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style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

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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4.1
finol (3385) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with a huge firm brown head. Chocolat, vanilla and some bourbone. Like a heavy but still drinkable dessert!

3.8
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2010
Very dark black with a nice big tan head atop it. Chocolate and vanilla are most apparent in the aroma. Has a dessert-ish feel to it. I was let down by the flavour, not as good as I expected. A bit thin and not too flvourful, a tad bit on the boozy side. But still has some coffee, roast, chocolate and possibly a slight hint of oak.

3.1
madvike (3260) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2010
Bottle - Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is really, really hot. I get a little cinnamon and roast, but mostly it’s just burning alcohol. Taste is better, as the heat isn’t as prevalent. Ridiculous malt mixes with a touch of bourbon, maple syrup, raisins, and a nutty, bitter finish. It’s a bit watery, though the carbonation is velvety and smooth. A weird beer, and the smell just ruined it for me.

2.6
pilsnerrogge (2947) - Finspång, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2010
Bottle:
Pours black with a rich head. Bourbon and some roast on the nose. Smooth mouth-feel. Flavour is a little bit of roasted malt, a little bit of toffee, too much bourbon and too much booze.

3.7
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 1, 2010
Black color with thin brown head. Nice chocolate, vanilla, deep roasted malt aromas with mild wood. medium body. Rich, hearty cigar tobacco, woody, dark roasted malt flavors. good.

4.1
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Bottle shared with MrBunn. Pours a dark brown with a thinnish of a head and aromas like a chocolate banana. Flavor is a lovely mix of chocolate, bananas, maybe some cherries, cream and vanilla. A bit thin but whatever.Goodness in a bottle.

3.9
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2010
75cl bottle. Large creamy brown head that cascades slightly, atop soy sauce dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, some coffee, light Bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, coffee/roast, some vanilla, Bourbon/vinous. Smooth full body, light booziness.

4.5
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Wow. Nothing like have a beer like this to watch Duke destory the TarHeels!! First, many thanks to goes to Mike D. for bringing this back for me (and many other goodies) on his trip back East. Very cool. This one has been sitting for about a year or so and it was screaming to be opened.

So the beer pours out a thick black liquid, motor oil in consistency and from the body of this beast billows a rich, thick dark tan head. Head lasts forever. Aroma is a lesson in purity...chocolate, coffee, anise, molasses, bourbon, light vanilla, alcohol...mmmmm. Flavor is just as intense and wonderful as nearly anything I’ve had before. The bourbon and wood notes meld seamlessly with the classic impy stout flavors...decadent chocolate, mocha, soft bitterness. Absolutely stunning.

4.2
MrBunn (2826) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark,dark brown with a little bit of a head and aromas like a chocolate-covered banana. Flavor is a lovely mix of chocolate, bananas, maybe some cherries, cream and vanilla. All of this has a lovely alcohol warmth to it. Mouthfeel is a little thinner than expected. Finish is warm and sweet.

4.4
PaulHegedus (85) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2010
Bottle. It’s black with a thin cappuccino brown head. Aroma of long pine needles, coffee bean, fairly strong black grape, light leafy hops, oak, yeast, bread dough, light funk. Mouthfeel is full, bubbly on the tongue. Flavour has plenty of oak initially with bitter black coffee and vanilla: nice hop balance, not too bitter; there’s more dark grape, chocolate. The finish is long with a lightly funky quality and generous coffee bean flavour.


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