Beer: Brown Ale
Brewery: Brooklyn Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Serving Style: Bottle
Drinking Establishment: Chez Wood
Primary Consumer: Kerensa
Sight: Clear, dark mahagony body with no head.
Smell: Roasted malts and more roasted malts. There are faint chocolate and pumpernickel bread aromas amid the maltiness.
Flavor: Predominantly bitter, burnt malts laced with a lactose sweetness. Soy sauce and milk chocolate are subtle flavors. It’s not as inherently gross as it would seem.
Feel: Quite thin with tingly carbonation. Despite an average alcohol content, there’s a lingering burning in the back of the throat.
Concluding Remark: This here Brown Ale tastes a little like a Porter: the charred, roasted malts are there, with a hint of vanilla and caramel. It’s a little too thin for it’s own good–could be fattened up with a more diverse malt portfolio. Brooklyn’s Brown Ale is drinkable for sure, but I would refer you back to the Smuttynose Old Brown Dog for a more exciting Brown.