15th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by BobbyBeerman:
4.6/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a clear rich amber color with sparse carbonation trails. The head is off white and thick and fluffy. The head diminishes down to a layer that leaves a good amount of lacing.
S: The obvious tones are wood (with some bourbon and vanilla), hops, and sweet malts. There is a sweet fruit in there but I cannot put my finger on it. I was sniffing this all through the experience from too cold to really enjoy to just the right temperature and it smelled wonderful the entire time.
T: Very complex yet well-balanced flavor. If follows the nose closely but in perfect harmony. The imperial level alcohol content does not overshadow the flavor.
M: Not overly carbonated. Even with 10% ABV it doesn't have a harsh feel on the tongue. Nice and smooth going down.
D: I would have to call this very drinkable. The one I was drinking while reviewing was the second one I had. I'd love to have more but it is a one per session beer. Regardless, I really like this one.
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2009 02:35:12 | More by BobbyBeerman
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3.33/5 rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
have a few of these in the cellar, time to break one out and see what's what...
2 fingers of snowy white head, sticky sticky sticky, this one leaves a bread crumb trail all the way down leaving no doubt where it has been, ample carbonation keeps the head well fed, lovely microbubble sheets roll around, nicely done, this is one good lookin' brewski
citrus and wood... who would have guessed? your first instinct is hops but the wood is definitely toning it down and adding something, there is a mellow booziness throughout, old orange rind, the nose is interesting but I don't love it, the hop florals kind of smelling like termite wood.
strange.. the flavor is of ashen wood with some bitterness, it is exceptionally smooth mouth wise but the flavor is throwing me a bit, some dark honey notes, there is just something off I can't quite place my finger on, perhaps this sat too long (bottled 7/2009).
this has lost it's kick imo, without a more assertive hop profile this kind of tastes like soaked wood, too bad, the look and feel of the brew is excellent.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2012 04:27:33 | More by Ego
15th Anniversary Wood Aged from Great Divide Brewing Company
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