Formerly brewed at Brooklyn Brewery
Style: Barley Wine
Brooklyn, New York USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1584   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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, crme brulee and good cigars.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mauroruellas (792) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 18, 2015
Colorao vermelha acobreada,lquido levemente licoroso,espuma bege com baixa formao e manuteno;aroma com boa complexidade apresentando frutas vermelhas,malte tostado,caramelo,notas ctricas e defumadas,alem de um bom perfume herbceo; sabor encorpado,com um dulor inicial e um picante finalizando,o frutado e o defumado do aroma continuam,um amadeirado e o lcool(bem inserido) tambm aparecem,baixa carbonatao,final adocicado e alcolico,porem com retrogosto com pequeno amargor. tima cerveja,para ser degustada com calma e lentamente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KoNrRiI (1450) - rhus, 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (669) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bozo_skeleton (1145) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egg (367) - 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..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2015
2012 bottle. Pours orange-amber with minimal off-white head. Aromas of dried pineapple, orange, raisin, fruity esters, caramel, rye cracker, and a hint of apricot. Taste is orange, pineapple, bubblegum estery fruitiness, dried apricot, caramel, a bit of dried plum, and med-high bitterness. Med-full body, nice carb, finishes a touch sweet. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1955) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2015
From a bottle. Dangerously smooth with a peaty malt finish, this is a monster for sure, watch out.

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