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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

85 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 8
Gots: 23 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MinorThreat on 10-26-2013)
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Reviews by cvm4:
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3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle # 00148 - 13

A - Pours a black body, but doesn't seem too thick. It develops a one finger dark khaki head that sticks around and has great lacing.

S - Good amount of fresh oak that really cuts through the roasted malts and dark fruits. A bit of coffee and licorice as well.

T - Dark chocolate intertwined with fresh oak. Roasted malts come off a bit sweet, there's some vanilla and some licorice to boot.

M - Medium to full bodied and a low carbonation that's really tight. Creamy and easy drinking. Minimal alcohol burn.

O - It's legit on the fresh oak and does not back down from it. I wish it was dialed back a little bit, but nothing wrong with going full boar.

cvm4, Apr 30, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

Beaver13, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of jbogner
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

jbogner, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Shawner
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Shawner, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of JamesStreet
3.83/5  rDev -4%
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.

JamesStreet, Jan 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

AlexChillton, Nov 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Rymish, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of russpowell
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
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

russpowell, May 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

blindpiggie, Nov 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

GRG1313, Nov 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jan 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

Sconi_tom, Mar 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

KCBeerNerd, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

jaydoc, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

mtbdonn, May 17, 2014
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4.61/5  rDev +15.5%
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!

SwollenGoat, Mar 05, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

angrybabboon, Mar 26, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

MinorThreat, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Harvey98, Nov 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

csmalley, Dec 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

velcrogrip, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

WCW, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

BringbakFavre, Nov 11, 2013
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Woodcut No. 7 Russian Imperial Stout from Odell Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.