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Odonata Rorie’s Ale Batch 001



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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Rorie’s Ale is a quadruple ale aged for one year in wine barrels with sour cherries. Brewed to celebrate the birth of our brewmaster Peter Hoey’s daughter this ale is designed to be cellared for years. Rich caramel, burnt sugar and spicy notes combine with the fruity cherry and sweet malt character for a complex sipping beer. This beer would pair well with lamb, duck and triple cream cheeses as well as transition seamlessly into dessert.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DYCSoccer17 (3637) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2010
5 ounce sample at the Odonata Grain & Grape Dinner during Sacramento Beer Week. Complex aroma with hints of sweet, caramelly, cherry notes. Roasty with some chocolate accents are also present. Some tartness is also detected in the nose. Very quaffable! Moderately hazy amber-cola colored body with a light tan head. Fantastic lacing and legging. Rich, sweet, caramelly and chocolate maltiness to start. Lightly astringent with cherry notes in the middle. Finishes smooth, caramelly, and with a subtle sweetness. Sublime stuff. This is right down my alley...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2010
22 fl oz bottle, courtesy of kmweaver. Pours clear and golden deep amber to hazzlenut brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dry fruity and dark malty, light cherry note. Sweet caramelish and fruity flavoured. Mild vanilla wooden note. Smooth and fruity flavoured into the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
largadeer (17) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2010 i drank this beer one day. poured into glass, the beer is carbonated. the smell is malt, fruit, beer, wine, the taste is beer and wine and ale. good malt and hop flavors. this beer is pretty good. thanks, largadeer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
At Woodshop 5.0, thanks KMWeaver!! Appearance: Poured a tan creme soda color with a small soapy gathering of bubbles atop. Aroma: Very fruit, aromas of pear stood out for me. Also a bit of alcohol in the nose as well. Taste: Tart fruit, chocolate and booze. Mouthfeel: Thin and a tad sticky. Overall: I enjoyed what little I had of this. I think this would be paired well with a hearty, savory dish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Thanks to kmweaver for bringing this to the Woodshop 5.0 tasting. Malty, sweet with nice tart cherry notes, this was a tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4861) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. The smell is fruits, cherry, sweet, wood, caramel, and good. The look is brown to red, beige colored head, and ok. The taste is fruits, candy, wood, caramel, and sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Bottle kmweaver opened at Woodshop 5.0. Lightly sweet. Dark amber color. Light cherry taste/aroma. Awesome!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2010
750ml, shared at woodshop 5.0 by ken kmweaver, thanks buddy. Pours brown with a 2 finger tan head. Nose is big rich and malt with some nice sweetness. Taste is sweet malty complex with a huge kick of caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2010
(750ml bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a cloudy deep amber body with a medium cream head. Aroma of mustiness, dates, raisins, and prunes. Flavor of cherries, caramel malt, brandy, toffee, and raisins with dry oak finish. Tasty! Thanks Eric!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4186) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 7, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2010 Wow, can’t believe I finally got to try this extreme rarity. Bottle very generously shared by ipa247 on BA up in Santa Rosa. Big thanks to Jeff for this one. Pours a cloudy reddish-brown color with a nice off white head and some lacing. Excellent aroma - sour raspberries and cherries, sweet malts, and vinous notes. Flavor is actually somewhat sweet, not as tart as I expected although the tartness is definitely there. Very fruity and vinous with lots of raspberry and cherry, sweel caramel malts and toffee, barrel notes, and a little belgian yeast. Medium full body with a nice mouthfeel and average carbonation. Not too much acidity. Overall this wasn’t quite as mind-blowingly amazing as I expected, but is a very good beer, one I would definitely want to try again.

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