Ode To Mercy - Wild Heaven Craft Beers
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Reviews by BeerDocT:
3.16/5 rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Appearance 3.25: Poured out a dark and deep brown. Golden tones around the edges. Good sized head (1/4") quickly faded.
Smell 3.75: Very nice bouquet. Light but intense toasted grains and a big punch of malt along with a pleasing caramel and a light hint of coffee. There is also a deeper hoppiness to the bouquet that, for some reason, seems a little bit off. Not skunky, just a kind of mismatch.
Taste 3.0: Front is slightly sweet with a low-level smokiness and a slight taste of coffee or deeply toasted almonds. Middle features more of the light sweetness along with a strange hop flavor. Almost cheesy. Finish is strange: almost a pooling of sweetness on the palate along with a big malt flavor and some smoke along with this almost unpleasant hop flavor in the background. Aftertaste is short and somewhat dry and I taste that unpleasant hop again. Someone please tell me what this hop is so that I can petition the UN to ban its production.
Mouthfeel: 3.0: I found the carbonation to be a bit off for a beer of this strength (8.20%). A bit too many bubbles. Lower level of carbonation would have been a better reflection of the style.
Overall 3.0: An OK brew. It is quite schizophrenic and I cannot figure out why. The taste is off somehow, as if the brewmaster decided to merge an owl with a bear or something. Nonetheless, the beer is not "bad," but there were certain points while drinking it that I wondered what was going on. Also, the bottle pontificates about using all grains for the brew so to avoid "excess" alcohol. This beer is over 8% ABV! What would they consider "excess"? 9%? Just an all around weird and confusing experience.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2013 02:41:27 | More by BeerDocT
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4.01/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
big thanks to barrelandzachary for sending this my way as well as a counter-pressure fill of the special winter ale (Bulleit Bourbon aged version of Ode To Mercy) which i opened side-by-side with this.
Enjoyed from a sixpoint snifter.
a - brew poured a ruby highlighted chestnut with a finger of creamy head that never fully left. lacing was a wall of creamy foam and moved as a whole.
s - nose is coffee...nut...roast. brown sugar and earthy grain.
t - bam. there it is...imperial brown ale on coffee. as advertised. solid one at that. the coffee is a bit heavy handed over the brown and dialed back quite a bit with the special winter version (and then coated in caramel happiness...but that's the other beer). so yeah, this beer is a good imperial brown ale, but next to that special winter version...doesn't hold a candle. worth checking out though if you like browns with bitter coffee.
m - a bit dry and bitter on the finish and prickly carbonation.
o - overall, super solid imperial brown with coffee. check it out...but hot dog...dat special winter ale version of this beer...kill or maim for that one.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2014 02:23:52 | More by cosmicevan
4.28/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A- Poured from a 64oz growler into a pint glass. Beer poured with a thick, foamy cream head, about one and a half fingers; stalactitic lacing. A rich rum color.
T- Leather in the front, leather in the back. Some caramel, and a touch of cherry. Coffee throughout. Bitter, although not hoppy.
M- Gritty. Like drinking a sand soda.
O- This is a great beer! Leather is really winning me over. I wish there was slightly more caramel.
Serving type: growler
01-06-2014 01:02:01 | More by beer-princess
3.85/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a snifter
A: Clear chocolate brown with cherry highlights. An off-white half-finger head that dissipates to a bubble rim. Light lacing.
S: Boozy with a basket of cherries. Leather and anise.
T: Smokey, boozy, sweet. Caramel and malts lead the way with a great nuttiness. Slightly astringent.
M: Medium with medium carbonation. A bit oily.
O: Glad I got to try this Georgia beer. A tasty Imperial Brown. Great art on the label, too.
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2013 15:28:35 | More by brewskifan55
Ode To Mercy from Wild Heaven Craft Beers
89 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.