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RATINGS: 99   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - 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 (696) - 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 (287) - 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. Itís 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 canít 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 (9652) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Dark mahogany pour with crimson at its core and chestnut edges. Thin latte head. Aroma of musty grape skin, cherry flesh, and cocoa-dusted raisins. Chocolate, oak, vanilla, tart plum, roasted malt, along with some tannic tones. Fairly complex, unique, solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2013
750 ml bottle from Total Wine - Pours a hazy brown color with a two and a half finger thick light tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma is light grapes and dusty malt. Flavor is esters and chocolate malt with hints of red wine. The esters linger in the finish. Medium body. A nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kdm1984 (646) - Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Pleasant cocoa aroma. Terrific head that sits around for a nice bit. Flavor is IMMENSE - roasted cocoa boozy tangy goodness that goes on for ages. Love how it is lighter bodied than the stouts. Sampled several new styles tonight, but had to pour an extra of this imp porter - a little sample was not enough. Great stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Pours super crazy with deep 2 inch brown sugar color head. Aromatics hit with normal porter notes (chocolate, sugar, molasses) it finishes with lots of grape/red wine tannic notes. Flavor hits with quick complexities that do not last. Lots of chocolate, slight brown sugar, tannins, and some barrel characters. Great brew!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Deep brown pour, tan head. Roasted malt, prunes, red wine notes, tannins, tartness, tart cherries. Cool beer. Much better as it warms.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1142) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2014 At Boulder Strong Ale. Pretty flat and standard roasted and caramel malt porter nose, with some fruit if you look for it. Taste is complex though-solid porter profile with tart fruit and mild wine tannins. This will definitely improve with some age. Probably better warmer, but didnít have the luxury of waiting to savor a small taster at Strong Ale. Have a bottle and after trying it, plan to get more for cellaring. >>Bottle with about a year on it. Some red wine fruit, coffee, and other standard porter elements on the nose. Taste has come together from what I remember, with nice porter core and tart red wine.


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