ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours a chocolate brown body with dark red hues at the corners. Nice tall tight tan head that left very little lacing on the glass. Notes of licorice, peat and toffee dominate with a roasty earthy aftertaste. The body felt heavy on the tongue with little alcohol presence until it warmed up significantly. Pallate was smoother cold and had a grassy sour note emerge as it warmed.
bvc (1138) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle at Uber. Pours a very dark deep brown, almost black. Head is off white and thin. Nose is slightly sweet and vegetal with earthy hints of moist dirt/soil. Doesn’t really jump out at me. Body is a bit on the thin side and carbonation is mellow. This one just doesn’t taste all that great to me. Not enough sweet chewy maltiness or smokey peaty notes. Has a bit of a metallic/sour ’twang’ to it. Very middle of the road.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of chocolate malts, toffee, slight alcohol, slightly burn caramel, slight peat, and some slight dark fruits. Poured dark brown/ruby/cherry wood in color with a small, tan head, that lasted throughout as a thin film. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of caramel, light smoke, light peat, brown sugar, light malts, slight nuts, and a hint of salt. Medium body. Slick, slightly chalky texture. Soft to average carbonation. Sweet, caramel, light smoke, and light peat finish.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16z oz draft pours medium brown with a fluffy white head. Caramel and chocolate aromas. Slightly sweet with a bit of smoke, alot of chocolate, caramel and toffee. Medium body that goes down very easily. Not bad.
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours dark mahogany with a small tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, light chocolate, toffee, and a bit of fruit. Flavors are a bit smokey, chocolate, sweet roasted malts, and a touch of bitterness. Palate could have a bit more going on. Decent beer, nothing to go crazy over. Not worth the $12 a sixer they charge IMO.
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at The Brick Store Pub, Decatur, GA. excellent appearance, dark dark brown with a nice quarter inch white creamy head. some sweet malts on the nose... medium body, somewhat of an average Scotch Ale... nothing really crazy about this one... but solid (as Great Divide continues to be - solid and often extraordinary). A bit of caramel, some dark fruits and a bit of roasted malts. Eventually I’ll pick up a six pack of this....
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Capone’s: Poured a dark brown-black. The aroma was roasted malts and batteries. The flavor was good, malty, chocolates, and licorice. Overall, an easy drinker, but really a Scottish?
CheersMate (1298) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks just like a porter, or weak imperial stout, so it looks nice for a scotch ale. Huge roast aroma that smells really good. Nice malt follow up on this beer. This beer has a nice apperance and a nice aroma as well. Nice smooth palate, but not a great palate. Huge roast and malt taste, but this isn’t the best scotch ale that I have tried. The apperance and the aroma are above average, but below average, or just average with the taste/flavor and the palate.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured red-black with foamy head. Peaty and malty aroma. Malt, full bodied with caramel overtones. Lasting malt finish with a tinge of bitterness. Worth seeking out.
nuplastikk (4093) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Opaque brown-black color. Light nicely solid but thin head. Sweet and malty and pretty true to the Wee Heavy style. Deep malt tones not unlike a dopplebock at times, quite rich. Smooth and drinkable, the alcohol is well hidden. I’m not a huge Great Divide fan, but this is spot on for the style.