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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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Reviews by Greenplastic615:
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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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Andy1022

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +10.9%

01-08-2012 22:13:52 | More by hoppymcgee
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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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alalvarez75

New York

4.95/5  rDev +9.8%

A: Clear dark brown. 2 finger head. Incredible lacing.

S: Sweet whiskey, but none of the boozieness of whiskey. Not the average BA that is sometimes overpowering. Just right on the whiskey.

T: Definite alcohol, with a caramel/honey sweetness. Vanilla, plum and roasted malt finish. Amazing taste, I no longer wanted to share the bottle after this. (I ended up ordering 2)

M: Heavier than a local 2 or most Belgian Darks. Less carbonation.

O: I ordered two bottles... it was delicious. If you are in the area, get one. There were only 14 cases of it made, so its safe to assume that once its gone... its gone.

08-20-2011 01:03:58 | More by alalvarez75
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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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benoit917

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -39%

01-09-2013 02:12:53 | More by benoit917
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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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JRod1969

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-29-2011 03:01:32 | More by JRod1969
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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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fastpass17

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

01-26-2012 22:17:32 | More by fastpass17
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PlinyTheKid

California

5/5  rDev +10.9%

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

New York

4.68/5  rDev +3.8%

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..

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

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

01-25-2012 20:50:59 | More by rogueleonardi
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schlimenhaumer

New York

4.58/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

11-23-2011 05:10:53 | More by schlimenhaumer
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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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Danobold

Texas

5/5  rDev +10.9%

03-21-2012 00:52:43 | More by Danobold
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shaunt0000

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

11-16-2011 02:02:37 | More by shaunt0000
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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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Theshooster

Korea (South)

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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

New York

4.35/5  rDev -3.5%

Cheers to Al Alvarez who hooked me up on these bottles. Brewed only for 11 Madison, this classy Midtown South/Gramercy Park restaurant, I thought oh boy, am I really here? I need a suit. Stat.

When I got past that, and got over gawking at their exceptional beer list, we got down to brass tacks. Meaning beer. Brooklyn Local 11 (named for the only place you can buy it) features Brooklyn Brewery's Local 2 Belgian Strong Ale, which is aged four months in Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels.

And oh my is it beautiful. Deep red to brown and hazy with gorgeous lace and sustaining head, the beer's appearance is still bested by its aroma.
Belgian yeast, light fruits, lemon peel and orange pair with hints of bourbon and waft into your nose. And the taste is the same. From the first to the last sip, it continues with sweetness in the front, Belgian style yeast in the back, and crispness all the way through.

This beer works. It truly works. The parts that were too spiky about Local 2 are rounded out, the 9% alcohol is revealed pleasantly, and while it remains a style I don't love, the glass was finished before I noticed.

Thanks Al, thanks Garrett, thanks 11 Madison. You swanky classy bastards.

08-24-2011 00:45:02 | More by afksports
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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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kscaldef

Oregon

4.39/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

06-12-2013 03:43:30 | More by kscaldef
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Brooklyn Local 11 from Brooklyn Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.