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RATINGS: 963   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Emeister84 (2580) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Aromas of roasted coffee, caramel, cinnamon, maple, and dark fruit. Jet black with a well retaining, tan head. Dry, earthy, strong with some booze, subtle apple, and roasty bitterness. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, and a dry, chocolatey, earthy finish.


4.2
jonno (2911) - JAPAN - NOV 12, 2017
Call of Duty: Black Ops is a first-person shooter video game, developed by Treyarch and published by Activision.

3.8
Hermod (8347) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2017
Sampled @OlutExpo 2017, Helsinki. Label said 11.5% Poured pretty much pitch black in color with a thin brown head. Lots of dark chocolate notes, barrel notes, massive roastedness. Coffee in flavor, roastedness, dark chocolate and some oaky thing. Full bodied, heavy, sweet and quite complex with layers of flavors. Slow sipper.

3.6
jsquire (4599) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2017
2016 bottle. Mahogany colored beer with a short lived beige head. Big alcohol nose. Lots of thin boutbon flavors, milk chocolate and alcohol. Seems dominated by the bourbon barrel.

3.4
Stoned99 (1674) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2017
750ml bottle, Q4 2015. Molasses, candied fruits, licorice, raisin, alcohol. App: dark brown, big moka head with no retention. Taste and palate: medium body, liquoreux a bit tasteless for some reason, maybe a bit of chocolate, light acidity finish. Overall: hum. Not too sure. Seems to lack depth which is surprising for a 11.6 abv imperial stout. Seriously boring. Can't believe I paid that much for that bottle.

3.3
PotjeBier (3734) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2017
Sampled from bottle at Foeder's bottleshare 28 September 2017. Black color. Beige head, quickly receding. Aroma's are sweetish, red fruit, light vanilla. Retronasal it's whiskey, fruit, alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet, very fruity, champagne-like. Strong alcohol feel. Under medium bodied. Long finish, light dry, roasty, light bitter. Not too impressed to be honest.

4.2
nickel (1236) - UKRAINE - SEP 19, 2017
Explosive bourbon aroma enriched by chocolate nose. Taste: mix of dark chocolate, dried fruits, coffee. Warming aftertaste with strong woody bourbons trail ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
Hopmaestro (1749) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2017
Aroma has hard roasted malts, chocolate, wood and bourbon. Taste is big chocolates and also carries some raisins. Licorice and vague roasted nuts. Warming alcohol. Solid as a rock, but maybe not over the top these days. If you do like more classical Imp's, you should most definitely choose this one.

3.8
MrTipple (6446) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2017
Intense dark chocolate, sweet, dark fruits, candied, dark berries, spices, liquorice, dark toasted malts. Hazy, very dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light sweet. More dark chocolate, cacao, more spices, sweet, dark roast coffee, nutmeg, very soft carbonation, full bodied. Outstanding Impy, rich and complex, a Christmas cake. Cask at Rattle'n'Hum West, Manhattan

4.2
Franzen (647) - SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2017
Deep rich chocolate, vanilla, marshmallows. Nice and mighty but a bit too sweet. Nice long roasty finish.

4.4
monisuse (1) - - AUG 31, 2017 does not count
Very good. I think it's one of the best stouts I've ever tried. Sorry to say, it's probably the last one ever too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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