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Bourbon Barrel Stout - Odell Brewing Company

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very good

339 Ratings

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Ratings: 339
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 19.13%
Wants: 144
Gots: 102 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Imperial Stout aged in Buffalo Trace and Old Fitzgerald bourbon barrels. 2011 batch was aged in Stranahan's barrels.

(Beer added by: waltonc on 09-12-2009)
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ucis, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

You'll find this one best at room temp. and it is better that way on any frigid day, so sip on this & enjoy it.

I am a huge fan of Guinness Extra Stout, and I have to say that Odell Brewing Company has done everything perfect when it came to making/aging this beer.

Only complain is the limited QTY and yeah, it's pricey.


Recordgrooves, Dec 27, 2009
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4.85/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured into a pint wheat beer glass
the appearance reminds me of the perferct espresso down to the carmel color head
the smell-aroma of slight milk chocolate,slight oak,and a faint bourban hint
the taste is exceptional!I am impressed by the mellow milk chocolate flavor,mixed with a delicious carmel taste mingling with vanilla along with a bitter goodness that does not make this as sweet as described.i do not taste bourban at all,but it may be that which balances this delihgtful discovery
mouthfeel-i could handle this all day!it is a creamfull coating that layers ones mouth with exceptional flavor and feel
overall-its my first review and i truly enjoyed this speciment of a brew-tis a strong beer but i think when enjoyed moderatly,one truly appreaciates what goes into the craft.side note-in minnesota paid 16.95 for a 1 pint 9.4 oz bottle.curious what others pay for perfection

jjjeremy, Mar 18, 2011
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4.83/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Pours very dark brown to black. Looks a little thick, but very nice. Head is thick and creamy. It does stick around for most of the brew before becoming a film.

S- I smell quite a few spices, some maltiness and can tell a higher alcohol content is ahead. I detected some signs of woodiness and bourbon as the cask-aging would suggest.

T- Malt roasting is present, though not overly strong. The cask remnants are much stronger, lending to tones of wood and bourbon. There is a hint of sweetness, as if there is some dark chocolaty tones I'm not quite picking up on. Very good taste overall.

M- Carbonation is kept low, the beer is kept smooth. This is an excellent combination for this style, and gets high marks from me. No lingering "residue" that makes some beer loose points.

D- NOT a session beer. Alcohol content is 10.5%. One solid pint, and most people will start feeling the effects and be unable to properly enjoy it. I get this on tap whenever and wherever I see it. Definitely worth grabbing. Only complaint I can think of is the bottled form is a 750ml, and not multiple 12oz bottles. It's a preference thing. For wine/beer tastings, the big bottle would be great, but I rarely take part in them.

TheSteiny, Nov 22, 2010
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4.83/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks goes out to pokesbeerdude for this brew.


Poured into a chalice a very nice dark brown color, very nice carbonation, awesome two-finger creamy tan head, which settles down to a very nice one-finger thick creamy tan head. The nose is malty, with lots of very nice bourbon notes, nice chocolate/toffee scent, with some dark fruits. The taste is very nice, malty, sweet, with a very nice touch of bourbon, chocolate/toffee notes mixed in very well, picking up some dark fruits. Medium body, ABV is hidden very well, a very complex brew. Very drinkable, this one is a joy to drink. Thanks Chuck!

Wasatch, Dec 12, 2009
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Bourbon Barrel Stout from Odell Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.