15th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by YankChef:
4.3/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22 oz bottle poured into bell's tulip
appearance: deep amber with some copper hues nice plumy thick white head that sticks all the way down and leaves fantastic lacing
aroma: was surprised here the aroma is very subdued some piney notes and a little bit of wood, caramel and toffee but very faint on the overall it almost smells like a barleywine, but subtle
taste: Alright here we go this is worth the price of entry... nutty flavors like candied pecans/walnuts roasty then goes to some hoppy bite but this is certainly not a hop bomb flavors of vanilla and wood come through big time very very apparent with the wood id like to know how long it was oaked for... im guessing 6-9 months
overall: stellar beer from great divide excellent example of how much oak aging a beer can change it... i believe it ventures into barleywine flavor territory with how strong the caramel/malty flavors were however that could also be from the fact that i didnt get it fresh. never the less a tasty beer and i would take this over a hercules any day of the week. Even with the high abv still really drinkable although heavy on the palate with a perfectly rich mouthfeel and enough hops and crispness not to weigh your palate down
Serving type: bottle
08-06-2009 08:30:19 | More by YankChef
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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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