ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 8/16/2008 - Thanks Inflatablehair!! - Bottle #1827 - Pours a transparent dk ornage with a small beige head...aroma is very creamy, vanilla, oak, caramel and brown sugar...flavour is similar, toasty, vanilla and caramel malt, very smooth carbonation, soft oak...finish is sweet and creamy...Iím a huge fan of wood aged beers, so itís nice to see ones that arenít masked by bourbon oak only...
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during AZRBWG courtesy of BOLTZ7555. Pour is deep hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, butterscotch, oak, apple, pear, and light herbal notes. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of toasted coconut and vanilla. Seems to be holding up fairly well.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours cloudy, dark caramelly brown with a huge off white head, good lace. Smells sweet of caramel and vanilla with a good bit of wood character and some alcohol. Tastes sweet and caramelly malty with lots of sweet wood. Quite a bit of fruit as well, dark and ripe sweet. Very malty. Full body, over carbonated in general which ends up being pretty distracting from the beer in general.
Beaver (1404) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle - number 44 dated 8/15/08. Pours a hazy dark amber with a huge fizzy big bubbled off white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is a little subdued - sweet caramel and molasses, some fruit (apples and raisin), wood, and alcohol.
The flavor is sweet caramel, molasses, vanilla, and a little fruitiness with some grassy hops and alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with sharp carbonation that mellows as it sits.
Overall, an interesting outing from Odell. It’s a bit pricey ($25) and a bit one dimensional with sweet caramel and wood.
MeadMe (1394) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Traded for this one a couple years ago it seems.
A: Pours a brownish hue with a nice tanish white head. Nice retention and some lace.
S: Aromas of caramel and brown sugar. Light dark fruit notes with a nice fresh cut oak.
T: Nice caramel and brown sugar sweetness. Hints of cherry and more mild dark fruits. Nice oak, vanilla, and light booze from the barrel.
M: Fairly full in body, smooth, nice.
gregwilsonstl (1239) - Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark amber. Very dynamic. No lacing. Not sure what to think of this. Interesting, but confusing.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared at July A Tasting. Pours a muddy brown with a tan head. Nose is of oak, vanilla and bourbon. Taste is same as aroma with oak and bourbon prominent and vanilla noticeable as well. Mouthfeel is creamy with carbonation and alcohol noticeable.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with naven. Wow! Smooth and creamy. Oaky finish. Malty with vanilla hints.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Jimbo. Big, dark amber pour. Lots of wood on the nose. Flavor is oak, caramel, vanilla and brown sugar. Some fairly strong heat, but the overall smoothness of the beer tends to mellow things out.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a reddish color with a nice white head. The aroma was dark fruits, vanilla, oak and malt. The flavor was smooth, with oak, vanilla, nuts, beets, raisins and a finish with a nice dry aftertaste from the oak. Overall, an excellent beer. I think Old Ales are climbing the charts in my book.