Brooklyn Black OPS - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by beer2day:
4.08/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Aged for a year in the beer fridge, but upon tasting realize that maybe that was a bad idea.
Gorgeous pour. Dark, inky black pour with 1.5 finger of rich cocoa colored head. Beer pours very thick. Foam cap is very thick as well. Not a great lacer, but very nice retention.
Nose is impressive. Oak and vanilla, with lots of bourbon. Subtle hints of chocolate underneath.
Taste is a little too one-dimensional. Lots of bourbon here. Vanilla sneaks in and teases, but really just bourbon. Thinking that fresh might taste a bit better. Some tart bitters in the finish, but again the bourbon clobbers that. Very alcohol forward and actually quite warming.
Feel is velvety smooth. Slight fizziness that detracts mildly. Otherwise, very nice.
Overall, I really wanted to like this more but the one-dimensional flavor brought it down.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2012 02:01:02 | More by beer2day
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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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