ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a cloudy brown color with a finger of frothy khaki colored head. THe head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet dark caramel malts, raisin, prune, and other dark fruits, some Belgian yeast and spices, candi sugars, and some booze.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet dark caramel malts with raisin, prune, date, and other dark fruit sweetness. Through the middle, the sweet candi sugars start to come through with some Belgian yeast flavors including some spices and esters. The finish is a mix of sweet dark fruits with some dark caramelized and candi sugars, some spice, and some booze.
M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really nice BSDA. Good malt flavors with the sweet sugars and yeast character balancing nicely with the body.
Aniela (1851) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber beer with a small offwhite head. Malty, hay, yeasty, caramell, rubber aroma with some metallic notes. Malty, roasted, hay, caramell. yeast and fruity flavour.
DiarmaidBHK (2390) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brusin Ales. Pours dark brown with a 1/4 of khaki foam. Big, sweet malt notes on the nose. It’s pretty sweet on the tongue as well. It hides its alcohol we’ll so it’s very quaffable.
OKplus (549) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had this at Great Divide tap room.
A - pours a deep ruby/ garnet with 2 fingers of off white head that retains well.
S - Cherry malt, dark fruits, currant, alcohol vapors
T - Vineous grape malt, stingy alcohol burns the tongue a bit. Brown sugar, syrupy dark fruits along with golden raisins. Yeast is there but overcome by syrupy cloying malt. Faint hints of cocoa toward the end.
M - Great carbonation. Rich body, smooth at first but becomes slightly syrupy.
Serving type: on-tap
Mora2000 (4111) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red with a white head. Aroma is very similar to iced tea with some toffee thrown in. Flavor is iced tea, sugar and toffee. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not bad, but fairly bland overall. I expect more from Great Divide.
Idiosynkrasie (1980) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. Minimally cloudy reddish dark amber colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Caramel malty aroma with bready notes, hints of red berries, hints of yeasty spicyness. Taste is initially heavy, sweet caramel malty, notes of sweet bread, toffee, red berries, blue grapes, close to the finish lighter, more fruity, with a citrusy dash, subtle yeasty spicy note troughout. Slightly vinous character, too sweet.
cthomas2390 (126) - Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
opaque brown with a bit of head. Predominant malt cqaramel up front. Some estery, malty sweetness along with a touch of sourness on the taste, but the alcohol is a bit too prominent. Appropriate carbonation. Finish is a bit too sweet.
beerdad (396) - Kansas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled pours cloudy golden brown. with a minimal small offwhite head. aromas of hay grass caramel and brown sugar. very sweet witha a touch of sourness. light bodied, almost creamy fairly flat. the finish is long slightly sour. overall a decent beer, but not my favorite.
thomat (1590) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark amber with a tiny tan head. Malty with fruity tones. Malt, fruit, hops and sweetness. Full body with a nice bitter sweet finish.
AndySnow (1259) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Monk’s Porter House. Dark amber colour with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, fruit. Flavour is malt caramel, dark fruits, some nuts.
alexsdad06 (3102) - Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99 (March 2011). Pours a mostly clear dark copper/brown color with a small off white head. The aroma was sweet caramel, ripe fruits, yeast and some alcohol. The flavor had caramel, brown sugar, some chocolate, fruity with a pretty soft finish. Just ok.