Brooklyn Black OPS - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by Douglas14:
4.9/5 rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Jesus! This beer is effing awesome. It pours out very dark with ruby and dark brown hues coming through the edges. The head is dark brown and rich, and it leaves unbeleiveable lace. One of, if not the best, head I have ever seen. Not to mention some of the best lace I have ever seen. The nose is of roasted malt, dark chocolate, espresso, and bourbon. Dark fruits and alcohol come through as well. The taste is also wonderful: dark, bitter chocolate, coffee beans,vanilla, and a big dash of bourbon, which really appears towards the end. It's the biggest and sweetest beer I've had. I think because of the champagne yeast, the mouthfeel is heavy yet light and playful. I can't get over this beer. It is silky in the mouth and extremely drinkable...you should have no problem putting down the whole bottle, just be prepared to get tipsy haha.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2009 21:37:12 | More by Douglas14
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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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