KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The pour was a very thick pitch black with an average sized (1-2 finger) chocolate brown creamy head that had really good retention, reducing to a moderate sized foam cap with a large foamy collar thus producing excellent streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a dark roasted malt, a resin hop and a leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses, vanilla, licorice, a bit of oak and a mild alcohol tinge.
The taste was a tiny bit sweet and very malty with hints of licorice, dark chocolate and molasses from the onset and then proceeded to become a nice bitter hoppy with a big note of coffee and hints of vanilla and oak with a strong alcohol finish. The flavor hung around for a very long time with the coffee flavor taking hold as the taste of alcohol faded.
Mouthfeel was full and a bit chewy in body with a texture that was smooth, creamy and a tad oily, while having a nice strong lively carbonation.
Overall a brew that has everything balanced so well that it just slides down the throat leaving you wanting more...
berrya785 (439) - Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Poured jet black with a small brown head and lots of lacing. Aroma was vanilla extract, roasty, and dark fruit. Taste was coffee, alcohol, brown sugar, and chocolate. This is a very delicious imperial stout.
DedicatedToFun (1595) - SoCal, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at library alehouse, amazing imperial stout, super strong, dark chocolate, yum
SetauketBrewer (8) - New York, USA - DEC 8, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Gorgeous black pour with dark tan head. Light aroma for such a bold flavored beer. Everything one could want in a stout and then some. Bold coffee and oak mingle together on the tounge with an arid finnish that takes hold and doesnít let go, until you take another sip. Definitely a winner.
overfiend1976 (4) - Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Let the hopping begin. A stout with a bunch of bitters? Donít mind if I do, thank you very much. This is, without question, my favorite offering from Great Divide.
kaser (1789) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black thick pour with frothy brown head. Gorgeous pour from local option. Draft. Biscuit, cocoa, dark chocalate, nuts. Massive taste. Tons going on. Finishes bitter super good
fletchfighters (930) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bomber format from Great Divide
Pours motor oil color. reverse cascading dark leather head. Good body and retention. Good lacing and settles into a thick collar.
Nose is oak, chocolate, vanilla, bitter chocolate, and roasted and charred malts.
Smooth taste even with the bitterness. Vanilla, bitter baking chocolate, chocolate, roasted malts.
Long feel and finish. Very dry oak finish.
One of the best beers on the market.
Nehpets (13) - - DEC 3, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep dark and intoxicating aromas of coffee and leather. A really dark pour. There is an explosion on the palate as this big stout odes over the tastebuds. Starts out with coffee and burnt malt followed by tobacco and earth. I have not had a better unoaked stout to date
gmb5127 (180) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma bitter and roasty. Taste is surprisingly smooth yet not lacking in taste. Amazing beer.
dansac (31) - Loa Angeles, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious stuff; one of my favorite non-barrel aged imperial stouts; right there with Speedway, and maybe even a notch over it. Huge roasted malts, and bitterness, with a delicious creamy mouthfeel that doesnít get too crazy. Oak comes forth well, and the roasted malts shine through without any rustiness or cloyingness. Surprisingly drinkable and overall delicious.
JHeath99 (308) - - DEC 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours motor pull black with toffee colored head. Aroma of intense coffee and a bit of chocolate. Taste of the aforementioned aroma with a bit of a boozy undertone.