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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4898) - 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 motherís love-- look hard, itís in there. Flavor is similar: roasted malts, some earth, then goes to chocolate cake, some roasted coffee, some bitter coffee, and some roast and bakerís chocolate that lingers at the top of my mouth in the finish. Medium in body, and Iím taking my time with this one- this is probably the best of the pack so far...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (4251) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle 0.33l at home Vantaa. Enjoyed straight from the bottle. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, harshness, some sweetness and malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (988) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2015
12 ounce bottle from the Beer Camp summer 2014 variety pack, purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar 15 months ago. Pours black with two full fingers of creamy mocha-brown foam with good lacing. AROMA has strong deep roast, hardwood campfire, cardboard-y coffee, dark chocolate, some mint, and sweet caramel as it warms. FLAVOR of roasted malts (slightly ashy), burnt toffee, bitter chocolate, black coffee, and burnt brown sugar. Despite the burnt and hard roast notes, this is actually semi-sweet into the finish, and quite accessible. Relatively soft and creamy mouthfeel for the overall strength. No evidence of the somewhat high ABV (strongest ABV in the 12-pack?...I canít remember). Certainly one of the best from the 2014 Beer Camp variety pack. (410, 983)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (10585) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
On tap at Elizabeth Station, pours black with a small brown head. Aroma brings out shitloads of vanilla and bourbon - not getting anything else besides the barrels. Flavour is likewise dominated by the barrels, though not as sweet as the nose suggests, with wood, bourbon and some earthy roast. Complex and well-balanced, though could actually use a little more sweetness. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jordtbrooks (20) - 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 (5787) - 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 (1173) - 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 (734) - - 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 (166) - 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 (6825) - 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 (6942) - 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.

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