pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a really nice dark amber, almost light ruby color with small head and nice lace. Nose immediately wafts up as I pour.... a bit of noble hop and tons of malt... sweet, wonderful maltiness fills the nostrils. Taste is just as impressive with a slightly sweet caramel flavor followed by a great bitter bite on the sides of the tongue, then back to malt. Really nice, and somewhat dry. This is a fine brew. I’m not sure if there are any spices in this (I can’t taste any) but what a fine specimen this is. I didn’t realize that this was an 8.1%! The alcohol is hidden very well, and this is actually a really easy drinking beer. A tip of the cap to the brewery.
Stefano (1938) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red-brown body and a smallish head. The aroma is pretty hefty with caramel and cappaccino. Flavor is very complicated with some oak, caramel, cherries, and sour grapes.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 Pours deep cherry wood w/ a shallow creamy froth that recedes to a blanket of dust on the surface with a fluffy lace. Malty aromas of chunky chocolate covered nuts and fresh ground coffee. Full nectar w/ soft residual effers creates a lucious creamy texture. It’a big and malty w/ an abundance of nutty caramel going on. Nuances of mocha and roasted coffee bean. The finish is bittered mildly with a lingering coffe roast component. Alcohol is well hidden. A nice specimen. Highly recommended.
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
toasty nutty malt, a rich elixer, a smooth and rich beer, nice winter beer smooth finish well done
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2006 bottle from Somerville Super Saver. This one starts off nice with a nutty resin-pine like character but finishes a bit too much on a starchy grassy note which is the smokey end of this beer. I like the aroma better and like the malt profile. I don’t care too much for the protruding bitter hops because they don’t seem to balance very well.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark cognac brown. smells like honey roasted malts. chewy sweetness which ends upp tasting rich and bitter but still kinda sticky sweet.
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 Re-Rate...Vintage ’06 Pours dark amber/brown with a thick frothy tan head. Aroma of barley, caramel malts, some dark fruit, and fairly strong minty/herbaceous hops. Roasted coffee, and chocolate dominate the flavor upfront, and carry through the fresh herbal hops towards the finish. Palate is medium/ full bodied, and all flavors linger fairly well in a very nice balance. Original rating 8 4 8 3 16 = 3.9
Dedollewaitor (15230) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber/brown with little white head. Aroma of roasted malts - caramel - sweet & strong hops (of course:-) Some dark fruits appears as well raisin/plum. Little alcohol feel. Medium carbonation with a filling body. The finish is very pleasant strong hoppy and lasting. Pure Dope!
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting brew this is...... Smells like Dried tobbacco. Super dark, amber/brown color. Rich, malty and spicy. Nice mix of wonderful hops and malts. A tad strong and a little burn going down. Probably would age well. Great Divide is a solid brewery.
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - OCT 10, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had at the brewery during 2006 GABF, Dark brown with a nice tan head that lasted a good long time. Nice aroma of rasin and fruity tones and a hint of alcohol. A wonderful complex beer with a candy fruit, carmel and slight hop bitterness. Finishes well with warming alcohol.