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Maillard's Odyssey - Collaboration With Bell's Brewery - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 850
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 6
Gots: 78 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Rich, dark, and roasty. That was the concept Bell’s beer guru John Mallett aimed for and, true to John’s vision, Maillard’s Odyssey is exactly that. Its name honors the Maillard reaction—the “browning” of sugars and amino acids—that creates the wonderful caramelized toffee-like and roasted flavors so abundant in this beer.

Bell’s has done a lot to raise the Midwest’s 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. Bell’s constantly reinvents beer styles and refines recipes with artful mastery and an oddball slant.

(Beer added by: raynmoon on 07-03-2014)
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A- Poured from the 12oz stubby bottle to a goblet with a black body that has just a tiny hint of brown at the very edge. A light mocha tan head forms to just about one finger with a thick creamy consistency and good retention. Lacing

S- Quite roasty right off the top with a malty overall feel, just a touch of hops in the backdrop. Chocolate malts, toffee, heavily toasted nuts, roasted grains and cocoa comes to mind with a hint of dark fruits.

T- A roast and toasted malt bomb but slight dark fruits open up from the yeast. These are hints of dried dark fruits like figs and raisins but not medicinal at all. Dark semi-bitter chocolate, toasted nuts, caramel, toffee, cocoa powder and medium sweetness with just a hint of earthy hops.

MF- Silky and moderately creamy texture to a upper medium bodied Porter. Carbonation comes in at a moderate level. Finishes slightly warm with roast bitterness lingering throughout.

Overall this Porter delivers almost as much roast flavors as many stouts, certainly more than some. The upfront bitter cocoa is probably the emphasis of the beer but brown and blackened grain flavors cascade beyond that with a bit of yeast influence.

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Bottle from the mix pack bought at Tipples. Pours deep dark brown with a one finger khaki to mocha brown head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, dark fruits, some roast, raisins, even some coffee. Very porter like on the nose. Flavor is rich chocolate sauce, bitter roast, some dark fruit. But very chocolate forward. Rich, stout like mouthfeel, plus carbonation, lingering roast bitter finish. Wow. This was really nice. I did not realize it was a porter until smelling it. Maybe the best in this box.

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Maillard's Odyssey - Collaboration With Bell's Brewery from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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