Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn, New York) has officially announced that it will release the 2021 edition of Brooklyn Black Ops, a special collaboration project with Four Roses Distillery (Lawrenceburg, Kentucky), in late October/early November 2021.
Widely known as a true “legend in a glass,” the 2021 vintage of Brooklyn Black Ops is a Russian Imperial Stout that has been “aged in Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon barrels hand-selected by Four Roses Master Distiller Brent Elliott.” Coming in at a higher than normal 12.9% ABV, Brooklyn Black Ops “offers a silky texture and combines notes of cocoa nibs with rich vanilla aromatics.”
“The depth and complexity of Brooklyn Black Ops remains as unique as ever,” said Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver. “Like Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon itself, this beer delivers many layers of oak, malt and fruit flavors and is a perfect pairing for many desserts.”
We’re proud to again partner with Brooklyn Brewery on this much-anticipated annual release,” said Brent Elliott, Four Roses Master Distiller. “We really wanted the unique characteristics of Four Roses Small Batch to shine through and aging this iteration of Black Ops in the used barrels produced a beer with the perfect hint of bourbon character and a very smooth finish.”
A very limited amount of this year’s batch of Brooklyn Black Ops (approximately 4,000 cases) is rolling into distribution now and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans (this is the first vintage in the history of Brooklyn Black Ops to be canned) and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in New York and throughout the rest of Brooklyn Brewery’s 30-state distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Brooklyn Black Ops from Brooklyn Brewery
Release – Limited; late October 2021
Style – Russian Imperial Stout
ABV – 12.9%
Treatment – Aged in Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon Barrels
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft