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Brooklyn Black OPS - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,780 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,780
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 403
Gots: 925 | FT: 69
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
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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SMortiL987

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark, black. A touch of crimson when a light is held next to the glass. Appropriate for the style. Brown, chocolate head forms. Beautiful lacing down the glass.

S - Nutty, a touch of wood. Slight vanilla masked by the forward alcohol; tinges the nose slightly. A touch of sweetness. A touch of roast. Mostly alcohol.

T - Upfront fairly mild; typical dark grain, nothing overly exciting. But then... You swallow; A rush of alcohol, vanilla, a touch of bitterness, dark roast, bourbon. Malt and hops fairly balanced leaning towards a touch if sweetness; Slight brown sugar several seconds later.

M - Full bodied, velvety. Slight carbonic sting on the tounge from use of champagne yeast. Alcohol/liquor warmth precipitate after being swallowed, leading to a moderately dry mouthfeel.

O - Complex, but lacking at the same time. I expected a little bit more as a "special release" beer, but was enjoyable none the less. I found this to be a notch or two above an excellent/outstanding Imperial Stout; not necessarily "special release" material. Good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 04:01:48 | More by SMortiL987
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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.
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Brooklyn Black OPS from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,780 ratings.