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RATINGS: 318   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle from Beer Camp Pack. Pours a deep stout brown, like brownies or chocolate cake, with a medium tan head. Nose is roast, earth, coffee, dark chocolate, chocolate cake, and mother’s love-- look hard, it’s in there. Flavor is similar: roasted malts, some earth, then goes to chocolate cake, some roasted coffee, some bitter coffee, and some roast and baker’s chocolate that lingers at the top of my mouth in the finish. Medium in body, and I’m taking my time with this one- this is probably the best of the pack so far...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1363) - 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 (4051) - 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 I’m getting dizzy at the end of this bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2152) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2014
12 oz bottle from Biggie Liquors. Black appearance with a lacy tan head. Aroma and flavor of dark malts, roast, chocolate, light coffee, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and a touch of dark fruits. Rich, dark and malty with a medium to full body and a smooth, creamy feel. Pretty dank overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (523) - - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle. Roasted malt aroma with caramel-toffee sweetness. Pours black with 2 fingers of light brown head and good lacing. Rich, roasted malt flavor and mouthfeel with some caramel sweetness. Finishes very smooth with caramel-toffee sweetness with a little chocolate mixed in as well. Excellent brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9782) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of milk chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, caramel and a hint of vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt and coffee, milk chocolate with a smooth lingering mocha finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3190) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Draft at Stone Liberty Station. Dark pour like a stout with a brown ring. Aroma is roasted malt, light coffee and booze. Rich creamy mouthfeel with coffee and chocolate in the flavor. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4324) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2014
This poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of lineup hops, toast, and fudge. Flavor was deep roasted malt, light smoke, pinkeye dry hops, a little all over the place bit pretty good.

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