Formerly brewed at Brooklyn Brewery
Style: Scotch Ale
Brooklyn, New York USA
Serve in Thistle


on tap


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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j12601 (13297) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2012
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a hazed amber with a medium sized white to beige head. Sweet malt, toast, light sweetness on the nose. Sweet and malty, warm and toasty. Sweet malt, fruity, with a long sweetness and light bitterness. Almost banana yeast notes on the finish.

Beer5000 (6824) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2011
Sampled from tap at Københavnske Øldage 2005 by the man himself. A brown body with a small tan head. Clean and quite mild caramel aroma. Flavor is mild and smooth caramel malt with moderate bitterness. Medium long and bitter aftertaste. Nothing really special but a fine and balanced ale.

BeerFanDan17 (1122) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Great scotch ale with floral and bitter fruitiness. Served on draft and enjoyed.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/03/2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Summits - Cumming

dark brown, thin tan head, rich smoky malt aroma, sweet chocolate mallt flavor, light smoke character, dry finish, the peat character grows as it warms

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Score: **+/4
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thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2005
The DM & Hotstuff vacation tour July 2005. This draft brew hand pulled at Stouts in NYC poured a almost no head at all with foamy finely sized quickly diminishing bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body contained no visible carbonation, was nearly opaque and dark ruby red brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of vinous mild dark malts. Its mouth feel is thin, flat and lack luster. Its flavor contained mild malty notes.

fiulijn (21507) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2005
Dark brown color. Ordinary aroma, a lot oRound, sweet, a lot of caramel, the necessary bitterness. No excitement.

PorterPounder (8357) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2005 Rerate Notice more chocolate in the aroma this time around with a bit more smokiness. Noticeable alcohol appearance, slippery mouthfeel Original 3.2 Had on tap at Summit’s Wayside Tavern in Atlanta, Ga, Has a pleasant dark amber appearance with an faint, off-white, yet sticky head with light lacing. Has a bit of a Christmas spice aroma, but not real apparent. Decent stick to your ribs flavor - slightly spicy with a bit of hoppy trailing bitterness with some back end smokiness. Good, thick mouthfeel. First impression is that it is a bit phenolic - but it mellows as it warms.

notalush (5955) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2005
A bit overly sweet, with a big bubblegum-like flavor that I tend to notice in some scotch ales that always puts me off - lots of dark fruits like plum and raisin - a bit thin, especially in the finish.

apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2005
A nice Scotch ale effort by Brooklyn. Dark brown body, nice head. Strong maltiness abounds in both the flavor and in the aroma. Figs and raisins, some herbal notes, such as heather. A little off-balance and slightly metallic finish. The body was a bit too thin, as already mentioned.

hotstuff (5279) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2005
Cask-conditioned at Stout NYC. Small tan head that quickly dissipated, contained fine sized bubbles, lacing was sparse, opaque and a reddish brown hue. malty, sweet and scotch aroma. Flavor was sweet, vinuous, scotch, dry and somewhat thin. Mouthfeel was watery, thin and a tad dry.

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