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RATINGS: 381   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
njnut (273) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Poured into tulip glass a very dark brown almost black with toffee colored head that was short lasting. Some lace and low co2. When I first took a sniff and sip I wondered about the high rating. Not much for the nose or buds. After it warmed a little the aroma and flavor came out to play. The aroma was coffee, dark chocolate, brown sugar and a earthiness. The taste was toffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, black dark roast coffee and some booze on the finish. Well done!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2240) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle. Bought 2 Beer Camp samplers and unfortunately wasn’t able to rate most of them due to sharing them on Thanksgiving. Nevertheless, saved a few for myself, including this one. Wonderful, rich, sweet, milk chocolate aroma. Opaque black body with a light brown, lasting head, whose lace clings to the glass. Taste very close to the nose. Clean, dry finish. Very satisfying.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gachupines (952) - USA - DEC 9, 2014
Brown with a tan head. Aroma is dark sugar and subtle chocolate. Flavor is brown sugar mild coffee and chocolate with a fairly sweet finish. Really big flavor, tasty with a smooth body. Wife: 4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (399) - New York, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours a deep black with a med beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, espresso, cocoa, nutty, prune, grape, faint hop, licorice. Flavor is sweet malt, chocolate, plum. Med/full body, pretty sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (2753) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2014
It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of roasted malts, dark fruits, dark chocolate and a bit of coffee. The taste was of roasted malts, some caramel sweetness with dark chocolate and a touch of coffee. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5067) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This beer is black and seems to absorb light. No red. A tan head leaves a little lacing. A vinous aroma suggests interesting things to come. And the first sip says that is true. This is a fun odyssey. A chocolate base that has some interesting hop notes going on. Fruit and an airish-ness. Brown sugar, cinnamon, and roasted notes. Syrup. A complicated beer but one that pulls everything together wonderfully. This is so well brewed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3468) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Poured very dark being almost black with a big tan head and good lacing. . The nose starts out as burnt chocolate malts. Some toffee notes Body is very rich and bold and the mouth feel is creamy and sticks to the roof of your mouth. The flavor is complex with chocolate malts, some citrus hops, dark fruit, and burnt brown sugar. The finish is slightly bitter. No sign of the alcohol. This beer is unusual in that the flavors are complex and even unusual. But the most important thing is that it really tastes good from first sip to last.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3656) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle: Poured a deep black brown with a huge creamy light brown head. Strong roasty and sweet malt aroma. Taste is super alcohol burn up front lays way to roast, toffee and chocolate malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevencon (464) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (483) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Roasty with flavors of bitter chocolate, fruity yeast esters, and slight burnt sugar. Not bad, but nothing amazing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1389) - 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.


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