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Brooklyn Black OPS - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,782 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,782
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 403
Gots: 926 | 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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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.18/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Opened a 2010 at a small four-person tasting last night, we were all psyched to give this a try.

To skip straight to the chase, I was not a big fan of this beer. The taste was dominated by the bourbon flavor, which wasn't very pleasant. I'm not sure if it was the barrels used, or the fact that this beer has been aged for a couple years, but the bourbon flavor was slightly off. Without any roasty, chocolatey, or basically any flavors at all coming from the base stout to balance the bourbon, this was kind of a mess.

With four people, we only finished about half the bottle. The rest was drainpoured. For a $20 bottle, there are certainly a number of better options at lower price points.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 14:45:11 | More by thebigredone
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4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
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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 1,782 ratings.