1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Woodcut No. 8 - Barleywine Oak Aged Barleywine - Odell Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Woodcut No. 8 - Barleywine Oak Aged BarleywineWoodcut No. 8 - Barleywine Oak Aged Barleywine

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jhartley on 08-01-2014

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Fabiand
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sanderson
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sirhc3034
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThickNStout
2.64/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Corked and caged 750mL bottle from LambicPentameter (thank you!). 2014 release. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku.

Pours hazy deep orange brown with three fingers of rocky pale head. The froth settles to a thick collar, leaving large patches of lace.

A considerable barrel funk presence on the nose. Through that I detect some grain, sugars and oak.

That unfortunate sour twinge continues in the taste. Lemon, caramel, cereal grains, oak, toffee and some alcohol. There is a base barleywine in there but the barrel funk nearly masks it.

Medium, oily body with pronounced carbonation. Finishes with more barrel funk, some sugars and a bit of oak.

Woodcut 8 missed the boat for me. Rather than compliment and heighten, the base beer was almost completely covered by off barrel notes. That's 2 for 2 in the Woodcut series that I've tried with too much barrel funk for my tastes. I'm done seeking these out to try. Not worth my time or money in acquiring.

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stumac
4.82/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drinkin this with Max at Jester King brewery. Huge head, flavors of fresh oak, vanilla, cherries, strawberries, toffee. Just an amazing beer. Cheers to Odell!!!

Photo of rab53
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jera1350
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very pleasant and drinkable barleywine as is- fresh. The beer is well rounded and softened from the fresh oak and bottle carbonation. The hops add flavor, not bitterness, the malt adds sweetness and the oak gives lovely wood and vanilla notes to make it special. Very nicely done. I don't see age improving this one, so drink fresh.

Photo of RyanCrawford
4.49/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wayne17
3.29/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RDW
4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent caramel/auburn with 2 fingers of fast falling cream colored head. Murks up a bit as the bottle drains, epic head retention & almost as good lacing

S: Raisins, plums, Sherry, plus more boozeyness as this warms

T: Follows the nose, along with some cherry & pipe tobacco, & a little candied orange slice up front. Maderia notes along with jammyness as this warms, a little bit of pear & melons mixes in with a little bit of sourwood honey. Finishes with sourmash, booze warmth & jammyness

MF: Medium bodied, low carbonation, picks up a bit when warm, body thickens up as this warms. Really warming

Pretty good, but not really worth $18 a 750ml bottle, but curiosity got the better of me

Photo of MHJeff06
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbone1384
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cvm4
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle No. 06897-14

L - Pours an opaque dark mahogany body with a light khaki one finger head. Great retention and lacing.

S - Big notes of virgin oak. Carmel, vanilla and burnt brown sugar intermingle. A bit of dark fruits on the end.

T - A lot of vanilla, coconut and creme brulee (as noted on the label) at first. The virgin oak is secondary here along with caramel and brown sugar. The taste is a bit more sweeter than the nose would have you believe.

F - Medium bodied and low carbonation. Smooth body and easy to drink, with some alcohol heat showing up.

O - Having had the prior two releases, I like this series. The uniqueness alone does it for me. This beer has a great mix of wood and sugar elements.

Photo of McNazz
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of drewone
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of BigRedDog
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottle No. 07710-14.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel, toffee, brown sugar, fruit, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice mix of sugary and wood elements.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of Rado
3.9/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Beemanick83
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Woodcut No. 8 - Barleywine Oak Aged Barleywine from Odell Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.