The appearance is great, used diesel motor oil black with a massive brown, lasting head and monster lacing.
The aroma is very nice. There’s a plentiful supply of roasted, toasted, and burnt malt flavors. Notes of coffee, chocolate and tobacco accent the nose. There’s a touch of woodiness from the oak too.
Taste wise this one is tremendous, and mostly follows the nose. The roasted and burnt grain flavors are up front, followed by a nice coffee/chocolate flavor. I still detect a little tobacco like flavor in there too, like a fine cigar. The oak aging is more apparent in the flavor and accents the rest of this delicious beer wonderfully.
The body is tremendous! Super thick and incredibly rich and full bodied, with pretty well hidden alcohol.
What a great beer! I highly recommend this to anyone who loves Russian Imperial Stouts or oak aged beers.
Cheers to Great Divide!