ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper color with no head. Very nice floral hops on the nose, maybe some malt also. Nice hoppy bite, smooth and easy to drink also. A delicious beer with some bitter to finish. Well done.
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Translucent copper colored, little head to speak of. Aroma of fresh cut grass and malt, saaz? Very good beer, maybe the best I've had for the sytle.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong Ale by Vermont standards only since everything here has to be below 8%abv. Otherwise it would have to go through different restrictive legal processes. But besides that it is one of the better brews of the state with a good strong malt backbone and enough hop and depth to make it a good summer brew. Try one I don't think you'll be dissapointed.
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber/copper color with a 1.5cm increasing fine off-white head. Aroma is very hoppy with a hint of some sweetness in there-maybe some cascade hops? Middle and finish are very very hoppy. Start is somewhat mild and a little sugary. The hops later in this are intense, though. Hides the ethanol quite well. Palate is decent. Not too bad at all.
Ernest (6730) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (nuts, caramel, grain), moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), with light notes of honey and toffee. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic. Doesn't all come together that well, and the finish is somewhat grainy and metallic, but it definitely shows potential.
jgb9348 (5097) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper colour with a fantastic off-white coloured head. Fragrant aroma, figs and pit fruits really come out, and if you were blindfolded, you could easily say this is a barley wine by the nose. The malt is definately more powerful than the hops, but thats fine given the style. Medium-bodied; Silky smooth mouthful; Strong flavours, malt predominant and some of the sweetness and spiceyness comes out towards the end. Aftertaste bittered from the hops and actually semi-spiced from the kick in the flavours. Overll, a good beer...by far the best from the brewery that i've had. Definately worth picking up if you can find it. I got this twelve ounce bottle from an in-person trade with jah_noth...thanks again Dan!
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Have had this brew many times...in the bottle and on tap at beer bars...but the ONLY place that I found that it was a wonderful brew was on tap at the brewery! Fruity/malty aroma with a touch of alcohol. Big malt balanced with an appropriate dose of hops. Nice color and very clear. Well made beer. If you have never been to the Long Trail Brewery, I highly recommend the trip.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I would drink this beer regularly if available to me here in Seattle. Super sticky caramel aroma with accents by toast and hints of dehydrated banana and bubblegum. It reminds me of fresh doughnuts. There is a light resin hop aroma mixed in with all the malts. Starts slightly sweet with a light bitter mostly dry finish. Good brew.
MaBeer1972 (1440) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2011 Re-rate 2011: A light colored amber with good carbonation. Sweet malty aromas. Flavor is smooth and malty. Not too sweet. Slight hoppiness. Long roasty-malty finish. Very tasty.
desurfer (1252) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red/mahogany body, small tan head. Aroma of caramel. Nice flavor of malt with a bite of alcohol. Caramel, maple, and hops as well. Good, drinkable beer.