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

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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 7.88%
Wants: 3
Gots: 56 | FT: 2
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:
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(Beer added by: raynmoon on 07-03-2014)
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Reviews by snaotheus:
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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a 12oz pilsner. Packaged 05/21/14.

Pours opaque, dark brown, big light brown head. Medium fine slow carbonation. Smell is slightly chocolatey, slight coffee, some yeast. Fairly mild.

Taste is rich, coffee and chocolate. Very good balance. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel is thick but dry. Overall, very good.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 03:08:27 | More by snaotheus
More User Reviews:
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United Kingdom (Wales)

3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a little tan head that fades to a thin layer. Color is a dark caramel brown.

Flavor profile: Caramel, toffee, burnt sugar, molasses, chocolate, and roasted malts. Some dark dried fruits. Maybe a hint of coffee.

Mouthfeel: Roasted and creamy. Medium to full bodied.

Overall, a solid dark ale. Not sure on the style of this one, but I like it. Reminds me of a porter more than a stout. Very solid offering.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 04:32:21 | More by mothman
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-01-2014 03:56:48 | More by Flight317
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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle from Beer Camp 2 12-pack poured into Belgian ale glass. Bottle date 5/21/14.

A) Standard pour results in big light brown head with very significant retention leaving a lot fo nice lacing. Beer is very, very dark brown and completely opaque.

S) Oh man, this is nice. Roasted coffee, roasted malts, cinnamon, and cloves.

T) Pretty good. Roasted malts with coffee beans, some non-sweetened chocolate, a little bit of alcohol, some spice.

M) Moderate to full-bodied, probably should be a bit fuller and better balanced. A little bit carbonated, a little bit of alcohol burn.

O) Probably the best beer in the pack. Good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 02:42:22 | More by IvoryFoxhole
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-01-2014 02:36:04 | More by Zimm
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +17%

08-01-2014 02:29:13 | More by jpd026
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

08-01-2014 02:16:35 | More by mattsucks
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West Virginia

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Black with a minimal 1/4 inch head. Some lacing.

Smell - Coffee, hops, chocolate, Brown sugar, plum, raisin. Strong roasty malt backbone.

Taste - Starts out with a strong coffee influenced flavor, mixed with roasted malts. Fruits like plum and raisin, mixed with some grapefruit and orange provide a nice citric flavor. Some chocolate along with brown sugar sweetens up a bitter beer and balanced it out.

Mouthfeel - Coffee and malts nail the tongue. Palate gets the fruits, and some sugars. Aftertaste is a nice mix of bitter coffee, and sweet fruits.

Overall - Nicely done. Smooth, yet bold and plenty of flavor. This has a nice mix that isn't just a porter with hops, or a ipa with some coffee and dark malts. This is worth a 6'er release. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 02:12:01 | More by wvsabbath
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-01-2014 02:07:56 | More by heerboth
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-01-2014 01:41:34 | More by Tunic
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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. PKGD 052114 in Chico.

Appearance: Pours a motor oil black body with a very thick dark brown head. Pitch black.

Smell: Slightly sweet toffee. Dark roasted chocolate malts and coffee aroma.

Taste: Wow, delicious coffee flavor. Much more so than the Double Latte collaboration beer with Ninkasi. Chocolate malts are noticeable, but not overpowering. No real discernible alcohol taste in this 8.5% ABV ale.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly light with only a slight bitter aftertaste from the roasted malts.

Overall: Very nice beer. Similar flavor profile to the Double Latte in the Beer Camp variety pack.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 01:38:02 | More by JednoPivoProsim
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-01-2014 01:33:20 | More by mjc3151
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-01-2014 00:58:33 | More by soze47
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-01-2014 00:56:50 | More by KJ2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-01-2014 00:42:17 | More by Crimsontider22
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New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-01-2014 00:41:04 | More by wafers
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-01-2014 00:04:12 | More by Sinnian
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-31-2014 23:53:47 | More by Evango
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-31-2014 23:49:56 | More by Ri0
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-31-2014 23:20:49 | More by Zonian1
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-31-2014 22:56:28 | More by CSeavey64
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-31-2014 22:50:42 | More by threedaggers
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4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Duvel Tulip

A: Everything you could want an imperial stout to look like. Oil black, doesn't let any light through with 2.5 finger tan head. Head recedes into a thin layer over that top that stick around the whole time.

S: Roasted barley, semisweet chocolate, some alcohol, very pleasant.

T: Smooth dark malts upfront followed by dark chocolate and roasted malt bitterness. The roasty malts take hold of the flavor in the middle which then gives way to some alcohol sweetness. The sweetness then fights with more dark grain bitterness to balance out very nicely.

M: Thick, almost chewy, in your mouth. Velvety smooth. Good stuff

O: Probably my favorite entry out of beer camp. No complaints at all for this one. Great example of what an imperial stout should strive for.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 22:43:06 | More by JohannBock
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-31-2014 21:36:31 | More by JohnnyK
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-31-2014 20:11:36 | More by cwreay90
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Maillard's Odyssey - Collaboration With Bell's Brewery from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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