Brooklyn Brewery Black Ops Russian Imperial Stout - 11.7% ABV
The first sip smacks you upside the head with a multitude of flavors, each battling your taste buds for dominance. Bourbon...the beer aged in bourbon barrels for 4 months. Chocolate...like a big old bar of Hershey's Dark. Coffee...from the roasted malts. Slap, slap slap. With you head still ringing you cautiously take another sip and more flavors make themselves known. Vanilla, from the oak barrels, molasses, dark fruits and all with the underlying burn from the significant alcohol content. Smooth, warming, intense...wow.
I admit to not being a fan of much of the beers produced by the Brookly Brewery, but when they do a special brew they do it very well, and this is very special. My only reservation about this beer is the cost. Is it worth the $35.00 per bottle price, unfortunatly I have to say no, but if you have a chance to mooch some from one of your buddies do so with abandon.
#1 Brewers Row
79 N 11th St
Brooklyn NY, 11211
Tel. (718) 486-7422