wesyates (55) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
tom10101 (3877) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750 ml). From Marcus, thanks! Bottled in 2013.
Appearance: Pitch black with medium easy to revive beige head and some lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate, vegetal notes, quite a bit of oak, boozy notes... it feels a bit old.
Taste: Medium sweetness. Brighter (or at least less old) than the aroma, coffee roastiness, mild acidic presence, chocolate, vegetal notes, alcohol and light coffee bitterness.
Palate: Full body. Medium carbonation. Roasty finish. Vegetal aftertaste.
Overall: Not bad at all, but it’s either a bit too old or it was too vegetal to start. Taste is well balanced though. It’s a bit boozy, but normal considering the abv. Average RIS.
SlovakSniper (3890) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
C’est un nez bizarre que je découvre. Le liquide est tout à fait noir. La tête brune n’est pas très épaisse et sa rétention discutable. Les parfums de chocolat sont touchés par un je ne sais quoi de rance (ou de boisé?) qui ne me plaît pas particulièrement. L’alcool se fait aussi bien sentir. Au goût, le chocolat et l’alcool qui me semble être blanc laissent parler quelques fruits noirs et des graines de café. En bouche, le corps m’apparaît être de moyenne densité. Le pétillement est assez mou. La texture est huileuse. En finale, le chocolat amer et le café offrent quelque chose qui me semble être terreux.
JulienHuxley (4230) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Opaque black pour with thin creamy tan foam. Aroma is really caramel forward, tons of chocolate, lots of wood as well, light vegetal notes, cocoa. Taste is bitter, powdery cocoa, licorice, lots of wood, boozy. Palate is full bodied with med carbonation, very boozy . Decent.
drpimento (2482) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Errl (2114) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle...Pour is black with a nice tan head..Nose is oak, dry, dusty chocolate...Taste is spice, chocolate, oak, dry,
BuckeyeBoy (3603) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
slowrunner77 (7077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"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. "
kevinator (1374) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
JohnnyJ (4910) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.