15th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by JayQue:
3.93/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Looks great!! Pours a clear reddish amber color with a big off-white head. The head fades to a quarter inch and then hangs in there. Thick lacing. Not bad for 10 %!!
Smell is very mild, caramel malt and evidence of the wood aging.
Taste is rich and caramel malty, bitterness at the end, can taste the wood aging as well. This is very much like an English IPA or a barleywine.
Mouthfeel seems a bit thin at first. Then all the flavors kick in and coat the tongue...not a problem any more.
Drinkability is good. It is a bit of a slow sipper because of the wood...but a barleywine type flavor is a slow sipper anyway. Not your usual DIPA but a good beer. Very enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
10-15-2009 23:04:17 | More by JayQue
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3.33/5 rDev -17.6%
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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