IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour was deep copper with not a lot of head. Aroma was of toffee, dark fruits, sweet malt, and oak. Vanilla was a bit more prevalent in the flavors along with more toffee, malt, and toast. Very smooth brew with a great blend of both flavors and aromas. I’d love to have another one of these.
dagimp (598) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Greeks in Narberth PA. Pours a dark brown/black with dark white head. Smoked aroma with some maple syrup. Mouthfeel is thick and almost syrupy. Taste is dark and smooth. Less smokey than the nose but full nonetheless. Pete, oak, dark malt and liquid smoke predominate. An overall I excellent beer. I really liked it.
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MaBeer1972 (1130) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Sunset Grill. Served in a tulip glass. A deep dark brew. Frothy light tan head that settles to nothing. Aroma of sweet oak with a little roasty smoke. Flavor is rich and slightly tangy, with an assertive sweetness that is kept well in balance. Very good.
MadRobin (991) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Always Ron's in Hagerstown, MD.
Clear, deep ruby-brown with a large pale khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of raisins, caramel, prunes and sweet dark fruit.
Taste of caramel, raisins, prunes, toffee, vanilla and brown sugar.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
Not as complex as some of its Belgian counterparts, but plenty tasty.
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jredmond (4006) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Alla Spina with PJ and Pat. Pours a dark brown body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, light vanilla and oak. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet caramel malts upfront with subdued flavors of vanilla, oak, roast, booze and spice in the background.
mnoud (212) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013.05.02 - Allagash Odyssey - on tap at Always Ron's.
Shorter than normal review. Pours dark with sticky head. Aroma pretty neutral tony nose. Agree with review below, kind of malty wheat then sweeter on back end. Less malty sweetness than I would hope and more of a grainy wheat element. Nothing wrong with this but nothing distinguishing to me. Coming from a Belgian Strong Ale fan.
adamjackson (1229) - Canaan, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013 batch, paid $17.99 locally enjoyed at 60F in a tulip.
A - Dark brown, amber edges, nice lacing. light head
S - Smells like candy. hints of oak and vanilla with caramel and candied sugar. not a lot of dark fruits.
T - Pretty sweet at the finish, up front a more maltier wheat taste. I get some sweet candied sugar, not bready or yeasty at all. pretty basic
M - Heavy body, medium carbonation balances it out.
O - This beer is just okay. Glad I didn’t cellar it. It’s just a mediocre beer for $18.
Niko100 (1486) - New York, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cider/brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, yeast, dark fruit, & spice; Flavor of smoky sweet malt, yeast, oak, dark fruit (notably plums & dates), caramel/vanilla, and spice; Nicely balanced and fairly complex; Overall, subtle in flavor - but well made.
tcane7 (806) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Alla Spina. Pours a deep cloudy brown with some tan head and lace. Notes of roasted malt, figs, some chocolate, oak, raisin. Tasty
chinchill (579) - South Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at Duckworths (NC)
Pour is a bit light for the style; but then I see this is partly a dark wheat beer. The clear dark brown/amber body is covered by a bone head that has great retention
Mouthfeel: near medium body with well-chose, soft carbonation. Very smooth.
Taste and Aroma: Wheaty, with plenty of alcohol esters and Belgian yeast. Also rather sweet up front. with hints of caramel and brown sugar, but ends mildly bitter.
O: Low on dark fruit for style, this Belgian ale was disappointing but should appeal more to folks who like wild yeast and wheat in their beers more than I do.
boxofrane (1180) - pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear brown with a small off white head. The aroma Is light chocolate, light roast. The taste has a little roasted chocolate, some toffee. For the abv, a little watery. Not bad.