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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Most beer was once smoky and we think smoke is still delicious. Brooklyn Fire & Ice is a robust porter that wraps beechwood smoke around a silky core of oatmeal and roasted malts. Wood is cut in the beechwood forests surrounding Bamberg, Germany, and our maltsters use it to dry their smoked malts, which form the basis of this beer. Together with a blend of roasted malts, it creates a beer that is gently smoky and beguilingly chocolaty, with notes of coffee and caramel.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Keg at the vintage... Deep black... Thin tan lacing... Soft chocolate.. Soft smoke nose... Tooo fizzy... Rich malts... Dark roast... Light woody smoke... But massive co2 prickle

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
On tap at the Bottle Shop with Harry. Black lasting tan head. Some chocolate. Some light mouthfeel. Yes a light chocolate dry stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9945) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Keg at the Bottle Shop, Bermondsey, 06/09/14. Pitch black with moderately appointed dirty tan spotting and edgework. Nose is rich malt, dark fruits, brown bread, spice, subtle rauschings, ashtray tones. Taste comprises dark toffee, dark malt, biscuit notes, oatmeal vibes, light chocolate, less smoke than the nose. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok smoked offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel, chocolate and smoke. The taste is smoke forward with notes of toffee malts, citrus and nuts. Medium bodied, well balanced, Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8941) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
on tap at Mr. Goodbar. A sipper. Black with no head. Rich winey, but also a but sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Draft at Mad Mex Willow Grove. Hazy brown/black pour with tan head. Roasty choc malt, hops, cacao, oats in the nose, tastes like a complex milk stout with rauchy and hoppy notes. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7909) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Really nice one here. Smoke blends with the rest of the beer yet it is still the forefront.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Pint on tap at my local Whole Foods, for $3. Dark brown, near black color. Kind of clear. Thin khaki head. Couple bits of lace. Bigger body. Kind of slick texture. Lighter carbonation. Nice complex aroma. Good smoke, caramel malt, and coffee in the aroma. Moderate sweet taste, light savory. Good long smokey aftertaste. Light bit of chocolate in the aroma, more roast and coffee, hint of dark fruit. Smoke is very enjoyable though, as a fan of the style... Solid, complex smoke beer. Satisfyingly smokey for sure. A little rich and soft though, bigger sweetness. Would probably have been better suited for a snifter format, maybe.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin to medium sized beige head. soft chocolate and a hint of smoke on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet chocolate into a little bit of smoke. Gentle campfire notes, never over powering. Lingering smoke finish with some roast bitterness. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6357) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Medium roasted malts, light smoked malts, and a hint of chocolate. Balanced throughout. Very drinkable.


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