NCPurdy99 (4) - USA - AUG 1, 2001 does not count
Very full-flavored, always a favorite on a visit to Syracuse................ yespr (48165) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
From tap at Union Ale. Pours dark deep orange, clear, and with a small tan head. Aroma is mild roasted malty. Crisp hoppy, peachy and slight tea like fruity. Bitter and slight citric flavoured. Dry and hoppy into a medium dry finish with a nice fruity note coming through. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Tap at Good Beer - I have yet to be blown away by any amber ale, but I would definitely never turn this away at a brewpub. Very tasty. Smooth sweet malts. Some toffee and nuts. Creamy body. Quaffable with a sharp edge. Solid. Very tasty for an amber. ClarkVV (6893) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2004 Nice strong amber beer. Earthy brown in color, very little head. Almost reminiscent of another era (english strong ale) as it has ample caramel and a nice thick malty taste. Just the right amount of hops. Subtract some points because the taste is a bit muddled and dosent finish as clean. williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Deep and glassy ruby red look with a tinge of orange. Clear. Sparse head, spotty lace.
Mickey42 (36) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2012
The smell is toasted malts with some light caramel notes. Sweeter honey and light butterscotch flavors. Not overwhelming but good.
The taste is sweet butterscotch on the front of the tongue (ringwood?). Some thicker barley in the taste, plus hints of mild dark chocolate and caramel. Very rich and well-balanced. Hint of sour apple on the tail end. Slight bitter hop.
A little sandpapery in the feel. Slightly bubbly. Has a bite on the way down. Not mind-blowing, but a good, solid brew.
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2012 I asked for something dark and this is what they gave me. Good thing I liked it or I would?ve walked out. A solid, tasty ale can really hit the spot when you want a beer and this one does just that. Recommended. Radek Kliber (7487) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 6, 2002
Lively gaseous, thick head, brown in look. Nicely made, well balanced hops and malts. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Tap at Empire. Pours a medium to deep amber - slight haze, ok head. Aroma is earthy floral hops, light citrus, some orange notes, medium caramel and lightly sharp crystal. Flavor is caramel, some fruity raisin, grassy and flowery hops, some citrus and earthiness- a bit harsh bittering and cohumulone in the end. Still, not too bad.