PHXHOPLOVER (50) - LAVEEN, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great aroma of dark malts, hops, toffee, and chococolate, which also come through in the taste. Bittering hops perfectly balance the heavy body. Not particularly sweet, but thick. This is a great winter warmer type of beer that does not need spices to be a great example of the style.
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown amber, with thin offwhite head. Full body and nicely balanced. Rye, caramel, coffee, toast and hops!
thomat (3170) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very dark amber color with a yellowish head. A complex mix between malt sweetness, alcohol strength and hops. A good winter warmer !
RobertGBG (109) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great smell, some coffee and toffee, dark amber, great balance with medium sweetness and bitterness. You could definitely feel the alcohol.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(2004)12oz bottle (thanks to beerandblues2) poured a deep reddish color with a nice light brown head. Aroma of mostly sweet caramel malt. Taste was nice and smooth with noticeable age and slight alcohol warmth. Another great beer from Great Divide.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. dark reddish brown, firm white head. Nougat, toffee, spices and orange-peels in the compact aroma. malty flavour of raisins, figs, nougat, sweet oranges and anise. Warming malty aftertaste of nuts and raisins with subtle hop note.
IndianaRed (3556) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a clear deep mahogany witha thick chunky light tan head. Lacing was blocky and resiliant. Aroma is a great mix of lightly roasted malts, tootsie rolls, chocolate, dark pitted fruit and caramel. Flavor was woody and a bit smokey. Porterish at first and then moving to a slightly ascidic chared flavor. Bittering was not the floral citrusy hoppiness, but a deeper, woodier charcola type. Heavey palate but not syrupy. Moderately carbonated. Very interesting and I wish I had a 22 of this. Thanks to lukin013 for this great American Strong.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Complex, enticing aroma that’s hard to place. Dates, figs, maple, grapes. Big, satisfying maple fruit flavor. Plenty of hops to spice it up. Something you might be tempted to gulp down but will probably get yourself to savor. Big semi-opaque brown with head coating. Traces of alcohol detectable but well suited to the beer. Real nice, even in the summer.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2007 (Bottle at home) Pours dark, beautiful red with some brown notes. Allmost no white head... Smells fudge, syrupy and sugary malt. Dried dark fruits and some minty alcohol. Some liquorice. Lead. Rum raisins. Taste: not as sweet as the smell. Some chocolate. A bit minty with a coffee sourness. Small to medium body. Some syrup with dried plums and raisins. A whole lot of Great Divide-ish hoppyness in this one. A bit warming, but I had bigger hopes for a beer from this great brewery. Second try: Pours red. Chocolate milk aroma with hazelnuts. Fruits and some flowers. Dry flavour with coffee bitterness. Flower nectar with a relatively big bitterness. Some chocolate.
Habanero (3860) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Pours deep amber with a little mostly diminishing, tan head. Powerful hoppy aroma with a nice malt nose too. The flavour is with malt, burned caramel, dark chocolate and distinct hops. It’s full bodied. Pleasant bitter Great Divide finish.