kathouse (1213) - Nevada, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a thick foam. Aroma is sugar and dark fruits. Medium body is sweetened with brown sugar, caramel, and plums. Lingering finish makes this beer enjoyable but not one for the cellar.
Douberd (3049) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Brooklyn Local 2) Bottle 750 ml corked and caged, served into a tulip, ABV 9%
Opens with a loud pop. Deep red brown colour on the body, mostly clear, with lots of activity in it, small but thick and creamy, light beige head on top. Very good retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass.
Aroma of dates, raisins, wine notes, light alcohol.
Taste has also wine notes, red grapes, prunes, lots of dark fruits, cork, alcohol, light caramel. Quite sweet but not cloying so.
Medium thin body, high carbonation. Slightly sticky palate.
yiannnos (1027) - , CYPRUS - MAY 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shated bottle. Dark Hazy brown colour. Yeast, malt, caramel, low sweetness, dark fruits,
samsmith33 (523) - - APR 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark brown color, rich tan head. Cloudy with sediment.
Aroma: yeast, brown sugar, bread.
Taste: honey, ginger, some Belgian Wang, but ok. A touch of bitterness at the end.
Feel: bottle fermentation makes is very bubbly.
Well crafted beer, even though not my style.
Mikeyaponte (39) - Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer. Both local 1&2 are Fantastic. If you like fancy beers you must keep this in your collection. If you can get your hands on this try it.
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BigYtBear (15) - Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, USA - MAR 26, 2015
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Oh my dang! It's so good! Seriously every bottle is slightly different but it's very delicious. It pairs well with a fatty meal such as ribeye steak, marinated in crown and pineapple.
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dpanger (1) - - MAR 13, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A 93-97(user - critic rating) is WAY too high IMO. If we were comparing American beers, then this rating MAY suffice; however, this is a similar rating to a Maredsous, Gulden Draak, Kasteel, Chimay, etc, etc. What this beer lacks is weight. It feels like it has all the right ingredients to make a BSDA, but lacks in the potency of flavor. A cheap imitation, in my book.
YoHops100 (2) - - MAR 8, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer was served too cold which ruined the taste initially. Once it warmed, it shined! The malty, dark fruit flavors were very apparent and the 9% was oh so smooth. Not a lot of lacing but the finish left me wanting more. BBL2 was a true winner in my book and ranks with the best...
sinfull (1011) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown color , good beige head. Aroma of dark fruits , yeast , spices and malt. Balanced taste of malt , fruits , some citrus , honey. Very gentle beer , especially for beer with 9 % ABV.
thebeernurse (10) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A Brooklyn Local so good it seems to have altogether stopped the series. Sometimes, diving into a large bottle can be daunting, but this one is truly smooth, with great honeyish elements that I find hard to refrain from angrily chugging. Fridge beers come and fridge beers go, but this is a stand-by, almost always on hand for me and my thirst. That’s all.
ttoadee (850) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour, solid tan head. Nose is yeast, dark fruit, and a splash of alcohol. Bittersweet. Middle is cherries and dark roasted malt. Finish shows a bit more alcohol, and some lightly woody hop character. Went really nice with a pork barley stew.