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RATINGS: 970   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Bottle. Shared with friends. aint that the best? this is a good one, takes the black choco stout up a notch. what did you expect? a smaller version? nope. it’s bigger. think black choco stout but bigger. you can picture it, right? then you don’t need me explaining all those cute little flavors. its monotonous. ya dig?


3.9
Iznogud (4698) - CROATIA - JAN 7, 2018
Cask at Rattle n Hum West, NYC. Pours black, minimal beige head. Strong coffee nose, chocolate, strong bourbon character, warming, sweet, smooth. Low carbonation, almost flat. Medium bodied. Lacks body and thickness IMO.

3.7
rondphoto (4508) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 5, 2018
on tap @ Party Town (Friday Night Flights) / Florence KY --- Aroma of burlap and malt. Opaque black, brown head that sinks to a heavy rim, bands of lace. Taste is lightly roasted malt that grows into an alcohol laced swallow. Bittering is already present, so all that's left is a long lingering finish. Good stuff.

3.7
commonmac (1369) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2017
On tap at Happy Gnome with Highendtully. Stupid bowling pin glass. Pitch black with minimal head. Aroma is chocolatey and even more chocolate. Taste follows suit with deep rich chocolate taking center stage. A hint of whiskey peat bringing an alcohol punch. A little one dimensional but vanilla comes into play towards the end. An interesting rendition of a chocolate stout but not quite as a good as I wanted.

3.9
jsmerig (1719) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2017
Pours a dark black with a tan head. Aroma of vanilla and burbon. Not too boozy smooth and refined.

4
ffaoe (1017) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2017
moderate chocolate and coffee aromas. pitch black in color with huge long lasting light brown head. full body. taste is strongly of chocolate, faint chocolate, smooth finish

4.1
wlajwl (7210) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2017
Aroma and flavor is dark malts, chocolate, slightly spritzy and a warming alcoholic/acidic finish.

3.9
Fin (11067) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2017
Bottle picked up from Wine Rack at Yarnton Nurseries, Yarnton, Oxon, consumed at Lighthouse Keepers Cottages, Lynton, Devon Friday 1st December 2017 shared with Baz, Dom and Loz Pours dark brown with a light tan head. A very nice uncomplicated Barrel Aged Imperial Stout and quite the contrast from the Founders Lizard of Koz, the barrel ageing is really pleasant. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9

4.2
jonno (3012) - 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 (8516) - 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 (4666) - 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.


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