15th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by saintwarrick:
4.25/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a perfect amber with a foamy white head. Caramel and cocoa powder in the aroma, with a twinge of citrusy hops. Not much like a DIPA, as the malt overwhelms the aroma. Taste follows suit, very sweet and malty, lots of vanilla; this is a beer where the wood aging really comes through with a complex taste. There is a hint of bitterness at the end, but unlike most DIPA or most American IPAs, this is more like a super British IPA. Finish is very smooth, hardly much caqll from the alcohol.
A very tasty treat that hides its 10 percent very well. This is what a wood-aged beer should be.
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2009 02:54:25 | More by saintwarrick
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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.