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Fire & Ice - Brooklyn Brewery

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Fire & Ice
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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brooklyn Fire & Ice is a robust porter that wraps beechwood smoke around a silky core of oatmeal and roasted malts. Wood is cut in the beechwood forests surrounding Bamberg, Germany, and our maltsters use it to dry their smoked malts, which form the basis of this beer. Together with a blend of roasted malts, it creates a beer that is gently smoky and beguilingly chocolaty, with notes of coffee and caramel.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 11-14-2013)
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Reviews by Ego:
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3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

eyes...
pretty loud sizzle on this one, it rises up quickly into the 3 fingers stacked high range but cools its jets quickly into a more packed and uniform one finger tall, this stuff is pretty black, no light is passing through whatsoever, lacing is pretty good but the head retention is not all that hot after just a few minutes

nose...
beechwood smoke for sure but with a heavy dose of european bitter chocolate, definitely that really distinct smoke laying on top of a quilt made of sweetness, I am picking up a little of the alcohol as well which I thought odd considering this is not an ABV monster or anything, the smoke gives this a distinctly dry aroma, the smoke is the star here for this taster, the beechwood is so damn distinct

taste etc...
pretty full in the mouth, the carbonation is actually a touch prickly rather than being smooth which I think is a distraction here, if you let this sit in your mouth the smoke flavor is outstanding and over powering (in a good way for this taster), you can almost taste the ashes,
after that massive smoke wave passes there is some big sweetness (almost like a milk stout sans the lactic tone), the chocolate and bitter notes are somewhat subdued, it is sort of strange, certain sips have a stronger note of chocolate than others... am I just crazy ? I'm sure
the missus would certify that

verdict?
worth a shot, I personally love the beechwood smoke but it does not carry this home, there is just something missing, a solid brew though

Ego, Feb 09, 2014
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The aroma is of a big bready malt with a shot of smoke. A bit meaty with some soy notes.

The taste is of a smokey meaty malt. Nice bacon notes. The base porter is fairly plain. I don't pick up much complexity to it. Some caramel notes. The beechwood smoke adds a lovely smoke and meaty flavor.

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This is a really nice smoked porter. Not overly strong but a good smoked presence. I'd buy this again.

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Fire & Ice from Brooklyn Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.