fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - DEC 30, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
As with most of my other experiences with Brooklyn beers, I had this at the brewery. It was quite tasty, I was a bit surprised because I had never heard may outstanding ratings for it. Nice maltiness and full bodied flavor. I could drink it all night.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2003 One of the better offerings in my humble opinion from a great Eastern brewery, and second only to their Double Chocolate Stout in my heart and on my master list for this brewery.
A deep unblurred sangrineous color on the pour, the head portly in size, spumescent in texture, a winsome light beige in color and a thick sticky sheet of lace to conceal the glass. The nose is sweet malt, crisp and slightly floral, a real treat for the old schnozzle with a rich malt start that is somewhat sweet, and the top fair to middling in feel. Finish has a perky acidic bite, the hops pounce on your palate, like the Brooklyn Dodgers did the Yankees? Quite dry aftertaste and a real sweetheart of a beer and a real keeper in my book.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 24, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks great, slightly sweet. Wonderful deep taste.
legion242 (2201) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2001
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
True leather brown in color; heavy to medium head with impressive lace.
This brown is full of muscle. Lots of malt. Good mouthfeel. Good body, good staying power.
Bill Becker (341) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 30, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good brown ale. Could be a bit more flavourful but
I can’t really knock it/
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent brown ale - nice hop bite & sweetness. Not real distinctive though.
Rosendale Brewmeister99 (55) - Rosendale, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fine american brown ale
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 22, 2001
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A malty brown ale, slightly sweet.
one of the better American vrowns (rogue is the best)
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The least impressive of Brooklyn’s offerings that I’ve tried so far. Some malt, some hops, just nothing distinctive.
fraternie (824) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very thin, a little too bitter for a brown ale. Poor balance, but a nice aroma and initial malt.