burg326 (5479) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2012
750ml bottle corked and caged, poured a brown color, aromas of caramel, toffee, light dark fruits, and some oak. Flavors are the same as aromas, shared at Markwise’s bday bash. FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2012
So at first I thought I’d better just pass on reviewing this one because I couldn’t even finish a whole glass. But then I thought to myself that these reviews are what I base some of my beer purchases on. So, in an effort to dissuade others from making the same mistake I did, here is a very brief review:
Pours a dirty ruby gold. The head is reminiscent of that of an expired wheat beer. Lasts a few seconds and then disappears entirely. No lacing of course. No beading. This beer is completely dead for no good reason.
Dirty caramel, merlot, cardboard, vinegar, tobacco, burnt sugar.
More of the same. Rotten figs. Cigarette butts.
I can’t even assess the mouthfeel... thin? The flavors that linger destroy any redeeming qualities that might be hidden in this beer.
First and foremost, I normally LOVE Odell. And I wish I loved this beer because now I have two more in the cellar. But, I’m very sad to say that this beer sucks ass. It tastes like it’s been sitting uncorked in my truck ever since its release (11 months ago). Don’t buy this beer. Even if it’s on clearance at your bottle shop... it is an utter waste of money.
Odell - you owe me one.
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2012
This poured a murky medium brown with no head at all. Aroma was big oak notes, and some dark fruits as well. Flavor was much the same, loads of oak cover up the general nuances of the quad. Unfortunately this one is not only lacking carb, but is pretty much completely flat. Does hide the alcohol well however. Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
Very salty, sea water, caramel. Not too cool. Sticky. Bread toffee. Warming flavor and Mouthfeel. Slight bourbon smokiness. djd07 (14369) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle as shown at Camp Beer IX. Pours a clear orange copper with small off white head leaving good spotty lacing. Sour fruit and caramel aroma. Medium mouthfeel with caramel and bitter hop finish. Alcohol present but not overpowering, a good from quad from Odell.
drjay44 (3682) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2012
750 corked and caged, shared with multiple others at brew club. Served at cellar temperature.Pours a minimal head, without lacing, over a cloudy dark amber (SRM 12) body.....nose is plum, raisin, dried cherry, vanilla....taste is raisin, plum, dried cherry, molasses, brown sugar, finishing with a sweet spice, light phenolic bitterness....mouth feel light,alcohol hidden, carbonation low. This takes a long time to open up. Give it time to breath. This is not as balanced as many in this complex style, but there is little doubt that it is an Abt/Quad. As many have noted it is remarkably expensive. BJCP 7/3/12/4/7 beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours a murky brown color with an off white head. Aroma is of oak, vanilla, dark fruits, caramel and toasted notes. The flavor follows the nose with the oak, vanilla, dark fruits like plums and raisins, caramel, toffee and toasted malt. The body is medium with a creamy mouth feel. Overall a solid performer but definitely waaay too overpriced for the beer you get. You can get better BA quads for less... hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Draft pour. Amber color with a nice white head. Dark fruits, toffee and oak come through in the flavor. Dark fruit aroma. Nice. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear deep amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of oak, vanilla, cinnamon, apple, toffee, brown sugar, and caramel. Flavor of baked apple, caramel, plum, bread, yeast, and raisins with a dry finish. FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2012
750. Pours a deep amber color with a small white head. Aroma is spicy and sweet with a nice dark fruit note, lots of that raisin and plum with a sharp Belgian yeast a touch of sharpness, some wood, oak earthiness. Flavor starts sweet and dark fruit, earthy oak coming through before a touch of vanilla, spicy towards a sharp lightly tart finish. Medium to medium full body and a crisp carbonation.