15th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by Kolsch:
4.28/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
220z Bomber shared with wife at Mr. Bones, Greensburg PA.
Appearance: Ruddy brown with nice head that retained throughout drink.
Smell: Detection of Vanilla from the Oak. Great smell, almost like a Vanilla Bean. Seems as though this one may be syrupy sweet.
Taste: Yup...Vanilla alright but not as sweet as I was anticipating. Very much malt oriented with some detection of Hops. Very smooth drinker. Finish on this is extremely dry, so much so I needed a glass of water.
Overall: Not sure I would categorize this as a DIPA as the hops are not the show here. Old Ale would be a better description. Very nice beer indeed.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2009 11:20:27 | More by Kolsch
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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
90 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.