wchesser (2076) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Beautiful dark brown color. Head is thin but frothy. Not a lot on the nose, but mouthfilling flavor of roasted malts. Traditional caramel and coffee notes with a plush palate. Finishes with mouth watering bitternesss. Terrific balance...a standout for sure among a pretty average crop of beers I have tried in NY so far (brooklyn and ommegang notwithstand smaynard6000 (1167) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2012
12oz bottle from beer club. Pours deep red with medium-sized tan head. Aroma is caramel malts and a bit of toffee. Powerful malty flavor with just a touch of bitterness to balance in the finish. I enjoyed this. shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle. Woody toffee malt aroma. Chestnut with small head. Oak, light toffee malt and moderately bitter dry hay hops flavor. Tasty. Drjohnrock (805) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 12 ounce bottle from Beer Of The (Every Other) Month Club. Dark brown/ruby hue, medium tan head, strong malty nose with noticeable alcohol, fine firm bittersweet flavor with solid malt backbone and some fruit notes, very well balanced. I’ve heard stories of how good this beer is and was glad to finally try it. One of the very best beers I’ve ever received from a beer-by-mail/UPS club. Tasted on February 26, 2013. crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2004
poured a deep brownish-amber color with a tan head. Aroma was a mix of oak, coffee, malts, and alcohol. Flavour was mainly hops with a sweetness to it. The alocohol was present.
raymow (1650) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Nice dark color and roasted malt flavor and aroma. I like this one and will look forward to having it again - soon! 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 3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Murky dark brown. Scent of butterscotch, wood, maple, brown sugar and caramlized plums. Very bright and fresh taste up front, lacking depth but still very enjoyable - flavors of wood, plums, brown sugar and some chewy bready flavors. A beer that could be a brown ale and could be a scotch ale and could be a strong ale - it’s an interesting multi-style hybrid that has it’s own place. It’s good to find beer like this. MadMax (4) - USA - MAY 22, 2006 does not count
Deep brownish color, with a thin head. Very malty and chocolate in tastes. Very good beer. Eructoblaster (4205) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2006
Bottle. Gorgeous hazy dark brown body with reddish glints, low carbonation, and a thick, lasting beige creamy head. Wonderful and complex malty aroma with various hints of hops, plum, chocolate and brown sugar. Nice, sharp, and well balanced hoppy taste that hides the alcohol pretty well. It leaves a good bitter/roasty aftertaste. This is a superb Strong Ale!