Brooklyn Black OPS | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Black OPSBrooklyn Black OPS

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

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.


Added by RixBeer on 12-20-2007

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Photo of socon67
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Was able to try this at Savor and then CTSparky shared a 2011 bottle. Review from bottle.

A - Inky black pour that coated the glass during the pour. Thin head settled quickly. Not much lacing of any kind; this stuck to the glass.

S - Rich malts of chocolate, with some notes of licorice, and roasted coffee beans.

T - Bold flavors of semisweet chocolate & vanilla bean hit the palate. There is a sweetness of dark fruit behind that. Finish has some coffee notes and a slight warming burn.

M - Incredibly smooth for the style. This was a RIS that was solid throughout the glass and was a perfect after dinner drink. Pair with a rich food to bring your taste buds to Nirvana.

O - Easily a top tier stout and much more complex than the Brooklyn Chocolate. If you can find a bottle, try it!

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Photo of jwat
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of Metalaero
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of tommyguz
2.25/5  rDev -45%

Photo of spw109
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Teleweizen2
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2012 vintage

A - pours a deep midnight black. two fingers of bubbly deep tan foam rise then quickly fizzles out. leaves a touch of spotty lacing against the glass.

S - aroma is dominated by oak, bourbon, and vanilla. hints of roasty coffee, charcoal, and chocolate round out the edges.

T - soft notes of bakers chocolate and doughy bread. lightly sweet notes of caramel swoop in to balance the strong flavors of char and coffee. slightly fruity notes in the center, dark and juicy. mostly plums and raisins. syrupy chocolate on the back end. finish is long and warming with notes of chocolate and bourbon.

M - full bodied. slick texture. medium carbonation. tight effervescent bubbles.

O -

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Photo of DruRho
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of jaxon53
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of CrazyDavros
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a small dark tan head.
Nose shows coconut, oak, roasted malt, liquorice and chocolate liqueur. Lovely.
More coconut and oak as flavours but with the roasted malt more prominent.
Very low carbonation. Body feels a bit watery.
Nice stuff.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of MWolverines66
3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark mocha color. Taste was oaky, kinda like a bourbon but not too overwhelming, and had a clean finish.

I am not a big fan of darker beers, and this one was decent, but something I couldn't do more than a tasting glass. Also, I was a little disappointed for the price of the bottle ($24 at WF), was expecting something a little better considering.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of JoeMans
5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Brooklyn Black OPS from Brooklyn Brewery
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