15th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by northaustin:
2.68/5 rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. a clear darker colored amber that is close to brown with three fingers of head which disapperared fairly quickly and left a good amount of lacing.
smells like bourbon. straight up. just bourbon.
tastes like a smooth bourbon (at 10% its one fourth the alchohol content of the average bourbon). in the end it rounds off kind of harshly into a sweet malt taste, but this is after the strong kick of the wood aged bourbon flavor. no hop taste whatsoever which is very disappointing as it is billed as a double ipa.
mouthfeel is very good for what i was expecting. not too dry or too sticky. doesnt abolish your taste buds as the smell and initial flavor would suggest.
this is a strong beer. and i rarely use a term as vague as strong to describe a beer but theres just not much else here. flavor is pretty lacking. and is a big disappointment on the hop scale but oh well. this is definately a beer for someone trying to get a real nice buzz off a little bit of beer. the price was right and i feel a bit blessed to have gotten it while its around. but if i had the option i probably wouldnt buy this one again. just not my style
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2009 02:55:24 | More by northaustin
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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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