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Brooklyn Black OPS - Brooklyn Brewery

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2,111 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,111
Reviews: 806
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 428
Gots: 1,103 | FT: 92
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.

10.7%-2008
11.6%-2009
11.3%-2010
10.7%-2011
10.5%-2012
11.5%-2013
11.6%-2014
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,111 | Reviews: 806
Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ptykozoon
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unsure vintage - at least a few years old.

Pours black with a caramel ring.

Smell is chocolate, graham crackers, dark sweets, caramel, raisin.

Delicious beer. Decent complexity.

ABV is subtle and refined. Sugary finish.

Drinkability is solid. Not an overpowering beer at 10%. Would seek out again.

Photo of kdahnke123
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BQE Q4 2014
L - Pours a dak black color with a copious beige head. The lacing is very long lasting and clings well to the glass.
S - Chocolate and vanilla with dark fruit and a touch of hops.
T - Dark fruit, moderate barrel flavor with balanced malt and hops.
O - A pleasant beer from Brooklyn. Worth a try.

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3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NoProblem
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jemarent
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rojapa
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ER527
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage release. Kinda light. Delicious

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4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Very Rich, a bit sweet. Very good

Photo of Jeff412pgh
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of parris
4.78/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Good, but gimmicky and way overpriced. Hard to appreciate tastes with agressive carbonation. Innovative and dangerous as a style for me so worth the $20, once.

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4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobinLee
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fordknox
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tgates
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sdeese21
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Awesome beer. Pours jet black with a thick foamy head which is indicative of its carbonation. Tastes of bourbon with some champagne undertones from the yeast fermentation. Very bubbly on the tongue like a champagne. Great beer for a special occasion.

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4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle - 2013 vintage. 11.5% ABV. Poured into a Mikkeller & Friends tasting glass.

A: Pours a dark brown with impressive thick one finger espresso head. Rather impressive retention for such a high ABV beer. Champagne yeast doing its job with aplomb.
S: Classic bourbon notes. Dark and fruity, like a christmas cake. Slightly yeasty and bready.
T: Bourbon, ash, smoke. Some quad like flavours, raisins, dark fruit. Not too hot, unlike others have experienced with a fresh bottle. Lovely and nuanced. The driest tasting Imperial Stout I've ever encountered.
M: Extremely light for the style, almost its party piece. Warms the throat however remains rather spritzy in the mouth. Does not destroy your palate with cloying sweetness, is dangerously drinkable as a result.
O: As a lover of thick, sweet stouts, this was a grand departure. Had reservations about drinking it judging it from previous reviews. The thin mouthfeel dominates the equation for me, but not in the negative way that I was expecting. Have a 2014 vintage in the cellar - looking forward to visiting it in a years time.

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4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brihon
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Brooklyn Black OPS from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,111 ratings.