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RATINGS: 374   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1079) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevencon (460) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Last bottle from the 2014 beer camp. Kind of got lost in the fridge so not as fresh as it should be. Chocolaty black with milk brown head. Aroma of roasted grains and chocolate, with hints of a graham cracker malt base. Nice solid body with chocolate roast notes. Well balanced with a slight tilt to the extra roasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (471) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Roasty with flavors of bitter chocolate, fruity yeast esters, and slight burnt sugar. Not bad, but nothing amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1376) - Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. Neat black with a dark, beige head. Sweet cocoa and caramel. Rich, nutty, toffee and strong coffee in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (733) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2014
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours dark, thick, brownish black with thin oily mocha head. Aroma is crisp dark chocolatey roasty malt. Taste is smooth, creamy lightly roasty dark chocolate malt. Incredibly smooth mouthfeel, quite intoxicating. Really more like a dry imperial porter than a strong ale. The taste is a bit one dimensional, but so much else to like here it almost doesn’t matter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinVanBeer (108) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Black pour with a tiny dark head. Barnyard, cinnamon, and root beer on the nose. The body is fairly light with a little alcohol, coffee, and toasty malt. Clean and fairly balanced, but could have been more

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (1937) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 14, 2014
On tap at Sideways in Fayetteville. Pours very dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is roast and chocolate, with slight coffee. Flavor follows with good bitterness but a bit more sweetness than I like. Even so, a very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2522) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours almost black with a half finger of khaki head. Aroma is malt dominated - caramel, chocolate and a hint of coffee. Taste follows suit with additions of dark fruits and Roasty malt. Light bitter and light sweet. Full bodied with a creamy and slightly sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Great beer. Probably my favorite in the series so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (334) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Quite dark, chocolate, cacao, roasted malt. A little charcoal and a little dark fruit. Slightly creamy. Very bitter, citrus and maybe herbal. Very long dark chocolate finish with bitterness. A little graham cracker

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doofgoblin (321) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Awesome! This one is not as hoppy as some imperials; however, it works really well as a strong, rich, and roasted delight. The aroma is great with lots of roasted malts and the taste is just as good. The finish is very smooth, especially for the 8.5% with little to no hop bitterness. This is super tasty brew when you sitting by a fire on a chilly autumn night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1443) - Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle - average size tan foamy head, very dark brown color, roasty and sweet aroma and flavor, creamy, chocolatey, pretty good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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