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Woodcut No. 7 Russian Imperial Stout - Odell Brewing Company

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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 9
Gots: 21 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MinorThreat on 10-26-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 105 | Reviews: 20
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4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured a deep black colour with a thin layer of espresso-foam coloured head.

S - A really big dark fruit aroma is noticeable up front. There's some cherry and grape notes present along with oak and roast.

T - The big dark fruit presence shows up on the palate as well; there's cherry and grape notes with a slight tartness coming through. Oak is present as well as roast and a hint of chocolate in the finish. The dark fruit presence definitely take centre stage here.

M - Full bodies an creamy. Light carbonation.

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4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black as night with no light seeping through. A fingernail of mahogany colored head rests on top. The aroma is oak and beyond that there is plenty of dark malt. Initially I taste loads of sweet dark malt and then at the back of the palate I taste strong oak with hints of oak and hazelnut. The mouth is thick and chewy and the finish is very dry due to the oak.

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Bottle label data: Bottle No. 07955-13

Ink-black body with a thin yet creamy, lasting, light tan head. Sweet smell with touches of figs and cherries; mild hint of chocolate. Boozy, bitter flavor with roasted grains and chocolate notes; mild edge of oak woodiness. Heavy body, chewy, slightly coarse mouthfeel.

A better than average RIS that really shines with the depth and breadth of flavors.

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3.95/5  rDev -1.7%

Corked and caged 750mL bottle from beership.com. No bottling date but some quick research revealed that it was released in October 2013, making this about a year old. Served in a goblet.

A hearty pour yields an oil black body with almost trhree full fingers of deep tan head. Maintains a thin layer but leaves only smalls spots of lace.

Slight oxidation on the nose along with some vineous dark fruit, mild cocoa and a little semi sour barrel funk.

Thankfully the funk from the aroma does not carry over to the taste. The flavors are well rounded with fudgey dark chocolate, mild charred oak, espresso, vague toasted nuts, a hint of fruit skins, bitter earthyness, ocassional wisps of vanilla and a hearty backbone of alcohol. The oak aging adds an interesting dimention on top of the standard Russian imperial stout notes. Not quite as sweet or boozey as spirit barrel aging, the new American oak adds more earthy, woodsy and nutty elements.

Creamy, moderately full feel with soft-yet-present carbonation. The lasting finish is bittersweet with bakers cocoa, caramel, scorched earth and a little oxidation.

Being on the East coast I don't have much opportunity to try Odell's offerings but this is some solid stuff. Certainly a healthy notch above the average Russian imperial stout but not quite to the top tier.

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Woodcut No. 7 Russian Imperial Stout from Odell Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.