Brooklyn Black OPS - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by wcintula:
4.03/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I am so excited to have finally found and acquire a bottle of Black Ops.
Poured into a Perfect Pint, the beer looks a lot like the last one I had, black body, with a chocolate brown head.
Brooklyn Black Ops unleashes bourbon, chocolate and vanilla in a well blended bouquet of aromas and flavors. The bottle conditioning with champagne yeast gives the stout a lighter body than would be expected, making it a much easier to drink stout than some others.
As for all the hype around the beer? I dunno...
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2012 15:59:41 | More by wcintula
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev -1%
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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