crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opens with a big pop. Thck, pillowy tan head. Aroma starts out vanilla, wood, sherry and cardboard. This isnít nearly as bad as some of these ratings say. The quad characteristics are pretty muted compard to the barrel.
kevinator (563) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I tried this with a year on it. Contrary to some of the other reviews, I really enjoyed this. I found it at near the same level as the others in the Woodcut series. I could smell fruit and alcohol before tasting. The same could be said of the taste with cherry standing out a little. The alcohol presence was there and walking a fine line of taking over the beer. I took my time with this one and didnít grow tired of it.
drfabulous (3395) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 18, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
750 thanks to Jarrett. Pours a muddy brown and no head. I want to say that waiting a year on this - since I got it about a year ago - mattered. But all the reviews here confirm that this beer is a mess. Sherry and caramel to the extreme. Unpleasant body. Astringent taste. Huge let down from a brewery I really like.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@markwise Birthday-palooza-a-go-go Gathering-thanks kiefdog-750 bottle-pours brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, some wood. Taste is medium malt-caramel, some wood, some dark fruit.
burg326 (2770) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle corked and caged, poured a brown color, aromas of caramel, toffee, light dark fruits, and some oak. Flavors are the same as aromas, shared at Markwiseís bday bash.
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2012
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
So at first I thought Iíd better just pass on reviewing this one because I couldnít even finish a whole glass. But then I thought to myself that these reviews are what I base some of my beer purchases on. So, in an effort to dissuade others from making the same mistake I did, here is a very brief review:
Pours a dirty ruby gold. The head is reminiscent of that of an expired wheat beer. Lasts a few seconds and then disappears entirely. No lacing of course. No beading. This beer is completely dead for no good reason.
Dirty caramel, merlot, cardboard, vinegar, tobacco, burnt sugar.
More of the same. Rotten figs. Cigarette butts.
I canít even assess the mouthfeel... thin? The flavors that linger destroy any redeeming qualities that might be hidden in this beer.
First and foremost, I normally LOVE Odell. And I wish I loved this beer because now I have two more in the cellar. But, Iím very sad to say that this beer sucks ass. It tastes like itís been sitting uncorked in my truck ever since its release (11 months ago). Donít buy this beer. Even if itís on clearance at your bottle shop... it is an utter waste of money.
Odell - you owe me one.
Beerman6686 (3560) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a murky medium brown with no head at all. Aroma was big oak notes, and some dark fruits as well. Flavor was much the same, loads of oak cover up the general nuances of the quad. Unfortunately this one is not only lacking carb, but is pretty much completely flat. Does hide the alcohol well however.
Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very salty, sea water, caramel. Not too cool. Sticky. Bread toffee. Warming flavor and Mouthfeel. Slight bourbon smokiness.
djd07 (2537) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as shown at Camp Beer IX. Pours a clear orange copper with small off white head leaving good spotty lacing. Sour fruit and caramel aroma. Medium mouthfeel with caramel and bitter hop finish. Alcohol present but not overpowering, a good from quad from Odell.
drjay44 (2351) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 corked and caged, shared with multiple others at brew club. Served at cellar temperature.Pours a minimal head, without lacing, over a cloudy dark amber (SRM 12) body.....nose is plum, raisin, dried cherry, vanilla....taste is raisin, plum, dried cherry, molasses, brown sugar, finishing with a sweet spice, light phenolic bitterness....mouth feel light,alcohol hidden, carbonation low. This takes a long time to open up. Give it time to breath. This is not as balanced as many in this complex style, but there is little doubt that it is an Abt/Quad. As many have noted it is remarkably expensive. BJCP 7/3/12/4/7