jb (3273) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Great looking orange-red beer with off-white head. Head adds a nice creaminess to the beer. Banana and malty aromas. Malty palate but hoppy in the middle and dry in the end. It grows on you. JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAY 5, 2005
nice copper color, with a low head. At first I thought the beer was unusually flat, until I read that it should be- but still, its too flat, no lasting head. But its got a nice caramel flavor with a fruity hop finish. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle - 12 oz] Dark reddish/copper pour with a creamy looking tan head. Very nice looking brew. Sweet and floral aroma with hints of brown sugar, malt, licorice and some spicy hops. The flavor is very smooth and malty at the beginning with a sweet and slightly fruity middle and a crisp and slightly bitter hoppy finish that reminds me of an ale. I’m a fan. shadey (2140) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2005
Crystal clear amber with a thick creamy head. Malty and spicy both in aroma and flavor MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - APR 20, 2005
Bottle: pours orange with a small white head. Aroma of apple, malt. Flavor is slightly fruity- apple and grape. Moderate alcohol bite. Malty. Decent.
jsquire (4525) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2005
Reddish copper out of the bottle with a frothy egg-shell white head. This had the same almost lactic acidity that I noticed in Long Trails Ale, but it was much more muted. Nicer apple fruity sweetness with a finish of grapefruit rind bitterness. I thought this was pretty good, but from the two bottles of Long Trail that I had there seems to be a house flavor of which I’m not a huge fan. ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Dark copper with a nice off white head. Aroma of banana, spiciness, and hops. Perfect feel, perfect amount of carbonation. Gets better as it warms. Flavor of banana, caramel, and an earthy nuttiness. Velvety sweetness is offset by just enough bitterness. I was expecting an average beer, and this one surprised me. MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2005
on tap at the Barcade, Brooklyn. copper color, short off-white/light tan dense foamy head. sweet caramel malt aroma, but still faint. flavor is caramel, banana, sweet malt. medium to hihg carbonation. light bitter hop finish. a little dryish. willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2005
07/04 12oz bottle bought in Warwick, RI. Glowing copper pour with fluffy, fading tan head. Crusty nose of crackers, burnt sugar, paprika(?), and clove. Flavor is boozy for an alt, thicker bodied, too. Nice stuff is spicey, filling, and a bit wintery. Nuts abound, and sweetness, and goodness. Grassy/peppery/lagery hop flavors linger. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Shining copper in color. Expressive nose, with hints of graham crackers, vanilla, caramel, toffee and whipped cream. Flavor brings a rich blend of malts with notes of brandy sprinkled fruit cake, nutmeg and caramel. The body is rich and creamy. A very good beer.