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 (162) - 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.
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.
CardsPackHawks (84) - 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.
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
slushy (28) - Niagara Falls, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brick red color with a small head. Banana nut bread nose and mouth. Smooth for a beer with 7.7% ABV. Great cold weather beer.
tpoid (25) - USA - MAY 3, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am a fan of Cooperstown brewery. This one is a strong kick ass beer. Great flavor, fruity at some level yet I know there is no added flavors to the beer. Nice red color, excellent head and lacing. Very hard for me to not rate this as one of my favorite ales. The only down side is it is not readily available in my area, I get it at local stores by my son’s college. He graduates this month, but I am told it is available via the web site to NY residents. My good fortune!