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Brooklyn Black OPS - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,783 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,783
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 402
Gots: 926 | FT: 69
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: RixBeer on 12-20-2007)
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ABOWMan

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4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was really surprised and impressed when I poured this ale into my pint glass. It poured a deep black color that was completely opaque. The pour generated two fingers of fine foamed light chocolate colored head, which produced nice lacing on the walls of my glass.

The aromas that hit me were chocolate, charred oak, and bourbon.

The flavor was killer. An up-front bourbon note with a dark cherry background and plenty of roasted malt. Flavors so intense and rich that I had to look at the bottle again to see what I had just sipped.

The mouth-feel was think, rich and clinging. A real joy to sip. It almost reminded me of the mouthfeel you'd get from sipping an ice wine.

Drinkability? Not sure. I don't think you could drink more than a glass of two before your taste buds died off from flavor overload. Still, what a great way to burn your buds out. Truely fantastic beer. Great job, Brooklyn!

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2010 16:00:13 | More by ABOWMan
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A Black in color, nice thick brown fluffy head. Brown sticky lace.
S chocolate, coffee, port, bourbon.
T chocolate, coffee, port, bourbon, very sweet, coconut.
M silky smooth, porty chocolate aftertaste.
O I guess I shouldn't really discuss this, due to the hush hush nature of this non-existent brew, but if it did exist I'd say it was quite a nice bourbony heavy brew that kept giving me some real port feels throughout the bottle. It was a good drink.

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Brooklyn Black OPS from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,783 ratings.