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RATINGS: 408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 (1430) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jordtbrooks (18) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Pours dark black with nice creamy head. Aroma is sweet dark fruit and a slight booziness. Taste is of licorice and other dark fruits decent bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5669) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a large foamy brown head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was malty, bitter, anise, roasty, chocolate and red wine. The flavor was malty with chocolate, malted milk, anise, roastiness, moderate bitterness and fairly strong floral/fruity hops and red wine. Long finish. Moderately full bodied and somewhat creamy. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ICEatALAMO (1151) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle. The pour is a creamy black. The aroma is big on toffee and some malt. The taste continues the toffee, almost reminds me of mother of all storms. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (707) - - JUN 16, 2015
Fluffy appearance. The liquid, like oily coffee, is capped with a cotton-dense head the color of graham crackers. Very fluffy and so inviting I want to lay my head on it. Aroma of caramelized steak, red grapes, chocolate. Slightly smoky. Nice caramelized malt flavor: bitter dark chocolate, smoky meat, great dark fruit character, figs and prunes. The appearance translates to the mouthfeel -- full-bodied, soft as a fleece blanket. Like licking velvet. Massaging CO2, with building acridity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewMstr (152) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Camping with beer Camp, bottle pour. Dark, roasted, hoppy! The toffee and carmalized add some interesting sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6709) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 4, 2015
Where and how: GG Virginia Beach, bottle 335 ml.
Aroma straight forward strong coffee imp. stout. Good deep roast, creamy moka, hops and refined alcohol.
Appearance :
Top: large, fine creamy coffee like crown. Thick coating of lace on glass..
Base: dark brown.
Palate : medium heavier bodied, lighter carbonation. Light creamy coating.
Taste: feel of quality coffee cake with vodka. Moist, soft with nice depth.
Other notes simply satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6818) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Draft at SB. Pours a murky ebony with a loose tan head that settles. Big sweet nose, lots of toffee and dark caramel and some milk chocolate. Heavy thick body with sluggish carb. Caramel, toffee, chocolate on the mid-palate...sounds like a candy bar in print, but it all has a great grain-sugar slant to it throughout. Sweet finish. Despite being sweet from the first sniff to the last swallow, this beer is never cloying, at least for me. Granted, it was my third beer of the night, but over-sweetness drives me crazy. This beer will never be confused with, say, a Southern Tier beer, despite being focused on dark sugar qualities.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (8089) - 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 (7708) - 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 (5234) - 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.

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