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Brooklyn Local 11 - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

29 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 40
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BOBPINCH666 on 08-06-2011)
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vissai

California

3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

04-21-2014 15:52:16 | More by vissai
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Greenplastic615

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

09-23-2013 20:06:32 | More by Greenplastic615
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kscaldef

Oregon

4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: One finger head over a chestnut body. Moderate sheeting and splotchy lacing.

S: Nutty with figs, raising and cranberry. Toffee and the occasional whiff of ground coffee.

T: Caramel and toffe. Vanilla, cola, cherry candy. Displays a deft hand with the barrel.

M: Medium high carbonation. Medium light, well attenuated body. Long warming finish.

O: Very interesting to see the barrel influence in this style. Subtle but clearly present. A very well done beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 03:43:30 | More by kscaldef
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Kevinhcraig

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

05-28-2013 23:07:45 | More by Kevinhcraig
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Adamostella

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-09-2013 04:16:17 | More by Adamostella
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fbc24

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

03-26-2013 00:46:16 | More by fbc24
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

03-23-2013 15:13:57 | More by baybum
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Quackus

New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

03-12-2013 15:16:27 | More by Quackus
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

02-24-2013 15:00:42 | More by muskiesman
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benoit917

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -39%

01-09-2013 02:12:53 | More by benoit917
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Theshooster

Korea (South)

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-10-2012 05:15:00 | More by Theshooster
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mcgwire756

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +10.9%

11-27-2012 15:10:26 | More by mcgwire756
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PacNWDad

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

11-08-2012 04:57:06 | More by PacNWDad
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Andy1022

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

08-21-2012 20:13:57 | More by Andy1022
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Local 11, a 100% barrel-aged, bottle-refermented ale. Their Local 2 aged in 20-year Pappy Van Winkle barrels... $44 at Eleven Madison Park. 9% alcohol, 750-ml bottle.

Appearance: Served in a snifter, and poured by myself to avoid the excessive foam the server was creating, Local 11 comes with one finger of very carbonated head that dies right away, leaving some lacing and a white mantle on top of the deep walnut-colored brew.

Smell: Like Christmas! Spice, chestnut, mulled wine. Cloves, richness, fireplace. Gentle bourbon, brown sugar. Outrageous! Intoxicating, delicious booze at the end.

Taste: Caramel, coffee-and-cream, nuts, chestnut puree. Frangelico. European chocolate, not sugary but slightly bitter and malty- for adults, this ain't Hershey's! Lots of sediment.

Mouthfeel: Very well balanced, with full body, carbonation and flavor. Smooth all around, a pleasure.

Overall: This is barrel-aging at its best. Smooth, balanced, well done. Super drinkable to boot and just all around gorgeous. Can't wait to revisit soon..

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 19:47:10 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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swgwilt

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

06-24-2012 21:44:43 | More by swgwilt
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Danobold

Texas

5/5  rDev +10.9%

03-21-2012 00:52:43 | More by Danobold
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New York

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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PlinyTheKid

California

5/5  rDev +10.9%

01-20-2012 01:17:19 | More by PlinyTheKid
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +10.9%

01-08-2012 22:13:52 | More by hoppymcgee
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emdawg

New York

5/5  rDev +10.9%

01-01-2012 05:58:05 | More by emdawg
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JRod1969

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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jtw21

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

12-24-2011 06:21:14 | More by jtw21
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schlimenhaumer

New York

4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Made my way to the bar at Eleven Madison Park. I feel very lucky to have had the chance to taste one of the last bottles of this. This is my first bourbon-barrel aged beer, and I couldn't have asked for a better barrel than a Pappy Van Winkle 20-year.

A: Pours what looks like a dark brown with a creamy off-white head of incredible retention. Needless to say, this one has some impressive lacing as well.

S: This one smells basically like a smooth, refined bourbon without the alcohol notes. There's some vanilla in the background, and the floral oak notes from the barrel come through a bit as well. I was shocked as to how strongly the barrel came through here -- this is something completely different from Local 2.

T: Along almost exactly the same lines as the smell. Smooth bourbon flavors, the floral notes from the oak and a bit of vanilla. This one has a very long and enjoyable bourbon finish.

M: Full-bodied, extremely smooth and creamy, with just a bit of dryness on the finish to keep you coming back for more. A perfect match for the flavors.

D: This is one of the most enjoyable beers I've had to date. Although it was hard to get, it was well worth the effort. Those who had a chance to try this while it lasted should consider themselves extremely lucky.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 05:10:53 | More by schlimenhaumer
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Brooklyn Local 11 from Brooklyn Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.