beerscout (266) - New Windsor, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap/Growler. Clear amber color. Fluffy white head. Beautiful aroma of floral hops, wheaty malts, and sweet molasses. Flavor was hop bitterness and character rounded by wheaty malts with a touch of brown sugar and toasty malts. Wonderful palate, great overall.
kimjongill (180) - - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light malty aroma. Nice ruby appearance. Good flavor of malt and fruit. Mouthfeel is average.
ineedbeer (181) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is malt forward. There is lots of caramel and toasted bread. Along with those is some fruitiness associated with the malt - cherry, raisin and prune. No real hop aroma. Light chocolate character. Faint alcohol note as it warms.
Pours a slightly cloudy copper red to orange with a thin slightly off white head that recedes quickly to the edges.
Flavor is also very malt forward but with a hint of hop character. Malt is darker than the aroma suggested. Lots of toasted bread bordering on burnt. Some caramel, toffee and light chocolate as well. Lots of dark fruit including cherry, prune and plum. There is a moderate noble hop character as well as a moderate bitterness. Light alcohol spice in the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol heat.
Overall a nice malty German style beer. Very clean fermentation allows for the malt to really dominate the flavor. Medium low hop notes balance the malt and keep the beer from being too sweet.
OKplus (355) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a dark amber red. 1 finger off-white head that melts down into a thin ceiling and forming a tight collar.
S - Graham cracker, toffee, yeast, over ripened plums, brown sugar, roasted caramel malt.
T - Sweet caramel/toffee up front and quickly turns complex with raisins, ginger, toasted nuts, and soft grain. More hops in the flavor than the nose reveals and creates some spice in the back of the mouth. Everything comes together like a symphony at the end. Excellent finish!
M - Low carbonation. Medium to full bodied.
Long Trail has a winner here! Lots of complex fruit esters melded with an excellent malt profile. I wish I would have picked up a six pack of his stuff.
Serving type: bottle
Scrapersnbeer (977) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of dark berry and toasted malt, and also features perceptible alcohol. Intense copper color. Taste of dry fruits and nuts and sweet booze. Very smooth, but pulls no punches with its strength. One of the first strong craft beers I had back in school, when doppel sticke had yet to enter my vocabulary. Today it has been passed by in most dimensions, but I will always remember it.
Iphonephan (1193) - Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle at Jakes on Main in Danville VA. Pours a hazy amber with an off white head. Mild malty aroma. Flavors of caramel with nice hops.
Sammer (885) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft. Taste is a nice blend of booze, caramel, malt and hay. Very enjoyable.
redpooba (372) - New York, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown hue with a white head. Malty and deep with a mix of bright notes. The finish is clean and the is balanced quite well. I have been quite pleased with Longtrail overall.
fernans (22) - Rhode Island, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good beer. Pour is a dark amber. with a thin head. Aroma is soft and not over powering. Earthy notes and hints of flowers. Tastes of caramel with a mild and easy bitterness at there finish. Well done overall.
Lmndrsn (22) - Philadlephia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice head, simple, beautiful color. A little boozier than I was expecting. Taste has the bitter coffee-like finish that another reviewer noted. A nice fruity ( maybe cherries?) taste, too.
JuliusCaesar (140) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2013 One of my earliest experiences with craft beer. Decent flavors but a little on the mild side. Overall a good brew though.