PhillyCraft (3694) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany pour with medium sized head and lacing. Color of the foam was khaki. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit, sugar, sweetness, oak, and grain. Flavor was much of the same with a lot of bitter tasting hops coming through. More of a triple ipa or a really hoppy barleyine if u ask me. Medium to full mouth. The B.a version was a lot more balanced and drinkable then regular.
Angelmonster (135) - Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not sure if this is 2013 or 2011 vintage
Pours a murky walnut color, head is a small 1/4 inch and creme colored. Lacing is above average and head retention is average.
Smell is of rich toffee and caramel candy. Next is roasted malt, charred oak and whiskey with a hint of vanilla. Hops aren’t present and alcohol is definitely there.
Taste is heavy on caramel, butterscotch, diacetyls, and charred oak. Some whiskey burn is also present on the back end. Weird vinegar/acidic finish
Mouthfeel is syrupy, not as viscous as maple syrup, more like cough syrup. Carbonation levels were par for style and age. Wish head was present to add some layers to beer.
Overall good beer but at 25 bucks a pop, not worth the price. There were some off flavors that detracted from the beer reaching elite status. Glad to have tried it and always intrigued to get my hands on anything Great Divide releases.
Art (2053) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at BA tasting. Pours a clear copper golden color. Aromas of dark fruits vanilla caramel. Light barrel character. Very well done.
rederic (3200) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle 213/461, bottled 08/2008, purchased at the brewery in october 2008, dark brown color, with a beige head, nice boozy phenolic, mint chocolate, dark dried fruit, vanilla oak barrel nose, with some toffee, caramelized, toasted, pale malt, caramel, bourbonish, faint floral leafy, grassy hop, toasted bread crumb accents, and a faint biscuity crackery, cocoa, subtle coconut, raisiny note in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate, with a very nice warmth whiskyish oak barrel, vanilla bourbonish, dark dried fruit, toffee, caramelized, toasted, pale, bready malty character, with some raisiny, faint leafy, grassy hop, caramelized bread crumb, faint sponge toffee, raisin pie crust, caramelized nut flavours, leading towards a good warming, toffee, caramel, dark dried fruit, lingering whisky vanilla oak, bourbonish coconut oak barrel booziness finish.
Ernesto987 (4369) - Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
completely infected, plastic and battery acid are the aromas i got, diapers, 6 month old candy bar, caramel, and trash are the fiavors. Almost vomitted.
Pyrmir (3778) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle at Hasse. Dark amber with off white head. Aroma sweet and malty with lots of whisky and wood, booze, plums and raisins. Taste is thick and sweet, wood, bourbon, sherry, raisins, plums and various dried fruit
bentbird (2) - - DEC 23, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 3444. Snifter, shared with friends.
Appearance is deep red brown. Good head which dissipated quickly.
Nose is Big citrus.
Orange peel mixed with dried fruits. Sweet plums. Surprising amount of carbonation. Can't taste the whiskey at all.
No real lingering taste.
Countbeer (5034) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@Sad Fish tasting aka Haarlemmestraat tasting aka Elite tasting aka did Dean do something (stupid) today aka Benzais’ endless triangle travel aka Chris’ Birthday tasting:
Bottle: Thanks Rene: Served in a taster:
Creamy head on top of a hazy amber colored beer.
Aromas of barley malts, bourbon, light wild yeast, wood and cream.
Flavours of malts, bourbon, bitter, barley malts, some cream, corn, sweetbitter.
Aftertaste is sweetbitter, wood, barley malts, bourbon.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a creamy texture.
dEnk (4159) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is caramel, red fruit notes, light mocca, tangy red wine notes. Flavour is quite sweet with malt and caramel, again with some tangy red wine and oak barrel notes.
Benzai (9549) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared @ tasting. Hazy red color, medium sized beige head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is malts, liquor, sweetness, but also something a little weird I can’t put my finger on. Taste malts, sweetness, liquor, wood, overripe fruits, alcohol. Quite heavy, and not as good as I had expected. Perhaps my expectations were a bit too high.
kermis (6141) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared thanks to Benzai. Pours cloudy brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of rich malt, oak, vanilla overripe dark fruit, raisins and some sweet dried fruit. Flavour is heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Full bodied with light carbonation.