DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at taproom. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Has some solid malt on the nose. The taste is a bit more piney and hop forward. Hides its booze really well. Solid but not my favorite style.
kevinator (558) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I would classify this as an imperial black IPA. The aroma was a balance of dark roasted malts and piney hops. It had a dark color with a little bit of reddish-brown seeping through. It was a good balance of roasted and bitter with a little bit of smoke thrown in. The alcohol was well hidden. It had a medium weight palate with a below-average carbonation. Nicely done.
JohnnyJ (3894) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep black pour, with a tan head. Roasted malt, bitter coffee, light cocoa, and despite the age it still has some pine and hop bitterness. Enjoyable.
Jhackmeister (3) - Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle with a Best By date of 1/8/13. Pours an incredibly dark black with a light tan head with great lacing. The aroma the brown sugar and coffee, clearly the age on this beer has dulled the hop character of the DIPA, but what remains is an intriguing beer. The flavor mirrors the aroma, lots of dark roast coffee and big malty sweetness. The end still has a good hop bitterness but very little other hop characteristics, and the finish is slightly sweet with an alcohol warming. Overall, I am very impressed with this beer's aging ability.
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UncleKorm (475) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown hue w/ a huge thick long lasting tan head and excellent lacing. Big fresh hoppy aromas, pine, grapefruit rind, roast, malts, and chocolate. Initial flavor is a light sweet with a moderate bitter finish of long duration. Tastes are malty chocolates and roasted malt, pine hops, a hint of citrus, and a clean, bitter pine finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel average carbonation, and a warm finish.
Ericular (385) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown with a thick beige head that’s frothy and long lasting with great lacing. Aroma is a great mix of roast and IPA, running the gamut from chocolate and caramel malts to tropical fruity hops. Taste is malt and alcohol up front, giving way to resiny hops that sustain some bitterness, eventually letting some roastiness through in the end with a faint bready malt aftertaste. Palate is smooth and thick, creamy with a dry finish. More hops than roast here, but overall it works out well. Alcohol is evident but not out of place. Not bad at all!
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown with moderate tan head. Good retention and moderate lacing. Moderate aroma of citrus and floral hops with a hint of roast. Flavor is a nice balance--bitter chocolate and toasted grains are there, but just enough to contrast with the nice hop profile. Not as much black patent bitterness as many black IPAs and a nice mix of citrus and piney hops. Medium mouthfeel and a clean finish. Very nice.
weihenweizen (1385) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle bottled February 26, 2013 poured into a snifter. Pours black with big fluffy beige head. Medium small bubble lacing, medium carbonation, and nice hop aroma. Taste is roasty, fresh herbal hops, evergreen, and nice lighter bitter finish. ABV is well covered, probably my favorite black IPA.
sudsnbudsMN (3) - Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Crack a bottle again for the first time...
I figure that I have drank my share of Odell 4-packs but I receive a generous gift and decided to hoard all four. He’s the lowdown:
A-Righteously bright, for a dark brew. A mellow wake-up.
T-Smooth as french silk pie. Pairs very well with sweet, chocolatey desserts.
O-I struggle to find a downfall in this beer, no surprise. Almost makes a guy wanna move to Colorado! Try a 2pull of Indeed Brewing’s Midnight Rider and Day Tripper if you can’t get your hands on a Mountain Standard.
Stevesie (264) - - APR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle. Pours a very dark brown with slight, dissipating, tan head and mild lacing. Nose is grassy hops with a touch of roasted malt. Remarkably smooth with a strong bitter/smoky finish. This is easily one of the best black ipas I’ve ever had. Well done as usual, Odell.