N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m a bit torn about this review. Part of me wants to dog this beer just so the rest of you will continue to denigrate it based on the cartoon cows on the label and the generic "brown ale" quality that fails to impress the uninitiated. But in fairness to the brewers who have worked long and hard and in secret to make this alchemical miracle, I can’t speak afoul of it. Uerige aside, this American interpretation of the style is phenomenal. The dark horse of any beer tasting, this beer is in contention for best of show at any tasting.
FROMTHEBOTTLE (31) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Picked this local beer up while passing through Vermont. Pour yields good lacing, and a beer that has copper/caramel and amber hues. Persistent carbonation keeps thin ring around glass and offers up constant aromas of dried fruit, roasted nuts and melted brown sugar. On the palate, the malt shows through. Subtle sweetness gives way to slight bitterness. Initially a little boozy, but that too is easy to forgive given the 7.2%abv. Overall, a fine effort. Hope to try more from long Trail
tfontana (179) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma is sweet malts with floral contributions. Appearance is clear dark brown with nice sparkle, and decent head. Taste is moderately sweet with sugary maltiness and mild fruit and hint of alcohol. Palate is medium bodied with lively carbonation and nice sweet finish. Overall, a nice beer without a lot of complexity.
Jow (2740) - New York, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle of random mix 6. Ruby pour thin head. Nose is malt and berry. Tastes of caramel, dried fruit, malt, light hop bitters, some wet wood. Clean malty palate. Fine brew.
tsd08460 (252) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: caramel, floral, grass,
Appearance: clea amber, tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
kevinsenn (1505) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma is boozy with some marshmallow and grape. Fruit punch taste with a bitter and slightly boozy finish.
Dogbrick (9609) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Daily Growler UA. Clear copper color with a medium white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, toffee and hops. Medium body with flavors of caramel malt, earthy hops and a bit of fruit. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
hfmejias (1057) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear, reddish amber in color, small off white head and little bit of spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and fruits. Taste of nuts, roasted malts and caramel, booze was well hidden. Nice beer, easy to drink.
jrodooo5 (1275) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours nicely - transparent copper w/ a lasting tan head & lovely lacing. The aroma is predominantly malfy & a tad sweet. The taste is quite malfy w/ a bit of a bitter kick in the finish. The body is very light & pleasant on the palate. Overall this is a solid beer!
Handypaul (325) - - MAY 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a creamy white mostly lasting head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of brown sugar and caramel. Mouthfeel of fine bubbles and soft carbo, lightly sweet, medium bitter, light body and a brief bitter and sweet finish.
Tonkun (1209) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Copper pour with a big white head. Brown sugar, herb, and bread. Medium body. Nice but does not feel the 7.2%