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RATINGS: 323   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 Bellís beer guru John Mallett aimed for and, true to Johnís vision, Maillardís Odyssey is exactly that. Its name honors the Maillard reactionóthe ďbrowningĒ of sugars and amino acidsóthat creates the wonderful caramelized toffee-like and roasted flavors so abundant in this beer.

Bellís has done a lot to raise the Midwestís 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. Bellís constantly reinvents beer styles and refines recipes with artful mastery and an oddball slant.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
njnut (237) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nakedwhendrunk (2089) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 17, 2014
From the box dated 6/19/14, this was poured into a snifter since its an American Strong Ale. The appearance was a nice looking black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that concaves a bit to leave some light speckled lacing here and there around the body. The smell had a nice roasty and somewhat earthy chocolate inside of a light dark fruitiness, somewhat plum-like and a light vanilla. The taste was extremely roasty and sweet (very inviting, makes me want to pound this long and hard on a cold winterís night), however, Iím actually sipping it for the most part. On the palate, thereís a fairly decent sticky sweet dark fruity aftertaste leading into a dry finish and coming across as more of a sipper, weird because thereís a part of me that wanted to pound this long and hard on a cold winterís night - hmmm....I may take that back. Iíd say its about a medium on the body. Overall, this was a wonderful offering by Sierra Nevada and Bellís that if this was brewed again, I know I would have.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1844) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2014
September 16, 2014 - on tap at Romans. Dark brown pour with some nice head. Aroma and taste of bitter chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. I had this after a glass of Bourbon County, which was probably not the best decision. Not bad, but a bit too much roast and bitterness for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
monkeychugg55 (873) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Black with a tan head. Strong caramel, toffee, chocolate, and roast aroma. Very smooth chocolate flavor, with some toffee, rasin, and burnt sugar. Finishes a bit sweet but very malty throughout. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1882) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle shared by Mike at Unoís. Aroma is dark chocolate cake, light lime zest, and roasty malt. Pours black and brown with a light tan cocoa head. Taste is chocolate, some bitter pine/grapefuit, and a big fudge finish. Tastes like hoppy brownies. Great silky thick chocolate mouthfeel. Enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (204) - Jamestown, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Pours dark brown with a small foamy tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, raisin, and dark cherry. Taste is milk chocolate (thought it would be more bitter with nose being dark), roast coffee, and the dark fruits are mildy there. Body is very stout-like and I would classify it as that over an American strong. Medium carb, mildy bitter turns into more bitter to finish. This has been my favorite so far from the Beer Camp collection.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1364) - Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from the mix pack bought at Tipples. Pours deep dark brown with a one finger khaki to mocha brown head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, dark fruits, some roast, raisins, even some coffee. Very porter like on the nose. Flavor is rich chocolate sauce, bitter roast, some dark fruit. But very chocolate forward. Rich, stout like mouthfeel, plus carbonation, lingering roast bitter finish. Wow. This was really nice. I did not realize it was a porter until smelling it. Maybe the best in this box.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bif (1443) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2014
On tap. Served a black color with a thick tan head and ample lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, dark chocolate and a bit of coffee. Taste of roasted malt, some carmel sweetness dark chocolate with bit of coffee. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Full body, smooth and creamy. Has a rich charater that enhances as it warms. Great beer to kick back and relax with.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zickbeer_ye (274) - Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Malty roasty chocolate and dry berry. Beige head and dark black body. Roasty chocolate and tart cherry flavors some soy. Smooth on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (3795) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a tall tan head. Creamy appearance. Aroma is milky sweet, chocolate, light roast and bitterness. Flavor is roasty, bitter, dark chocolate with a bit of lactose sweetness. Roasty bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4054) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Smell is first thinking tart then I see during the pour that its just a big black smell. So, yes it smells big and black. Oh my, this mouth coating experience is so overwhelming. Why do I think this is overdone exp stout? Who knows, this is SN right? Big beautiful pour. Good head at first. Only good thing about this big beer is the absence of the gag reflex. Does not hide alky well. Overall, way too big for this lager lover, wew. I think Iím getting dizzy at the end of this bottle.

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