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Brooklyn Black OPS - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 1,849
Reviews: 749
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 412
Gots: 946 | FT: 77
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.


(Beer added by: RixBeer on 12-20-2007)
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

suckaj, Aug 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

zeledonia, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

luvtotri140, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

paulys55, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

JakeBarnett, Jul 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

MicroBeerMan1980, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

G_Est, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Nugget_salad, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

BRami127, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

KCBeerNerd, Jul 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Bouder32, Jul 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

gaesori, Jul 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

thestoutmaster, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

lukasz, Jul 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -39.5%

dannyfayy, Jul 21, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This pours pitch black. No light escapes this dark brilliance. A chocolate colored head of creamy foam resides on top and plans to stay forever. It has no choice but to fall slowly and almost deliberately leaving spots of lace in defiance to the alcohol legs. By the bottom of the first glass I have a thick ring and layer of film on top.

Nose is complex. It has some dynamic dark bakers chocolate on it. The kind that has dryness, snap and perfume to it. It has a lovely bourbon scent that is fruity like bourbon is and seems to be almost like there's a shot of bourbon sitting under your nose. BUT it's not so loud as to disturb the fragrant bit of vanilla that's wafting around on the nose like some kind of butterfly. There's a breath of oak, a fruitiness you cant name yet and the underpinnings of molasses and toffee just starting to show themselves.

Taste is brilliant in it's unique texture. This is dry, crisp, creamy, fluffy and light as feather. It reminds me of one of those puffed up chocolate candies that melts in your mouth as soon as you bite into it and leaves itself on your tongue sensually and it is as if you have died a little from pleasure. Malt is soft. There is a surprising bit of bold espresso coffee on this that is not on the nose. Some licorice back notes that add depth but not that harsh licorice flavor. The bourbon is sweet and sulltry, the vanilla smooth and seductive. The palate culminates with a touch of back cherry and a faint bit of bitterness from roast.

I am in love with this beer. The mouthfeel is a light as a feather considering that this is a stout. The champagne qualities of the yeast have done this beer many graceful favors. It has given it a texture that is almost ethereal. It finishes dry and drying to leave resonant aftertastes of toffee, cherry and chocolate. This one was a ride in a limousine.

utopiajane, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750 ml bottle into glasses. Dark brown, almost black with a nice, thick tan head that holds fairly well. Smells straight up of bourbon. Very slight notes of chocolate and roast, but mostly a subtle but distinct American bourbon aroma. Lots of bourbon in the taste as well, but again subtle, not overwhelming. A very easy drinking smoothness to this stout. Not harsh or astringent at all. Overall, it's priced much too high, but is still a wonderful bourbon barrel-aged stout.

FFreak, Jul 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

surlytwinsfan, Jul 17, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the 750 bottle into a large tulip.
Pours jet black with minimal caramel colored head.
Smells really nice with lots of woody bourbon, good roastiness. Some chocolate notes.
Tastes really nice as well, very much in line with aromas, bourbon notes ease up as I drank more.
Mouthfeel could have been thicker. Thought it was a touch thin.
Overall a very nice beer. Maybe too expensive for the level of beer it is, but it was nice.

BoldRulerVT, Jul 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

SlothB77, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

harpus, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Erick_G, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Will_Rivera, Jul 13, 2014
Brooklyn Black OPS from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,849 ratings.