jstraw (1922) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Golden-amber with modest, creamy, white head, mild wet lacing / Hot, herbaceous nose of pine, honey, wood, citrus rind / Full body, smooth, sweet and lightly syrupy, good balance with some bite, light burn / Flavors of caramel, oak, orange rind, wildflower, syrup / All the elements aren’t quite there, but quite nice as a total package.
redbeard3 (107) - - APR 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bomber shared with my Dad and girlfriend. Pours bright gold with a thin white head. Faint aroma of birch wood and malt sweetness. Interesting beer, tastes like a birch tree, but not in a bad way. Some heat. Glad I tried it but won’t be having it again.
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours solid gold with a thin white fizzy cap. The aroma is metallic, mineral, wet forest, wood. The flavour is sweet, maple syrup, toffee, tropical fruit, salt, bready malts, light vanilla. Syrupy mouth feel. A little straight forward, but solid.
gendv138 (1331) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes, consumed on 6/21/13. Bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours a clear golden color with a finger of off-white head. Head recedes to a half finger ring. Aromas of mostly caramel and syrup with slight notes of wood. Tasting notes of toffee, sweet syrup, smoky and woody notes, light citrus. Semi-dry boozy finish, medium body.
Nisse666 (4211) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from SB cons 2014-02-28 Göteborg
AR: vinos, dadels, syrup, Tokaji wine
AP: coppery clear, wee transparent white head
F: fizzy, maple syrup, warming feeling, white grapes, Tokaji wine, woody,
Johnsense (801) - - 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 (639) - 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 (2263) - 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.