madmitch76 (17899) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
28th August 2010
Cloudy brown beer, good off white head. Semi soft and semi dry palate but with a carbonated sting. Soft creamy malt. Bags of vanilla oak. Subdued hop and minerals before a really nice soft semi dry finish. Another cracker from Odell, off the beaten track and a sumptuous tasty beer that hides it’s abv brilliantly.
brokensail (12916) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is a slightly hazy copper color with a fluffy white head and plenty of carbonation.
S: Quite sweet with plenty of vanilla on the nose. There are plenty of sweet malt notes as well, namely caramel with lots of bread as well. A bit of alcohol as well, but not overly boozy.
T: Thankfully, this is not as overwhelmingly oaky as some of the other Woodcuts are. As mentioned in the smell recap, the barrel character is up front and well represented: good vanilla and whiskey flavors, along with some oak. Quite a bit of booze, unfortunately, and the sweet caramel and bready malts don’t sufficiently mask that fact.
M: A medium body, which is something I was worried about due to the lager factor. Plenty of carbonation as well.
D: Overall, not a bad beer at all, but just too hot. I would let this one mellow out before opening a bottle of this.
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml, Bottle No. 1800, Vintage: May, 2010) Pours a hazy orangish-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of oak, toasted coconut, caramel, toffee. Flavor of caramel, oak, herbs, vanilla, florals, grass, and toffee.
argo0 (12042) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
SAVOR, 75cl bottle. Medium beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, wood, some caramel, vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, wood, caramel, some lemon/grapefruit, vanilla, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness, light acidity.
Ratman197 (11106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting ivory head and good lacing. Aromas of oak, vanilla, carmel, fruittiness, cedar and light almond. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of oak, cedar, vanilla, carmel, toasted malt and light fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering oaky finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10715) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caged and corked 750 mL bottle. Pours hazy tawny with a large, frothy, light tan head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), average hops (flowers, perfume), average yeast (dough) with notes of light alcohol, wood, vanilla, and almond. Full bodied, alcoholic-spicy texture, and lively carbonation. Long duration, moderate sweetness and acidity, light bitterness.
jtclockwork (10663) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Msante79. Pours muddy brown with white head. Some retention. Nose of cedar, vanilla, oak, brown sugar, molasses and caramel. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, molasses, oak and vanilla. More like an upscale American Strong Ale than a lager.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle #4057 shared by my friend Jeremy, and enjoyed over a decently sized poker win. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel and brown sugar. The taste is caramel, toffee, apple, fresh wood, citrus, mildly hoppy finish and a bit of booze.
daknole (10255) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange pour with a fluffy off white head. Aroma is full of vanilla, toffee, dried apricots, toasted pecans, oak, yeast and raisins. Flavor is sweet, but not cloying. Lots dried fruits and nuts in the flavor with tons of vanilla, toffee, booze, oak...damn nice.
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Beautiful, red-orange appearance with a fluffy, off white head. Lemon citrusy, woody, caramel malty, a touch spicy nose. A touch spicy, lightly citrusy, caramel/toffee malt driven flavor with notes of wood and various spices. Sweet toffee, caramel, slightly bitter aftertaste. This is an Imperial Märzen, so the current imperial pils category seems a little messed up.