TylerGreenDC (1033) - - OCT 5, 2013
In 12oz bottle. Wonderful aroma of pine and dark chocolate, but from there it?s all downhill. Taste is syrupy with dark chocolate and mud. Mouthfeel is sticky, Nyquil-esque. Must be better on draft?! Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
At Odell. Pours black small head. Aroma is thin, earthy hops. Taste is earthy dirt hops malt. brokensail (16631) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On tap @ Odell. Black pour with a dense tan head. Blue cheese, roasted malt, and chocolate. Pine, herbal hops, and a touch of caramel. Flavor is blue cheese, roast, chocolate, and booze. Some herbs, pine, and caramel. JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2013
12oz picked up today at the COOP .... Poured into my HotD goblet.. 1" dark tan head atop deep dark brown brew... verging on black... nice sheets of lacing.
Nose is very nice... big citrus and a little pine.. some lite chocolate and a touch of sweetness.
Good bitterness up front.. resinous hops and a little sweet dark malt... the malts are more roasty black than chocolaty.. a little sweetness with warmth that helps bloom the flavors....
Body is a solid medium with good carbonation.
Odell is a gem that seems too many people don’t really appreciate. IndianaRed (4941) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2013
On tap at Prefunk, Boise, ID. Black with a thick tan head. Dense and lasting. Lacing that almost completely coats the glass. Rich soft roast and hoppy aroma. Huge sweet roasty chocolate flavor. The hops are second string here but this is a delicious brew. Thick and chocolatey. Just barely bitter enough to make it into the BIPA style. I’ve had export stouts or imperial porters like this. Very nice.
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Pretty nice black IPA, a bit of a muddled flavor, I prefer a little more crispness here DenverLogan (1243) - North Bend, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2014 Poured from a 12oz bottle into a medium Duvel glass.
Pours a brown with large amber head and lace.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, burnt malts, peat, dark chocolate, musty notes.
Significant carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of burnt malts, espresso, bitter chocolate, carob, straw and grapefruit hops. Overall very full bodies with a bitter edge but also lots of sweet malts, dark chocolate, and dark malts to form quite a tasty big black IPA....up there with my favorites. ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 24, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with a large tan colored head, good retention and lacing. Aroma is dark malts with lots of citrus and piney hops, along with caramel, dark fruit, slightly roasted. Taste has a floral, slightly spicy hop character up front that leads into some rich bready, caramel malt. Finish lends some spicy earthy hoppiness that blends nicely with the malts. Hop flavors linger into the aftertaste. Medium bodied, maybe medium-full, with a light carbonation that lends a smooth feel. Doofgoblin (513) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2013
A dark rich but hoppy treat. The aroma is slightly underwhelming but some typical toasty and hoppy notes are present. Taste is better with rich malt sweetness and a light fruitiness under the dark flavors. Finish is bitter but smooth and faintly creamy... Really nice show from Odell. DiarmaidBHK (5722) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Draft at taproom. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Has some solid malt on the nose. The taste is a bit more piney and hop forward. Hides its booze really well. Solid but not my favorite style.