Quick3Beers (776) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark rich black brown from a bottle. Oaky coffee nose, similar flavor with dark chocolate and vanilla notes. Bitter. Okay beer.
Nicke80 (363) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle from systembolaget. Pours thick black with little head. Coffee and cocoa aroma. Loads of coffee taste with long lasting bitter after taste.
Fujimo2000 (58) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown to black with lasting dark brown lacing. Aroma is chocolate and taste is chocolate but very dry. This definitely is hopped but very nice.
Swaroga (1954) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Creamy and oily mouthfeel with lots of chocolate in the aroma. The BA adds some more depth and complexity but isn’t that strong. The beer is very delicious but I have trouble to find it better from the non BA version to be honest. It became a bit more dry and more complex ...sure but the normal version has more toffee, body and sweetness which I enjoy a lot. Still both are masterpieces.
arnold931 (1189) - Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with dark brown head and lacing. Nose is cocoa and soy. Taste is cocoa, oak, soy, cinnamon. Great.
BierMeHoos (533) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro.
How: 22 ounce bottle.
Appearance: almost jet black, 2" of dark leather colored foam.
Aroma: Oak hits you, then smoke, chocolate hops.
Taste: lots of flavor, dark roasted coffee and malt. And Oak of course!
Palate: Full bodied, sweet but slightly bitter finish, booze and molasses.
Overall: Tasty stuff from Great Divide, top notch.
tightslice (773) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 23, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from K&L in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is dark chocolate, mild coffee, oakiness (combined with the sweet maltiness) is reminiscent of bourbon (without the bourbon, which is impressive). Taste is commmmmmplex. Dark fruits, sweet malts, roasted malts, coffee, some vanilla, wood, bourbon...so smooth and rich! Bitter finish. This beer is World Class without a doubt.
chadski (36) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Perfect pour and lacing. A very strong beer with nice bitter and coffee overtones.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rosskyle (421) - - JAN 17, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Dark black color with a dark brown head. Malt coffee sweet aroma. Dark choc coffee malt bitter. Heavy sticky body.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rarbring (2131) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Dark roasted coffee beans, marzipan, toast, Madeira.
Appearance: A very very dark brown beer, black if you prefer, a tan big head that settles slowly, leaving good lacing.
Taste: Sweet brown sugar, oatmeal porridge, roasted bread crust, coffee and dark chocolate. Sweet port or Madeira. Coffee beans at the end.
Palate: Low carbonation, a huge body, oily and smooth, a finishing dryness.
Overall: This is really a great beer, full of flavor and delight.
Note: bottle Reviewed 2010-11-26.