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Serve in Snifter

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 974   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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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. its bigger. think black choco stout but bigger. you can picture it, right? then you dont need me explaining all those cute little flavors. its monotonous. ya dig?


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3585) - Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2017
2016 bottle. Dense, oily, opaque black body with a minimal tan head. Complex aroma of chocolate, espresso, roast malt in a boozy mix. The complex flavor follows the aroma. Big bodied, alcoholic warming boozy sipper.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
langeveld12 (522) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2017
Black as night, full bodied. Chocolate and coffee. Bourbon, vanilla and oak. Very complex and yet so subtle. Brilliant!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (745) - Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2017
2013 version, still has plenty of fizz when poured. Big bourbon/black licorice/coffee/chocolate aroma, similar to many barrel aged stouts but boozier. Ink black with a brown head that disappears into nothing. Tastes chocolatey with dark coffee and roast at the end but very smooth and drinkable. May be the age of the bottle; I have never drunk this fresh. Silky palate, surprisingly easy drinking. This was really good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandon1989 (619) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2017
Pours a dark black with a think khaki head. The aroma is bourbon, alcohol, dark fruit, figs, dates, coffee, and faint chocolate. The flavor is more mellow than the aroma but still packs a punch. The flavor is chocolate, coffee, vanilla oak, some dark fruits. There is some bourbon and alcohol present in the flavor but its not too overpowering. The mouthfeel is heavy and drinkability is low, very much a sipper.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (1653) - Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2017
Tap; pours black with a brown head; aroma of bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and hints of wood and vanilla; taste is light sweet with chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and then some light bitter coffee and roasted malt; dry finish with lingering roasted notes and some alcohol warming

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (4050) - SWEDEN - APR 1, 2017
@Basunen 17-4-1: Rtt trevlig med tydlig staktig ton av cognac. En del choklad och vanilj. Fin fyllighet. Trevlig eftersmak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (14208) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2017
Bottled, 355ml aged 8yrs from the now closed Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Black with tan head. There is a big, bitter, dark chocolate character to this from the start, filling on the palate along with licorice and a touch of coffee grounds. Later a sweet vanilla note mingles through with a boozy, alcohol note. A challenge to the flavour buds.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparf (269) - SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2017
Elegant doft med mycket mjuka toner av ltt parfymaktiga bourbon. Helt svart brygd. Ett ttt, inte srskilt stort, men snabbt upplst skum. Fantastiska, mjukt rostade toner i smaken. Whiskyaromerna r ptagliga men balanserade med med fint avvgd vanilj och nrmast ingen tr. Champagnejsten bryter fint mot malten. Halvfyllig kropp och ngot silkesartad viskositet. Ltt kolsyra. Eftersmaken fljer samma mnster dr rostningen utbyts mot en ltt beska.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (5574) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2017
Fra flaske p Mi2 Cardinal feb-17: helt svart med ok beige skum. 11,6% iflg etiketten, og det merkes nesten ikke (fr etter en stund...) - en herlig, fyldig og balansert supersmud superstout med bourbon-toner. At den er s fantastisk lett drikke kan kanskje ha noe med champagnegjren gjre? Stlig, dessertaktig avslutning.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (1654) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Bottled at Clubhouse BFD event. 2013 vintage. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, minimal bourbon, kind of an ethanol swab aroma. Im really searching for that bourbon. Maybe it just fell off over the years. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, some light citrus (surprisingly). Not that good.


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