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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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An Imperial Porter aged in oak wine barrels accented with juice from Tempranillo grapes grown on the Western Slope of Colorado, this harmonic combination is truly, a must.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeJslc (687) - USA - MAY 25, 2013
Dark brown, hazy, beige head. Aroma of baker's chocolate, some nutty notes, wine barrel evident. Flavor: strong wine barrel character, a light grape note, dry chocolate, a little earthy nutty note. Interesting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2013
750 thanks to Dallas. Pours a dark red color with a medium beige head. A sweet vinous nose. The flavor is rich dry woody malts, caramel, rich grapes, some dustiness. Very unique and nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2157) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Notes of grapes, slight tartness, chocolate, slight roasted malts, earthy, woody. An interesting porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (3607) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Well, Odell has gone so long with everything in the big bottles being a winner for them that one had to disappoint. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue and a beige head. The aroma has toasty malt, plastic, red grapes and some medicinal traits - not up to expectations. It has a medium crisp bubbly body with lots of excessive effervescence. The flavor starts with chocolate malt, 7-Up, minor red wine, minerals and aspirin. The finish adds some berries and spice along with hints of barrel aging. An okay beer, but not up to the norm for Odell.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (9938) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Roasted malt, cocoa powder, toasted bread, and some light grape. Notes of wood, some peppery spice, and a touch of metal. Light malt sweetness of caramel, some grapes, and a bit of wood. Lightly metallic, roasted malt, cocoa, and some hints of pepper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty woody wine and caramel aroma. Sweetish weak roasted malty caramel woody wine flavor. Has a sweetish roasted malty caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle courtesy of John at TAP-NY. Pours a deep brown with a thin white to beige head. Roast and cocoa on the nose, chocolate. Chewy roast, soft cocoa. Chocolate and more cocoa with lingering roast and warm alcohol on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle. Cork gives a loud pop when it is finally yanked unwillingly from the bottle. Very head and carbonated. Some roast and sweet grape. Medium mouthfeel. Nice lacing. Pretty sweet upfront and throughout. Not as dry as I anticipated. Fruity. Meh....So after a glass this somewhat grows on me but as it warms you do get some alcohol notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2013
Aroma of toasted, almost smoked, malt with chocolate notes. Coffee? Maybe. Near opaque dark brown color with some white/beige head that sort of laces. Full body with creamy carbonation. It’s smoky. There’s coffee, and chocolate, and something like not too sweet dark fruit. The finish is relatively dry, and the toast and hop bitter really pluck at the mouth

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2013
Aroma is chocolate, cherry, oak, and booze. Taste is chocolate, berries, bready yeast notes, and raisins


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