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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,407
Reviews:
545
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
300
For Trade:
8
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Massive 2" tan coloured head in my Duvel tulip over black/cola coloured liquid.

S: Yeast with some honey.

T: Floral, peppery and citrus hop flavours over biscuit, caramel and chocolate malt. The fig and plum dark fruit flavours take a back seat here.

M: Medium viscosity and a medium level of fine carbonation.

O: Drinkable, but definitely an American take on the style due to the malt. They almost need to have a separate category for this and Allagash Black and others like it such as Lighthouse Belgian Black.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of EkimGram
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: 750mL bottle poured into snifter. Colour is a hazy brown. Head is big and fluffy, dissipates quickly leaving a bit of lacing on the glass. No visible carbonation.

Smell: Sweet aromas of figs, raisins, and plums are the strongest. There is some brown sugar followed by yeast and alcohol.

Taste: Spicy bready flavour is accented by the sweet, dark fruits found int he smell. Very mild amount of alcohol. Sadly, while these are great flavours, they hardly linger at all.

Mouthfeel: At first, this had a ton of carbonation, but as it warmed up, the bubbles died down. Medium-bodied and finishes a little sticky.

Overall: A fantastically solid beer. The tastes leave something to be desired - there is a complexity missing that would make this brew truly excellent, but alas. Still, it is quite good.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of FirstBrewsoon
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml bottle into snifter for this live review.

A - Hard pour yields 2 fingers of foam which dissipates quickly, with very little lacing. Colour is dark tawny brown with lots of particulate matter - translucent at best, and a full glass is nearly opaque.

S - Floral and complex with honey, toffee and dried fruit. I get molasses, as well as warm roastiness from the malt.

T - Raisin, dates, apricot and molasses, with burnt sugar. A nice kick of bitterness to round it out. This has a mild, subtle flavour which completely belies the 9% abv - nice! Unfortunately, the finish lacks length and complexity.

M - Stare at this beer in the glass and you'd swear it had no carbonation, but the bottle conditioning gives it a great sparkling quality and lightness. You really would never know how strong it was.

O - A sophisticated beer, perfect for relaxing at the end of a day in which you didn't advance at an audition you really wanted to win. Utterly at odds with the various massive IPAs and stouts I usually drink, and a refreshing change. I wish I'd had some mussels to eat alongside this, they'd go perfectly.

*edit - I first tasted this at probably 5 degrees C, but after having read the review of Agent1, I allowed it to warm to probably 8 or 10 before finishing it, which really improved the quality of the finish. I'll second his recommendation to drink this beer "cool".

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4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a .750 bottle into a snifter.

A: In dimmer lighting it is a deep, rich, dark brown. nearly black, but certainly not. up to light it is a very deep burnt orange nowhere near see thru. A soda pop like foamy head at least 4 fingers big. dissipates somewhat quickly. virtually no lacing.

S: pretty mild citrus leading into flowery notes.

T: Citrust medley. heavy orange, mild tangerine, and a tid bit of grapefruit at the end.

Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, easy to drink. moderate to high carbonation, but is quite nice.

O: A very tasty and good beer. I could probably crush 2-3 of these .750 corked bottles, and at 9% I'd have a real good sleep. Can not taste the alcohol at all. A well balanced citrusy ale with a touch of sweetness. Very good. Highly recommend.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a ruby red with 2 fingers of foamy tan head that dissipates slowly. Excellent clarity and moderate carbonation. Thick layer of foamy lacing clings to the glass.

N: Cherry, plum and banana along with hints of clove and peppercorn.

T: Cherry, pear, plum and dark candy sugar upfront. Banana, caramel, toasted grains and molasses mid-palate. Finishes with chocolate that is Tootsie Roll-esque, leather and spicy yeast yeidling some black pepper, clove and a dry herbal kind of note.

M: Light-medium bodied, prickly with carbonation, sticky, spicy, dry and bitter.

O: Good dark fruit and molasses aromas but the spicy yeast really takes over. Very complex but the flavors are not as finely tuned as other BDSAs. Alcohol is very well disguised. Beer is very lively and finishes earthy and dry.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Brooklyn Local 2 from Brooklyn Brewery
4.03 out of 5 based on 1,407 ratings.
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