Brooklyn Black OPS | Brooklyn Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

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
11.6%-2014

Added by RixBeer on 12-20-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,410
Reviews:
850
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
12.96%
 
 
Wants:
461
Gots:
1,265
For Trade:
112
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Ratings: 2,410 |  Reviews: 850
Photo of sachie23
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akopczyk
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leinie13
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MTKATL
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 version - 11.5%

L - Creamy black, 1/2 a finger of foamy head, and nice tan lacing left on the top of the brew and glass

S -Big bourbon aroma, dark chocolate

T - Semi-sweet, vanilla, oak, and the bourbon is very subtle

F - Light body, creamy. Surprisingly light

O - The champagne yeast cuts through the bourbon oakiness and chocolate sweetness, making it a smooth drinking stout with a hidden alcohol kick. Very enjoyable

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Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robwestcott
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of charrel
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mitch3114
4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of byronic
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShortyTahoe
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopHunter19
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark pitch black beer with a mocha head that fizzes and dissipates pretty quickly, but not excessively quick.
S # alot of dark fruit - cherries and plums, then some chocolate syrup, bourbon, toasted coconut, oak, vanilla
T % good bit of chocolate, dark roasty malts, bourbon, mild vanilla and oak, dark fruits
M @ too thin for a bba stout, alc covered, afertaste is roasty malts and chocolate
O $ this is waaaayyyyyyy too expensive for what it is. Yes, its a bba stout but its a little thin, too light on the barrel character, and over carbed. It should be half the price even to be equivalent to beers like bcbs or bells black note. Hell, even Parabola, which is out of control good, comes in at 16 a bomber.

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark brown/black with a nice brownish head that breaks quickly, but leaves a nice collar behind. The smell is mostly barrel, and then I get the RIS typical smells of roads and dark fruits. The taste is big barrel and then vanilla, roasts and a touch of spice. Feel is the weakness to me, it is a little thin, and there is a boozy presence as well. A good beer, the barrel was a touch strong, but after you get past that, it is quite nice.

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Photo of JamesLeung
4.81/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle says "BQE Q4 2105", so I'm guessing it's a 2015 bottle! Poured this Big corked bomber into a tulip. Pours jet black with a fizzy head that dissipates. This beer smells incredible: champagne, dark fruits, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and believe it or not some barnyard funk. The taste follows the smell all in layers, but I get a tad tart (in a good way) and it keeps me interested and going for another taste. As this beer warms it brings out the booze and dark fruits/malts and champagne. The feel is effervescent and a tad thin but I like it a lot. Overall I gave it a 4.5 because imo I thinks it's very interesting and delicious. Cheers.

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Photo of Bandi
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Xanser
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ristaccia
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a jet black, with little head.

Nose is dominated by oak and vanilla from the bourbon barrels, with hints of dark chocolate.

Taste follows the nose with huge barrel presence, loads of vanilla and oak notes, along with plenty of chocolate. The finish is straight up coffee ice cream. Just enough sweetness to balance the oak.

Mouthfeel is a little bit thin, had this been a little thicker, it would be world class.

Overall, a terrific stout, with great depth to its flavor, It's just a touch to thin to really reach the elite level.

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Photo of RMW66
4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Timc32
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Brooklyn Black OPS from Brooklyn Brewery
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