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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Darkness has eclipsed the Woodcut Series for the 7th offering, a Russian Imperial Stout. The thick and hardy brew boasts rich chocolate malt flavor with a touch of roasted coffee character. The bold base is enhanced by hints of vanilla toasted hazelnut and oak from new barrels. Each Woodcut offering is a truly limited edition beer with a unique flavor that comes from select hops, fine malted barley, and out brewers’ careful aging process. Enjoy!


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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wesyates (55) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2013
We don’t have words in the English language to describe this. Cherry, oak, coffee, vanilla, scotch, toffee, pineapple. Hops is present as a spice (clove) . Very milkstout direction.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (2419) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2015
Big beer that just didn’t quite work for me. I can see where it’s going, but I picked up some odd flavors and then as a result mouthfeel was a bit off. Probably for someone else this is a huge winner. Not for me.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
750 mL bottle at the 9th Richmond Rare & Unusual Epic Tasting, Richmond, VA, 11/30/14. Pours a clear dark brown with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, nuts, herbal hops, tobacco, leather. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, wood, nuts, caramel, booze. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness and heat. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1934) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle...Pour is black with a nice tan head..Nose is oak, dry, dusty chocolate...Taste is spice, chocolate, oak, dry,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (3246) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2014
750ml bottle pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is roast malts chocolate coffee leather and some nice vanilla notes. Taste is once again vanilla chocolate coffee a nice oak touch and a solid end. This is one of the first wood cut beers I could really get behind.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6703) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 15, 2014
"wish lister from CO. I really dug the Woodcut quad, but barreled stouts have not been Odell’s forte (otherwise an awesome brewer). Looking forward to this, though, and it did not diappoint. It was just a touch light in color and thin for a 12% beer, but it smelled and tasted so good, you just didn’t care. I didn’t get any "toasted hazelnut" but there was an insanely complex tapestry of roasted coffee, oak, chocolate, vanilla, raisins, tobacco and a thing or two I couldn’t place (probably nuances of the oak). REALLY well done with the agin here. "

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (1228) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2014
This was a behemoth. Sweet oak and roasted aroma. There was a semblance of bourbon even though from what I understand, they use new barrels. Very dark and syrupy with a good tan head. Lacing was slight. Heavy and oily as well as creamy. Smooth with good but understated carbonation. Pleasant flavors of sweet roasted malts that carried through. Oak, chocolate and vanilla with some hops presence. Complex.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4807) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Black pour, with a dark tan head. Chocolate, roast, tons of oak, molasses, vanilla, fairly sweet, and notes of dark fruit. Good imperial stout. Complex.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (6634) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
an imperial stout with ceder notes, sign me the f*ck up! .. . dark brown black .. solid foam .. . cedar, tar, and burnt wood .. . very tasty beer, but as the months have gone on, the cedar is dying off fast .. . . mother mole milk is, frankly, addicting...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeJslc (767) - USA - JUN 5, 2014
Black, tan head. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, licorice, dark fruit, leather. Flavor is similar, very deep and slightly sweet malt, oak, leather, earthy notes. Complex.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2065) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle shared at LeviLOL tasting. Light dark brown pour with acidic and tan head. Malty nose. Sweet slightly smokey taste. Pretty nice.


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