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Brooklyn Local 2 - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 1,151
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 68
Gots: 146 | FT: 6
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Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-02-2009)
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Photo of Risser09


4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into a snifter - fridge - 2009

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a .5" light tan head. Good retention, actually a great amount of retention. No lace left behind.

Smell: Spicy Belgian yeast. Deep caramel malt, honey and floral tones. Quite sweet with hyacinth, rose and a touch of hops. It won't get much better than this for the aroma.

Taste: A roasted barley flavor that tastes like oats and other cereal grains. Lots of pepper from the unique Belgian yeast. Notes of anise/licorice and some sweet honey. A nice, original flavor.

Mouthfeel: Spicy, sweet, floral and some booze. Lots of great flavor. Medium body and lively carbonation. Lingering sweetness and alcohol.

Drinkability: A nice, original take that I would go back to again and again. An interesting and tasty treat!

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2009 17:28:43 | More by Risser09
Photo of Kenai4


4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-05-2012 18:02:35 | More by Kenai4
Photo of polopaul20


4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-17-2013 14:17:16 | More by polopaul20
Photo of NonicPanic


3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-02-2013 04:20:16 | More by NonicPanic
Photo of swgwilt


4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

06-24-2012 21:45:19 | More by swgwilt
Photo of mattreitz49


3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

01-20-2014 01:49:09 | More by mattreitz49
Photo of aubuc1


4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle numbered 3516 poured in to a goblet.

Pours a dark brown with some slight ruby peaking through and a very steady light tan head.

Smell is belgian yeast chalky, sweet candy, slight sour fruit and still sweet fruit.

Taste is not as good as I'd hoped. Very good, but not up to the smell. Plummy raisin taste on top of a chalky dry finish.

Good mouthfeel and very drinkable.

I didn't get as much out of this as I hoped, but fortunately I have another bottle to let sit for a while.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2009 00:06:35 | More by aubuc1
Photo of Andreji


4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The local no. 2 followed right after trying the No. 1 in a delightful little tasting while watching some footer.

And while it wasn't as good as the former, this beer was certainly a worthwhile drink.

Pour is cloudy brown toned, tending towards an oporto-ish aspect with a smaller tan head that holds and laces nicely nonetheless.

Smell is strong in caramel scent, roasty malt and, of course, a yeasty alcohol feel natural to the style.

Taste is definetly good, but does make you desire something more. In a way it seems very malty but not going flamboyant anywhere from one end to the other- spicy but not too much, bitter ending that is certainly subtle and a continuous alcohol feel that seems very pleasant nonetheless. full bodied and quenching despite the thickness.

Very decent beer but by no means the best brooklyn has to offer.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 22:43:39 | More by Andreji
Photo of ATLbeerDog


3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin brown caramel color with a super big slightly off-white 4 finger head that takes up about 40% of the pour. It dissipates rather quickly leaving plenty of lacing. Smells of Belgium yeasts and sweet malts dominate the nose. First sip is all Belgium from the yeast to the malts. Plenty of figs and dried plum notes here too. Not much hops either as the yeast yields plenty of spice. Mouthfeel is amazing and really makes this beer worthwhile.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 04:20:29 | More by ATLbeerDog
Photo of ZimZamZoom

West Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Popped a 750 to share with the little lady this afternoon. Dark brown/amber and a bit murky at 50°. The tan head is creamy but settles to a thin film rather quickly.

A nice yeasty Belgian character to the aroma, with spiced fruits, some citrus spice and a good earthy malt backbone. The taste is again slighty yeasty, with nice citrus and fig spice. Some nice whiskey soaked fruitcake. That defines the little alcohol that slips through all this complexity. A fine BSDA I believe.

This is all done with a medium body and an ale that does not fill you up. More than just a sipper I would say, but at 9% it is wise to take your time. Glad to have snagged this beer on a recent trip to Buffalo, NY.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2009 19:03:34 | More by ZimZamZoom
Photo of Travisnin


5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-14-2011 08:34:35 | More by Travisnin
Photo of BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-25-2013 23:28:12 | More by BigGingDrinker
Photo of stephensinner


4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-08-2013 14:07:56 | More by stephensinner
Photo of brewskifan55


3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass

A: Dark amber with a frothy tan one-finger head that lingers. Great lacing.

