decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Black pour with tan head and lace. Burnt coffee and oak aroma. Chocolate, coffee, with a medium bitter finish that is a combination of hop malt bitter. Full bodied creamy mouthfeel and good carbonation. A very damn special beer. BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2009 Brewed in the USA....... Courtesy of The Capt, thanks again. Pours a wonderful black color with a thick medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a hint of vanilla. The taste has a burnt wood flavor with dark malts, chocolate and espresso notes. The mouthfeel is medium in body with a nice lingering bitter finish. Another winner from Great Divide !!!! GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2009
OMG! Da BOMB! Top of the line man. Everything is perfect. Aroma, color, head job, all superb and expressive. The mouthfeel is dazzling. Effers to malt ratio in balance. Huge and very strong. Not sweet at all. Just a sublimely balanced specimen summoned by all beer gods and shoved forefront. This one gets the Nobel prize in my book. Eat this with a chorizo and egg burro with a few Herdez jalapeños. afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Bottle shared by TheCaptain, thanks a ton Mark.Oh this was such wonderful stuff. A black pour topped by a dense, creamy khaki head. Smells of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Taste has the same traits only not in the same proportion, chocolate and vanilla play a very large role. The wonderful flavor paired with the thick, smooth mouthfeel makes it the beer equivalent of a mocha milkshake. This stuff was so good it made me a bit psychic, I could literally see myself in the future drinking this over and over again. Great Divide has a winner on its hands here. bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Thanks eagle. Poured a dark black color and head a good size head. Aroma was of very good coffee and vanilla. Flavor was much the same, good bitterness to it solid vanilla and only a slight oak. This is a good one for sure.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2009
SpringsLicker’s Fish Fry. Sample from a bottle thanks to SpringsLicker. Black with a thin tan head. Espresso, chocolate, roasted malt aroma. Taste is bitter espresso, chocolate, coffee, light vanilla. General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Bomber shared with soccer290. I actually missed this beer while carousing my local liquor store. I am sure glad soccer290 was there to point it out to me! It pours a jet black color with a very nice brown head that rises up after it is poured. It actually looked like the head was growing on top of the brew. The aroma consisted of a LOT of coffee, roasted malt, and some chocolate and burnt wood. The taste was dominated by coffee with some hints of roasted malt, burnt wood, and chocolate. This brew lined my mouth after every drink and made me keep wanting more. It also left excellent lacing on the side of my glass also. Again, Great Divide impresses... soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2009
22 oz bomber shared with General66. Was very excited to see this at my local liquor store, as I loved Oak Aged Yeti (was what turned me on to stouts), and I love coffee in stouts. Pours a dark opaque black with a fluffy chocolate colored head that rose after the pour, then slowly dissipated. Smells of roasted chocolate, some oak character, and lots of coffee, with maybe a hint of vanilla. Tastes very similar, with the coffee/espresso becoming more apparent, and more masking of the other flavors. Goes down very smooth, with a bit of stickiness early, but eventually gets less sticky as it warmed (which was surprising). Very good beer, which I actually enjoyed more than Oak Aged Yeti, but that’s only because of the coffee character. IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle. Deep thick pour with a long lasting very dark tan creamy head. Aroma was balanced between a light roasted coffee, sweet malt, roasted barley, and light chocolate. Flavor was silky smooth, velvety, and awesome with such a good blending of oak, vanilla, espresso, malt, chocolate, it goes on. Very well made brew with a thick and chewy mouth-feel. This was a well enjoyed beer. gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2009 How I couldn’t love an espresso oak aged stout, I’m not sure, and this didn’t disappoint. Aroma of chocolate, espresso, malts, maple, and brown sugar, but with a little bit of a burnt aroma. Medium carbonation, a bit surprising for a stout. The flavor starts with the espresso, moves into caramel and then the bitter hoppy finish.