axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pretty cloudy copper/orange color body with a 2 finger thick fluffy off-white head. After sitting for a few minutes, the head drops only a little bit leaving a sticky residue. The aroma is a sweet earthy blend of brown sugar, vanilla, carmel, oranges, and mildew with some alcohol peeking through. The flavor starts of a little soapy with some vanilla and maple notes followed by a quick shot of spiced rum that dries out fast leaving a moldy wood and cigar finish with some mild citrus undertones.
GRM (3677) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample, 18th anniversary, Christmas gathering at Stephen Morris’s, savoured on December 18 2015; eye: dirty brown, ring of tan head, light lacing; nose: hops, malt, caramel, alcohol, “tired”; mouth: hops, malt, caramel, alcohol, “tired”, semi-dry finale in bittering hops, full body, good carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly grainy texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, 18ème anniversaire, party de Noël chez Stephen Morris, savourée le 18 décembre 2015; œil : brun sale, anneau de mousse fauve, légère dentelle; nez : houblon, malt, caramel, alcool, fatigué; bouche : houblon, malt, caramel, alcool, fatigué, finale semi-sèche en houblon amérisant, corsée, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amère, texture légèrement granuleuse; en résumé : bien
gregwilsonstl (1947) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite dark copper. 2012 vintage drank in 2016. Tasted at my variants themed tasting. Thx Tony B. Malty. Oxidized.
Baramba (816) - ITALY - DEC 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16th anniversary. Bottle. Amber with frothy white head. Aroma of malt, fruity, oak, yeasty. Sweet flavour of malt, dried fruits, wooden notes. Dry finish
rejtable (2276) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16th Anniversary. 2015 Xmas gathering. Pours cloudy, chunky orange with no head and no lacing. Nose is maple, molasses. Flavour of syrup, fruit, earthy bitterness. Taste is medium/big sweet, medium bitter. Full creamy body with lively carbonation. Big, astringent finish. Nice!
18th Anniversary had as well. Very similar overall.
altonbrownd (5419) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
9/18/2010 5:18:53 PM Bottle at Beer Temple. Nice amber body with healthy head. Nose of malts and vanilla. Nice taste of malts, with lots of wood, and vanilla. Quite enjoyable.
slowrunner77 (9671) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hard to rate this as one as I had different vintages that were scored drastically different, 4.1, 4.0 and a 3.4 for 18. gotta go with the average I guess.
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Riktigt bra och snygg öl. Sund att jag inte har någon kvar dock.
Great Divide levererar
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Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 backlog. 17th Anniversary edition. Pours clear dark amber with a 2 finger thick white head that left chunky lacing. The nose is sweet caramel and ripe citrus. The taste is toffee, overripe citrus, and a nice tart grapefruit finish. Medium bodied. Tasty. 3.8
ConnyPetersson (75) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från 2012. Mjuk och krämig. Skön beska fortfarande. Fruktig, nästan apelsinmarmelad
koleminer20 (2222) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 mL bottle of 17th Anniversary shared at Tippins at an impromptu tasting. Thanks Dom! The pour on this is a pale gold, with some darker tendencies and a nice tall white head and some moderate spotty lace. The aroma is definitely hoppy and bitter, but the oak almost provides a little bit of a vanilla malty sweetness toward the back end. It’s really good. The flavor is much of the same. The hops are definitely toned down from what I’d expect, and I think the oak has a large part of that. They offer a little more of an earthy character. It’s not as dominated by a hoppy presence as I’d expect for an double IPA, but it’s still quite good. The mouth feel is a little thin, but decently creamy, with a great carbonation, and a decent aftertaste, but there isn’t the citrusy dominance that I was hoping for. It’s a little dry, which is good