Fire & Ice - Brooklyn Brewery
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Ratings: 123 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
4.3/5 rDev +17.2%
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.
12-08-2013 03:50:33 | More by PatGreer
4.09/5 rDev +11.4%
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?
12-17-2013 02:07:18 | More by donkeyrunner
4/5 rDev +9%
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.
07-27-2014 01:20:18 | More by Gmann
Fire & Ice from Brooklyn Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.