GnarlyGnome (835) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: This is very nice...sweet malty body, but balanced out by 7.7% worth of alcohol. Great example of how the alcohol of beer can be used to balance it out... This isnít the best scotch ale I can remember having, but itís certainly pretty damn good.
MarinEvelyn (722) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
malt, alcohol, scotch, a little bitter but fairly roasty and heavy. Malt, caramel, bread, a little earthy. Rich.
Shark_Pants (504) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cola colour with small non-persistent beige head. Aroma is sweet dark malts, dark chocolate, light peat. Taste is quite similar to an imperial porter but with a very light peat - dark chocolate, dark fruits, light peated whisky. Quite sweet, medium bodied and sticky. Quite good.
wchesser (1577) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich deep brown. Nose is caramel malts, light smokiness. Malt driven with lightly burnt caramel/toffee, tingly, light smoke, dark wildflower honey. Really well done scotch ale. Donít understand why this is in the summer line up. Awesome fall beer here...should bump Hibernation later into winter and push this back to fall.
atlrizzob (223) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lot like a stout. Beige head. Sweet aroma with a bit of roastiness. Taste is sweet with flavors of caramel and a little bitterness. Talk about a hole in one.
beerbaaron (1816) - Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a lasting creamy beige head. Malty aroma. mild peat, dark roasted malt, caramel, bread. Minimal bitterness. Light dryness. Earthy. Medium body. Smooth. Rich. Creamy. Excellent.
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, woody, and slightly smokey and roasty, with hints of raisin. Taste/Palate: sweet; starts creamy, and finishes slightly crisp. I usually dislike Scotch ales, but this one has enough malty sweetness to offset the peated malt. Not half bad.
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12. Aroma was boozy. Flavor is sweet with caramel, molasses and a great malty mouthfeel. Alcohol is masked very well. It has a slightly astringent, bitter aftertaste. Overall a great beer. I could drink too many of these!
MarkSachon (808) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Great taste and a perfect flavor combo. A very good product from Great Divide.
fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black garnet pour with a thin, creamy tan head that has excellent retention and leaves a little lacing, while the beer itself coats the glass a surprising amount as well. Aroma is loaded with really deep caramel notes, toasted nuts, some toffee, doughy yeast, brown malt, roast, chocolate and some herbal and floral hops. Flavor is loaded with nutty, chocolate and roasty notes up front, then lots of dark caramel, some nice smoky notes, crispy waffle, musty wood, damp earthy notes, light clove and anise. An occasional odd sulfur note pops up, but never lasts long. Medium body, chewy to syrupy feel throughout, light, blanketing and somewhat sharp carbonation. Really damn tasty, if they had nailed the mouthfeel my score would be much higher.