Okay, that headline is just awful. ha ha. So yeah, as a special delivery from the east coast courtesy of my friend Adrian, I finally had the pleasure to crack open a bottle of the infamous Brooklyn Black Ops.
This special brew from Brooklyn Brewery is only available in single bottles, and rumor has it, they've only released about 900 cases. If you can find it, get it now! This beer is a stout aged for four months in bourbon barrels, then bottled flat, and re-fermented in the bottle using a champagne yeast. Wow.
Let's get to it ...
The beer is a deep, dark brown with an ample amount of carbonation and tiny bubbles a la champagne. The head is reminiscent of champagne with its light appearance and the way it sticks on the side of the glass.
Aromas of chocolate, toffee, coffee and alcohol are abundant. There's even a hint of what smells like Bailey's Irish Cream in there!
The first sip goes down super smooth. Good god y'all!
The velvety mouthfeel is finished with a burst of effervescence from that champagne yeast. Awesome. Delicious flavors of dark, bittersweet chocolate, espresso, toffee and a touch of vanilla. This beer is the shit!
There's a slight warming from the alcohol as the beer goes down and a light tingle on the tongue as I put down the glass.
Garrett Oliver, you are the man!
Okay, the beer is expensive. I think it goes for $20-$25 a bottle depending on where you are, but I will tell you this, it's worth every damn cent! Ditch the fancy wine, and share a bottle of this with your friends. Better throw in some chocolate cake, fresh cream and some raspberries. Oh man.
If you have this beer in your neck of the woods, go and buy it now. Who knows how long it will be around.
Overall Score of the Brooklyn Black Ops: 5.0 out 5.0