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94
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 961   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1945) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JAN 31, 2013
750mL to wine glass Alcohol is the most prevalent aroma, followed by vanilla, and dark chocolate, cherries, and soy. Deep brown/black with a thin beige/brown head. Cherry, chocolate, vanilla taste and well balanced. Full bodied, thick with a warm finish. Good now, but it'll get better.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (2093) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle. Black body with brown head. Aroma is chocolate cocoa vanilla hints of soy sauce. Taste is cocoa dried fruits coffee. Aftertaste roasted malts bitterness with some malty sweetness. Was expecting a little bit more.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ritzn (986) - Bavaria, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2017
Black with little brown head. Aroma is phenols, clove, spices, chocolate. Taste is spicy, umami, medium sweet, medium bitter. A bit uncharactersitic, heavy and aggressive, not easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1931) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 12, 2017
From bottle at BKL Mnchen 2017.
Black body, with a small, dense, coffee-colored head.
Aroma of bourbon, melting chocolate, cocoa, some coconut, vanilla, some liquorice, some soy sauce, slight coffee.
Tastes of wood, bourbon, dried fruits, cocoa, some coconut, booze.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes medium roasty, wooden, a bit dry, with cocoa, some dried fruits, slight liquorice.

Very nice. Lovely, dense nose, with the bourbon well integrated, leaving room for creamy, chocolately notes. Taste is a bit too boozy for me, while also very nice. Overall not on par with the best Bourbon BA Imperial Stouts and I enjoyed their un-barrel aged Black Chocolate Stout much more, but a lovely sipper nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alkolord (468) - - FEB 11, 2017
Tiefschwarz trb, wenig Schaum, schner Krper, leicht rund im Abgang , Schoko rstaromen

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ALIBALI (1303) - Kiel, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2017
Schwerer Bourbonfassbomber mit deutlich Hang zur Kirsche und den guten alten Kuchen. Schlank, ausgewogen und klares Kaminbier. Angenehm suerlichen Kaffeeflair gibts obdrauf. Knigsklasse. 0,1/5. Bottle. BRAUKUNST LIVE Mnchen.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (1295) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2017
Bottle, Q4 2016. Pours a black body with a medium, dark tanned head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, roasted grains and some chocolate. Quite fruity flavors, hidden in the abundance of roast, vanilla and bourbon Full body and softly carbonated.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pilsnertest (192) - SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2017 Bottle at home. 2013 vintage. Taste of coffee, salt, liquorice, wet wood and bourbon. Slightly dry, a bit tart, vinious finish. Not a perfect mouthfeel. Rather thin.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
neur0 (1199) - GERMANY - JAN 19, 2017
(Flasche) Es ist schwarz, undurchsichtig und hat eine braune Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist rstig, mit viel Schokolade etwas Hefe und Toffie. Geschmacklich eher schlank, schmeckt es leicht rstig und aschig. Im Abgang kommt etwas Alkohol und dunkle Frchte durch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (1227) - New York, USA - JAN 15, 2017
2013 bottle. Pours deep black, tan head. Aroma is bourbon, wood, robust malts, vanilla, rye. Flavor is woody barrel, champagne yeast, bourbon, sweet malt, light smoke and more woody alcohol. Medium bodied - for the style weirdly feels a bit thin - strong wood and zesty effervescent mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (860) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Opaque, no lace. Alcoholic nose. Full body, intense flavor, very hot but not well carbonated mouthfeel, average length. Sweetish, moderate bitterness, good acidity. Malty, strong alcohol flavor, coke. Good but excessively alcoholic in taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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