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RATINGS: 828   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle 75cl. @ [ Tasting by cgarvieuk ]. [ Bottle #3178 ].
Clear dark black color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, burnt, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, wood, bourbon notes, light alcoholic. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, very rich and complex. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - syrupy - creamy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. Very nice and easy to drink ;o)) [20090412]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31793) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2009
75 cL bottle, courtesy of Garret Oliver. Pours black with no head,chocolate brown head. Aroma is smooth fruity and with distinct bourbon barrel notes. Smooth bourbon flavoured. Distinct roasted malt with dark chocolate. Smooth malty flavoured into the finish mixed with a light bourbon accent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29828) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a lazing dark brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt and chocolate, as well as lighter notes of alcohol and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet malty combined with notes of roasted malt and alcohol, as well as lighter notes of over ripe fruits, wood, vanilla, and bourbon, leading to a dry and hard roasted finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of MaltOMeal. Pours black and opaque with a light brown head. Aroma of hard roasted malt, bourbon and a whiff of metal. Medium body, hard roasted malt, a little ashes and fruit with the bourbon shining through. The finish has warming alcohol and distinct burned malt. 290509

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21497) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2012
Bottled@chriso pre-gbbf shindig 2012. Black colour with a small head. ARoma is liquorice, fruits, mild coffee and some chocolaty notes as well. Flavour is liquorice, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, mild roasted malts as wel as some slight ripe furity and ashy notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19932) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Very black, rich beige hrad. Bourbon and chocolate. Sweet with full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Chocolate and coffee, bourbon and white pepper. Warming bitterish finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17520) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
10th June 2009
Opaque black stout. Smooth semi dry palate. Smooth stout, no bitterness or roastiness. Well integrated unsweet bourbon with a woody palate riding along. Rich smooth malt - bourbon finish. A sophisticated stout but personally I prefer these Impy stouts to have nore vanilla oak. Warming finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (15217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2009
Blind tasting at Papsø’s
Black color; medium head. Aroma of roasted malt, paint remover, phenol, and vanilla oak. Medium body, alcoholic (aggressive), chemicals flavor (paint remover), roasted malt, some sourness. It’s like using good ingredients to make something not good. Completely chaotic and confused.


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