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Formerly brewed at Brooklyn Brewery
Style: Barley Wine
Brooklyn, New York USA
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RATINGS: 1564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brooklyn Monster Ale is a classic barley wine, a style of ale originally brewed by the butlers to the English and American aristocracy. It is brewed from three mashes of heirloom British malt and spiced with aromatic American Willamette, Cascade and Fuggle hops.

After four months of aging, it has a magnificent burnished copper color, an aroma redolent of sherry, citrusy hops and fruit, a soft, warming, complex palate, a spiritous finish, and a strength of 10.8%.

It is vivacious when young, but will age gracefully for many years, becoming more complex over time.

Food Matches

Brooklyn Monster Ale is a fine accompaniment to cheeses, ice cream, flourless cakes, crème brulee and good cigars.

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3.6
rejtable (2818) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
1700! Pours clear brown with almost no head and just some spots of lacing. Nose is sweet and leather. Flavours of caramel, brown bread, leather, some ginger maybe. Taste medium sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, somewhat oily with medium carbonation and a long bitter finish.

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RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 19, 2015
bottle from plonk. 8 months past best before of November 2014. deep amber pour with almost no head. Rich alcohol and malt aroma, flavour similar. raisin, dried fruit. warming alcohol. great english barley wine, pleasant surprise from Brooklyn as I was expecting a hop bomb American style barley wine.

3.9
mauroruellas (888) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 18, 2015
Coloração vermelha acobreada,líquido levemente licoroso,espuma bege com baixa formação e manutenção;aroma com boa complexidade apresentando frutas vermelhas,malte tostado,caramelo,notas cítricas e defumadas,alem de um bom perfume herbáceo; sabor encorpado,com um dulçor inicial e um picante finalizando,o frutado e o defumado do aroma continuam,um amadeirado e o álcool(bem inserido) também aparecem,baixa carbonatação,final adocicado e alcoólico,porem com retrogosto com pequeno amargor. Ótima cerveja,para ser degustada com calma e lentamente.

4
KoNrRiI (1607) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2015
0.33 bottle. Delicately hazy, light brown color with a crimson hue and almost no head. Aroma of nuts, dough, yeasts, sugar, and some wood - hard to describe but great. Taste is sweet, malty, some caramel, a tad fruity. Full body, creamy texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is an amazing combination of fruity and malty flavors. Overall a great beer, although I am partial to barleywines so it has to be taken into account.

4.9
huineman (728) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
Pours dark amber with yellowish head. Intense aromas: honey, caramel, orange, Halls drop, white flowers, fig leaf, butterscotch, molasses... Creamy, full-bodied, powerful. Sheer bitterness marks the long finish. Delicious.

3.6
Bozo_skeleton (1164) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 26, 2015
Version 2012 Robe ruby, sans carbo ni collet. Aromes fruits rouge, alcool, caramel. Tres ronde, liquoreuse, des saveurs cherry, chaude et longue sur la finale.

3.3
egg (407) - USA - APR 22, 2015
2011 bottle on 4/22/15. Unfortunetely cant taste next to one from this year. Good fizz upon opening. Pours a medium brown copper. Slightly hazy. Loose and thin light tan head. Nose is great. Creamy, vanilla, caramel, no hops, some alcohol heat, bourbon. Taste is the same plus alcohol heat, maybe some slight oxidation, a lot of dark fruit, fresh cut grass, followed by lightly burnt sugar, sweet, cardboard. Pretty tasty but got more astringent as it warmed..

4.5
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
2012 vintage, picked up a 4 pack from a friend, the few years added really elevated this one, would not cellar a day longer, just perfect.

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alberti92 (159) - - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours a very hazy brown with a tiny ring of head. Body is full and carbonation low. Aroma pierces the senses. Firstly you get lots of burnt sugar that masks the boozyness. The hop aromatics seem to have reduced with more malt sweetness coming through. Some sherry also comes through mixed with some citrus and perfume and even some mint. Taste begins sweet before becoming quite citrus. This then develops into oak and ask and leaves a nutty after taste. A pleasant burn ends the palate from the high ABV with some minty notes as well. Not a bad drop.

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conway (2210) - - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. 2012 vintage. Dark copper with a thick off white head. Aroma is Fruity Pebbles and iced tea. Taste adds caramel and rubbing alcohol. Rich sticky mouthfeel. Not my favorite.


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