Out of the Cellar: Brooklyn Monster Ale

20140409-182138.jpg

Coming out of the cellar this time is a behemoth barley wine from Brooklyn, Monster Ale. Born in 2007, this ale weighs in at 10.1% but after a few years in the cellar it is probably going to taste much, much bigger!

Monster Ale pours a murky chestnut brown with little to no head and just the most minimal ring around the glass. Lots of heavy malt on the nose. As the nose implies a very malt forward beer, barely medium bodied and slightly sticky, with caramel, leather and oaky flavours as well. The finish is bittered the sweet. Not as boozy as I expected but it does become more warming as you drink. A deceptive barley wine as it is easy to drink but the ABV does pack a wallop so sip, sip, pause not chug, chug, chug. Overall a consistent and safe choice for your cellar.

Advertisements

One response to “Out of the Cellar: Brooklyn Monster Ale

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

West Coast Beer Geek

Reviewing Craft Beer, Beer Events, Beer Pairings & More

Ride & hike for the environment

raising awareness and funds for Green Teams of Canada

I think about beer

& ithinkaboutcider.com - Belgian Beer & European Cider

B.C. Beer Blog

The who, what, where, when, why, and how of B.C. craft beer

Freshfully Rad

Jesse Radonski's thoughts on videogames, food, craft beer, social media and more

The Great Canadian Beer Snob

Your guide to the wonderful world of beer!

Cambridge Park Beer Club

Coming together over craft beer.

Mike's Craft Beer

We review craft beer from around the world.

leapbeer

Mission : Leap Beer, 366 Beers in 366 Days

8bitbeerblog

Old School Gamers Checking out New School Beers

The Parting Glass

For the Love of Great Beer

%d bloggers like this: