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Brooklyn Local 2 - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
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1,153 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,153
Reviews: 508
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 69
Gots: 146 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-02-2009)
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Reviews by BigPlay1824:
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BigPlay1824

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a large weizen glass

A: pours a very beautiful deep caramel color that appears to be very viscous, has an abundant amount of carbonation bubbles working their way up the glass slowly from the nucleation points at the bottom of the glass, pours with a very light weight fluffy head of foam that is a very nice brown clay color and lingers around pretty much unchanged for a very long time,
S: dark fruits, particularly raisins and figs, has a nice deep sweetness to it which i would attribute to the dark candy sugar that was added during brewing
T: pretty much a spot on taste for what i expect of this style, not overly strong on the licorice type notes but nicely muted behind the sweetness and fruits and really only comes through in the finish, the dark fruits mentioned in the scent are still there just more toned down and blended, very clean and smooth
M: moderate to high carbonation that is very fizzy and kind of scrubs the tongue as you drink, smooth across the palate and in the finish, even with the sweetness it has it is only slightly cloying after the finish and is nicely thined out throughout
O: a fantastic representation of the style, as i mentioned it is very well balanced and nothing really jumps out of it at your senses across the board, my experience with Brooklyn tells me this is par for the course for them, they may not do anything over the top or cray but they do what they do phenomenally well and with respect to the expectations of the style

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 19:13:11 | More by BigPlay1824
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Appearance- Blackish brew, slightly watery. Tan head.

Smell- Prunes, dates, molasses, licorice, booze.

Taste- Dark malts, spice, brown sugar, finishes slightly dry.

Mouthfeel- Smooth yet well carbonated. Creamy for a Belgian strong dark ale.

Overall- Has a aftertaste that reminds me of Guinness (not good... slightly metallic and nasty chocolate malts that have no business being in this kind of beer, also a hint of something gross).

Really disappointing. I was expecting a top notch Belgian strong dark and instead was treated to something barely mediocre. Trois Pistoles is much cheaper and trumps this beer HANDS DOWN 10/10 times.

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A - Murky brown amber color. Will pour a massive head if you're not careful. Great lacing.

S- Grape, yeast, malt (like the powder), funk, and some bready notes. I keep thinking I smell raw honey. Changes pretty steadily as it warms.

T- Grape and what tastes like earthy hops up front. Notes of chocolate, toast, raisin, alcohol, pepper, and light orange comes next. Slightly bitter, bready finish. Each sip is a little different. Profile loses sweetness and becomes more bitter as it warms. Honey-like flavors come out as it warms as well. No one flavor dominates another.

M- Medium thick body with light, prickly carbonation. Not overly drying.

O- I really enjoyed this beer. I've found this style to be really hit or miss for me, and this one definitely hit. I'm walking away with the impression that someone put a lot of thought and work into the crafting this beer. Wonderful balance between a multitude of flavors. Cheers, sir, cheers.

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Brooklyn Local 2 from Brooklyn Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 1,153 ratings.