rader58 (740) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
5 oz pour at Waldo Pizza. Pours a dark black. Aroma of coconut, bourbon, chocolate and molasses. Flavor of chocolate, coffee, coconut, wood, oak, vanilla. Very nice.
gregner (11) - Cedar Park, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler brought back from brewery. Pours thick and dark with little head. Wonderful aroma of bourbon, oak, caramel, chocolate and roasted malt. Deep rich dark appearance with little head. Medium to full body with low carbonation. Taste? Unbelievable - sweet malty bourbon flavor with bitterness hidden in the background. Hints of chocolate, coffee, and oak. Alcohol completely hidden. May be the best beer Iíve ever had. Wish I could get some in Texas.
badlizard (5525) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Waldos. Dark brown with a creamy white head. Cereal grain milk chocolate and cherry aroma. Strong dark chocolate vanilla cherry and bourbon candy taste with oak notes and a dry roasty finish. Quite good.
Trev (1775) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour was dark brown with a weak flat heat.
aroma is big bourbon, woody, some chocolate.
Flavour was thin for me.
plenty of bourbon flavour, though not overly boozy.
milky chocolate and some light coffee.
snotrocket (20) - USA - JAN 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from 750ml bottle with a huge frothy head which overflowed about a half inch out of my Lost Abbey tulip glass. I was expecting a more pronounced bourbon aroma but didnít really get it unless I was right on the glass. Taste-wise, this beer was a mess. Got some hints of chocolate, a little vanilla and barely any bourbon. The flavors seemed to jump all over the place and left with a weird aftertaste. I was also surprised how thin the body was, not sure if that was due to the fact that it felt overcarbonated. I love most of the beers put out by Odell, but this was not one of them.
Gription79 (2005) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
750 ml bottle. This is one of the worst beers I have had from one of my favorite breweries,Odells. There is a tart flavor and aroma that was out of place. Some chocolate, lots of bourbon, and that off putting tartness. I want so much to love this, but I do not,I am disappointed. Must try it again.
poisoneddwarf (1480) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. My bottle reads 11.5 % ABV. Pours inky black with a nice rocky mocha head that sticks around forever, leaving nice cobwebby lace. Aroma is chocolate milk, coffee, wood, beautiful. Taste is mostly sweet with bitterness there but taking a backseat. The alcohol is extremely well-hidden. This is so smooth. Mouthfeel is creamy, carbonation is average. Not in your face like a lot of barrel aged imperial stouts. Itís more subtle and very tasty. Iíve always loved Impy Stouts, but I started to get bored with them awhile back. I canít even remember the last time I had one (goddam alcohol in the brain). Drinking this reminds me of why I love the style. Thanks to my brother for this!
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22oz bottle. Rating #177. This was trouble from the start, the cork was popped with a big pop of carbonation and the pour produced a rush of foam, which ultimately led us to believe that there might be some kind of infection. After tasting it, it was slightly infected, which was unfortunate since you could get a hint of what it could of been. (2085)
ElGaucho (2117) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Mackenzie.Nice lace. Some bourbon notes in the nose. Black body, tan head. Very sweet. Very nice brew.
musinj6 (358) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Compared with GI bourbon barrel stout which I had at the same time. Pours a dark brown, not quite opaque brown with moderate, but not overpowering aroma of bourbon with traces of caramel, and the slightest floral hint. Starts of boozy, but not nearly as strong compared to GI and switches over to moderate bitter and mild sweet finish that is moderate in length. Moderate carbonation. A good bourbon stout for the bourbon lovers, but still reminds you that itís a beer.