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Brooklyn Black OPS - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,783 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,783
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 402
Gots: 926 | FT: 69
Brewed by:
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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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macrosmatic

Florida

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from corked & caged bomber into a CCB pint glass.

A: Very dark brown, opaque. A finger's level of brown head forms but fades fairly quickly. Low visible carbonation.

S: Bourbon, chocolate, wood (oak), hints of dark fruit & leather but these are subtle.

T: Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla (I'm assuming from oak), hints of coffee. The coffee aspect increases as the beer warms, almost a change in flavors to cacao or mocha.

M: Light body for imperial stout, moderate alcohol for style, and low carbonation sensation.

O: It's not terribly complex, but the flavors that are there are fine. Just nothing to stand out, especially in the weight of the body. It's quite drinkable, but the body leaves something to be desired. I'm not as impressed as I thought I would be, but worth trying once. I have one more bottle, so we'll see what happens to it.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 21:11:10 | More by macrosmatic
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Brooklyn Black Ops 2012.
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
92 out of 100 based on 1,783 ratings.