Headbanger (4021) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2009
750ml bottle 8/4/09 (Courtesy of BevMo-Torrance)-Pours a dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, hops, caramel, yeast, and sligth hops. Taste of the same with this full bodied brew having some lively carbonation as well as some orange. Neither the orange or honey play a prominent role in this brew. Hides ABV very well. Great tasting. BeerandBlues2 (13810) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a large, fizzy brown head, lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, toffee, cookie), light hop (herbs), average yeast (earth, leaves) with notes of dates, alcohol, honey, and figs. Full bodied, gritty texture, lively carbonation, and an astringent finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. Nuffield (4199) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Not that complex. Gently frothy. Rich caramel color, decent head. Good caramel flavors like you’d get in the better English beers, but undistinguished. Bottle shared at RBSG 2009 grand tasting. Arayaga2 (2221) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Opaque chestnut with a dense tan head. Aroma is figgy with brown sugar, caramel and ginger. Taste is the same, with minimal alcohol apparent. Basically a ramped-up dubbel with some nice accents. $10/12oz jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Local 1 is Cain, and Local 2 is Abel. Honeyed, sweet, good, light and fruity. Amazing (and dangerously) drinkable for a nine percent beer. The balance of caramel malts and honey is precious to the nose, while the lemon and orange fruits are juicy. The honey isn’t the star here; it just elevates the rest of the beer to a special level. I love both the Locals, and they play well off one another to make a pair of beers that bring separate contributions to the table. A wonderful cheese beer from Garrett Oliver.
wickedpete (636) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Murky brown body with a fizzy tan head. Sweet aroma dominated with a bubble gum yeast character. Sweet malty flavor with lots of dark fruit and candy. It’s very lively on the tongue with all of the carbonation. It’s ok but nothing to get excited about. noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Translucent brown with a thick cap of glass-coating lace. Aroma of lightly toasted malts, caramel, vanilla, cream soda. Flavor a very-well harmonized group of sweet toasted malt flavors, caramel, toffee, vanilla, the more distinctly floral honey elements emerge in the very finish. Medium bodied, smooth, creamy. This drinks like a really good porter. Another big thanks to JoeMcPhee. ben4321 (6735) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Location: 750 ml corked bottle from Gilly’s, 7/21/09
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Aroma: Dark fruits, honey, citrus, caramel, some spice, bit toasty, touch of vanilla
Appearance: Brown color, thick and lasting foamy light brown head, minor/moderate lacing
Flavor: Tasty and complex, nice sweetness that becomes more bitter through the palate, long duration
Palate: Medium to full body, drinks pretty easily for beer of this magnitude, really nice mouthfeel
Really nice beer, one of the better things I’ve tried from Brooklyn Brewery. Ironically this was sitting at home in my fridge when I went on their brewery tour last week, but I didn’t try it on the tour, so I figured, why not break it out now? Quite tasty and enjoyable, I would recommend trying both the "Locals" I really enjoyed it.
Bottle thanks to Gerrit during the American Wheat brew session. Coudy to murky dark brown with medium to large, creamy beige head with some lacing. Aroma is raisin and dark fruit, light alc, sweeter dark malt, big yeast spice. Flavor is dark fruit, light almost nonexistent alc, prune, a little chalk, toast, tobacco, cola. Medium to light body, good carbonation. Pretty flavorful and solid and similar to an abbey dubbel but as it warms it gets thinner and less interesting.
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Date: May 24, 2009
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: cloudy brown, wispy grey head, drops of lace
Aroma: dry malt aroma with lots of light spicyness
Flavor: sweet and spicy flavor, sweet fruity esters, nice spicyness, touch of chocolate
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20