SuperWhite92 (22) - , Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Bottle # 252, bottled 8/15/08.Pours a deep reddish brown, nice and dark. Plenty of white frothy head that dissipates very slowly.The smell is very rich with somewhat of a fruity smell that is overwhelmed by a smooth vanilla odor. There’s also a hint of oak in the aroma, however the vanilla is the most predominant odor.Tastewise, this beer is a great. Starts off rather hot (although the beer is only 3 days old according to the label) but quickly fades into a flavor of aged fruit and the vanilla flavors again. There’s also a strong almond flavor that makes itself known. A subtle oak flavor rounds off the taste to a perfect finish. Of special note is how subtle the oak flavor is in this beer, as most oak aged beers tend to have an almost ovewhelming oaky presence. Woodcut does not, which is remarkable given the beer’s nature.Mouthfeel is mostly unremarkable. It is very similar to the mouthfeel of most strong ales, being heavy and slightly gelatinous. Beyond that, it’s nothing to write home about. Drinkability is relatively poor. The beer is too hot, and the flavors too abrupt to drink more than a single bottle. In fact, at a half a bottle I was satisfied. All in all, I’m rather glad that I sought out this beer (From many different stores because of the two bottle limit). It’s wildly different than anything yet from Odell, and for a "first venture" into the world of rare and complex beers, I’d say that Doug and the crew nailed it. It’s very drinkable out of the bottle, and it’s my impression (as well as their’s) that it will get even better with age. Very well worth the $25/bottle. If you’re able to get this beer, you owe it to yourself to do so., regardless of it’s price. Good beer takes precedence over the value of a dollar. Eat ramen for a week if that’s what it takes. You won’t be disappointed. checkmatei1 (783) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle: Poured a reddish color with a nice white head. The aroma was dark fruits, vanilla, oak and malt. The flavor was smooth, with oak, vanilla, nuts, beets, raisins and a finish with a nice dry aftertaste from the oak. Overall, an excellent beer. I think Old Ales are climbing the charts in my book. Kevin (2217) - Montana, USA - JUN 23, 2009
light orange red with a strong tall big white yellow head.nice woody note that has a pear scent almost belgian like powdery powdery raisin plum.strongly effervescent. it may be the guys i’m sharing this with, but there is a definite odor in the air, likely from their rank asses. the lighter fruit notes mix well with a vanilla component . i get a touch of blueberry as i watch steve come in out of consciousness. a beer with a lot of depth, and alcohol, that may be responsible for me exposing myself. i am surprised at how dry this, and at how loudly these two jackasses snore. thanks for hanging out steve, & matt, i can’t believe matts dad is such a nice guy, what happened to matt?
4 8 8 4 18 daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Bottle shared by guess who? Yeah JW77! Brown pour, tan head. Vanilla, bourbon, wood, caramel and some nice fruit. Flavor is full and has some great vanilla, booze and dark fruits. Good stuff! gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - DEC 26, 2009
POurs brown. Nose is nutty, wooden, sweet malts and hints of cherry. Flavor is fresh wood, sweet caramel, hints of smoke, fruits, vanilla.
hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
bottle from jason at rbwg 3/5/11.
hazy orange... actually cloudy since i went back for seconds near the end of the bottle. minimal ow head.
the flavor and aroma are pack with green wood!... mixed with honey, cooked orange, herbs, flowers, caramel and vanilla. it is really rich but not too sweet. spiciness and green help out tremendously. this is perfectly melded and aging wonderfully.8/4/8/4/17++ Ungstrup (38897) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
Bottled and the bottle looks good - with a beutiful autumn colored label. An unclear amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of wood, alcohol, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of wood, caramel, alcohol, and over ripe fruits, leading to a dry finish. Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2010
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear red/brown - white head. Bourbon, wooden, vanilla, coconut, high wooden, sweetness, berries, fruity, peppery, dried fruits, ryebread, nice malty. A lot of american oak. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle shared during AZRBWG courtesy of BOLTZ7555. Pour is deep hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, butterscotch, oak, apple, pear, and light herbal notes. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of toasted coconut and vanilla. Seems to be holding up fairly well. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Light hazed cherry color with light white head and lace. Aroma of sour malt and light apples. Sweet caramel and brown sugar flavor. A medium/light bodied beer. Very nice.