Brooklyn Brewery's Belgian-inspired Dark Abbey Ale, Local 2 is microbrewed from European malt and hops, Belgian dark sugar, and raw wildflower honey from a New York family farm. This beer is 100% bottle re-fermented, to create a dry complexity. At 9% ABV and 21 IBUs, Local 2 sips well from a snifter or lager glass. Local 2 pours out a brown/black cherry with an inch and half high white head. The nose is bright with dark fruit sweetness, caramel, raspberry, black cherry, chocolate, and a pleasant burnt undercurrent. The taste follows the aroma, offering raspberry, chocolate, toasted caramel malts, molasses, and hints of the Belgian yeasts. This beer is hopped with Perle, Aurora, and East Kent Golding hops, which come through a bit in the finish. There's healthy carbonation and a good mouthfeel. Local 2 is available year round in 50ml cork-finished bottles, and pairs well with poultry, meats, mushrooms, grilled vegetables and dark chocolates.