Brooklyn Black OPS - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 1,980
Reviews: 765
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 420
Gots: 1,004 | FT: 84
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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.

2014 Batch is 11.6% ABV


(Beer added by: RixBeer on 12-20-2007)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into flight at Lazy Boy in White Plains, NY. Not sure of the vintage. Looks fantastic...deep rich black with brown/tan head. Smells of roasted coffee and chocolate. Taste is of again, roasted chocolatey coffee malts, slightly bitter with a thin mouthfeel. Really well balanced, well hidden abv, and full of flavors.
I was very excited to try this brew and it was awesome. Glad I had the privilege to try. Great brew, worth seeking out!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Bottle# 2921

A: Finger and a half mocha head that retains well, black color,

S: Bourbon and chocolate, vanilla and oak

T: Bourbon and boozy, the yeast doesn't seem to fit well with this beer, dark fruits, oakiness, vanilla

M: Good mouthfeel, medium bodied

O: I think the yeast used for bottle fermenting is messing this up a bit and taking away from it or maybe it just gets better with a lot of aging

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Reviewed from Notes, 03.11.12, Poured into a Tulip

A: black body, tan head, a bit of head retention, lots of lacing

N: bourbon, effervescence, bit of heat, not too much roast

T: dry, bourbon, not much chocolate or coffee, champagne yeast dries it out quite a bit

M: smooth, a little light for style

O: interesting, a beer I’ve always wanted to try, but never pulled the trigger. Not really sold on the beer though. I like the idea, but don’t really think the champagne effervescence matches up that well with the overt bourbon notes. Still, fun to try.

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750 mL bottle, 2011, poured into a snifter

A- Black with a two finger tan head.

S- Bourbon, vanilla, some chocolate, some dark fruits.

T- Roasted malts, some chocolate, bourbon, a lot of oak, touch of vanilla, coffee bitterness in the finish.

M- Medium body, tons of carbonation.

O- I am glad that I spent the money on this and got to try it, but I feel $25 a bottle is too much. This says that it is a stout and I am not getting much of a stout flavor in this.

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Brooklyn Black OPS from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,980 ratings.