Brooklyn Black OPS - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by Casedogg43:
3.95/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Traded for this one. Nice corked bomber.
Been anxious to pop one open.
A nice dark fill, solid head. Looks damn tasty
Smells of Dark fruits some chocolate, whiskey, and hint of coffee. Solid
Bourbon off the bat, hint of vanilla, espresso or dark coffee and dark fruits finished with more bourbon and alcohol.
Here lies my issue the mouthfeel is very thin. Light almost like a BA ale. I prefer big almost creamy mouthfeel on BA RIS and this does not have that attribute.
I'm glad I had the chance to get my hand on a couple bottles of this years brew. This is a solid BA stout and I enjoy it. It kills me though how this it is on the mouthfeel. I will have to cellar one for a couple/few years. And trade the other. At $22? There are others that I prefer and can get like BCBS, etc.
Good brew, almost gotta try a glass. Not my fit for be $$.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2013 17:48:53 | More by Casedogg43
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4.1/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2011 vintage. Poured into a snifter. Been cellared for awhile now.
Pours black with a mocha head of half an inch. Looked like it wanted to lace, but the retention was causing all sorts of ‘chunky’ action along the wall of the glass.
Big, boom bourbon in the nose, but quite unoffensive. Hardly. Very delicious aromas. Whiskey, vanilla, alcohol, berry reduction, milk chocolate, heavy roast, toffee, and barley grain. A huge nose with lots of barrel effect. Buttery notes are awesome. Aging has done well, so far.
Roast is strong and dark and charred, but the malts are elegant. Champagne yeast, and some good aging, took some serious edge off. The bourbon is still a bit hot, and very much here, but not ‘in-your-face’. Good whiskey dose with corn mash sting and a slight buttery smoke, but there’s background coffee and askew berry compote. Unfortunate thinness of the maltiness, in general. It must be the age. I’d rather a deep sweep of grain roast and more dark chocolate, in which, I’m only getting small flare-ups.
Silky smooth. Bout of carbonation works to fluff and spice up the feel. The body is rich and more than half-full. Leans on you with the potency.
An awe-inspiring bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout, whether aged or not. But, I must say, the aging takes a lot of the sting away.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2014 03:44:33 | More by thecheapies
Brooklyn Black OPS from Brooklyn Brewery
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