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Brooklyn Brown Ale, made exclusively with American ingredients, won Bronze medals at the Great American Beer Festival in the Strong Ale Category in 1991 and in the American Brown Ale Category in 1992. Brooklyn Brown uses pale, crystal, chocolate, and black malts to attain a complex creamy texture. It is more heavily hopped than its British forbears.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Bottle pours a deep ruby color, small beige creamy head, with spotty lacing.   Butterscotch and bready on the nose.   Sweet malts, slightly candyish, and bready in the flavor.   Medium body and mouthfeel.   Finishes with a quick burnt sugar type sweetness, but it fades into a minor sourness.   Not bad, but nothing exceptional in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2004
Clear-ish dark brown. Light brown finger of foam. Sweet, roasty, lightly smokey(?) aroma of caramel, chocolate, licorice, & nuts. Medium feel. Nicely balanced, roasted malt flavour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastdog75 (362) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2004
A very sweet, malty brown ale. Very "sniffable" brew: nice chocolate and spice aroma. Flavor had notes of chocolate, caramel, nuts, and some light citric hoppienss. Very enjoyable if you’re a "maltophile."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2004
Hops and chocolate nose, some malt as well. Chestnut, a slight toffee head. Very woody taste, some malt and almonds. Light bodied, bitter. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorbalev (2911) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2004
Buffalo Brewfest 04. Very dark brown colour. Slight nuttiness in aroma and taste. Lots of creamy malt as well. Nothing spectacular here, just a very good solid brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Tap. A fair brown ale. Chocolate and nutty notes in the aroma. Body was a bit thin. Hopping was more than expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ShyRock (1) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2004 does not count
A nice reddish-brown color. small Frothy head. Sweet Initial flavor with a light bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
On tap. Poured a darker reddish-brown with a small off white head. Malty aroma and tastes with caramel and nuts. Good lightly sweet and lightly bitter balance. Creamy body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2004
It’s from Brooklyn so I wanted to give this great scores. Couldn’t do it. The aroma was sweet, caramel, nutty. Yet there was a very unusual hint to the nose. The flavor was off. Sour and bitter with an unusual finish. Something just didn’t seem right. Expected better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2004 Great Brown ale! Pours a nice reddish dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is nutty and malty. Taste is of nuts, toffee, roastiness, caramel, with a hint of chocolate. Moderately sweet, has a good hop presence. Mouthfeel is very full and round. Nice lacing and head retention.

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