1more4dessert (333) - Upstate, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2003 rerate - tried a few more bottles. very complex maltiness and figgy taste, anise? unusual and very enjoyable, very distinctive
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a bit of spice note that reminds me almost of a Xmas ale posing as a Strong Bitter. My taste buds are confused, but it’s not bad.
BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a nice beer. 12 ounce bottle from Glenville beverage. Pours copper color. It really is a special ale. OK head but no real lace. Very unique flavor. Carmelly and a little sticky sweet.
kublai3 (175) - Staten Island, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
stephen louis (164) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flat out great.
Nice looking with a head that will last a week,the beer won’t too good.
Lots of caramel and that distinctive ringwood taste. Fruit and hops in the middle,the finish is sweet but dry.
A good amount of carbonation adds to the body.
psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber tone with smells similar to a porter. Strong malt and alcohol flavors.
CardsPackHawks (135) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Picked up at the brewery during a trip to Cooperstown. Was not impressed with the place after visiting Ommegang first. Fruity taste, even though it is not a fruit beer. Of the beers sampled at the brewery it was the best, but overall, just OK, nothing special.
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
rich, complex flavor in a nice deep amber pour. there’s enough of a hop on this to make it worthwhile to drink, and it masks the 7.7 abv very well.
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very respectable ale. Reddish-brown in color with a good head. Malty aromas lead to a complex toasted-nutty flavor.
mike5203 (38) - Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just returned from Cooperstown, I tried this on draft at a steak house. Very nice dark amber color, perfect head that lasted almost to the end. It was smooth and warming with little nutty ending. I went to the brewery the next day and brought some home. It’s a pity we cant’t get it in PA