RSRIZZO (1853) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap at Great Divide 15th Anniversary Party. Color is a pitch back with mellow carbonation and a small tight brown head. Aroma is sweet like a barley wine with back tones of roasted malt. It starts with a thick almost oily body that goes down with a big rich feel. Finish is a bit like the aroma with a sweet barley wine like taste, deep roasted flavors with a touch of chocolate then a hint of fruit. After taste is surprisingly clean as the sweetness fads leaving the fruit taste behind. This is just a wonderful brew, I hope they bottle this one.
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Great Divide Anniversary Party poured a nearly opaque dark brown nearly black with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, light fruittiness and a hint of smoke. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, vanilla, prunes and roastiness with a smooth lingering roasty finish.