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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1199) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle in the Beer Camp 12 pack from Total Wine in Boca Raton. Snifter at home. Pours a nearly black, opaque with a small tan head that lasted about 30 seconds. Slight lacing. Oily. Aroma is roasted malts, slight coffee and dark chocolate, oats, and vanilla. The taste is quite roasty and toasty malts, dark bitter chocolates, hint of mild coffee, vanilla, and cocoa nibs. The dry finish is slightly bitter. Medium to full body, light carbonation. Damn fine beer from Sierra/Bells.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6803) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
355 ml bottle. Packaged 21.05.2014.
Pours dark brown, almost black color with a small off-white head. Hoppy aroma with roasted malts and resin, caramel and some distant coffee, faint cocoa too. Quite sweet caramel flavor, dark chocolate and cocoa, some fruity notes, coffee on the finish. A bit sweet but tasty dessert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (6261) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
35,5 cl bottle @ lusikka, PKGD 21.05.2014
Aroma has sweet chocolate notes, ans some licorice. Feels slightly artifical. Flavour is sweet with sugar, licorice root, ash, some mellow saltiness and soy sauce. Finishes with some toasted sugar. Rather sweet and unusual but kind of nice. Not sure what would happen if I’d had to drink the whole bottle though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4148) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
355ml bottle from Saveur-Biere

PKGD 05/21/14 - Pours pitch black with a smooth brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, sweet syrup, toffee, licorice, brown sugar and ash. Taste is sweetish, roasty and syrupy with notes of licorice, toffee, brown sugar and ash. Finish is sweetish, roasty and syrupy with some toffee and licorice. Sweetish and roasty stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6688) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
355 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of roastiness, wet earth and grass. Flavour is rather strong roastiness, creme brulee, mild vanilla notes, grassy bitterness and chocolate. Almost full bodied. Soft carbonation. Nice dessert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1741) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Black pour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, burnt sugar, the flavor sticks to your palette. The flavor continues to grow as it warms. So-so lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2438) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
355ml bottle. Dark brown in colour with a thin tan head, light lacing. The aroma is of roasted malts, coffee, moderately sweet, chocolate. The flavour is quite sweet, lots of chocolate, toasty, roasted malts. Finishes long, high sweetness, some roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
dark brown with light brown head slight lacing. Chocolate and toffee taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PattyBat (76) - - 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 (9143) - 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 (894) - 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.

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