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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 947   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barrel-aged in Woodford Reserve bottles. 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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2012
Nearly black with very little head. Modest nose of chocolate, bourbon, caramel, booze, confectioners sugar. Body is thinner than I would have expected for the style. Carbonation seems misplaced. Tastes of cola, chocolate, bourbon, cherries...much more watery than it should be. Generally underwhelming.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (8007) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 27, 2016
Bottle shared. Poured a clear dark brown with a short lived frothy light tan head. The aroma is roasty malt, boozy alcohol. The flavour is liquorice bitter light sweet with a rich roasty boozy alcohol bitter palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiveacestx (933) - Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Corked and Caged - Dark pour with a dark tan head. An aroma of oak and bourbon. Notes of oak, bourbon and vanilla. A thin palate that could have been better.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sudz4Dayz (55) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2016
750ml bottle. Pours black with a light foamy head. Smells of cocoa and alcohol. Taste of slight bourbon and roasted cocoa. Good beer. Nothing special. Good mouthfeel but rather light for its alcohol content.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zoucrew102 (1479) - - SEP 25, 2016
750ml bottle, 2012 vintage shared with Russ, thanks Russ! Rich bourbon aroma with vanilla, oak, chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Pours black with a thin light brown head that has decent retention and some lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt and dark chocolate flavors with and rich, full body and silky smooth mouthfeel. Finishes very smooth with nice vanilla, bourbon and oak flavors that lingers on the palate nicely. Excellent!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bulldogops (2320) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 21, 2016
Rating #2203 2015.12.01 - Winner of #CraftBeerFantasyLeague Battle: Barrel-Aged Beauties finished 1st of 9 entries. Bottle (2012) Aroma is oak, vanilla, cocoa, espresso. Palate is a sweet mix of alcohol warmth, chocolate sauce, coffee, and earth. Bourbon rich bomb.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are bourbon, oak, roasted malts, chocolate, and some vanilla.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTheRick (944) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
Dun noir impntrable, la bire noffre quun mince film de mousse bruntre. Le chne dgage des esters boiss et vanills, tandis que les malts relchent des notes de chocolat au lait. Un peu de noix de coco est galement dcel. En bouche, les saveurs chocolates sont plus amres quau nez, mais la vanille est toujours en grande forme. Des tanins de la barrique se joignent galement la fte gustative. La refermentation avec une levure Champagne procure une sensation trs ptillante et sche chaque gorge. Un produit singulier et dlectable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mice (841) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Pullo on varsin tyyliks ja teksti takana muistuttaa siit, ett Black Opsia ei oikeasti ole olemassakaan. Musta olut kohtalaisella kahvinbeigell vaahdolla, joka ei juuri jt pitsi. Tuoksu on varsin monimuotoinen sislten pllimmisen viskitynnyri, mutta mys lakritsia ja salmiakkia sek suklaata. Mys vaniljaa tuntuu lytyvn. Maku ei kalpene tuoksulle ja on mys hyvin monimuotoinen. Alkupuolella havaittavissa vaniljaa ja vahvaa tammisuutta. Jlkimaussa katkeroita, salmiakkia ja kahvia. Viskin maku lytyy aika selvsti taustalta, mutta tss tapauksessa se sopii. Hiilihappoja on aika runsaasti ja se kevent tytelist suutuntumaa. Ei tm missn nimess kuitenkaan hintansa vrti ole (26,9). Saman panimon Black Chocolate Stout on mielestni tt parempi ja selvsti edullisempi. Kertaostos/kertamaistelu kannatti kuitenkin tehd.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
xXbaptisteXx (235) - - JUL 13, 2016
Arme whisky caf frapp En bouche on est sur le whisky tout de suite avec une amertume assez douce ,on est un peu comme du sirop de caf Juste magnifique<3

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12669) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2016
Corked Bottle. Black. Malt chocolate, vanilla and bourbon in the aroma. Malty sweet, alcoholic flavor. Chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, caramel. There is some complexity. Flavorful, but Lacks a Velvety mouthfeel.


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