eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2006
@highlandlad’s - thanks to jokes for the excellent trade! great aroma on this - rich porty barley wine fatness with an edge of roast. the flavour is a bit more contentious in my book. big, full body with heaps of roast, vegemite, stonefruit, and high alpha pineyness but then the flavour is absolutely MURDERED by an extremely crude and laughably obvious layering of oak and vanilla, which dries and flattens the beer, like sucking on a plank. what a joke! ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2006
bottle. Opaque black pour with generous brown head. Fluffy, yet dense... Fruity, roasted malt aroma. Woodsy, vanilla, iron also are aromas I pick up. Silky, oily mouthfeel. Dark chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt are the dominant flavors. Complex with the presence of hops in the middle/finish. I catch a lingering sweet presence among the roasted bitterness in the finish. Lots of hops in the finish, maybe a touch too much for my liking...A very good beer in any event. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2006 Pours black with brown head, mostly diminishing. The aroma is big and roasted, lots of chocolate, fruity esters, and vanilla, some citrus hops, a bit of alcohol. The flavor is very dark chocolate, roasted coffee, dark fruit, vanilla, a touch of citrus comes at the end. The texture is thick, creamy and luxurious. The finish is long and warming. Crit (3996) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2006
Black,generous lasting brown head.Aroma of chocolate and dry malt.Flavor of chocolate,coffee,vanilla, medium hop finish,medium alcohol heat. GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Pours with a deep reddish-brown head on a black body. Malty aroma with some floral hops. Sweet-bitter malty taste with some fruits. Thick body with a strong alcohol warming effect.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Dark black with a brown head. Sweet lightly astringent aroma and a sweet dark roasted malt flavor with some astringent notes HungChad (13) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Great Beer - typical stout nose. Molasses, carob, coffee, vanilla. Nice head and lacing. Very well balanced with no off flavors. Creamy mouth feel. Very good. Great Divide Brewing Co. makes consistently great beers. dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Aroma of chocolate, roast coffee, bourbon, some hints of vanilla. Appears a deep dark opaque brown, with a borwn oil-slick head that dissipates quickly. Flavor is big oak at the start, followed by bittersweet chocolate, and then roast coffe, and finishing with an unexpected hoppy bite; aftertaste is roast coffe and some vanilla. Palate is thick and velvety; very luxurious. Overall, this beer definitely met the expectations and the hype, and it was defijnitely equal to the sum of its parts. CMUBEERMAN (442) - - JAN 13, 2006
Pours dark and wet. The head is firm and stays for a very long time. Aroma is very muted...too muted. However, after drinking half the bottle some more robust hints of coffee and earth come through. The taste is awesome. Very roasty and chocolate...not much coffee when compaired to its peers. Mouthfeel is very rich and oily. SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Thick, viscous black brew with a nice oak hit. It has a complex coffee flavored malt bite and enough hop bitterness to accent the chocolate, roasty flavors. The vanilla shows through more than a lot of oak aged beers I’ve had. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel. All around this is some complex, tasty beer.