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RATINGS: 404   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersighted (126) - - JUL 23, 2014
Stout like sweetness and robust dark chocolate malt flavors. Heavy body with viscous consistency. Nose of black coffee.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewMstr (119) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Camping with beer Camp, bottle pour. Dark, roasted, hoppy! The toffee and carmalized add some interesting sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6602) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6565) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7349) - 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.
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (6827) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4571) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6960) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1776) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2466) - 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.

4
   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.


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