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RATINGS: 974   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle at Craigs. A black beer with a thin, dark tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and dark malts. Flavours of mocha coffee and chocolate and chewy caramel. Light bitterness with a little foamy, oily mouth-feel. Nice bitter chocolate linger. Lovely!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cwalexander1 (14) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2011
750ml.btl Fresh no age the beer was not very well integrated, bubblegum, woody, vanilla, hay, so we gave it 6 months in the cellar becomes a new beer,poured in snifter larger dark tan head aromas of floral, caramel, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, butterscotch, becomes one flavors dancing on your palate. Just needs time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (11041) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma is quite boozy with bourbon backed by some sweet chocolate, vanilla and some sweeter dark grains. Flavor melds the bourbon better with roasted malts, chocolate, oak and vanilla. Nice and smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2986) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Black pour. No big surprise there. Huge tan head that lasts for a while and leaves a little bit of lacing. Smells peppery and of bourbon. Big caramel and vanilla aromas. Mixed in with that is some chocolate, roasted coffee, and woodiness. Tastes the same with a nice sweetness. A big alcohol warmth. A bit watered down. But good, nonetheless. Very good beer that could do with some age on it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle. Dark black pour with thick creamy tanned head. Vanilla, roasted coffee, chocolate and oak. A very rich beer and is well balanced. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5404) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2011
750ml bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a tan, lacy head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, strong oak and bourbon, and burnt coffee. A really interesting beer thats strong on the roasted malts. Very thick. Great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2755) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2011
If I had drunk this it would have been 750ml bottle #3178 batch 1. Dark brown/black with a minimal brown head that dissipates quickly. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, malt, Bitter but with a nice balancing sweetness from the bourbon (vanilla), quite smooth apart from the finish that doesnt quite perfect the marriage of bitter and sweet.Much better with a couple of years on it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silphium (3196) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Bottle #3229, 2009 vintage, shared by badnewsbeers. Deep charcoal body, thin-medium light brown head. Nose of bubblegum, roast, and chocolate wafer, with sweet licorice, plum, and booze. Sharp, prickly alcohol and chocolate dominate the palate; notes of licorice and bubblegum are also present. Plummy, marshmallowy sweetness helps tame the alcohol heat. Quite good, similar to Goose Island Night Stalker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2011
black with medium-sized brown head. aroma full of milky chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, licorice, and coffee. big and sweet...and great! big, boozy flavor with chocolate, grass, vanilla, and heavy wood. quite harsh, yet the finish is nice and sweet. huge chocolate, and very rich

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Bottle shared by Ryan I believe, but I could be wrong. Been meaning to cross this off the list for quite some time. Not sure what vintage, possibly last years. Dark pour, boozy aroma and heavy on the carbonation, which was quite surprising for this style and a older bottle at that. Was a good solid beer.

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