This is the first beer I have tried from the Brooklyn Brewery, which oddly enough, was brewed in Utica, NY. I assume this is a contract brew being brewed by F.X. Matt - home of the Saranac line of brews. It poured a nice deep brown, with a cream colored head. The head lasted a good long time. Usually, if the head still appears in my photo, then you can be sure it lasted a while - at least as long as it took for me to fumble around with the camera! This was a nice chocolaty brew, with a very mild hop presence. The folks in Utica did a good job on this one.