goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Pours clear ruby red, medium tan head that slightly lasts, good lacing, tons of bubbles in the body. Aroma is buttery, fruity, and some caramel. Flavor is slightly fruity, buttery, light caramel. Body is medium, fairly dry. The second bottle I had of this was much warmer than the first, and the flavors and drinkability were much better when warmer (about 60 vs 45 or so for the first bottle). 1more4dessert (336) - Upstate, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2003 rerate - tried a few more bottles. very complex maltiness and figgy taste, anise? unusual and very enjoyable, very distinctive strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Has a bit of spice note that reminds me almost of a Xmas ale posing as a Strong Bitter. My taste buds are confused, but it’s not bad. BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2008
This is a nice beer. 12 ounce bottle from Glenville beverage. Pours copper color. It really is a special ale. OK head but no real lace. Very unique flavor. Carmelly and a little sticky sweet. kublai3 (176) - Staten Island, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2002
CardsPackHawks (173) - South Elgin, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Picked up at the brewery during a trip to Cooperstown. Was not impressed with the place after visiting Ommegang first. Fruity taste, even though it is not a fruit beer. Of the beers sampled at the brewery it was the best, but overall, just OK, nothing special. stephen louis (166) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2004
Flat out great.
Nice looking with a head that will last a week,the beer won’t too good.
Lots of caramel and that distinctive ringwood taste. Fruit and hops in the middle,the finish is sweet but dry.
A good amount of carbonation adds to the body. psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Amber tone with smells similar to a porter. Strong malt and alcohol flavors. xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2003
rich, complex flavor in a nice deep amber pour. there's enough of a hop on this to make it worthwhile to drink, and it masks the 7.7 abv very well. BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2004
A very respectable ale. Reddish-brown in color with a good head. Malty aromas lead to a complex toasted-nutty flavor.