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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (3230) - 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 its just burning alcohol. Taste is better, as the heat isnt as prevalent. Ridiculous malt mixes with a touch of bourbon, maple syrup, raisins, and a nutty, bitter finish. Its a bit watery, though the carbonation is velvety and smooth. A weird beer, and the smell just ruined it for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pilsnerrogge (2908) - Finspng, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (14022) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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 Ive had before. The bourbon and wood notes meld seamlessly with the classic impy stout flavors...decadent chocolate, mocha, soft bitterness. Absolutely stunning.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2789) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PaulHegedus (85) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2010
Bottle. Its 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; theres more dark grape, chocolate. The finish is long with a lightly funky quality and generous coffee bean flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baggio (337) - norrtlje, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2010
[email protected], 2009 vintage. Apperance: Dark as night with a huge, brown, head and lots of lacing. Aroma: Vanilla, Roasted malt, Dark chocolate. Taste: Bourbon, Vanilla, Oak, Dark chocolate, Hint of coffee, Hint of ripe fruit, Burnt sugar. Palate: Body is quite thin for sucha big stout. Plenty of carbonation and quite smooth liquid. An easy drink for its abv. A very good and robust stout that has a _strong_ bourbon presence. I would have wished for a fuller body but other than that this is a top notch brew if youre into bourbon-barrel-aged stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2010
750 ml bottle that I purchased over a year ago. This latest round of winter weather has put me in the mood for some good imperial stouts, and this one did not disappoint. Pours black with a large brown head that lasted through two-thirds of the glass and laced the glass very well. Very pleasant aroma of chocolate along with some dark fruit and just a bit of vanilla. The flavor is a solid dose of chocolate along with some dark fruit and vanilla and is more intense than the aroma. Smooth and silky on the palate. Very, very good.

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