Johnsense (753) - - JAN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden pour with a tine white head. Aroma of syrup, birch bark, caramel. Sweet - Syrup was the first thing I noted when drinking this, Toffee, Wood, alcohol is well hidden. Fuller body. A neat beer, though I’m glad it was split 3 ways.
EdInSaltLake (587) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, kind of a brown sugar aroma. Syrupy sweet flavor; caramel, bread, and wood flavors.
Gription79 (2228) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to Mike. The aroma has notes of wood, toffee, caramel. The flavor is earthy, sweet, caramel, toffee. Slightly warming. Very nice.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle served in a Dogfish Head IPA glass
A - An aggressive pour yields an almost clear honey brass color with a timid white head. High specks and lower spider lacing.
S - Coconut shavings, woody, buttery caramel, salty, a quick swirl brings out a bready yeast.
T - Very woody upfront with loads of toasted coconut, spicy bitterness on the outside edges, sugar cookies, buttery malts, like crunch n munch light. Spicy alcohol fits in perfectly and really adds to the overall flavor profile. Finishes woody and brisk with a long woody aftertaste.
M - Full bodied but in a light silky kinda way, low carbonation has just enough lifting power to provide silky feel.
Wow! This is head over heels better than the last 2 anniversary beers GD has put out. The wood is dominate but in a very "non-powering" light way. The sweetness is lightened by the wood pairing with a savory salty/buttery character that really pulls everything together. It’s not trying to be overly complex but succeeds in a simple but complex way.(If that makes any sense) This is a well made and very rounded brew. Happy anniversary Great Divide!
Serving type: bottle
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sweet and sticky aroma. Medium body with well hidden alcohol. Very sweet, and a bit chewy. Goes down surprisingly well regardless.
stefannilssons (1447) - SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Det här var riktigt gott, å andra sidan är det sällan som Great divide gör mig besviken. Smaken var kraftfull med toner av grapefrukt, mango, lakrits och honung. Kroppen var stabil och balansen klanderfri.
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap! Pours a dark gold with a light head. Aroma is sweet of malt. Taste light and creamy with a fruity flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear light amber body, medium creamy white head. Aroma is sweet herbal birch sap tones, caramel, rye-like grainy tones, hints of pine and booze. Taste is herbal sap tones, mild wood and pear-like fruitiness, blue cheese, hints of burnt sugar and grains. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Wonderfully modulated and original. Great stuff.
jredmond (5219) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a golden body with white lacing. Aroma is super sweet and syrupy, lots of sweet malt, vanilla and a light oak character. Mouthfeel is rich and syrupy with notes of vanilla syrup, malt, caramel, maple, sugar, and booze. A little cloying.
nsquishee (585) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, smooth, aley, birchy, and earthy-bitter. Pale, cloudy, light-amber colored. I’d rate higher if it didn’t have such an herbal-alcohol bite.