Experiment_Ale (379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at C&G with everyone. Pouts dark orange. Aroma is fig currents apricot. Taste heavy raisin currents more fig. Finish is medium and okay slightly savory.
Chipalsa (1270) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks for the share, OmegaX. This brew had a nice body to it - a cloudy brown with little lacing... Showing hints of age. One good whiff revealed notes of caramel, oak, toffee and vanilla. The body was smooth and fruity, there is definitely a raisin flavor among smooth oak, almonds and soft caramel. A pretty bold brew that went down quietly, given it’s strength.
OmegaX (1132) - Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cool stuff! Thanks, Peter! Aroma is big caramel and dulce de leche. Vanilla and oak notes, too. Very malty. Pour is hazy dark brown. Pretty much no head after about 5 seconds. Flavor is like a big barley wine. Tons of malt. Caramel and oak with a light hop presence. Pretty nice.
Marheb (1539) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Je pourrais respirer ce parfum-là en permanence, fruits confis, caramel et chêne dans un bouquet sucré et élégant. En bouche c’est presque crémeux, le 3 ans en bouteille lui a fait un bien énorme.
kevinator (563) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have had this a while and was anxious to open. It held up well. Sweet caramel and wood aromatic tones. Deep amber color with head forming a small ring. Palate was smooth and had an oily consistency. Even at the end of the bottle with some sediment added the flavors remained consistent. Raisins, caramel, alcohol, oak, licorice and candied fruits. Very nice and good one for ending the evening.
colej1650 (14) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a nice brown color with a rich tan head. Definite wood flavor to the beer with a nice overall taste. Hints of vanilla and only a slight hop bitterness. Very good beer.
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The upfront oak I expect from the woodcut series. I think the Red ale component is lost a bit with the wood butot complaining. Sweet, sweet and vanilla. Just a bit toasty and caramelized.
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
9th October 2010
Cloudy red - brown beer. Good bubbly tan head. Softish and airy palate. Soft vanilla oak with some hops peeping through the creamy malt. Black pepper in the background. Finishes soft and minerally with mild hop - marmalade bitterness in the aftertaste. Another tippy top oak aged beer from Odell.
Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very saliva Mouthfeel, thin. Flavor is malty sweet and a little bit of rum. Color is deep cloudy orange.
magicalpoet (23) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours with a very lively foam head. Aromas of fig, almond, oak, vanilla; color is a cloudy amber. Medium body, rolls nicely over the tongue and gums. The taste includes raisins, almond, oak, vanilla, and sweet cara malts blending with a hint of tartness (age?). Finishes sticky and sweet. Overall quite tasty and complex enough to satisfy, but not as "knockout stupendous" as hyped. Would indeed pair magnificently with Thanksgiving dinner but I couldn’t wait!