swoopjones (4902) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Coles, Buffalo NY. Pours amber brown. Aromas of dried fruits, sweet malts. Taste is uninspiring. Light dried fruits. Candi sugar sweetness. Light spices. Waterey dubbel/quad flavor. Expected more
darkguardian (724) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours a deep dark red with a huge long lasting densely packed khaki head. Nose is intense caramel and spice. Orange and a little honey come through as well. Wow a very unique flavor. Dark Cherry with a little bit of bubblegum and banana. This has hints of scottish ale, hefeweizen and belgian quads. Very complex. Long lasting caramel finish with hints of spice and cherry. Yeasty but the alcohol is extrenely well hidden. Good carbonation. This is much better than the Local 1 (which is not bad). Really nice job by Garrett and crew.
notalush (4456) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a fizzy dark burgundy, with a foamy head that disappears almost immediately - aroma of honey, plum, tart orange peel, a touch of spice - nice and full in the mouth - starts out dry and yeasty, with a warming spiciness close on its heals - some dark fruit character settles in through the middle (plum mostly) - gets a little scotch ale-ish bubblegum-like flavor late, which works surprisingly well - the honey shows up late, but it only adds a gentle sweetness that lingers through the finish - many of this beer’s characteristics remind me of some of Unibroue’s better annual specialty ales (and note just because of the yeastiness) - quite nice.
HonkeyBra (2857) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brooklyn Local #2: Dark brown pour with Cream colored head. Aroma is cinnamon, dark malt, some plum, honey, citrus. Flavor is yeasty and dry. Some chocolate and prunes with a surprising amount of citrus. Good belgian spices too. Nice mouthfeel
jason (1671) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a nice dark brown body with nice head. aroma is dried fruit, plum and a small amount of citrus. Flavor has a light bubblegum and plum taste, raisin, blood orange and some coffee notes near the end.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured at the Gulfstream beer fest. A cloudy brown color with a fair sized light head. Aroma is full of honey, caramel, orange peel, tropical fruits, raisins and a hint of light chocolate. Flavor is really damn nice. Honey, orange, spices, yeast, chocolate, and prunes. Damn this was good. Better than the Local 1.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 pours medium brown with a light bubbly head. Sweet candy aroma with some spice. Medium sweet body with a good amount of citrus in there. Much better than Local 1.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Hazy ruby ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Great retention. The aroma wafts spicy phenols, tropical-starchy esters, chocolate, dark fruits and banana. Full-bodied and creamy with moderate carbonation. The flavor offers sweet chocolate and banana with lesser essences of Belgian spice, dark fruits and dark malts. Thoughtfully bittered. Finishes malty, fruity and minerally with a lightly bitter aftertaste.
Nephilium (1217) - Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottle opened with a load pop, as the cork worked itself free. It pours a dark ruby read, with a head that keeps growing, and has managed to crawl out of the top of the tulip glass I poured it into. The aroma is of dark candi sugar, and dark fruits. Sweeter then my general tastes run, with a bit of spice in the back end. Fairly light mouthfeel for the 9% ABV, and the alcohol is amazingly well hidden. A very drinkable offering from Brooklyn.
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at a beer and food pairing with Garritt Oliver. Pours dark brown with off white head. Aroma is fig, dark fruit, chocolate, and a honey sweetness. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose on this one. Overall a very solid offering from a great brewery.