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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Imperial porter brewed with organic Palisade peaches.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle thanks to GRG1313 (BA). Pours with a huge tan head that leaves very good lace over the very deep brown body. Aromas of brown sugar, chocolate, celery root, molasses and peaches (faint). Flavors are caramelized, brown sugar, soil, earth, light fruit (and a light fruity acidity). A touch herbal. Medium bubbles and a bit thin.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (570) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Pours like a dark and smooth elixir. Sweet malty chocolate aroma backed with sweet peaches. A very unique beer with a sweet and sour taste from the peaches, combined with a rich porter. Nice tasty beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1904) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown/black pour, tons of carbonation and slightly sour peach aroma. Flavor is also very strong vibrant and slightly soured peaches, pulpy grapefruit, and some barely noticeable dark roasted malts on the finish. Really interesting beer, way more peach flavor than porter. Worth a purchase, the peaches were fresh and vibrant (rather than fake/sugary.)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2011
The pour is nearly black with faint garnet highlights and a full, pale tan, creamy, pillowy head which settles to thin, creamy, fluffy layer and leaves scattered, frothy lace. The nose is fairly simple but very pleasant with subtle peach juice, some tart and funky brett notes, toasted caramel, cocoa, and faint roast. The flavor is similar with more toasted and burnt caramels, dry cocoa, still subtle peach juice, tart bretty notes, and chocolatey/herbal coffee note. The palate is thin for a 9.5% porter; medium, lively, dry, and round. The beer finishes with mostly notes of the chocolatey/herbal coffee notes but minor notes also of light funk, and faint burnt caramel. Actually a very pleasant beer with something completely unique and innovative. Though no part of the beer really was dominant, the different notes always seemed to be hiding behind others. And with an IP aged on oak with peaches and brewed with wild yeast, I expected it to be incredibly complex, but it really was fairly simple, albeit incredibly drinkable. I feel like a near 10% dark American beer usually has complexity as one its strong points, and maybe I am just not appreciating the delicacy of the subtle peach notes or the bretty notes playing a backseat role or the fact that the oak only showed glimpses throughout. Good beer, just expected more from this small batch beer from Odell.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
erickomosa (68) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Voluptuous foam with yeast visible in the head. Smells light for a porter. Caramel and barnyard, some promising acetic acid notes, but the peaches smell overripe. Tastes nicely tart up top, but the sweetness of the peaches lays heavy over oak, vanilla, and some funky earth. Body is good and luscious, if a bit syrupy. Overall it’s just imbalanced. Not enough bitter or roast for a porter, and the peaches pile up into a cloying sweetness. And the brett only accentuates the ripe peach. Educational.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2011
750ml. Pours near black with a thin tan head. The nose is peach, chocolate and roast. The taste is ripe peach, vanilla, coffee and burnt malt. Medium bodied. Unique and tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Bomber. Pours black with a frothy tan head that fades quickly. Great nose of coffee, chocolate, and berry. Medium full body. The initial sweetness fades away to mild peach sourness then bitter cocoa. Think grilled peaches in late summer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Pours a deep dark brown with medium brown head. Aroma of cocoa vanilla slight peach. Taste is vey sweet with just enough bitterness to create a wonderful bittersweet sensation in the finish. Palate is slightly creamy with a very dry finish. I like it alot! Peach adds a very nice character.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9034) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2011
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering creamy tan head. Aromas of cocoa, oak, vanilla, earthiness and a hint of peach. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of cocoa, oak, vanilla, earthiness and a hint of peach with a smooth dry lingering oak finish. Not bad but not really impressed with this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2011
(750ml bottle). Pours dark brown with orange hue when poured into the glass. Nice khaki head and tiny carbonation bubbles. Aroma of cocoa, slight must odor and some roasty grains. Not getting much peach. Medium bodied with creamy texture. Finish has a little bit of a twang and some peach is emerging, but this is more porter than anything else. It’s good, but not as sour or peachy as I would have liked. I’ll have to sit on a couple of these to see how they age. I suspect they’ll be better with more conditioning.


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