ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2003 rerate 12-16-03 (original rating 4.0): Im still on the same six pack and I already dont know what I was thinking. Its still not a bad beer, but its overly sweet and not at all deserving of the 4.0 I originaly gave it. Medium brown color with a small head and light lacing. Nutty/malt aroma. Sweet malty flavor with a moderately bitter finish. Hints of cinnamon and spicieness that add a nice complexiy rather than overpowering like a lot of winters. slightly chewy and very nicely balanced. Very good beer.
freekyp (1669) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear reddish brown with towering rocky tan head. Brown sugar is apparent in nose. Flavor is sweet throughout with a lite hoppy finish twinged with honey.
desurfer (1252) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2004 Clear mahogany body, small beige head. Sweet malty aroma, maybe brown sugar. Very little carbonation, flavor initially sweet with the honey flavor, then a hoppy bite sets in, which leads to a slightly bittersweet finish. An interesting and enjoyable beer, which to me seems like a cross between a bock and scotch ale.
BBB63 (6473) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper hue with a good creamy off-white head and fair lace. Aroma was heavy on malt qualities. Hints of drak bread, roasted malts, caramel, light floral hops, earthy yeast esters, honey and spice. Starts sweet then, POW! Twangy citric taste rushs foreward but suddenly retreats to let the honeycomb tone mask the palate. Good balance on the finish with a light touch of sourness and smoke. Medium-bodied with a slighty sticky an soft mouthfeel, chalky finish. Solid quaffable brew, who's whole is less than the sum of the parts.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, served mostly warm. Nice clear ruby brown color. Aroma of dark malts and bread, sugar, red wine. Flavor resembles a cross between a scottish ale and Vermont wilderness, starts sweet and has a dry yet sticky and hoppy aftertaste. The honey seems to smooth this out a bit, though I don't really like the stickiness at the end. The body could be a little heavier. Not bad though.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fine looking light brown ale. Sweet malt flavor with a touch of honey makes this quite the tasty beer. A dollop of classic Long Trail flavor - delicious.
fishonmyplane (503) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very tasty & drinkable. The honey flavor is noticable and gives it a nice, sweet flavor. So far my favorite Long Trail beer.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a crystal clear mahogany color, the head moderate in size, the consistency frothy, beige in color and the residual lace a nice thick covering sheet. Sweet malt nose, with a hint of butter, candied apples also come to mind, a pleasant sniff. Ambrosial start, malt a plenty, the top middling, somewhat tart finish that has a purposeful spicy hop bite, carbonation middling, and the aftertaste bitter and long lasting. Quite a quaffable beer and one that suits my palate, and worth the sample.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear Red brown body topped by a thin head that leaves fairly good lace. Sweet malty aroma with a touch of fruitiness. Slightly sweet hoppy flavor with a malty background and a strong hoppy finish. medium to full bodied and slightly dry.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I bought this thinking that it was a double bock, given its "...ator" name. However, it certainly is not, so I won’t rate it as such. This is a medium bodied ale which pours to a nice red hue, sweet malty aroma with hints of mild dry hopping? Flavor is very sweet up front but quickly balances off and lingers into a sweet finish with a slight hop bitterness. Not bad.