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. 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 (165) - 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. mike5203 (38) - Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Just returned from Cooperstown, I tried this on draft at a steak house. Very nice dark amber color, perfect head that lasted almost to the end. It was smooth and warming with little nutty ending. I went to the brewery the next day and brought some home. It’s a pity we cant’t get it in PA