Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pros: Appearance is great. Dark color with a long lasting tan cream.
Cons: Nose is pretty green, and doesn’t have a lot of coffee or malt nuance. Mouth feel is very thin, almost watery. Flavors are plentiful and well extracted, but seem incomplete and out of balance. Too dry, needs more sweetness. Flavor needs more vim up front. Not a great beer.
Bricks (916) - Delaware, USA - MAY 30, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells just like coffee. Taste is strong of coffee, roasted malt.. with just a hint of "off flavor" that I seem to recollect from previous Long Trail offerings. Great one.
jrodooo5 (1417) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deliciousness & kind of an inbetweener of imperial & traditional stout. Starts w/ an amazing opaque pour w/ a thick mocha head that leaves pretty lacing. The aroma is full of coffee & chocolate notes. The taste is coffee throughout but just slightly bitter. The body is a tad thin which makes this quite drinkable but nonimperial. Neverheless, this goes down easy on this hot day & I would highly recommend it!
alexsdad06 (8233) - Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle via trade from backlog notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small tan head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, mild bitterness, some caramel, medium bodied, decent.
mstrcrwly (908) - New York, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured into a snifter..dark pour with fluffy tan head..aroma of coffee, roasted nuts, chocolate..coffee taste up front but mellow..not too carbonated..not bad.
jonas (6517) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light sweet coffee.
Black, low brown head.
Nice roasted coffee flavor, light vanilla notes. A hint whiskey.
Mellow medium body
bellco33 (632) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Market Grille: Pours dark brown / black with a thick brown head. Leaves solid lacing on the glass. Aroma is very strong coffee, with a hint of smoke. Taste is very coffee dominant, a little chocolate, and a slightly coffee bitter finish. Full body, smooth finish, average carbonation, fairly sticky. This is a really nice beer, by far the best Long Trail stout that I’ve had.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/29/2012. 22 oz. bottle. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Strong coffee aromas with chocolate, roasted malt and dark fruit. Flavors shows coffee all the way. Excellent stout.
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, thin beige head, fading quickly. Big coffee on the aroma, a little lactose sweetness, a little smoke. The taste is roasted coffee with slight milky sweetness. Pretty Good.
BelgianBeerGal (3670) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from cellar clearing. Pours out of the bottle like it’s on nitro with a thick brown head and chunky lacing. Nice aroma of sweetened coffee and dark malt. Flavor has some coffee notes like a dry espresso and some malt sweetness. Nice.
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle into a Spiegelau tulip.
A: Coffee, cocoa and a slight earthiness in the general aroma, plus some vanilla sweetness hints underneath the roasted malt, with more vanilla, coffee and chocolate notes.
A: Pours an opaque pitch black color with one-finger thick, fluffy dark brown head that faded quickly.
T: Very stong roasted notes initially, fading to coffee and bread flavors and the alcohol well hidden.
P: Medium body that tends to be slightly thin; light to mild carbonation; creamy and smooth texture.
O: An excellent coffee stout and certainly worth a try, or two, or three.... Lacks the mouth-feel, IMO to make it WORLD CLASS but certainly drinkable!