Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap @ Pizza Joint. Much darker than most brown ales... this knocks the socks off of New Castle. Has a nice frothy tan head. Slightly sweet, but not too sweet. Great black malt at the start, and finishes with a sweet but a slight hop to prevent the sweetness from being too much. Excellent Brew
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer. Bark brown with no head to speak of. Aroma was so light, but part of it may have been the smoky bar. Flavor was also barely there. Just sweet, sort of nutty, and light. Finished very clean, with a hint of nut. 84th percentile? Really? This was just sort of boring to me. Iíd rater have a Newcastle if I was gonna go brown. Not bad, just sorta bland.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
After sniffing a couple of times one is able to detect a hint of nutmeg infused in the aroma. This beer is bronze in color and hosts a good head. This beer enters the mouth smoothly and with a soft tingle as a mild bitterness creeps in. To finish, this beer leaves a nutty taste lingering on the tongue.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper brown, clear body with average tan lacing head. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet hops, yeast and a hint of chocolate. Roasted malt, light coffee, hint of chocolate in the flavor. Smooth palate.
Nejhleader (1407) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
has a hint of chocolate to it, fairly smooth body, has a spice to it going down, bit of a dry aftertaste.
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 (3050) - 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.