningarna verkar alltid vara högre än resultatet, tyvärr.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Odysseyalien (71) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2016
On cask at Blind Tiger, NYC. Strong licorice and alcohol flavor which alone kills it for me. Really a bit on the boozy side, minimal stout flavor. I’m beginning to like some of Brooklyn’s beers. Unfortunately this won’t be one of them. Go for the Niziah Bliss instead.


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