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Fire & Ice - Brooklyn Brewery

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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
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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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

eddsan, Mar 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Syraquse, Nov 20, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Delicious flavors of chocolate and smoked oats. Definitely accomplishes what it set out to do in terms of flavor. Dark, dark beer with a tint of red, nearly no light penetration. A solid finger and a half of light brown foam.

Beer loses lots of points for being aggressively carbonated. My mouth wanted smooth to accompany the flavors, and the traditional feel of a porter or a stout. But instead my tongue was tortured by lots of prickly bubbles.

Still very tasty. Recommend sacreligiously stirring this one before you drink it.

PatGreer, Dec 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

blknikon, Jul 19, 2014
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AndrewBV, Jan 14, 2014
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allenson21, Jan 11, 2014
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krome, May 13, 2014
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beer4colin, Dec 02, 2013
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Bobcat, Dec 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

jgunther71, May 15, 2014
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TwelveOunces, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

millerbuffoon, Jan 27, 2014
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BJasny, Jul 12, 2014
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mmmbeerNY, Jun 16, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At Meadhall, Cambridge MA

Black with a grayish khaki head. Retention is wispy ring of foam. Served in a 12 Beers of Christmas glass.

One of the more inviting and complex smoke aromas I've had the pleasure to sniff. It's warm, beechy (I would have guessed birch though I don't know that I can differentiate different wood smokes but I'll pretend I can) and very inviting. Mildly charred roast malt to round out the nose.

Doesn't taste as smokey as it smells. It's enough but I love a smoke bomb. Not sure if it's the smoke or acid with the roast malt but there's a definite savory character to this beer.

Is Brooklyn hopping on George Martin's bandwagon or if there's a deeper reason for this beer's namesake? I get the Fire as symbolized by the smoked malt but what about the ice?

donkeyrunner, Dec 17, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +9.3%

KevinDanger23, Saturday at 12:47 PM
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4/5  rDev +9%

WVbeergeek, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

dhmxray, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cola like brown color with a short tight bubbled head that settled into a small ring.

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.

The feel is light to moderate with softish carbonation. Slightly sweet slightly sour and an ashy bitterness. Slightly dry and sticky? in the finish.

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

Gmann, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

DavidHume, Jul 14, 2014
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BuckTuckian, Feb 21, 2014
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campfirebrew, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

Sparty55, Dec 07, 2013
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Fire & Ice from Brooklyn Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.