Clints1991 (5) - Lakewood, Alabama, USA - NOV 6, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I love this beer. The aroma is a roast and oak. The appearance is a very dark brown, almost black. Pours a dark brown head. Very full bodied, with a creamy texture. Overall it is an amazing stout. This is one of my favorite stouts.
DenverLogan (626) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Denver Rare Beer tulip glass.
Pours black with small brown head and lace.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, oak, slight carob.
Medium carbonation and big mouthfeel.
Flavors of dark roasted malts, burnt malts, dark chocolate, oak, grassy hops, slight carob and minerals. Overall big, bold, flavorful and very tasty for an impy stout lover.
punkyBrewStro (5) - - OCT 31, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Most stouts dream of being this when they grow up. It pours like a black rainbow river of delicious dream-like espresso and malt. The nose on this bastard is a riveting windstorm of meaty, jerky-like molasses with a toffee linger. Its got more body than Jesse Ventura and finished smoother than classic jazz. If youve ever fancied a stout for more than 2 seconds, do yourself a favor and invest in your well-being by picking up a bottle of this Colorado beast. Well done Great Divide, well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ineedbeer (428) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canít read the bottle date - either late 2010 or early 2011.
Aroma has a medium light oak note with moderate chocolate and roast notes. Light coffee character with medium fruit notes. Fruit includes raisins, plums and figs. Light cardboard oxidation setting in and light alcohol note.
Pours black with a big moderately thick dark mocha head with average retention. Medium light lacing with mid sized legs.
Flavor is similar to aroma but with a lot more chocolate and roast and less fruit and oak. Moderately strong dark chocolate note with medium light roast and light coffee notes. Faint oak character and light fruit esters. Faint oxidation and medium light alcohol note in the finish. Moderately high bitterness. As it warms I pick up more raisin and fig as well as a hint of soy sauce.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall an alright beer, but the flavor is much better than the aroma. Not nearly as much oak character as the fresh version I had at the brewery this weekend. Light oxidation setting in.
574deadzone (763) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft. Pitch black with a tall, rocky mocha-brown head. Really nice, deep and complex nose involving rich dark chocolate, a touch of licorice, woodsy oak notes, earthy and herbal hops, big roasted malt, a light smoke note. Really nicely balanced flavor, big and sweet but also quite bitter. Rich creamy body, heavier, silky, not too active, with a long sticky creamy sweet and bitter finish. Damn fine brew, really happy to see on draft.
MikeJslc (636) - USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black, tan head.
Aroma of deep toffee, licorice, big bourbon, dark bread crusts. Bourbon even bigger in flavor, burnt sugar, licorice, molasses, caraway seeds, roasty finish. A lot going on in this very good stout.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ferris (1272) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Light soy, chocolate and oak. Jet black with a chaotic brown head. Espresso and dark chocolate with minimal oak. Very nice, just wish the oak translated into flavour.
Beergeek23322 (1709) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1/23/2010. 22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a foamy beige head. Aromas of roasted malt, oak, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. A little sweet at first, but finishes bitter. Awesome brew!
odinstyr (500) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown with a thick brown head. Smells of oak and chocolate. Taste is sweet and bitter - piney hops, chocolate malt, mellow oakiness comes together very well.
Dr_MedievAle (106) - USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wet wood, chocolate, hot alcohols on the nose. Tastes of roasted marshmallow, oak, booze. Thick and creamy in the mouth. Kind of an astringent finish.