jercraigs (8509) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a small tan head that fades. Sweet, malty aroma is quite nice. Brown sugar and molasses notes. Flavour is less impressive, malt sweetness with a tangy underlying distraction. Average to medium palate. Fairly quick finish. Interesting. Thanks to BeerMountie for the bottle.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a tan head. Nutty in aroma with some mellow hop notes. Taste is nutty with some nice chocolatey elements.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brooklyn Brown Ale pours to a bright, deep brown color with a creamy tan head, and a lively carbonation. The nose is packed with aromas of sweet malt, a touch of chocolate, some nutty notes, and zesty, cirtrus hop aromas. The palate is firm with good dark malt flavors of chestnut, chocolate, and touches of caramel malt sweetness. Some nice, fruity estery flavors are present as well. This beer finishes with a long, dry, zesty, cirtus hop bite that lingers on the tongue.
Brooklyn Brown Ale is a fantastic beer with great character. You get a lots of good malt and hop flavors, and I really enjoy drinking this beer, and American brown ale as a style. This beer would match well with a number of dishes. I would match this with beef Wellington, or perhaps steak and kidney pie. It would make a great desert beer as well, try it with creme brulee. Garrett Oliver, the brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery, pairs his brown ale with a good cigar. This beer is well worth seeking out, and one that you will want to continue to drink for years. A classic.
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Winking Lizard on Bethel. I haven’t had this in a while, and I was pleasantly suprised with what I have forgotten. A nice malty flavor of caramel with an attack of hops on the back...maybe a little too much on the back. It’s body felt a bit thin, but only a bit. A very nice brown ale, but nothing extraordinary.
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2006 Bottle. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with a moderate tan head. Sweet malty aroma, with hints of chocolate. Taste is dominated by roasty malt and a bit of chocolate or caramel, with some hops accentuated by above-average carbonation. Could do with a bit stronger flavor and less carbonation, but not bad.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Poured a nice rich mahogany color. An medium head, some lacing. Had a coffee/ chocolate aroma and taste. Taste also has nice roasty malt flavor as well. Nice brown ale"
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear, dark, reddish brown. Minimal malt aromas, flavors of caramel and lightly roasted malts. A bit of smoke or chocolate roast. Not all that complex, and aroma could’ve been much stronger, but at the very least, succeeds in being what macro brown ales only try to be.
beerbill (3569) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear, dark brown with a thin to moderate head that disappeared somewhat quickly. Light caramel aroma. Flavor is caramel and lightly roasted malt. I didn’t get any of the creaminess listed in the description. Ok, but not great.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 23, 2005
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Brown with a light brown head. Aroma is generic. Nothing you look for in a brown ale or anything for that matter. Maybe construction paper. The flavor was probably sucked out of this one and added to there Imperial Stout. That is my only explanation for why this tastes like crap. Pure garbage.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber-brown body with moderately high carbonation and a foamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel and toasty malt plus toffee and sweet milk chocolate. Flavor is of caramel, chocolate, dark fruit skins, earthy hops and a touch of smoke. Medium-thin to medium body. Gets a little stale and cloying, but basically a decent quality brown ale that paired well with some buffalo jerky. Feel free to put that last part in the next edition of your book Garrett.