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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Bottle (12 oz.) - Pours thick dark amber with foamy off-white head with a good amount of lacing. Aroma is sweet malts and caramel. Palate is a medium to thin, very smooth with a touch of carbonation. Upfront taste is caramel and malt sweetness. Follow through is more of the same with a hint of nuttiness. Aftertaste brings out a nice touch of piney hops. Overall, a very good Scottish Ale. Very sweet and malty throughout and perfect for a cold winter day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Bottle best by April ’07. Poured a dark amber with a fizzy off-white head. The aroma found malts and nuts. The flavor was of caramel, spices, and al slight toasty. Medium to full body that is sweet throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
surf1284 (91) - USA - JAN 1, 2007
Pours brown, with a thick beige head. This one is pretty sweet. Good beer for the holidays.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Bottle thanks to Shigadeyo. Pours a translucent brown with a beige head. Very strong nutty and toasted malt aroma. The flavor is very sweet, with notes of nuts, berries, citrus, and caramel. Slightly thin finish that has a moderate amount of lingering sticky sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
somecrzyguy420 (13) - schenectady, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2006
good holiday beer, thick head, kinda nutty, good color and palate, sweet after effect, tried to find again, no dice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Clear amber with a thick beige head. Aroma and flavor is very nutty amd malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4943) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Nice deep amber coloured body with a caramel bottom and a thinnish off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, cherries, malt, caramel and toffee - pretty nice. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong malty flavour with toffee and nuts up front with a bit of a fruity character behind and a light sweetness tailing off the beer. Aftertaste shows some sweetness - but mostly covered up by nuts. Overall, a decent malty ale - a bit too nutty and sweet for a scottish. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on 26 December 2006.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5340) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2006
12oz btl. A nice mahogany pour with light head and almost no lacing. An aroma of sweet malt. A malty flavor with a hint of nuttiness. A nice light bitter. Just a tad fizzy but really a pretty good beer. Merry Christmas

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11473) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Bottle from River Bend. Clear brown color with a large rocky off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Good caramel tawny port aroma. Medium body with light syrupy texture. Full heavy sweet flavor with a sweet spicy finish of moderate duration. Very enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - DEC 22, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours to a beautiful, bright, deep chestnut color, with a thick, creamy, off white head, and a good carbonation. The nose on this beer is very inviting, with lots of good sweet, nutty, and toasty malt aromas. The palate is slightly slick and buttery, with lots of really good biscuit, carmel, nutty, and toasty malt flavor. This beer finishes with really great sweet, and toasty malt flavor up front, and then ends with some nutty malt flavor that lingers. Malt, malt, and more malt. This beer is an excellent showcase of malt, and a hearty, delicious beer, perfect for the winter, and as Brooklyn says, with stews, roasts, and holiday dishes. Stylistically this beer isn’t as sweet as most Scottish ales I have tried, but the malt character is just fantastic.

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