S: Belgian yeast, malts, dark fruits (cherries, dates, raisins).

T: Follows nose. Complex, sweet, tart, tangy. Cherries, chocolate, molassas. A banana finish.

M: Highly carbonated with a medium mouthfeel

O: Honestly, too many flavors attacking the palate. A bit too sweet for me. But an interesting after dinner drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 14:38:09 | More by brewskifan55
Photo of vicsju1991


3/5  rDev -25.9%

04-22-2012 11:04:03 | More by vicsju1991
Photo of maddogruss

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got a bottle of this from the Cloverleaf tavern.

A: Pours a dark brown, amber body with an off-white head with excellent retention and lacing until the finish.

S: A sweet, honey-like smell with some nice banana esters, some slightly sour clove smells, and some hints of orange peel as well.

T: A fairly sweet, honey taste with a roasted malt aftertaste. A fairly robust beer overall. Honey was more evident in the aftertaste.

M: Slightly overcarbonated, but still pretty smooth for the style. Overall, felt pretty nice.

D: A decent mouthfeel and taste combination makes this beer pretty drinkable. Unlike the local 1, the alcohol is not as in your face. The strong, robust malt taste with honey notes and sweeter honey aftertaste makes this beer pretty drinkable, overall.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2009 20:37:48 | More by maddogruss
Photo of ThreeFishes


4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-29-2014 02:28:19 | More by ThreeFishes
Photo of mwilbur


3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a dark murky brown with 3 inch bubbly light tan head. Good retention.
S: Belgian spice, dark dried fruit, yeast, and cinnamon.
T: Beglian spice, caramel malt, soft yeast, cinnamon, mild citrus, and dark dried fruit. Hint of honey sweetness. Follows aroma fairly closely. A bit light for style.
M: Light and frothy feel...surprising given the ABV. Mildly spicy alcohol burn at the finish.
D: Good drinkability. A solid, but not excellent brew. Certainly worth a go.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 05:06:28 | More by mwilbur
Photo of DavidST


3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a dark brown cloudy beer with a two finger thick tan head which quickly goes away to a thin layer, light lacing. Nice smell, does have that Belgium musty (yeast?) smell. Medium thickness and lots of bubbly carbonation. The taste is good, Belgium sugars and yeast, with a sweet malt type flavor with a dry aftertaste, the malts overtake any type of bitterness. Overall a decent BSDA.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 00:03:20 | More by DavidST
Photo of memphischas


4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-31-2013 15:06:15 | More by memphischas
Photo of nick76


3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

The aroma is very much like a belgian ale with it's fruitiness. There is only a little bit of honey and citrus. The appearance is red brown with a super large head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is a tad thin but smooth. Overall it's very good.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2009 11:32:02 | More by nick76
Photo of chcfan


3/5  rDev -25.9%

11-17-2011 13:39:58 | More by chcfan
Photo of treehugger02010


3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got a bottle of this at the Foodery in Philadelphia, PA. I poured it into a goblet.
A: The body is a deep browncolor. The head is freaking huge, a light tan color, fine retention, great lacing and big size bubbles. This is terribly carbonated. I didn't even have to finish taking the cage off before the cork poped and hit the sealing.
S: The aromas are roasted, sweet honey and liquorish.
T: The flavors are a bit sour, roasted caramel and chocolate.
M: The mouthfeel is thin.
D: This is a good beer.
Don't drink and review.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2009 02:20:43 | More by treehugger02010
Photo of wattoclone


4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

09-12-2012 13:29:55 | More by wattoclone
Photo of donniecuffs

New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a stemmed Brooklyn glass, it poured a deep mahogany brown, with nearly three fingers of tan-colored head, good retention, and great lacing. The nose had hints of clove, coriander, orange peel, caramel, and vanilla/chocolate, but tilted towards the sweeter end of the spectrum, with surprisingly strong hints of bubblegum and cotton candy too. The taste yielded all that the nose did and more, starting with a fruity/spiciness and then progressing to a brown sugar/cocoa powder/hazelnut sweet (not that dry) finish. Again, the alcohol content was extremely well-hidden, and a nutty cocoa flavor remained after the finish. Spritzy, yet creamy mouthfeel. Pleasantly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2010 02:27:29 | More by donniecuffs
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