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Woodcut No. 1 - Oak Aged Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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Woodcut No. 1 - Oak Aged AleWoodcut No. 1 - Oak Aged Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

66 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 118
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 08-18-2008)
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
BOTTLE NO. 729 DATE 8/15/08

This pours a dark copper color with bright ruby highlights. It has a massive four-finger plus head of loose, off-white foam. Retention is excellent. Lacing is thick and curtain-like and very sticky.
This is beautiful.

Man, this is the most oak that I think I've ever smelled in a beer! It is powerful! I'm also getting dark cherries. Caramel malts, light vanilla and a touch of booziness.

Huge oak flavor mixed with biscuits and toast. A jam made from dark fruits. Cherries again, but with blackberries and boysenberries, among others that I can't quite grasp. Much better vanilla presence that there was in the nose. Very nice apple flavors blend with butterey caramel. A nice level of warming spiciness.
This one has a taste that is very remeniscent of a finely made whiskey. Excellent.
Very complex, yet thoroughly enjoyable.

This one has a nice medium body. I would have personally preferred it to be a touch more on the 'thick' side. It's definitely smooth, though. The carbonation level is way too high, IMO. I find it to be somewhat distracting from my total enjoyment of this brew.
Tone down the carbonation and 'thicken-up' the body a touch and this would be a deliciously creamy beast of a beer.

It's hard to believe that this one is 10.6%ABV. It's deliciously smooth and easy to drink. I'd love to have a case, or more, of these to store and enjoy from time to time.
Very well done, O'dell's. Again.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 04:25:49 | More by coldmeat23
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Woodcut No. 1 - Oak Aged Ale from Odell Brewing Company
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