Oranges and other fruit over nutty, savoury dark malt.
The same savoury, nutty malt flavours hit the tongue first, but there's a lot going on here – rye crispbread, liquorice, caramel sweetness and spicy alcohol, with tangy, fruity hops creeping up on you while you're concentrating on everything else.
Dry, bitter and warming, with nutty, rye-like, dark chocolate and then hops having the final say.
A complex beer, packing contrasting, intriguing flavours, but perhaps a little too strong for its own good.
By Jim Anderson
A smooth, creamy texture introduced by intense hop
bitterness and mammoth waves of malt that display notes of coffee and pepper.
Lingering graininess and hop bitterness delivered by an alcoholic truncheon.
In contrast to the Brooklyn Brown Ale, perhaps what a
brown ale could be like. Extreme for the style (such as it is) but delightfully mainstream for this particular brewery.