16th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by Reaper16:
3.75/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
16oz pour on-tap served into a pint glass at Egan's in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (for only $3.50!)
Pours an interesting mix of orange and brown. It reminds me of the way pancakes look when under maple syrup. This was served into a pint glass so the white foam didn't have much of a head to it. It did lace well. Overall: not very pretty but gets points for uniqueness.
Lots of wood in the nose. Great Divide isn't kidding when they say this is wood aged. Green wood and dry autumn leaves and some vanilla extract. Of course there are hops, but much like the 15th Anniversary Oak Aged they present themselves as much more floral than anything. Fresh flowers and some grass. No citrus. It strikes me as much the same as the 15th Anniversary, only muted.
The flavor is not muted though is still like a lesser cousin to the 15th Anniversary. The hops are tremendously floral but in a one-note sort of way. The 15th had some weird fruity tastes to go along with the flowers but 16th does not. But hey, do you like wood? Good, because this beer's got it. Lots of drying, oaky flavors. Some vanilla and toffee to go along with it. An interesting beer than misses the mark just a little bit relative to last year's version.
The mouthfeel was fine. A nice, medium body was a good choice for this unique take on the double IPA. Drinkabilty? VERY nice. I had 16 ounces of a 10% ABV beer and it was never a chore or cumbersome.
I loved the 15th Anniversary. I only like the 16th. But I would certainly drink a pint of this again. Worth trying.
Serving type: on-tap
08-03-2010 03:26:51 | More by Reaper16
More User Reviews:
4.28/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
I was sure this was well past it's prime, as it had been pushed back into a corner, so I figured what the hell... However, once again I have proven to be very very wrong....
Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a footed tulip.
A: Dark amber hue. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, whitish head. Settles pretty slowly leaving some residue behind as it does. Tons o' cascading, dry, sticky lacing. Head renews fully with each pour.
S: Pine resin, honey, a little grapefruit, butterscotch, and orange citrus.
T: Full of pine resin, with a little raisin. Sweet dark chocolate and butterscotch. Soft, distinct wood character is very notable.
M: Thick, hearty, malty, and syrupy. Pungent aftertaste. A little dry in the finish. Woody, citrus notes hang on the palate. It is slightly harsh. High alcohol content is apparent.
D: Sip and enjoy.
Atmosphere is excellent. Great head, and some impressive lacing. Nose is full of character with prominent characteristic notes of resin, grapefruit, citrus, and sweet. Flavor is a very finely balanced combination of syrupy pine, bittersweet raisin, with candied chocolate and butterscotch, all with a pungent woody base. Thick, hearty, and malty. Overall, this is a great quaff.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2013 04:33:50 | More by bmwats
4/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Why am I reviewing this beer now? I've had both the 17th and 18th anniversary versions fresh. They weren't hoppy at all and were super oaky (like drinking a 2x4) so when I found a 16th anniversary on the shelf (hooray shelf-aged beers!) I said "why not?" Figured the oak may have faded somewhat and maybe it's halfway decent. Let's find out...
A: Pours a murky amber. Big frothy tan head. Fade slowly, leaving surprisingly decent lacing behind. Quite decent head retention too.
S: Loaded with raisins plus some caramel and some oak. A little bit of citrusy and grassy hops, surprisingly enough. Smells a lot like an american style barleywine.
T: Caramel, raisin and brown sugar abound up front with nice hints of oaky vanilla. Mild hop bitterness somehow, especially towards the finish. Mainly grassy and a bit of pine and citrus with some toasted oak characteristics. Finishes oaky and bitter. Zero booze.
M: Medium bodied, honestly not as heavy as I'd expect a 10% aged beer to be.
O: Well damn, what a nice experiment. When these beers are fresh they are oak bombs. There is only a little oak left in this now, it's more of an afterthought to the strong malt. Surprisingly still hoppy and bitter. Honestly it's quite nicely balanced. Not bland after 2+ years. Still nothing earth shattering but quite an improvement.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2012 03:43:00 | More by Dope
3.93/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Review from 8/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a clear red amber, slight head, no lacing. Wood and hop aroma. Pleasant medium bodied oaked IPA with moderate hops. Hoppy middle with a somewhat astringent finish. Not a hop forward IPA. Oak is nice, but not very complex. An enjoyable oaked IPA, but not that remarkable.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2012 18:26:46 | More by LiquidAmber
16th Anniversary Wood Aged from Great Divide Brewing Company
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