GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2005 Bottle from Premier - thanks to rudolf. Very nice dark ruby-brown colour with a small tan head. Aroma is a little subdued at first, but starts to develop a nice roasty/malty character with some smoky notes. Very well rounded flavour, with brown sugar, roasted nuts and cocoa, evenly balanced by an expertly hopped finish. So smoothly balanced and easy to drink that I can’t believe it’s 7%. Well done. Gachupines (1252) - USA - MAY 29, 2005
Fairly decent ale. Taste is slightly nutty with strong malt backbone. Drinkable, and actually surprised to see this wasn’t around 5% abv. I’d try this again. QAWSBeerGuy (15) - Teaneck, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Really impressed with this malty English Ale. Nice amber color with a full, malty aroma. The hops give it a nice presence in the mouth, but this beer isn’t all about the hops. The quality malts are what really deliver this beer. They blend so well with the alcohol that you really don’t notice it’s a 7%er. I can’t recommend this enough. Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Not a bad beer and something I would try again. I only had a small sample so a re-rate will be in order once I pick more up. bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2005
this was a good beer. lake placid makes a damn good brew, everything at their table (@ TAP new york) was pretty good
freekyp (2410) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2005
Nutty and malty nose with a hint of minty aroma hops. Beautiful mahogany with a creamy, but dissappointingly flighty head. Eanglish malt dominates the flavor with a sharp lingering hop bite on the end. Slightly tangy, slightly sweet, this brew hides its ample alchohol content very well. I really like this one. There are far too few decent east coast strong ales. ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 8, 2005
Reddish brown with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma, maybe a touch of cocoa. Flavor is full of roasted malts and nuts, with mild bitterness. Nice smooth texture. pubscout (30) - Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2005
I got tipped to this beer while visiting my local liquor locker, and great tip it was, too. beautiful, deep garnet color, wonderful nose and very nice mouthfeel combine to make this a worthy addition to your stash.
Malty and rich-tasting, it could easily serve as a session beer, but enjoyed it with my dinner of meat loaf and
potatoes smothered with brown gravy and onions. First LP beer I’ve tried--at least as far as I can remember--and it’s a winner in my book. ClarkVV (6862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2005
2004 bottle, a bit of age behind it. Dark mahogany-ruby-brown. Big, yellow-tan head, quite lasting. Sediment in the bottom of the bottle, unpasteurised as well. Looking at my notes, this beer was quite the wild ride. It begins with a floral hops aroma, with some light mocha in the background. Light roast, anise and a strong black malt influence, or deeply kilned chocolate malt, that might be a bit too overdone. Flavor begins with lovely roasted pork, coffee, smoke, floral/minty hops. Mint sauce with lamb, toasted almonds and bitterness to finish. It seems to be going wonderfully, but then the notes take a turn and suggest that it has too bitter, earthy hops, rooty bitterness, celery stalks, ginger-like spiciness. Hops take over as it warms. skisangelo (60) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2005
It poured a dark ruby color and thick foamy tan head that vanished quickly. Smells of both sweet malt and strong hops, and this carries through nicely to the taste. It’s moderately hopped, but not dominated by it, there is a nice maltiness as well. Rather drinkable, especially if you’re looking for a nice ale with a sweet taste.