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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 967   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 its vanishingly rare. We have no idea what theyre talking about.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (2908) - ngelholm, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
@ Havregatan 20160409. Bottle (750 ml) from Systembolaget. Roasted malty, woody and fruity, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, dried fruits, sweet, medium to full body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, woody and fruity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (1664) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
@ Jorn69 9/4-16. Bottle from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and some dried fruits. Body is medium, the finish is roasted with bourbon and dried fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fillepolo (818) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
UPDATED: APR 9, 2016 Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a dark colour beer with a small head. Roasted malts with chocolate and Bourbon character. Dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (2084) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle sampled at a tasting. Dark pour, with a coarse espresso head. Smells of alcohol, milk chocolate, anise, champagne yeast. Tastes like sugar, milk chocolate and lactose - pretty underwhelming. Meium body and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (1926) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 22, 2016
Black color with brown head. Aroma is astringent, slightly alcoholic and a bit of chocolate and roast in the background. Taste is also pretty boozy, dry at first but the finish is fudgy with bourbon notes. Medium body and carbonation. Not bad but its not what I would expect from a barrel aged imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (706) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
2016/03/20 - Pours a dark motor oil colour with a thick, foamy, tan head that slowly reduces to a patchy film that leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is milk chocolate, coffee, molasses, dark fruits, oak, vanilla and bourbon notes. Taste is cocoa, soy, coffee, oaky-vanilla notes, molasses and strong bourbon. Mouthfeel is thin to medium and slick with low carbonation and a warming, boozy finish. Not as well rounded as the top tier barrel aged stouts, but delicious nonetheless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (1374) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Poured from 750ml dated 2012 first beer in the new house and congrats Brian. Dark black pour with nice tan head and nice lacing. Aromas of chocolate dark fruit wood licorice and whiskey. Taste is nice roasted malt chocolate vanilla and dark fruit. Held up well for 2012.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (2539) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2016
2012 750ml bottle shared by Chalumeaux. Big thanks TJ! Pours nearly black with a dark beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak. Nice full mouth with flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, soy, light bourbon, oak in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (6843) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
750 ml bottle shared by DCLawyer, thanks Jason! Q4 2014 bottle. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of chocolate, white wine/champagne, whiskey. Tastes of chocolate, whiskey, roast, light dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leini (1931) - SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
750ml bottle. Pitch black body with a low head. Roasted notes, vanilla, oak, coffee, hint of gun powder.


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