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Serve in Snifter

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 976   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barrel-aged in Woodford Reserve barrels. 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.

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3.8
ej (1330) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2017
Bottle, Q4 2016. Pours a black body with a medium, dark tanned head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, roasted grains and some chocolate. Quite fruity flavors, hidden in the abundance of roast, vanilla and bourbon Full body and softly carbonated.

4.1
Pilsnertest (296) - SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2017 Bottle at home. 2013 vintage. Taste of coffee, salt, liquorice, wet wood and bourbon. Slightly dry, a bit tart, vinious finish. Not a perfect mouthfeel. Rather thin.

3.7
neur0 (1275) - Hannover, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2017
(Flasche) Es ist schwarz, undurchsichtig und hat eine braune Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist röstig, mit viel Schokolade etwas Hefe und Toffie. Geschmacklich eher schlank, schmeckt es leicht röstig und aschig. Im Abgang kommt etwas Alkohol und dunkle Früchte durch.

3.6
drsandman (1470) - New York, USA - JAN 15, 2017
2013 bottle. Pours deep black, tan head. Aroma is bourbon, wood, robust malts, vanilla, rye. Flavor is woody barrel, champagne yeast, bourbon, sweet malt, light smoke and more woody alcohol. Medium bodied - for the style weirdly feels a bit thin - strong wood and zesty effervescent mouthfeel.

3.6
Bebum (993) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Opaque, no lace. Alcoholic nose. Full body, intense flavor, very hot but not well carbonated mouthfeel, average length. Sweetish, moderate bitterness, good acidity. Malty, strong alcohol flavor, coke. Good but excessively alcoholic in taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
katrinaez (2021) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Very interesting combo. Has a bready, oak, heavy booze scent. Nice dark black with reddish tones. Taste has a bit of anise, roots, bready. No carbonation, but there is an effervescence on the tongue. Bottle

3.9
tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2016
draft sampler of heaven in a glass. poured pitch black with no head and the aroma of dark roasted malts, chocolate, hints of coffee, bourbon, oak and some vanilla. the flavor was that and so much more. it was truly delicious in all respects. that chocolate and bourbon just stood out perfectly. great job brooklyn

4.2
TheCaptMatey (213) - Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Fresh. BQE Q4 2016 Pours a black/ opaque colour with a tan head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is rich with a sweet alcohol, chocolate, roasted malts and boozy esters of the champagne yeast. Flavor is a soft creamy chocolate with lightly bittered coffee and roasted malts. The overall impression is a well carbonated winelike stout. Sweet finish with a light bitterness and warming booze on the tail end.

3.9
beerplace (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2016
A bottle on Black Christmas 2016 at 12 Kings. Vintage 2012. Pours an almost black with a dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and seeds, some grassy notes, fruity, some barrel notes. Taste is pretty the same. Good stuff.

3.9
DenverLogan (1218) - LA, California, USA - DEC 12, 2016
From a corked bottle labeled "BQE Q4 2014 - 11.6%." Pours black with significant brown head and lace. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate, some alcohol and wet cardboard. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of dark malts, dark chocolate, bourbon. Overall big, bold , flavorful.


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