nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep reddish-brown with a creamy lighter tan head with a good deal of sediment. Sweet bready, toffee aroma...tons of caramel malt...with a touch of smoke and some dates. This is sweet and malty...the caramel and toffee is certinaly dominant...some rum and rasin elements with a small light bitterness of hops. Smooth carbonation over a solid toasty body with a creamy toasty/slightly bitter/clean finish. Pretty decent brew...nice one for dessert, to end the night with or have while hiding from the winter storms.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep copper with a white head. Malty aroma with notes of maple syrup and dark fruit. Malty flavors of nuts and raisens. Finish is spicy and bitter. Very smooth strong ale, not sticky like some. Texture a little thin in the middle. Overall, pretty nice though. I would drink this again
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper color. Light unclear. Light brown head. Caramel, hops and fruit in the aroma. Flavour is floral and dry. Hoppy and cocoa notes. Is sweet. Has a very fruity bitterness in the end.
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 (3304) - 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 (3743) - 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.