Brooklyn Black Ops 2018

Imperial Stout · 11.5% ABV · ~320 calories

Brooklyn Brewery · New York, NY

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  • Draught House

    178.2 miles away · 268 Route 31, Washington, NJ 07882

    Bar · Menu Updated: 09/12/2020

    10oz Draft $12

  • BUY RITE LIQUORS OF CLIFFWOOD

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

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 09/19/2020

    750ml Bottle $25.99

  • Ernest Klein Central Park Beer Store

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

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 09/20/2020

    25oz Bottle $33.99

  • Beekman Wines & Liquors

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

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 09/19/2020

    750ml Bottle

  • Beverage Barn East Meadow

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

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 09/12/2020

    25.4oz Bottle $23.99

  • Westbury Beverage

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

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 09/20/2020

    24oz Bottle $21.99

  • Hicksville Beer & Soda

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

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 08/17/2020

    25oz Bottle $24.99

  • Sharon Package Store

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

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 09/20/2020

    750ml Bottle $21.99

  • The Package Store

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

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 09/20/2020

    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: 09/19/2020

    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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