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Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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2014 Beer Camp Across America Release.

Rich, dark, and roasty. That was the concept Bell’s beer guru John Mallett aimed for and, true to John’s vision, Maillard’s Odyssey is exactly that. Its name honors the Maillard reaction—the “browning” of sugars and amino acids—that creates the wonderful caramelized toffee-like and roasted flavors so abundant in this beer.

Bell’s has done a lot to raise the Midwest’s craft beer bona fides. They are masters of many beer styles from their portfolio of top-notch American stouts all the way through to the alpha acid assault of their Hopslam Ale. Bell’s constantly reinvents beer styles and refines recipes with artful mastery and an oddball slant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PattyBat (67) - - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle poured into snifter. Wonderful aroma of dark fruits including raisins and dates. Tastes of sweet raisins with a slight heat of alcohol after letting sit on the tongue for a bit. Some candi sugar to smooth out the palette. Overall great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9040) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
Great, big fruit. Not too bitter. Lots of flavour, toffee, plum, chile, smoke, chocolate, coffee. Very drinkable. Best of the camp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmm635 (890) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Poured dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of charcoal, tobacco, light smoke, and dark roast coffee. Sweet up front but quickly turns dry. Flavor is rich and lasting. Really good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2741) - FINLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown, black, light tan head. Roasted dry coffee, chocolate on nose. Malty dark bread. Mouthfilling, dark chocolate, malty flavour. Some sweets, soft roast. Clean nice.

-- bb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1788) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2015
January 10, 2015. Bottle at home, bottled on may 21, 2014.
Dark brown with a tan creamy head. Aroma is caramel, dark sugars, coffee, tobacco and dried fruits.Taste is medium full sweet caramel, toffee and light bitter roasted coffee notes. Medium to full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Definitely lives up to it’s name.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3320) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 5, 2015
12 oz bottle shared by csbosox. Pkg 5/21/14. The pour is a hazed brown with an off white head. The aroma is soft roast, malt sweet along with some cocoa. The taste is the char roast, pleasant tobacco grass, and more of the roast malt. Toffee, caramel and coffee surfaced as the beer warmed. Interesting, clean flavors. The palate is medium to heavy bodied with active carbonation and the dry roast finish. Nice one, thanks for sharing Chris.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Black with a tan head. Aroma is cream, roasty, mild caramel. Taste is roasty, with light alcohol, dark chocolate, coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
penstemon (168) - - JAN 3, 2015
Pours dark dark brown with a thin tan foam. Aromas of milk chocolate, toffee, caramel, vanilla, coffee, and sweet dark maltiness. Taste is coffee, chocolate, hint of raisin, burnt marshmallow, and assertive bitterness. Med-full body, thick creamy carbonation. Rich and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2595) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Poured from tap, pours a dark brown with a light tan head and lots of lacing in the glass, the aroma was of full of roast and cocoa, the flavor has a chocolate front end with lots of roast in the finish, pretty complex, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3154) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
One of the better of the collaborations I tried. Malty and thick. Rich caramel and roasted finish. One of three I managed to try at Blind Tiger in 2014.

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