Nuffield (4082) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not that complex. Gently frothy. Rich caramel color, decent head. Good caramel flavors like youíd get in the better English beers, but undistinguished. Bottle shared at RBSG 2009 grand tasting.
Arayaga2 (2129) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque chestnut with a dense tan head. Aroma is figgy with brown sugar, caramel and ginger. Taste is the same, with minimal alcohol apparent. Basically a ramped-up dubbel with some nice accents. $10/12oz
jefcon (1656) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Local 1 is Cain, and Local 2 is Abel. Honeyed, sweet, good, light and fruity. Amazing (and dangerously) drinkable for a nine percent beer. The balance of caramel malts and honey is precious to the nose, while the lemon and orange fruits are juicy. The honey isnít the star here; it just elevates the rest of the beer to a special level. I love both the Locals, and they play well off one another to make a pair of beers that bring separate contributions to the table. A wonderful cheese beer from Garrett Oliver.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky brown body with a fizzy tan head. Sweet aroma dominated with a bubble gum yeast character. Sweet malty flavor with lots of dark fruit and candy. Itís very lively on the tongue with all of the carbonation. Itís ok but nothing to get excited about.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Translucent brown with a thick cap of glass-coating lace. Aroma of lightly toasted malts, caramel, vanilla, cream soda. Flavor a very-well harmonized group of sweet toasted malt flavors, caramel, toffee, vanilla, the more distinctly floral honey elements emerge in the very finish. Medium bodied, smooth, creamy. This drinks like a really good porter. Another big thanks to JoeMcPhee.
ben4321 (5773) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location: 750 ml corked bottle from Gillyís, 7/21/09
Aroma: Dark fruits, honey, citrus, caramel, some spice, bit toasty, touch of vanilla
Appearance: Brown color, thick and lasting foamy light brown head, minor/moderate lacing
Flavor: Tasty and complex, nice sweetness that becomes more bitter through the palate, long duration
Palate: Medium to full body, drinks pretty easily for beer of this magnitude, really nice mouthfeel
Really nice beer, one of the better things Iíve tried from Brooklyn Brewery. Ironically this was sitting at home in my fridge when I went on their brewery tour last week, but I didnít try it on the tour, so I figured, why not break it out now? Quite tasty and enjoyable, I would recommend trying both the "Locals" I really enjoyed it.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Gerrit during the American Wheat brew session. Coudy to murky dark brown with medium to large, creamy beige head with some lacing. Aroma is raisin and dark fruit, light alc, sweeter dark malt, big yeast spice. Flavor is dark fruit, light almost nonexistent alc, prune, a little chalk, toast, tobacco, cola. Medium to light body, good carbonation. Pretty flavorful and solid and similar to an abbey dubbel but as it warms it gets thinner and less interesting.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: May 24, 2009
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: cloudy brown, wispy grey head, drops of lace
Aroma: dry malt aroma with lots of light spicyness
Flavor: sweet and spicy flavor, sweet fruity esters, nice spicyness, touch of chocolate
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
kevd193213 (989) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. Dark amber pour with a nice frothy off white head. Aroma of molasses, orange peel and brown sugar. Great taste of malt, brown sugar, dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Great full finish.
jcr (2576) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. Dark ruby brown body. Frothy, lasting off-white head that slowly diminishes to pools of foam. Complex aroma of dark ripe fruit, plum, figs, raisin, caramel, candy, sugar. Hints of smoke, vanilla, clove, cinammon. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly to modeately sweet, lighty to moderately bitter and lightly acidic. Tastes of fruit and spice with a hint of alcohol. Intense flavor falls off at the very end though the bitterness lingers on well into the aftertaste. Medium body, watery texture and lively cabonation. Nicely crafted beer that starts sweet and fruity with a touch of spice and then turns bitter with a sweet, malty backbone.