15th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by briman:
3.65/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a crystal clear copper color, with a large cream colored head that retains very well. Thick lace coats the sides of the glass all the way down.
Aromas of orange and tangerine citrus upfront backed up with clearly evident notes of vanilla, oak, bourbon, and alcohol.
Strong flavors of oak, and caramel malt upfront, along with some mild citrus elements but quickly settles into a more bourbon like flavor and alcoholic finish. Some grapefruit rind bitterness sneaks out as well, and lingers along with the bourbon notes well into the aftertaste.
Medium body, with moderate carbonation. A touch thick, having a slightly chewy feel. A little more bouron-like than I expected, and this flavor holds on well into the finish and aftertaste. Alcohol is evident througout, and certainly provides some warming. I think the hop presence is strong, but is overpowered by the bourbon and alcohol character. I like this beer, but in terms of both aroma and flavor not sure it has nearly the hop punch I would really expect in a DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2010 02:28:29 | More by briman
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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.