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RATINGS: 832   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dnstone (2165) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Neck and neck with bourbon county falls the Black Ops. Had this one at the NYC cask ale fest and couldnt get enough. Oak, vanilla, coffee...goes down so smoth its dangerous!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2010
750ml, corked & caged bottle, 2008 edition @ 10.7% abv from grape & gourmet. pours a stunning, oil thick, jet black with a rich, dark brown head and a sticky ring of lace. aroma is is one of those epic ’beer geek’ moments when just about everything comes together perfectly. im talking huge notes of dark chocolate, graham cracker, toasted coconut, and yellow cake batter with subtle hints of roast coffee, toffee popcorn, and smoked pecans with a subtle touch of vanilla and woody bourbon. flavor is absolutely wonderful with huge, semi-sweet dark chocolate, dark red fruits, and toffee malts up front that smoothly transition to dark, roast coffee, campfire smoke, and absolutely beautifully integrated oaked bourbon with just a touch of sweet vanilla. palate is full bodied and decadent but superbly drinkable given the carbonation provided by the champagne yeast with a soft roasted malt and bourbon finish. overall, i feel that mr. oliver at brooklyn was thinking of me when he aged an imperial stout in barrels that once held my favorite bourbon of all time, Woodford Reserve, and he made one hell of a brew.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
abcfan (746) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Awesome beer! This brew fits its description to a ’T’. Pours black with fluffy brown head. The champagne notes are easily detected on the nose as is bourbon and coffee. Very complex taste, bourbon, chocolate, coffee and vanilla throughout followed with a long lasting finish.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (833) - USA - FEB 10, 2012
the perfect beer when the temperature = the air speed velocity and there are whitecaps on the lake.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Truly an exceptional beer. Enormous flavors: bitter chocolate, coffee, cream, with a sweetness that is not cloying. I think this is due to the cleaner than expected finish. Perhaps the champagne yeast does this? Whatever, this is a big bruiser of a beer that has layers upon layers. Only the ABV and the price keep me from guzzling it down like so much water.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (991) - Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Pours pitch black with a small dark brown fizzy ring. Smells of chocolate, hints of coffee, and vanilla. Taste is chocolate, mild dark fruits, coffee, and oaky vanilla. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Brooklyn Black Ops finishes with a touch of warmth.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours a jet black dark head. Aroma is big bourbon, chocolate. Great beer but not worth the 38$ I paid.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pyrmir (3544) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2013
750 ml bottle vintage 2010. Aroma acidic, woody, burnt. Tastes sweet, full, some wood, chocolate. Burnt in a non-astringent way. Really nice beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fatbob743 (5) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2013 does not count
Caramel, chocolate, roasty, woody, smoke just some of the words to describe the taste. This is a must try! I love this beer!!!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dan_lipcan (6) - - JUN 16, 2013 does not count
25 oz. bottle into glass. Black woth small tan head. Aroma great--coconut, vanilla, ash, bourbon. Taste wonderful: bourbon especially. I'm running out to buy a case. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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