krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 0z bottle. nice color. deep chocolate brown with ruby highlights. short sandy looking head. pecan pie and toasty brown sugar are prominent on the nose, accompanied by sweet malts. solid smooth body is pretty clean for such a malt centric style. very roasty with lots of chocolatey notes. rich and sappy with a light licorice note on the finish. hops are modest, but do provide an adequate bitterness. a good example of the style.
Blaketj80 (78) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 12, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brown ruby with very little head. Smells slightly sour with hints of carmel malt and roasted barley. Tastes more like a brown ale. Sweet and roasty, but not excellent. A decent beer, but great divide has done better.
BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful bronze pour with a foamy eggshell head that left significant lacing. Aroma is light but shows burnt caramel, brown sugar, and cocoa. Flavor is toffee, molasses, and smoke. Medium mouthfeel...pretty average brew by a better-than-average brewery.
waolsen (1334) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at brewery. dark brown pour with moderate off white head. toffee, carmel, malty, hazelnut aroma. taste much the same with moderate sweetness. solid.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark mahogany with a 2 finger beige head that leaves great lacing. The nose is smoky peat, caramel and roasted nuts. The taste is toffee, smoked peat and dark fruits. Medium creamy mouthfeel. ABV is well hidden. Good Scotch Ale.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Clear, very dark crimson ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is all about hickory smoke and mild caramel with just a hint of chocolate. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and kicked-back carbonation. The flavor leans on the sweet side of balance and offers lots of smoke layered upon mild caramel, molasses and tawny port. Finishes sweet and a touch smoky, but balances out at the wee end. World class beer!
tturner (111) - , Washington, USA - APR 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
underrated. a solid scotch ale. dark and thick, but easy drinking. malty front but nice dry finish with neutral hoppiness.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I kind of dig this scotch ale. They did a good job with this one. Im not a huge great divide fan, but they seem to be picking it u a bit. Lots of thick caramel malts in this. Very good flavor but i like a bit of an alcohol bite in my wee heavys and this didnt have it.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle picked up at Belmont Station. Reddish brown pour with a tiny tan head. Aroma of caramel and peat, slight smokiness. Flavor much the same, with the earthiness really coming to the fore. Pleasant example of the style and great label on the bottle.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Poured dark brown with no head. Very light nose. The front of this was very slight, middle picked up some sweet malt flavors. Not bad for this style