Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quickly vanishing lite head. Deep amber color. Aroma has hints of chocolate. Has a dry bitter taste with an acidic aftertaste. Not a horrible beer, but not my favorite.
PorterCall (44) - (Formerly UK), DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 Wow, what an anti-climax. A powerful aroma, malty sweet and intriguing. But the taste was a bit of a let down, soy sauce, caramel and nuts. Not as great as it sounds. A good solid bitter aftertaste though. Bought at Beer Paradise/Estate Wine in Holstebro, Denmark.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with shadey, thanks Shane) I think time has passed Brooklyn by. I used to really like their beers, but many of the bottled offerings seem all too ordinary in these days where craft brewing has taken off and the overall quality has gone up. This brown ale is a decent beer, fairly enjoyable, but just not all that special any more. Itís malty, toasty, somewhat sweet, and perhaps a bit caramely. I will give Brooklyn this though, this beer is hoppier than most brown ales Iíve tried, resulting in a mild to moderate bitterness and even a slight floral character. The nose isnít terribly aromatic, and seems sweet and caramely. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated on the palate, pretty average in terms of mouthfeel. Medium brown shows ruddy highlights up to the light. The light tan head rises to just under an inch before settling to a wide ring. Only a few wisps of lace stick to the glass. An okay beer, Iíve had better domestic brown ales, but Iíve also had worse. Sounds pretty typical for Brooklyn nowadays.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the most memorable Brooklyn beers Iíve had. Deep red-brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma and flavor of earth and cherry fruit. A little smokey. Medium to light body. Not a whole lot of carbonation.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2005
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Brooklyn Brewery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. Brown hued ale having tiny white head. Light sweet malt and hop aromas. No discernable carbonation. Light Ėto- medium bodied that starts with light sweet toasted malt. Finishes with tiny hop bitterness. Rather thin and watery in flavor. A drinkable but unmemorable ale.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown, copper-ish colour.Thin head. Fruity, citric slight hoppy nose. Malty, somewhat toasted flavour with a decent bitterness in finish.
shrubber85 (8484) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. A pecan syrup malt aroma. Dark opaque brown with small head. Flavor a mixture of sweet malt and hops - nicely blended but weak - on the watery side. A bit of a let-down in the taste department.
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dave in bottle. Dark brown in color, no head. Medium tasting, heavy mouthfeel and flavor.
Habanero (3003) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium lasting beige head. Red-brown body. Sweet and malty aroma. Malt flavour with notes of lemon. Bitter aftertaste. OK - but not extra ordinary.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish brown with a thin wispy tan head. Aroma of toffee, sweet caramel, hint of raisins. Taste is lightly toasted, notes of walnuts, brown sugar, and some citric floral hoppiness in the finish. Medium bodied with medium/high carbonation. Good, but I donít think itís 84%tile good.