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We brew Brooklyn Winter Ale from heirloom Maris Otter malts to create a beer with roots in blustery Scotland. Brooklyn Winter Ale is richly malty, aromatic, full-bodied and perfect with stews, roasts and holiday dishes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 22, 2007
This beer pours no head some minor laceing to it with a nut brown color that is relativley clear. The aroma is very mild some fruits and minor earth tones nothing to intence though. As you drink it the flavor s sweet and malty with a watery finish which is alright and rather light. This beer is very light for a winter beer i was expecting more spice to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2007
This was a pleasant brew. Pours out a nice clear brown color with a small lasting beige head. aroma was rather malty and sweet. flavor was very much the same. this one had a nice lasting finish to it. I really enjoyed this brew and think it possibly could under rated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2010 12 oz bottle-best before August 08-Copper color w/a huge off white rocky head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavors of roasted caramel malt, toffee, & dark fruit w/a little bit of cherries to it. Rich full malt finish, but the mouthfeel was a little thin. Overall, a very enjoyable brew. ***Rerate*** On tap @ Lures-Crownsville Md. Solid brew again-lots of malt & a little more carbonated on tap. Easy drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Bottle - A clear medium brown body with a tightly bubbled and lasting head atop. A deep malt aroma. A bit of chocolate and roast. Caramel, lightly toasted grain and a hint of smokiness ... but I think this is a good thing. The finish is also that of deep, rich malt. I’m not a huge fan of Scottish ales, but this one is nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 11, 2007
2007 edition (best before 4/08), 12 ounce bottle from City Market in Burlington, VT (December 2007), consumed at cellar temperature froma Chouffe tulip. A huge, very smooth light tan head fills 2/3 of the glass, decaying slowly atop the translucent pale caramel body.....nose is mostly caramel-vanilla sweetness, faint alcoholic hint, light toasted grains, simple but effective enough....the flavor profile is fairly typical: caramel, lightly toasted grain, a hint of smokiness....the finish is alas more than a little cardboardy, and there just isn’t enough body here, it’s watery and weak all around....a touch of lingering bitterness at the finish, faint cherry tartness and a bit of sourness. Not very impressive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zethca (62) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2007
2007 Bottle. Copper pour with fluffy white head. Malty/grassy aroma. Flavor has some hops and subdued malts, some sweetness in the aroma.Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Deep copper appearance with an average size, off white head and scant lacing. Muted, malty, toasted grain aroma with a hint of chocolate early on. Gently hopped, sweet caramel malt flavor leading to a good bit of earthiness, especially towards the finish. 2007 bottled version.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Single bottle from Total Wine in Huntersville, NC - although now available in Jacksonville, FL. 2007 bottle marked best before April 2008. ours a murky brown color with a slight tan head that lasts and lasts. Aroma is mostly malts. what seems like roasted nuts. Taste is typical scotch ale, a slight bitter finish. Not bad, nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexanderj (3357) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Bottle; poured a clear, reddish brown with a light brown head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, roasted malt and faint citrus. Flavor was largely disappointing. Malty with some peat like and roasted aspects; some nuts. The flavor just wasn’t all that great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1921) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Grain and malt aroma with some fruit notes. amber color with a medium tan head. Smooth malty start with apple yeast taste developing in the middle finishing with a yeast tang.

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