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180 Shilling Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
In 1989 we opened our doors with our flagship, 90 Shilling. Still a favorite today, we’re celebrating our Silver Anniversary with a double version of the recipe that started it all. We’re a little bigger now, and 180 Shilling is too, with a hearty roasted malt base balanced by subtle earthy hops and aged on oak to create notes of toffee, plum, vanilla and dried cherry. Thanks for 25 years of beers, and here’s to many more. Cheers!

(Beer added by: jhartley on 08-01-2014)
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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter from the 750mL bottle.

I've got to stop and admire the head on this beer. It's a beautifully fluffy, chewy, cream-colored masterpiece. Beneath is a dark, black body with robust, aggressive carbonation. 4.25

Interestingly, the nose throws me for a loop. It's got some grape or raisin, toasted coconut and caramel. Everything seems subtle and light. 4

Taste-wise, the aromas become more pronounced and make a bit more sense, as this beer is thick and layered. Heavy caramel, dark fruit, almost grape-like at first, before transitioning to a yeasty, floral and slightly wine-like. 4

The feel on this beer is an impressive blend of creamy thickness and bubbly effervescence. There are some Belgian qualities to this. In general, it's smooth and enjoyable. 4.25

This is only gonna get better with age. Buy a couple to age.

ONovoMexicano, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of hoppy91
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%

hoppy91, Saturday at 10:55 PM
Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +1.3%

a77cj7, Saturday at 08:03 AM
Photo of trebbates
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

trebbates, Saturday at 01:54 AM
Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Hohnbaum, Friday at 01:44 AM
Photo of Kimrkimr
4.52/5  rDev +14.4%

Kimrkimr, Wednesday at 02:39 AM
Photo of chappy88
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Pour: Poured a beautiful dark amber head. Very effervescent. Head stayed around for a good 8-10 minutes. 4.75

Nose: Woody/oaky. 4.50

Taste: Same woody/oaky taste but there is a lot going on that I struggle to put a taste bud to. 4.25

Mouth-Feel: Medium body. Surprised me based on the look and color; I was expecting heavy. Very Belgian-like. 4.50

chappy88, Tuesday at 06:33 PM
Photo of pagesofphotographs
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

pagesofphotographs, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of Joey1566
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Joey1566, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of AnalogErik
4/5  rDev +1.3%

AnalogErik, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of Twan
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%

Twan, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of RDW
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%

RDW, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of Localdrinklax
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Localdrinklax, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of stumac
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

stumac, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of MrJolly
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

MrJolly, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of russpowell
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent orange/amber with a finger of cream colored head. Great head retention & very nice lacing

S: Plums, leafy hops, some boozey notes (delicate)

T: Plums, cherry notes, oaky notes, black currants & even a little blackberry & a little bit of woody hops up front. Leafy hops ( cherry pipe tobacco ) & a little bit of tangerine as this warms, some jammy notes as well. Finishes warming with cherry, a little oakyness & a bit of toffee & a little bit of smokeyness as well, nice figgy notes as well

MF: Medium bodied/thick, moderate carbonation, warming, skews fruitty

Drinks alright, seems more like an English Barleywine, I do think this will age pretty nicely unless you're looking for hops

russpowell, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of GregDuB65
4/5  rDev +1.3%

GregDuB65, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of Tiernan
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Tiernan, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

zeff80, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of jdimento
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

jdimento, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of jwalters1293
4/5  rDev +1.3%

jwalters1293, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of Punisher
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Punisher, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of Bitterbill
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

It pours a clear copper with a 1 finger head of foam, good lacing.

It has a malty albeit not so sweet aroma..I get a hoppy bite in there. There are suggestions of dark fruit and toffee.

Malty taste with dark fruit, raisins perhaps plums, toffee, some hop bitterness, bit of booze. Overall, it is quite earthy.

On the high end of medium bodied, lively carbonation.

Since this is a double of their 90 Shilling, I thought it would be a Wee Heavy/Scotch ale. It sure drinks like one.

Bitterbill, Nov 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

schimschim, Nov 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

SlightlyGrey, Nov 10, 2014
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180 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.