15th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by sweemzander:
3.95/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
650mL bottle poured into a tulip. Bottled on July 2, 2009.
(A)- Pours a cloudy dark copper color that produced a thick & fluffy white to tan head with great retention. Tiny bits of webbing were left behind.
(S)- Dry, with bits of caramelized pineapple & brown sugar & toffee sweetness.
(T)- Massively dry with pineapple citrus up front. Followed by a big, but mellow caramel/brown sugar sweetness. It finishes even drier than the beginning but with an oaky bite.
(M)- The last few months in the bottle have really diminished the hoppiness of this beer. Its still there, but the malts have really come to the foreground. Its got a good balance at this stage though; the hops still make their presence known by how dry this is. Good carbonation level too.
(D)- I would have preferred trying this fresh, but this is still excellent now. Surprisingly drinkable even w/ 10%abv and how malty this is. The wood aging gives the finish a dynamic twist and character. Good stuff. A bit more like a barleywine or american strong ale, but I am sure that would not be the case when this was fresh.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2009 19:14:58 | More by sweemzander
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
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