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Odonata Rorie’s Ale Batch 001



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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31235) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11955) - 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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11137) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Gotta rate this before it gets away from me. Last bottle on a day from the Coop in Davis, CA. Pours a dense reddish brown with a decent bubbly tan head. Subdued tart cherry aroma with backing darker fruits. Wood. Near full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is amazing. Tart cherry, followed by oak, followed by a touch of sweetness, followed by more oak, and something suggesting chocolate - it’s not chocolate but has similar impact. It finishes rich and full. It’s not exactly sour, it’s astringent with oak and sourish cherry. I’ll buy all I can get - which doesn’t look like many right now. :(

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
A: The pour is a muddy dark mahogany color with a fluffy off-white head. S: The nose has a nice mixture of sour dark fruits to it, but the main ones I could discern were cherries, raisins, and perhaps some cranberries. The sweet caramel and toffee malt flavors were present as well, along with the usual yeastiness. T: I had high hopes after giving this one a sniff, but found the flavors to be a bit less impressive. The tartness was very slight, with the usual caramel, toffee, and fruity sweetness of a Quad taking over. There was some light oak and yeast on the palate as well. M: The beer felt nice and full on the tongue, but this was probably aided by the high level of carbonation. D: The alcohol was fairly well hidden and I enjoyed the nice sweet fruit flavors this one provided. I was hoping that it would be tart (due to the nose), so perhaps I was a little let down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9171) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle… This beer rocks!... Murky, caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The bouquet is a sublime blend of wood, toffee, tart cherries, caramel and pouch tobacco. Full-bodied with a sticky mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Sweet caramel and praline - moderately acidic as well. Sweet, toffee and brown sugar finish. Big-time kudos to daknole for sharing this delight!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (9128) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Brownish tint with light red hints. Aroma is wonderful. Cherries, honey, apples, light wood, raisins and dark agave nectar. Flavor is really nice some caramel, light booze, raisins,toffee, tart cherries and apples. Damn damn great brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (8958) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2011
750ml, caged and corked, bottle shared thanks to Josh. Poured a medium to deeper brown color with a small size off white head. Cloudy. Aromas of wood, port, cherries, and dark fruits. Tastes of wood, caramel, chocolate, cherries / dark fruits, and port. Smooth body. Medium sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7864) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Batch 001 bottle thanks to ericandersnavy! Pours with a creamy tan head and a murky brown body. Aroma of alcohol, raisins, cereal, caramel, wine, pralines, dark fruit, wood, cherries, vanilla, plum and brandy. One of the most complex beers I have ever put my nose to. Taste is sour cherries, caramel, plum, brandy, red wine and richness. Creamy carbonation and some alcohol. A great treat!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Bottle shared by kmweaver at Woodshop 5.0 (2/20/10): Pours a transparent dark copper mahogany with a small froth of off-white head. Aroma of sweet vanilla and caramel with some light fruity notes. Starts with good fullness and rich dark caramely sweetness with some lightly tart vinous oak character before a smooth slightly warming bittersweet finish. Well-balanced, complex and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6926) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Courtesy of daknole. Pours hazy muddy brown with copper hues and thin tan head. The aroma is sweet with raisins, prunes, brown sugar, touches of vanilla, oak and a tough to pin down note or two that seem to ratchet up the aromatic complexity. The taste really brings out the yumminess with cherries dipped in dark chocolate and minced simmered sugar coated raisins. It then moves toward prunes, figs, a light note of vanilla and some oak. This tastes wonderful.

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