Bill Becker (1807) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 15, 2017
From May 2008
I got a bottle of the tap brew in a trade with nutbrown. Thanks Alan!
It pours a clear amber brown and, while pouring, I didn't see any foam at all but when I put my glass down, there was about a half inch head of foam. It has some lacing here as well. Nice loking brew in my glass..
The smell is of malt with notes of bread, toffee, a bit of chocolate, and a touch of spice. Hmmm....I poured it straight from the fridge so I'm going to let it warm up a bit before I go any further.
Ok, first sip and I can taste a nice roasted malt flavour along with some dark fruit like toffee and a touch of black cherry, some chocolate, some banana and some clove. Very nice tasting. It has a medium-light mouthfeel to it and the carbonation is light. It finishes with an earthy malt taste. Again, nice. And the alcohol? It's listed as 7.5%abv on their website but it is well hidden. Another fine brew from Brooklyn Beer! BrewBoxer (2664) - New York, New York, USA - APR 15, 2013
Draft at Jimmy's no 4r in NYC. Deep brown color. Nice head that fades with lace on the side. Sweet nutty and boozy. Very good
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone AGAquino (704) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
From notes: Pours a dark ruby reddish colour with a thin white head. Nice aroma is sweet German malts and dried figs. Good clean malty notes, slight bready yeast flavours.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad paultheguru (662) - Parker, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2010
A: poured into a snifter. Pours an extremely rich bombay mahogany with an off-white head. Decent head retention and good lacing.
S: aromas of banana and clove. no hop aroma at all. Sweet malty fragrances are appealing.
T: The taste of Brooklynator is amazing. A light amount of fruitiness, some banana, apple, and raisins. Some spices in here as well, but mostly clove.
M: very smooth and refreshing mouthfeel. great carbonation level, and its not as heavy as most dopplebocks.
D: extremely drinkable. very good representation of style. worth a shot if you can find it. probably the best dopplebock I have ever had.
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Recently found a note on this rating from roughly 2 years ago that I never entered. Score as shown comments say "dark brown pour, tan head", "roasty but sweet" and then "mildly creamy."
I doubt this is still available.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Draft at American Flatbread. Aroma is of sweet malt and alcohol. Pretty chestnut body, small off-white head. Flavor is moderately sweet, with malt and caramel. A very nice lengthy finish. VTHopHead (1513) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 Draft at American Flatbread - Poured a dark brown with a ruby red tint and a medium tan head. Aroma was Malty and slightly sweet with plenty of roasted malts. Flavor is also malt and sweet with medium roasted and plenty of dark fruit... dates, prunes, etc... Slight smokiness. A really good beer... Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2008
11.16.08 A nice doppelbock. I like when a Brooklyn brew I haven’t seen before comes my way, it’s always a pleasant surprise. This doesn’t seem very common I hope I can find it somewhere. adrian910ss (2595) - Doylestown, PA, USA - AUG 6, 2008
On draft a few months back at the GL. Pours a very dark yet semi clear coppery amber with a ruby red tint and a medium sized light brown head. Aroma of malt, dark fruit and candied sugar. Taste of dark fruit, malt and candied sugar. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2008
(Draught) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of molasses, raisins, nuts, caramel, and roastiness. Flavor of dark fruit, toasted bread, toffee, and caramel.