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Brooklyn Black OPS - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
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1,779 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,779
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 404
Gots: 922 | 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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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 bottling. Poured into a Brooklyn Brewery tulip. Nice level of carbonation for a barrel-aged stout. The beer pours black with 2 fingers of brown head that dissipate quickly. On the nose I'm getting dark fruit, vanilla, and oaky notes. I'm definitely getting some alcohol on the nose as well.

Medium-bodied. Feel is a bit thin for the style and has a prickly level of carbonation from the champagne yeast. Balanced between tart and sweet with notes of dark fruits and chocolate. Not a lot of bourbon notes after nearly a year in the cellar. No boozy heat either. Easy to drink, but a bit disappointing.

This beer is very reminiscent of Weyerbacher Heresy, which is a fraction of the cost of Black Ops. This begs the question ``why pay $23 for a bottle of Black Ops?''. Answer: don't. It's got good flavor, but lousy value. Spend the $20 on multiple bottles of Brooklyn's Black Chocolate Stout instead. It is far better than this and much less expensive.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 19:12:16 | More by deadonhisfeet
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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.
O I guess I shouldn't really discuss this, due to the hush hush nature of this non-existent brew, but if it did exist I'd say it was quite a nice bourbony heavy brew that kept giving me some real port feels throughout the bottle. It was a good drink.

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Brooklyn Black OPS from Brooklyn Brewery
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