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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy red-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and spices. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hay and dark chocolate. Fruity finish.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1219) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a big fluffy light brown head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet winey grapes and roast chocolate malts with some earthiness.

The flavor is sweet sugary grapes and vinous alcohol with some roast malt that gives it some bitterness in the finish. It’s a little chalky and acidic. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with sharp bubbly carbonation.

Overall, it’s interesting with the winey grapes, but a bit off.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
75 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty. Fruity, toasted malty and light caramelish. Mild citric. Lingering roasted and chocolate dark malty. Smooth fruity and roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a reddish brown with a rich, frothy and lacing beige head leaving quite some lacework. Sweet, subtle roast in the nose. Medium body only, very soft on the palate, subtle roast, some vanilla. Subdued bitterness. 150313

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9835) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. Clear very dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. 150313

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours dark brown black with a large foamy sudsy khaki head that slowly dissipates to a foamy film and lacing. Aroma has deep roasted malt with hints of coffee and dark fruit. Taste has roasted malt little coffee and bakers chocolate with some faint dark fruit grape juice and licorice. Palate is full little juicy and drying. Nice beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle at Papago w/AZBennett. Pours dark brown with some red hues and khaki head. Aroma is chocolate, light grape and vinous notes. Taste is sweet with a little alcohol burn. Overall, pretty smooth and tasty. Not great, but one of the better Odells lately.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (667) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle up in Snowmass: pours root beer brown, milky sand colored head that persists. Nose of chocolate nibs, cola, subtle grapes and mild wood characteristics. Tastes like a solid milky porter with grape subtleties and faint oak. Solid interesting porter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (267) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2013
The aroma is immediately fruity and almost reminiscent of a sour with strong grape tones and a slightly mustiness. Pours a brown nearly dark tea color. Taste is totally different from the aroma. It’s smooth malty and somewhat chocolaty with barely any fruit notes except on the end. Finishes faintly fruity with a smooth mouth feel. Really good but can’t help but think that this might age or evolve in to something really special--even a sour perhaps?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9028) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2013
On tap at Odell poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roastiness, bitter chocolate and light vinous notes. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla, light vinous notes and light roastiness with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.


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