Monday, August 1, 2011
Brooklyn Local 2 (Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY)
Dark brown to black body with copper tints around the edges that shimmer a bit when back lit. Tall light brown head with very tight circles. Head dropped rather rapidly and left a thin film with a nearly undetectable lace. Clean, singular nose with a strong but not overwhelming spice with chocolate, dark fruits and malt. Not complex, but elegant. More cherries and malt in the mouth with the spice taking a subdued role in the taste compared to its upper hand in the nose. Dry end that finishes nicely. Warming up well and changing my perception of this beer from the initial taste. Let it sit for a bit—you'll be rewarded.