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) - Boynton Beach, Florida, 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!
dorfrx (21) - Glenmont, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent color, with nice head when poured. The alcohol grows towards the finish. There was a slight musty flavor, giving a ood impression of the yeast used in brewing.
somecrzyguy420 (13) - schenectady, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
not a big fan really, to bitter and hoppy for my tatse, good color and palate though, semi sweet after touch
slapknot (8) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2007 does not count
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The ale was a bright copper in the glass and clear as tree amber. White lacing lingered long after the ale was poured into the glass, suggesting a well preserved, strong bodied ale. Indeed, even a light quaff could detect the noble hops (Fuggle?), but beneath lay tart spice, sweet malt, and hot biscuits. Mouth feel is surprisingly light and smooth for a beer with so much malt (five kinds—I would guess Crystal, Pale, and a Pils were used). A fruity sweetness begins the taste, but the bitters quickly go to work and the mouth puckers, losing what could be a complex taste. Although this is not a style of choice, I have had Pride’s that impressed me for their smoothness despite ABV and hearty filling; this session was a disappointing exception.
xelabeer (7) - GUATEMALA - JUN 16, 2012 does not count
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a nice copper color, but had very little off white head which quickly dissipated. Aroma was a bit of sourish cherries with caramel malt underneath. Had low carbonation which was ok for this beer and overall balanced for the % alcohol with a bit of a fruity/cherry finish.
pandaman67 (3) - Boonton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Took the tour of the brewery last year and brought a case from them. I have been searching NJ for it ever since.Very good tasting beer with a nice red color. It looks like I will have to visit again this summer to get some more. A few cases this time.