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Brooklyn Black OPS - Brooklyn Brewery

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2,020 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,020
Reviews: 780
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 422
Gots: 1,049 | FT: 88
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RixBeer on 12-20-2007

Brooklyn Black Ops (2008 commercially available version) was aged for four months in bourbon barrels, bottled flat, and re-fermented in the bottle with Champagne yeast. 940 cases produced.

2014 Batch is 11.6% ABV

10.7%-2008
11.6%-2009
11.3%-2010
10.7%-2011
10.5%-2012
11.5%-2013
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,020 | Reviews: 780 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of skiking70
3.76/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

There are so many barrel aged stouts being offered and I feel like this one falls short. It's good in It's own right, but can't hang with the big boys.

Photo of pmangold
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Toxichaven
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kerrie
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of guitarcec
4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Young_John
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Was reminded very much of Alesmith speedway stout, but the champagne yeast made this exceptionally dry. I found myself swirling the glass to knock the unwelcome style of carbonation out. After warming up and breathing for a while, I found it very enjoyable. Flavor and aroma very agreeable to me, champagne yeast - not so much. All in all, glad I tried it. Unique and very solid offering from brooklyn brewery.

Photo of osant37
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mjwellman
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Houser
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Westyn
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of danh53
2.31/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

This was a real disappointment given the huge price tag. Its thin and watery and the bourbon overwhelms the base beer. Will not be trying this one again.

Photo of kwjd
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Domvan
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Theseanlewis
4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 750. Corked cellared 60f
A- thin but jet black body with a dark khaki head
A-vanilla,burnt bread, molasses tart cherry
raspberry cookies dark chocolate
T-berries and port. Fast. Followed by cocoa and chocolate.
Finishes a bit hot and very fruity cocoa
bourbon barrel and dark fruit
Creeps in at the end
M-champagne yeast has thinned out what could've been a large bodies stout.
Allows for flavors to come through in a dry beer.
O-this is german chocolate cake in beer form. 2012 is delicious.
Chocolate. Dark fruit. Hints of bourbon.

2012
A-thick dark roast coffee style body
A-toasty and phenolic flavors up front.
Quickly fading to prunes and dates. Finishes with
Slight booze.
T-dark fruit and oak, dark fruit is dominant
Followed by slight cocoa and roast.
M- medium thickness. Sweet flavors cling a
Bit.
O- 2012 carries more dark fruit and bourbon notes.
Figs plums dates all these sugary caramel lay flavors come to
Mind when summarizing 2013

Photo of JGam115
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black, laced toffee foam. Oak, some bourbon, chalky nibs. Decadent and boozy, bittersweet roasty malt finish. Exceptional.

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.89/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lynn
4.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hmvalp
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Very bourbon forward, would love to taste this in a few years

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beav19
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rdilauro
3.26/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I had to miss the mark on this one. I have enjoyed most beers coming from the Brooklyn Brewery and Black Ops was not an exception. It just that it didnt live up to some of the hype I read about. I was enjoyable, hard to distinguish between a stout and a Belgium beer.

Photo of BIll_Currie
4.95/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

first Brooklyn beer for me. Outstanding

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryanmextorf
2.98/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a dark inky black with about a finger of foamy khaki head off of an aggressive pour. Solid looking beer in the glass. Nose on this was strange... Super super bourbon forward with very subtle hints of vanilla and oak, maybe a touch of chocolate. The worst part about this nose for me is if you let the beer sit in the glass for a few minutes. The beer actually takes on an aroma of stale bud light left out overnight. But moving on... Mouth feel was average at best. On the thinner side especially for a BBA stout. Taste was bourbon. That's about it. Bourbon. Pretty much covered up any other notes present in this beer. I've got another bottle of this stuff I'll be aging for a couple years but I do not have high hopes. We fan only hope time helps the bourbon mellow to a reasonable level. Really saddened by this one, especially for the price point :(

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Brooklyn Black OPS from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,020 ratings.