AdamT (268) - North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2014
12oz bottle from Tasty Beverage in Raleigh. Thick pour, dark black hue, zero visibility w/ 1/8" thick dark brown mostly lasting creamy head. Excellent lacing. Hops, coffee, milk chocolate and booze on the nose. Moderate dark malt and chocolate up front with a short light malt finish. Full body, creamy texture. Excellent all the way around. A++ lawman834 (268) - Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Black as night, virtually no head or lacing. Smells of molasses. Tastes of heavily roasted malt and coffee with molasses. Quite a fine Imperial Stout. kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2008
12oz bottle-This poured to a nice dark black with a thin tan head.Aromas were heavy chocolate and malts.The taste was of coffee,chocolate,roasted malt,and vanilla.Great lacing for a great beer from Great Divide. kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2005
hello chocolate. nice looking beer black with thin creamy brown head. chocolate is the only thing i can smell in this beer. the taste is the same with a hint of coffee and a slight hop bitterness at the end. nice smooth creamy mouthfeel. i put off buying this but will definatly buy again. franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Pours opaque black with a chocolate milk head that goes nowhere. Smell is chocolate, sweet molasses, some hops and some alcohol. Taste matches the smell. Chocolate notes, sweets, some hops some warming from the alcohol though it’s not as present as the abv indicates. Full in the mouth yet not filling. Finishes a little dry. This is an amazing brew with amazing flavors all over the place. Could, and will try this again and again. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to try this one.
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2008
12oz. bottle: Pours inky black with a dense and tall brown head. Wonderful rich dark roast malts, deep dark roasted cocoa beans, regular chocolate, some coffee, and some wood ash. There is also quite a bit of hops in the nose that balances very well with the chocolate roast and sugared, dried fruits. Big "C" hop flavor and bitterness grabs you just before roast and dark malts thunder in. Full mouthfeel with big hop and big roast. The hops stay throughout but definitely get covered a little by the dark roast in the middle. Alcohol starts to come in and combine with the hop to take you to a somewhat dry roasted hop finish. Big beer with big flavors, but it could use some more interest in the middle. mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2010 Bottle. Deep black and thick with a beige head. Balck currants in abundance on the nose. Chocolate. Coffee. The flavour is very sweet. Some tangy black currants. Chocolate, roasted coffee beans and dried fruits as well. The finish is burnt malts and a piney bitterness. Fantastic! MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2008
Coffee, chocolate and hops scent and taste, I’ve been here before. But what makes this stand out is the hugeness of it all. Damn tasty stuff. Rperez (263) - Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Strong thick body! This is not your average stout, roasted chocolate and some coffee, felt a little boozy for my taste but an amazing beer overall very complex
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2005
650 ml bottle. Pours black as night with a thick, creamy head that lasts forever. Lots of coffee and chocolate flavor. Finishes a little bitter. Not nearly as smooth as Bell’s Expedition.