dnstone (2048) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 27, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Woody vanilla, caramel, and whiskey notes with a slight brett sour edge on the aroma. Straight black color. The aromas carry through to the taste though it is mellowed and no hint of sourness.
Notes: GABF í09
harrymel (855) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
2011 from the dentist
A: black with three fingers of persistent toasted foam. Spotty lace.
S: leather, green olive juice, hints of cocoa
T: mostly leather, some green olive juice, some coffee grounds.
M; thin and hi carb. Dry.
O: unimpressed at best. Tastes like it will be an infectious mess soon.
Serving type: bottle
mcberko (4844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle, sent from mista (thanks a lot, Geoff), pours black with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon barrels and a slight wild yeast infection. Flavour is similar, with notes of mild bourbon, muted roast, a very slight wild yeast infection, and a mineraly quality that is detracting from the complexity. Pretty light on the palate, without much flavour dynamics. Decent, but of the mark.
ads135 (2392) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one of my least favorite barrel aged stouts and a rare miss from Odell. Lots of vanilla and some milky flavors accenting the chocolate here. Almost stale flavor. Lots of bourbon though...
TheHOFF43 (1436) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Darkness Day. Pour is dark brown with lots of bourbon on the nose. Flavor is bourbon, really bourbony, sweet and thin. some typical malt flavors come in late, pretty solid, but too bourbon forward for me.
Lukaduke (1497) - Portland, 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 doesnít mix very well with the bourbon notes. Disjointed and hard to swallow... thin and bitter.
Experiment_Ale (379) - 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. Itís 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 (2919) - Harrison, 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 (590) - 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 (49) - - APR 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
More chocolate than bourbon itís very dark and tart. Better as it breathes but falls short of similar competitors.
DesertDevil (326) - 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 itís 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).