15th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by KickbacksSteve:
4.63/5 rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured from bomber into Unibroue tulip. Lighting is bad so I can't evaluate the colors involved but a retaining, soft head stayed on top of the body for a little while. Aroma is fascinating. Hops, very pungent, slight vanilla, alcohol, hops, moderate sweetness in the background. Upon tasting it seems that the vanilla/oak flavors are starting to emerge more than the first times I've had this beer. Hops have faded a touch, but it doesn't seem like a bad thing as the other flavors are coming forth. A little less satisfying therefore from a hop perspective, but overall, not a bad thing. Sweetness lingers on the lips and despite the fact that the alcohol can be smelled, it can't be tasted...pretty amazing at 10%. Another in a lengthening list of beers that are most likely cost prohibitive to make full production and are made in limited release. Like some of my all-time favorite Taco Bell items from the past, this one will be gone for good soon.
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2009 07:12:18 | More by KickbacksSteve
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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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