Holdwine (1159) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First sip through me off, but I warmed to this brown as it warmed. Smooth and creamy with a sweet maltiness. A little bitterness blends the tastes quite well.
Tmoney99 (13244) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a brown color with a large frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Heavy toasted malt and light hop aroma. Medium body. Solid sweet toasted flavor with a light bitter finish. Good complex brew.
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very plesant and good drinking brown ale. Extemely dark pour with a reddish hue. Little to no head (less than a centimeter), slightly methol in aroma. Light cream with a slightly "alcohol" finish. Light lacing. A slight malt detectable, more towards the sweet. Not too much on the hops detected, but maybe it’s an old bottle. Consistent with other Brookyln brews. (Bottle 2/28/2006)
Terminus (3544) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle-deep mahogony look with a light off- white small bubble white head. very low carbonation especially for this style. hops abundent in the nose but with a huge amount of diacytl as well all over the aroma. lots of peanut buttery notes due to the combination of the malts and the diacytl issue. If this beer didn’t have the diacytl, this would be one of the best brown ales out there. I like the fact that this beer is heavily hopped, making unique for such a bland style. Maybe i will have to get another sample sometime.
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yes a delish brown ale indeed, everything you would want to dring you through a hard time, even a bad one
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours brown with a creamy tan head that stays pretty well and laces down the glass. Aroma is of caramel, chocolate, hops and sweet malts. Flavor is nice and blended well. Palate is smooth and silky and very drinkable outside the brewery!
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear amber color. Off-white head, which dissipated, but not very quickly, and did not leave a clean surface, but left a foam layer on top, then a ring with lace. Aroma was a mixture of wheaty malt, fruity cherry, and spicy hops. Flavor was surprisingly fruity and dry, almost like wine (actually a lot like wine). It was a little sweet, with very slight chocolate tones in the background. Dry finish, medium body. I thought it would be more carbonated when I poured it, but it turned out to be very smooth. Creamy texture to the palate. Different flavor and experience than I expected. A nice ale.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Expertly poured from the bottle at The White Horse on Parsons Green (London), light brown in colour with a large pillowy head. A subtle malty aroma with hints of cherries. More carbonated than expected, but again a pleaantly sweet maltiness comes through in the flavour with a rich mouthfeel that comes through smoothly. A different take on a brown ale and an enjoyable one for me.
Quevillon (2863) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bu au Mondial de la Bière 05. Couleur terre-cuite. Arome un peu sucré (chocolat et caramel), goût semblable à l’arome. Je rassayerai d’autre produit.
blankboy (7134) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark reddish-brown with a small diminishing light-brown head. Wonderful aroma of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, nuts and hops -- definitely one the best smelling Browns I’ve had the pleasure to smell. Flavour follows the aroma -- starts sweet and roasty and ends with a pleasant bitterness. Medium bodied. Wow, Brown Ales are far from being a favourite of mine but leave it to Brooklyn to make a really good one -- I love this Brewery.