AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Murky caramel color/ tan head. Toasted caramel, vanilla, wood, spicy aromas. Big sweet bourbon vanilla, toffee, spicy caramel flavors--good. drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2/23/13. RBWG. Hazy amber pour, soapy khaki head. A bit of spice, caramel, and wood in the aroma and flavor. Touches of oxidation. Nice. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle generously shared at RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy brown with an off-white head. Nose is big malt, some light brandy, some oxidation, wood, brown sugar, and light vanilla. Flavor astounds for an older BA beer, itís still maintained a fair amount of goodness: big malt, some fruit, some oak, some vanilla, and hints of brown sugar. Medium in body and still very nice. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Bottle from BOLTZ. Pours a hazy amber with thin head. The nose is very oaky, with honey and peppery spice. The taste is malt, spice, vanilla from the barrels and booze. Medium bodied. OK beer. Beaver (1791) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2008
750ml bottle - number 44 dated 8/15/08. Pours a hazy dark amber with a huge fizzy big bubbled off white head that retains well and laces the glass.
djd07 (14369) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
The aroma is a little subdued - sweet caramel and molasses, some fruit (apples and raisin), wood, and alcohol.
The flavor is sweet caramel, molasses, vanilla, and a little fruitiness with some grassy hops and alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with sharp carbonation that mellows as it sits.
Overall, an interesting outing from Odell. It’s a bit pricey ($25) and a bit one dimensional with sweet caramel and wood.
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a cloudy amber with medium beige head. The aroma is caramel, vanilla, oak. Medium mouth with nice caramel, toffee, figs, light booze, very good. 3fourths (9332) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2008
High carbonation, huge growing tan head, cola-sized bubbles. Nose is mellow bourbon, maple, dry wood, sweet pipe tobacco, somewhat muddled by a minerally yeast, acidic and sharp up the nostrils. Body is somewhat flabby and disorganized up front, carbonation is overdone and uneven, with the mineral-heavy yeast. The bourbon and wood is mellow and just a bit fruity - some sort of dried, bourbon-glazed apples or pears. Nice flavor and decent warming, but muddled by the sharp, slightly acidic and minerally yeast. Lingering vanilla syrup flavor overtakes the olfactory senses, I canít get rid of it. Lingering vanilla syrup flavor overtakes the olfactory senses, I end up huffing it for a few minutes after I’m finished. Canít get rid of it. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 1, 2008
750mL bottle, #917, courtesy of acrdz. Thanks, Mike! Pours a slightly hazy, burgundy-wooden color; off-white head with patchy mixed-bubbled lacing. Solid levels of sour-mash bourbon, maple syrup, and sweet brown sugar in the aroma; decent soft barrel character with a touch of green apple. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lots of sweet brown sugar, soft sour-mash barrel notes, and oily dried dark fruits upfront; the carbonation is a touch fizzy, and the body could be firmer, but a reasonably enjoyable, if a touch messy, barrel-aged creation. Lengthy finish: sweet, vanilla-tinged, chewy barrel notes linger, along with brown sugar and dried dark fruits; still sweet at the far end of things. doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 16, 2008
750ml bottle. Pours cloudy, dark caramelly brown with a huge off white head, good lace. Smells sweet of caramel and vanilla with a good bit of wood character and some alcohol. Tastes sweet and caramelly malty with lots of sweet wood. Quite a bit of fruit as well, dark and ripe sweet. Very malty. Full body, over carbonated in general which ends up being pretty distracting from the beer in general. Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Courtesy Morgan from Great Orlando Beer Festival. Pours a dark reddish chestnut color with a foamy, fizzy, beige tinted head. Sticky cobweb lacing coats the glass nicely. The aroma is dripping with vanilla, an obvious trademark of the fresh American oak. Big woody notes work nicely with rich maple and caramel malts, as well as some hazelnuts, dates, and earthy dark fruits. Flavors are again malt focused, rich vanilla and maple coating nutty, fruity elements with sweetness. Mild, earthen spices linger within, lending depth. The palate is what keeps this brew from being really good. Lighter bodied than it should be and very fizzy on the tongue, the mouthfeel just doesnít fit the style of this rich and malty brew. Tasty, but disappointing overall and drastically overpriced.