Woodcut No. 7 Russian Imperial Stout - Odell Brewing Company
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Reviews by cvm4:
3.79/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
04-30-2014 00:13:05 | More by cvm4
More User Reviews:
3.38/5 rDev -15.1%
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.
02-13-2014 05:39:35 | More by Beaver13
3.83/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
01-25-2014 01:13:29 | More by JamesStreet
4.21/5 rDev +5.8%
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
05-13-2014 03:44:34 | More by russpowell
4.61/5 rDev +15.8%
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!
03-05-2014 23:39:09 | More by SwollenGoat
3.69/5 rDev -7.3%
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.
03-26-2014 01:46:52 | More by angrybabboon
4.14/5 rDev +4%
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.
10-26-2013 23:50:22 | More by MinorThreat
Woodcut No. 7 Russian Imperial Stout from Odell Brewing Company
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