Brooklyn Black Ops 2018

Imperial Stout · 11.5% ABV · ~320 calories

Brooklyn Brewery · New York, NY

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  • Fairgrounds Discount Beverages

    52.9 miles away · 2157 York Road, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 05/22/2019

    750ml Bottle $24.99

  • Public Wine, Beer and Spirits

    174.5 miles away · 23 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 05/26/2019

    25.4oz Bottle $22

  • BUY RITE LIQUORS OF CLIFFWOOD

    197.4 miles away · 111 Route 35, Cliffwood , NJ 07721

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 05/24/2019

    750ml Bottle $25.99

  • Kings Fine Wine & Spirits

    199.3 miles away · 191 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 05/25/2019

    750ml Bottle $22.99

  • ShopRite Wines of Little Falls

    214.2 miles away · 171 Browertown Road, Little Falls, NJ 07424

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 05/24/2019

    25oz Bottle $23.99

  • Milk and Hops Chelsea

    218.1 miles away · 166 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 05/25/2019

    750ml Bottle $28.99

  • Good Beer

    218.3 miles away · 422 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10009

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 05/25/2019

    64oz Growler $35

  • Urban Barley

    218.8 miles away · 875 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 04/10/2019

    25oz Bottle $32.99

  • Ernest Klein Central Park Beer Store

    219.9 miles away · 1366 6th Avenue between 55th & 56th, New York, NY 10019

    Menu Updated: 05/09/2019

    25oz Bottle $33.99

  • Beekman Wines & Liquors

    220.9 miles away · 246 Rock Road, Glen Rock, NJ 07452

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 05/25/2019

    750ml Bottle $24.38

  • Beer Town

    222.8 miles away · 135-26A Cross Bay Boulevard, Queens, NY 11417

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 05/24/2019

    25oz Bottle $23.99

  • BAR 177 NYC

    224.7 miles away · 708 West 177th Street, New York, NY 10033

    Menu Updated: 05/26/2019

    25oz Bottle $40

  • Beverage Barn East Meadow

    237.6 miles away · 2080 Front Street, East Meadow, NY 11554

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 05/24/2019

    25.4oz Bottle $23.99

  • Westbury Beverage

    238.0 miles away · 745 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY 11590

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 05/23/2019

    24oz Bottle $21.99

  • Leewood Beverage

    238.4 miles away · 351 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 05/24/2019

    25oz Bottle $27.99

  • Hicksville Beer & Soda

    240.9 miles away · 70 Woodbury Road, Hicksville, NY 11801

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 04/29/2019

    25oz Bottle $24.99

  • crazy grapes / stamford wine

    251.5 miles away · 491 Hope Street, Stamford, CT 06906

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 05/24/2019

    24oz Bottle $21.99

  • Kindred Spirits & Wine of Fairfield

    267.3 miles away · 2480 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06825

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 05/25/2019

    25oz Bottle $21.99

  • Quattro's Farm Store

    270.5 miles away · 2251 U.S. 44, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 05/17/2019

    750ml Bottle $24.99

  • Labonne's Market - Woodbury

    283.1 miles away · 238 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06798

    Menu Updated: 04/23/2019

    25.4oz Bottle $22.49

  • Sharon Package Store

    287.4 miles away · 1 Gay Street, Sharon, CT 06069

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 05/25/2019

    750ml Bottle $21.99

  • The Package Store

    324.3 miles away · 127 Main Street, Hebron, CT 06248

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 05/25/2019

    750ml Bottle $20.49

  • Neil's Fine Wines and Liquors

    328.6 miles away · 175 West Road Unit #14, Ellington, CT 06029

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 05/25/2019

    750ml Bottle $19.99

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Beer Description

Intense Russian imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels and 100% bottle refermented.

Brooklyn Black Ops does not exist. However, if it did exist, it would be a strong stout concocted by the Brooklyn brewing team under cover of secrecy and hidden from everyone else at the brewery. The myth is that this supposed “Black Ops” was then aged for months in bourbon barrels, bottled flat, and re-fermented with Champagne yeast. Presumably such a beer would raise a rich, fluffy dark brown head and it would combine chocolate and coffee flavors with a rich underpinning of vanilla-like bourbon notes. A beer like that would be mighty nice, but it would be hard to make more than few cases – it could never be sold or released to the public. They say that the brewmaster revealed the beer to a few other people at the brewery only after it had been barreled. The rumor going around is that the brewery plans to drink the beer themselves over the holidays and give some to their family and friends. That’s what they say. But frankly, there’s no evidence for any of this. This beer is obviously a figment of people’s fervent imaginations. People tend to get loopy around the holidays. Everyone go home now – there’s nothing to see here.

Given this beer’s higher ABV and sturdy character, we think it’s a prime candidate for cellaring. Find a cool, dry spot away from light sources, and see how it changes in the years to come. You never quite know what will happen when you age a beer: perhaps the body will smooth out, notes of vanilla, oak, and tannins will come to the front, or hints of leather and soy sauce will make themselves known. No matter what, remember that beer is meant for drinking, so don’t keep it to yourself for too long.

Style: Barrel-aged Imperial Stout
Malts: [redacted]
Hops: [redacted]
Yeast: [redacted]
Alcohol by Volume: 11.5% (2016)
Original Gravity: [redacted]
Food Pairings: Myth, legend, strong cheeses, and ice cream.
Availability: Does not exist
Format: 750ml cork-finished bottles

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