Friscokie (7) - Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is coffee, cocoa. Taste is coffee, chocolate, malts, and molasses. Don’ t really notice the alcohol. Delicious.
retinadoc (143) - - APR 26, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft. My new all-time favorite beer. I will have to re-calibrate my ratings, to accommodate this beer. A dense, sweet, complex mixture of coffee, chocolate, and malt flavor. Intense flavors. Slightly astringent finish, buffered by the overriding sweet flavors and aromas. Will give a 4.9 overall rating, to accommodate an as-yet un-tasted more perfect beer.
Helsdon (248) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not too often you get a beer sporting an overall rating of 100, guess that’s why I had this fella brought up from Buffalo. My first great divide. Yeti or not... poured and inky dank black with a sheet of mud-brown head. Nose lots of deeply roasted malts, sweet chocolate and a little coffee. The sweetness takes a step back on the taste, lots of roasted malts that are a touch burnt, but not unpleasant. Coffee, chocolate and a decent balance with the bitter and the sweet. Excellent brew.
Smokey_P (10) - Currumbin Valley, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Such a great beer. Extreme dark chocolate, espresso coffee, caramel and raisin with the booze adding a bit of warmth. Would love to try this at the source.
Desverger (3002) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@Fermentoren, Copenhagen (4/4/2015) - black pour with tan head. Roasted malty aroma and taste, some burnt notes, some milk chocolate, caramel, coffee, light vanilla, great stuff.
Bulk_Carrier (2518) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle dated February 25, 2015.
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a jet black color and it pours like motor oil. A thin tan quarter finger head dissipated practically immediately. Stringy lacing clings nicely around the glass.
The smell took a light pine from the hops and allowed a nice gracing of roasted coffee and an ample amount of milk chocolate.
The taste had a nice bitterness between the coffee bean and the piney hops. The milk chocolate balances to bring out a nice sweetness. A lingering sweet to roasty milk chocolate aftertaste starts and feeds into the finish.
On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium on the body with a great sipping quality to it. The carbonation sits good for the style and for me. Bitter piney and roastiness rolls over my palate in a sticky sort of glazing.
Overall, definitely a good Double Stout that I would have again. Nice to finally have the horse before the cart, about time.
kkleu357 (462) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes on 3/30/15
On tap at Great Divide. Thick body. Very dark. Huge chocolate aroma. Lots of sweet chocolate taste with a nice alance of roasted flavor.
CH-303 (1568) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - APR 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Bottled 29/10-2014. Basically black, very dark tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, burnt, coffee/chocolate.
Taste: Very dark malt, coffee, burnt, tar. Warming and very nice.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Bern), 355 ml, CHF 8.30
BottleHound (156) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. Inc black color with small brown head. Aroma with lots of chocolate, pine and coffee. Malty, quite dry, well balanced flavour. Surprisingly long aftertaste.
GIJOE (768) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a voluminous, frothy, brown head that stays long. Copious lacing. Nose is huge malt with bold coffee and chocolate notes. Taste is bitter dark chocolate up front, trailing off to a slightly burnt toffee. Full body, playful carbonation. This is a tasty beast that stout lovers will enjoy.
mfhennig (98) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a tulip glass, pour’s thick and black with a nice brown head, lotsa lacing on the glass. The toasty aroma was noticeable upfront. Flavors of coffee, caramel, cocoa. This is a huge beer, full bodied, thick and chewy without a lot carbonation. This thing lasts!
I will hope to find a BA version of this somewhere down the road. Until that happens, I will be hard pressed to find something better. WOW!