Lukaduke (2986) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a medium thickness burnt umber color with two finger of gaseous khaki foam. The nose is roasted, charred and full of boozy earthy compost. the palate follows with a heavy char and bitter earth that doesn’t mix very well with the bourbon notes. Disjointed and hard to swallow... thin and bitter.
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Choice City Butcher & Deli in Fort Collins with Taylor. This is the last keg in existence; this is the 8th rating of this beer in 2012. It’s the 2010 variety.
Pours suit black with light lacing that hangs around.
Aroma is heavy roasted malt chocolate boozy bourbon subdued maple wood. Light fig and Carmel.
Taste is very smooth. Water bourbon Carmel chocolate malt, big roasty, slightly sweet.
Finish is long and roasty barrel with a nice booze burn on the end.
Mouthfeel is heavy and full with medium carb
Great smooth beer. Alcohol is well hidden. A very nice sipping stout.
shigadeyo (3633) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1/12/2011: Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout... Aroma: Muted chocolate; dusting of cocoa; smells strong. Appearance: Milk chocolate/coffee color; frothy tan-colored head. Flavor: Weird... Weak milk chocolate; fruity; muted bourbon; some alcohol; vanilla; something seems off... Palate: Medium-full body; milky texture. Overall: Decent, nondescript; nothing to write home about...
1 pt 9.4fl. oz. bottle (ABV 10.5%) shared by alexdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #210 for this beer.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet smokey nose. Palate is smokey with a fair amount of coffee and chocolate. Lots of alcohol burn on finish. Better available.
Ryborne (53) - - APR 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
More chocolate than bourbon it’s very dark and tart. Better as it breathes but falls short of similar competitors.
DesertDevil (685) - Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at World of Beer - Tempe. I believe this was from a keg of 2010. Pours dark brownish-black with a dark tan head. Sweet nose of bourbon, caramel, and toffee. Taste of mellow bourbon (though it’s still fairly hot) vanilla beans, and a heavy oak aftertaste. Slightly astringent. This is one of the rare barrel-aged imperial stouts that was much more enjoyable when fresh. I really hope Odell will brew it again someday (and perhaps figure out the infected bottle problem).
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
750mL from Zipps, um no. this is not good. Makers Mark bottles, but the base stout is no good, too much char and ash.. tobacco and leaves.. the bourbon is subdued but that brings out too much other flavors, super thin body too.. no thanks.
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours deep brown with a big beige head. Medium bourbon notes, roasted malts, some light dark fruity notes, and chocolate. Good stuff.
ben4321 (5643) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Bottle at Paul’s Blind Impy Stout Tasting, 1/5/13
Aroma: The nose had some bourbon, vanilla, and wood, with chocolate and coffee notes
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a beige head and some drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is similar to the nose, a mix of malty sweetness and some boozy flavors
Palate: This one is fairly full bodied, with a smooth feel, and some alcohol burn
I thought this one was pretty tasty. Maybe the alcohol burn hurts it a bit, but it still works pretty well overall.
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose of roasted malt, smoke, and light booze. Taste follows the nose. Very little vanilla and barrel coming through on this. A little sour and soy saucy. Something is not right. Many other superior options out there in this style.