Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Brooklyn Black Ops
While at Al's of Hampden, I noticed a case of Brooklyn Black Ops sitting in the hallway. I tweeted Al to find out when it would be released, and he came over to sell me a bottle (do you see why I go there so often?). The beer pours a syrupy black color with a frothy tan head that fills the glass nicely. The aroma consists of lots of coffee and dark chocolate with some espresso and toasted malts. The taste is big and bold with lots of chocolate flavor, both dark and milk chocolate, with plenty of coffee dryness. The finish is smooth and dry with a bourbon bite. The after taste lingers on the back of the mouth with some chocolate and warms the throat with the bourbon. The alcohol content is 11.3% ABV. The warmth that comes in the bottle of Black Ops was perfect for a cold windy night and has nice accents of coffee and chocolate.