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Woodcut No. 7 Russian Imperial Stout - Odell Brewing Company

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Woodcut No. 7 Russian Imperial StoutWoodcut No. 7 Russian Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

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.

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Ratings: 105 | Reviews: 20
Reviews by angrybabboon:
Photo of angrybabboon
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Appearance: Dark, dark brown, decidedly black from a distance - unexpected levels of carbonation, cork exploded with a huge pop, poured with a large, foamy head - keeps an impressive cap, leaves streets and sheets of lacing

Smell: So, so much wood - there are some big malts here, but the wood is so potent that it really shines through - fresh, ripe wood, so much oak that it kind of imparts some fruit - dark chocolate, chocolate malts, baker's chocolate - some roasty malts, a hint of coffee grounds - some vanilla and some dark fruits

Taste: Burly malts and fresh wood - creamy dark chocolate - bitter, dark chocolate with some hints of cocoa - chocolate malts and some caramel, roasty malts - some malt sweetness - vanilla, dark fruit, and some fruity esters from the wood - big, big oak - very, very woody, with fresh-cut wood flavor - impressively minimal alcohol - wood really becomes a bit much as this warms up

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, remarkably smooth and creamy, great carbonation

Overall: A solid cut

The oak-aging here is very interesting. The oak flavors are more reminiscent of an oak-aged wild, or maybe an oak-aged IPA. It's a very fresh wood. The RIS at the base is good. It may be on the light side, or maybe that's the interaction with the wood. Regardless, this is worth a try.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
3.38/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle, number 06836-13. Pours dark brown black with a medium creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is vanilla oak and some grainy roast and black licorice.

The flavor is heavy roast, some sweet lactic vanilla and black licorice with some alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, an OK but pricey imperial stout.

Photo of Franziskaner
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Photo of jbogner
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Shawner
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bomber poured into chalice
A- Nice mahogany-brown color with thin, tan head
S- Really nice nose. Bourbon was not overpowering but had a good presence. A little vanilla, raisin, oakiness.
T- unfortunately, for me, the taste kinda drops off from the smell. A little bitter chocolate with the bourbon faintly coming through on the back end.
M- Surprisingly, extremely light for an RIS. Thin, more porter-like in feel.
O- Is Woodcut 7 a bad BA RIS? Of course not. Is it an avg one? Nope. But is it in the upper echelon of BA RIS? Not quite. It is worth trying though.

Photo of AlexChillton
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Rymish
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of russpowell
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Opens with a faint pop. Pours a very effervescent ebony with 3+ fingers of mocha colored head. Decent lacing, pretty good head retention & nice viscosity

S: Black currant, hints of baker's chocolate & red grapes

T: Baker's chocolate, raisins & black currant, plus red grapes up front & quite a bit of oaky dryness. Slight boozey fig notes as this warms, along with a touch of iron & Baker's chocolate as this warms, faint coffee notes as well & a touch of raisin. Finishes dry, figgy, oaky & with just a bit of coffee & bit more red grape, maybe even a bit of Concord

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, nice silkiness too

Pretty good, as others have raised their prices, these Woodcuts don't seem so dear. I will probably some of #8 unless it it's a strange one... No mention of grapes, but this screams out loud to me, very true to style. A sipper to be sure, very complex

Photo of jwerner23
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of blindpiggie
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of Sconi_tom
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Photo of KCBeerNerd
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Dhamma73
3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mtbdonn
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of SwollenGoat
4.61/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An amazing oak aged triumph, sure to please any bourbon whiskey drinker. Good carbonation and a rather viscous beer to boot. Flavor bursts through the high alcohol and gives a great character of the dark grain bill followed by the slightest "whiskey" after taste!!!! Superb beer!

Photo of ThickNStout
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.

Photo of MinorThreat
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from C&C 750ml bottle

A-Used motor oil black with a mocha brown head that dissipates to a skim

S-The first thing I get is a bit of green olive brine, behind that bakers chocolate, roasted barley, sweet treacle, subtle vanilla and raw oak

T-Semi-sweet chocolate, subtle coffee, toffee, slight coffee and marzipan. Really nice

M-Less carb than I remember BBS having which is a plus. Creamy and smooth

O-Very well done, the only knock would be the brine in the nose which I find myself to be hyper-sensitive to. All together a very well done BA RIS.

Photo of Harvey98
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of csmalley
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Woodcut No. 7 Russian Imperial Stout from Odell Brewing Company
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