15th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by surprenant1138:
4.03/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a DFH snifter. Hazy, dark amber/rouge. Approx 1/2in thick, creamy tan head. Aroma is of maple syrup, hints of chocolate, cherries, hops, vanilla, and cherries. I've had this particular year before, about 6 months ago, and the taste has already changed, and unfortunately not for the better. What I remember as super oaky has now given way to an almost stale metallic taste. The hoppiness is not as prevalent as I remember. Still, maple syrupy, some cherries noted. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. It is still tasty, but slightly past its prime. Still ranks high though.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2011 01:31:11 | More by surprenant1138
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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.