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RATINGS: 647   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2007
Darkish caramel color. Smell of dark fruit, malt, little smoke, hops, vanilla, spice, bread and nuts. Taste of roasted malt, touch of vanilla, cookies, hints of chocolate, fruit, nuts, some hops, spice and caramel. Thanks to Naven for the bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Reminds me of Thanksgiving with roasted chestnuts and sled rides in upper Cleveland when Mom use to put vanilla in our warm milk (and whiskey in hers) while we would eat home-made chocolate chip cookie instead of dinner on snow days. The warming sensation is welcome on this unseasonably cold June evening. the choclate, vanilla ovetones with stong alcholo finish is a great treat and welcomed gift. Thank you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgedOak (98) - Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2007 Medium dark brown pour with very malty (sweet) aroma. Light off white head that dissipates rather quickly. Flavor is of fruity malt, a slight taste of vanilla and caramel with light hops at the back end. A very good winter ale to share with a friend on a cold blustery winter eve.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2007
Rated 1/12/07: 06 Edition Winter Ale - 6.0% ABV. This is a pretty standard ale nice to drink, but lacking in the bells and whistles department. Generously sweet malty scent some light pepper is there. Nice color but the off white head soon left and couldn’t be brought back. Medium fullness and easily drinkable, nice clean finish. Good tasting ale, sweet malts, slight and I do mean slight bitter hop presence. Nothing out of the ordinary, think I’ll stick to their imperial stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Pours dark brown/amber with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is malty and semi-sweet. Flavor is also lightly sweet, malty, and a little fruity. Palate is light/medium with dark semi-sweet and bitter fruit on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2927) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2007
Bottle, courtesy of Hogtown Harry. Best Before April 07, so I’ll safely assume I have a 2006 bottle. Looks great in the glass - Deep chestnut brown, frothy white head. Aroma of caramel and burnt malts. Very pleasing thick foamy mouthfeel. Taste is really nice and malty with quite a bitter finish - the bitterness takes a second and sneaks up on you, but man, it lingers. Lots of burnt, but not smoke, notes in here as well, with just a touch of alcohol in the finish. A really nice Scottish/Scotch style ale and another winner from Brooklyn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nolankowal (931) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2007
Bottle. Brown pour with a light tan head. Aromas of caramel malt and light smoke. Flavors of light candied fruit, smoke, and sweet malt. Decent body, a nice mellow smokey-malt character throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9766) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2007
Bottle purchased at Vulcan Beverages, Birmingham, AL. Pours sparkling dark brown with an average creamy light brown head, mostly lasting, good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, cookie), light hops (herbs), average yeast (dough, leather) with notes of butterscotch, honey and apple. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation and a creamy finish. Moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness; sweet roasted caramel malt flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2007
(Bottle) Pours clear deep red. Mild roasted and some dark bread maltiness in the aroma with tiny notes of some funky fruits. Only a touch of spicy. Some dark syrup also notable. Malty flavour with a light sour sting that is almost a bit berry like. Also some notes of spicy hops, dark bread and a light roastiness. Finish is more sour-ish dry than bitter dry. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2008 12 oz bottle VIA trade (thanks to whoever sent this). Pours a clear brown with a tiny head. Nose is malty and toasty. Taste is malty, toasty and ashy. Medium body, average carbonation.

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