I picked on of these up a few trips ago. We have visited Cooperstown Brewing Co. which is not in Cooperstown but at a very nice depot next to the operating tourist railway line in the slightly less baseball crazed neighbouring community of Milford. I have liked and not so liked their brews but thought I'd give this one a try - and not just because of the soccer playing dog on the label. That is just a little bonus.
The brew pours a really attractive mahogany with a massive souffle of a beige head on top. Though an upstate NY brown, it is more in the style of a southern English moreish one than a sour northern English one or a hoppy US-style one. There are notes of powdered cocoa, a slight bit of sweet fruit and nuts in the middle and a nice creamy chalky yeasty presence underneath. There is a nicely placed structural use of hops that is really not that bitter all all. Medium bodied. This is likely the best beer I have had by Cooperstown.