15th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by roadhouse:
4.22/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22 oz. bomber into a tulip glass
Pours a clear copper color with a one inch off-white head. Falls to a cap and leaves minimal lacing.
Aroma has a nice sweet malt character with a touch of tobacco leaf, the hops are actually quite mellow in this, there is some earthy and spicy hop notes. Oak character comes through as well, very light vanilla character too.
Taste is sweet and malty up front with a big dose of oak and light vanilla character coming in the middle. Again the hop character is nicely balanced, which I like, with spicy and earthy tones. Finishes with lingering oak and a very light bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, nice creamy carbonation level. Quite drinkable for the ABV.
An interesting beer that I definitely enjoyed. Don't go expecting anything like an American DIPA. This is much more English in character.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2009 13:15:19 | More by roadhouse
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
90 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.