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Odell Woodcut No. 01 Oak Aged Ale



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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
The barrel aging process is a labor intensive endeavour where beer is matured in wood barrels. As the beer ages, the wood imparts unique and complex flavors. The Odell Brewers selected new American Oak barrels for their first offering. The 750ml bottles will be hand-corked, and each bottle will be signed and numbered. After the Oak Aged Ale is bottled, the label and recipe will be retired.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Musty Nose & woody, maybe even a slight sweet hint as well...even a touch of strawberry...and the nose grows fruitier and frutier. Beer pours amber/brown with a full sheet of head atop. Thick mouthfeel. Bitterness nice and strong. I sense some licorice notes here as well amongst the other musty, plasticy stuff going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Pours dark orange to brown with a medium lived beige head. Smell is sweet and smooth malt with well incorporated bourbon. Taste is oak, lightly bourbony, and malt but very well balanced together. Taste, oaky and bourbon caramelly malty beer. Medium to full body and medium carbonation. Underrated, I think.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Ruddy rufous. Unattractive soapy dirty-white head. Simplistic creamy vanilla-tinged oak and plasticlike aroma. Slightly nutty with a touch of coconut, cherry, and plum. Fuzzy carbonation pricks the palate. Initially scratchy with a peppery surge of alcohol warmth. Brisk, overly dry maltiness fails to cushion the overbearing oak. Despite the presence of a fairly savory blend of red licorice and peppered plums, the fruitiness is flabby and not overly polished. Poorly attenuated with a faint cola sweetness which compounds the sugary qualities. Only redeeming aspects are the caramel accents of malt which complement the nutty oak. Limp finish reveals red licorice and flimsier notes of overripe plums and meaty molasses as a trail of cotton candy lingers. While not offensive, it’s far from pleasant. Something is clearly amiss with the bottle conditioning (ugly head, terriby fuzzy and prickly mouthfeel, phenolic overload), and the oak is rampant and completely out of synch. Also quite alcoholic and underattenuated. Too bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2513) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottled on 8/15/2008 #1854
Tasted in summer 2012 with the Nashville crew. Pours cloudy crimson/orange with an average beige head that leaves even lacing. The nose is more caramel and maple than anything else with vanilla and some cinnamon spice. The flavor is very complex with caramel, maple, cinnamon, prune, vanilla, cola, and some toasty bitterness. The body is medium with average, very smooth carbonation and a long cola, vanilla, cinnamon, and maple finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2009
Bottle shared by JCB. Thanks, Jason. Beautiful label, and the poor itself wasn’t so bad either. Clear deep amber/copper pour with small off-white head. Big oak nose, with lots of caramel and vanilla. Woody and a bit sour and tannic. A bit harsh, and one-note to me. I think I liked this less than most of the crew last night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Bottle at the Rake, 7th March 2009. Cloudy reddish amber. Heavy palate and lots of alcohol, too much for me, plus a very oak-centric flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Tasted 11/15/08. 750ml cork and cage bottle. #477. Hazy and brown hued. Layer of khaki head. Woody aromas with nutty and vanilla undertones. Touch caramel and Kahlua. Full bodied with a bright effervescence. Caramel malts. Big pronounced alcohol note. Nice mix of tart and sour berries and cinnamon cookies. Huge effervescence with a citrus lemon note. Sticky cloying finish and slightly astringent. Toasty woody note. Lotta fruit, both fresh and dried. Sweet and bitter duality. There’s a lot of potential in this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Bottle from BOLTZ. Pours a hazy amber with thin head. The nose is very oaky, with honey and peppery spice. The taste is malt, spice, vanilla from the barrels and booze. Medium bodied. OK beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2011
(sampled at RBWG). Pours a hazy caramel color with off-white head. Aroma has a hard candy aspect with an herbal (spearmint?) note. Taste had a nice sweet malt balkbone. Medium bodied and slick texture. For me, the herbal component was distracting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2011
sampled during the 2011 RBWG weekend Thanks to whoever brought this, pours hazy orange with a thin white head. Aroma is orange marmalaid, wood, toast. Flavor is caramel malts, sweet cooked oranges, oak, thin vanilla.

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