Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 19, 2010
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Smells of rich vanilla, oak, caramel, pepper, some warming alcohol, raisins. Tastes of vanilla, dry malt, spicy, some complimentary alcohol, cherries, raisins. Dry finish. Excellent!
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 3, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
thanks to joey, both times .. . great head, murky brown .. . wood and fresh cut rare tree aroma .. wow, sweet and amazing.. wood in the mouth to, but balanced! .. . one of the finest beers around!!!
BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer was amazing. The wood notes come through and again was a very nice neer. Lots of complexity to this and I hope I get to try somemore. the colors is brownish/red color of the brew foams up as you pour in to a snifter and the vanilla, oakyness comethrough.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 7, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hand signed and numbered bottle. Shared in a tasting with my crew. A farly dark pour with a 1/4 inch head. Beautiful sweet and sour armoa. Brown sugar and red wine in the nose. Flavors of sour grapes, oak, and sugar. Perfect viscosity, and overall one of the best beers I have ever had. I really hope Odell makes this one more time.
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.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBWG. Oak, vanilla, brown sugar. Delicious. Amazing beer from an amazing brewery.
brokephibroke (310) - Mead, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Careful opening, highly carbonated!
Rich mahogany pour with a huge, expansive loose tan head. The head hangs around much longer than most beers.
Aroma is of freshcut wood, seriously. Also sweet malt, raisans and bright cherry in there.
Truly a complex flavor. Every sip uncovers another taste. The oak is consistently there, with vanilla, tobacco, malt and dried fruit also there.
The flavor transforms almost to a black tea about 30 seconds afrer the swallow.
Palate is outstanding, ligjht upfront, smooth next and coating. Remarkable.
Is this beer worth $25? No. If this beer was mass produced, I say $18 would be a fair price today. However, $25 will be cheap as this beauty ages. I will grab a couple more tomorrow if I can for the cellar and celebrate this with freinds at the release of future Woodcuts.
Odell, you are on to something!
dirtcampbrew (4) - , Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good malty nose. Residual sweetness not too cloying. Fair to good head.Flavor is well done with being aged in oak bourbon barrels. Could stand for a bit more hop flavor and aroma blending with the oak/bourbon flavor and aroma. Overall I like this beer. Major drawback...costly.
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. Pours cloudy tawny with a large, frothy, light brown head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt -cookie, caramel, toffee-, average hops -flowers, perfume-, average yeast -dough, leaves- with notes of alcohol, dates, apples, wood, and vanilla. Full bodied, sticky and alcoholic texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, heavy sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
SuperWhite92 (22) - , Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle # 252, bottled 8/15/08.Pours a deep reddish brown, nice and dark. Plenty of white frothy head that dissipates very slowly.The smell is very rich with somewhat of a fruity smell that is overwhelmed by a smooth vanilla odor. Thereís also a hint of oak in the aroma, however the vanilla is the most predominant odor.Tastewise, this beer is a great. Starts off rather hot (although the beer is only 3 days old according to the label) but quickly fades into a flavor of aged fruit and the vanilla flavors again. Thereís also a strong almond flavor that makes itself known. A subtle oak flavor rounds off the taste to a perfect finish. Of special note is how subtle the oak flavor is in this beer, as most oak aged beers tend to have an almost ovewhelming oaky presence. Woodcut does not, which is remarkable given the beerís nature.Mouthfeel is mostly unremarkable. It is very similar to the mouthfeel of most strong ales, being heavy and slightly gelatinous. Beyond that, itís nothing to write home about. Drinkability is relatively poor. The beer is too hot, and the flavors too abrupt to drink more than a single bottle. In fact, at a half a bottle I was satisfied. All in all, Iím rather glad that I sought out this beer (From many different stores because of the two bottle limit). Itís wildly different than anything yet from Odell, and for a "first venture" into the world of rare and complex beers, Iíd say that Doug and the crew nailed it. Itís very drinkable out of the bottle, and itís my impression (as well as theirís) that it will get even better with age. Very well worth the $25/bottle. If youíre able to get this beer, you owe it to yourself to do so., regardless of itís price. Good beer takes precedence over the value of a dollar. Eat ramen for a week if thatís what it takes. You wonít be disappointed.