hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Much darker than I expected, a true brown with a large frothy tan head that lasts and leaves lace. Interesting aroma, it’s got sweet, light fruits with a definite belgian yeast and spiciness and just a hint of dark malts. The flavor is also quite light and fruity, with some dark fruity maltiness as well. Mouthfeel quite thin, but suits the style. No hint of he 9% alcohol.
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown, almost black with a fluffy tan head. Strong aroma of citrus peel, malts and yeast. Flavor was roasted malts, light citrus, honey sweetness, peppery spice and a mild hop finish. Medium carbonation and body. A really fine brew that goes down easy and satisfies.
NJBeerman013 (1045) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark ruby brown in color with a huge fluffy head. The aroma is lightly floral and fruity. The flavor is sweet, caramel, honey, juicy fruits, and a light note of citrus. It has a light carbonation and medium body.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cork popping unleashed a brief blast of sweet, dark caramel and honey aroma. Quite dark pour. Delicious rich flavor with a good level of carbonation and a velvety mouthfeel. Light notes of citrus on the finish. Very nice.
biznizness (1071) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very tasty. Had this one last Thursday, part way through my stretch from hell in school, kind of a celebration but kind of an attempt to drown my sorrows. Great beer though.
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at the brewery. Pours coffee in color with an oatmeal head. Smells similar to sun tan lotion - oddly floral. Complex in flavor. Tastes primarily of prune, clove, and salted potato. Original - I’ll give it that.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark red/brown. candy sugar and dark fruit nose. Flavor of candy, plum sweetness, some belgian style yeast notes.
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
3/18/2009: Brooklyn Local 2 has a funky, sweat-like aroma. Luckily that subsides and becomes dry with weak chocolate notes. The flavor is complex and interesting with some slightly roasty cocoa nibs in the front. It also has dark fruits, a decent caramel presence, some sweet dark sugars in the middle, and a dry alcoholic and spicy finish. There is a only mild to moderate sweetness considering the amount of sugar in this beer. It is light and well-carbonated (effervescent) with an airy palate. Let it sit a bit to let some of the carbonation escape and settle down and this beer goes from really good to quite excellent. More of the dark brown sugar, a nice caramel malt characteristic, and hint of weak coffee all come out. I was skeptical of this beer at first, but I turned out to be very pleased with the beer. It is quite good now and will probably be awesome in 6 months to 1 year from now. I really need to grab a bottle of this to put down until then!
1 pint, 9.4 fluid oz corked and caged bottle (9.0% alc. by vol.) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks! Rating #115 for this beer.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml caged&corked bottle. Pours a dark brown with orange/auburn highlights and a thick tan head. The aroma is awesome - a wonderful blend of yeast, esters, phenols, and malts: banana, doughy bread, caramel, chocolate, citrus, and peppery spice. The flavor follows the aroma: lovely citrus and sweet caramel-toffee malt with lots of wonderful fruity esters, including subtle hints of bubble gum. At mid-palate, there is a pleasant balancing bitterness, peppery, spicy phenols, and notes of chocolate. The finish is dry with a semisweet, spicy, doughy maltiness. The mouthfeel is medium-full in body and very pleasantly carbonated. Lots and lots of bubbles that pleasantly caress the tongue and accentuate the dry and spicy finish. Overall, an awesome, awesome brew.
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy brownish amber color with a thin tan head. the nose is a bit dry and has a yeast funk aroma with a mix of hops and a dash of malt. The flavor is full of citrus hops and toasted malt, you can really taste the orange peel in this beer. there is a nice semi sweet citrus flavor that sticks to the sides of your palate as you drink the beer and stays until the last drop. Overall it is an alright brew with a good amount of carbonation and well balanced with malt and hops.