77ships (7636) - Antwerpen, - NOV 11, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
17th Anniversary Edition – 75 cl. bottle @ Delrium Hoppy Loft – shared – Curious about this one, not a big fan of IIPA’s or IPA’s but it is not like I hate them, I am a big fan of their Yeti, so… - Went on this one after a brief discussion about which bottle we were going to share – Looks like a caramel with a white head – Smell is incredible, sweet caramel goodness, touch of frangipane, sweet wood, fruits, lots of caramel malt – Taste does feature many of those elements delicious caramel, very strong malt, lots of caramel malt, beating even out the hops, vanilla, sweet wood, sugar, fruits, wonderfully sticky, touch of frangipane but underneath that you get a more or less regular IPA going on with some grapefruit hops & slight floral, great stuff, smell is still a bit better than the smell, oh boy if this would have tasted like it smelled but this one was getting close, ironically the IIPA slightly blocked some of the flavours / Body is wanderfully sticky & sweet / Great stuff, love it, might have been even more of the top but this was great already / That is one hell of a barrel aging
GRM (3698) - 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 (2058) - 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 (861) - 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 (2302) - 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 (5465) - 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 (9937) - 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 (2399) - 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