Brooklyn Black OPS - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by Teleweizen2:
3.98/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A - pours a deep midnight black. two fingers of bubbly deep tan foam rise then quickly fizzles out. leaves a touch of spotty lacing against the glass.
S - aroma is dominated by oak, bourbon, and vanilla. hints of roasty coffee, charcoal, and chocolate round out the edges.
T - soft notes of bakers chocolate and doughy bread. lightly sweet notes of caramel swoop in to balance the strong flavors of char and coffee. slightly fruity notes in the center, dark and juicy. mostly plums and raisins. syrupy chocolate on the back end. finish is long and warming with notes of chocolate and bourbon.
M - full bodied. slick texture. medium carbonation. tight effervescent bubbles.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2013 20:59:20 | More by Teleweizen2
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4.1/5 rDev -1%
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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