15th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ryan011235:
4.3/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a snifter on 7/23/09
Bottled on 7/2/09
A - Stunning & intense amber color; highlights of copper & burnt crimson. Poured a fluffy two finger head; dissipates to 1/3 of the original after a few minutes. A thin layer of bubbly foam remains at the end. Solid clump of lacing at the start; patchy throughout.
S - Smooth, earthy, oak note. Floral hop tones. Slight booziness. Almost - almost - has a hint of bourbon.
T - Nicely rounded & assertive hop bitterness. I am noticing a tendency toward earthy, piney hop flavors that mingle intricately with a notable yet subtle biscuity malt. A dash of caramel & ever-so-slight vanilla are to be had as well. Oak smoothness intertwines & brings together the whole concoction.
M - Smooth & creamy. Medium to full-bodied with appropriate carbonation to keep things on the proverbial toes. Touch of lingering bitterness. A bit of boozy slickness but not at all off-putting.
D - I found this beer to be quite exquisite. Well done across the board. Definitely worth serious consideration. in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2009 15:31:47 | More by Ryan011235
More User Reviews:
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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