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Brooklyn Black OPS - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,779 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,779
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 403
Gots: 924 | 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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steeltown71

Pennsylvania

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

First off, I love the look of the bottle. Limited releases should always look special, and this just looks so much cooler than other Brooklyn releases.

I guess with Black Ops I was preparing to be blown out of the water, so the overall experience ended up being surprisingly muted. This isn't boring in the slightest, it's just much more toned down than I've come to expect from the IRS/Bourbon craze. The problem is, at this stage, I don't really want toned down. I'm sure people would disagree, but I don't think an outrageous, boozy stout like Bourbon County loses anything in the way of subtle flavors and complexity. Maybe I've become desensitized if this qualifies as understated - but either way, when I'm going to drop a decent amount on a bomber of something rare, I want it to be exciting and explosive.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2010 01:35:13 | More by steeltown71
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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 1,779 ratings.