Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2003
Cherry, fruity, yeast nose. Ruby amber hue. Sticky off-white head. Very sweet, smooth and light texture/body. Start is all malt, flows very smooth over palate. Yeast provides nice fruitiness. Very drinkable, alcohol is not evident at all. Finishes with a light bitter lingering finish. kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2008 Rerate: Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Sampled August 2008 - 12oz bottle, from a variety pack. Pours orange-amber, topped with a large off-white head. Biscuity aroma, with notes of caramel malt, peach, apple, and mild citric hops. Flavor began with caramel malt, complimented by apricot and mild hops. Long sweet malt finish.
Original rating, 4/22/07
12oz bottle. Dark Amber color with a thin tan head. Strong malt aroma with undertones of driet fruit and a bit of peat. Strong roasted malt flavor with prunes and honey and spice in the background. Long lasting sweet malt finish with some alcohol.
Bottle. Pours deep copper with red hints and a small bubbly tan head. Aromas of caramel malts, red fruit, berry, and grass. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, berry, and cherry. Pleasantly sweet with a little sour cherry and bitter sappy pine in the finish. Medium carbonation and a little sticky and creamy. Pretty good. frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Aroma is sweet and buttery full of ringwood yeast character. Dark amber apperance. Sweet malty taste with some hops for balance, slight smoke flavor and a fruity finish with pear and apples coming through. SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Brown clear with thick long lasting tan frothy head. The nose is incredibly faint with just a hint of caramel. The taste is again some caramel and malts but the butter is very present but is weak and watter compared to other good beers out there.
AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2009
12oz - Light tan head over brown liquid. Wood and creamy caramel on nose. A sweet malt palate, some molasses character. I liked this one. JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2006 Re-rate 10-8-06. I don’t know what happened. Its almost like they re-worked this beer. Its way too high on the malt side and somewhat syrupy, lacking a hoppy balance to settle things out. I used to love this one as indicated below.
I am extremely biased as I love this beer. It has a coppery caramelly bubble gum finish which makes me want more. The only thing that works against it in my opinion is that it has a bit of a grainy finish which you find on the other CB beers. Maybe I’m a Ringwood or a malt fan. This particular bottle I got from Half Time seemed more on the caramel side than the bottles I’ve purchased directly from the site in the past. I wonder if they have enhanced this brew since it first came out. gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Pours a deep amber with a large tan head. Had a real hard time pulling a nose off of this. Got some yeast and some ripe fruits at first. Flavor is prune, fig, booze, caramel, some citrus. Decent hop bitterness, toasty malt and raisin. Nice. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 5, 2002
Very enjoyable ale! Rich flavor with a nice bitterness. Great Upstate NY beer. Sregnar35 (1032) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Best cooperstown beer to date. Pours a nice red with a lasting tan ring of a head. Aroma is faint, dark fruit and sweet alcohol. Flavor is similar, caramel, raisins, alcohol, and a nice amount of hops, pretty good.