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Bourbon Barrel Stout - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

336 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 19.13%
Wants: 146
Gots: 100 | 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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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

11-12-2012 02:41:29 | More by BeerHunter76
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tswater

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

11-11-2012 03:48:18 | More by tswater
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

11-10-2012 14:21:56 | More by Texasfan549
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Seefeldt

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

11-08-2012 00:59:14 | More by Seefeldt
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

11-03-2012 14:10:37 | More by kjkinsey
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

11-03-2012 03:11:46 | More by tbone1384
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mmapes

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-26-2012 21:53:19 | More by mmapes
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

10-22-2012 04:21:04 | More by dtx00
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gpawned

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-21-2012 17:53:20 | More by gpawned
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monitorpop

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

10-07-2012 01:57:47 | More by monitorpop
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Glibber

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

10-06-2012 02:28:54 | More by Glibber
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

09-17-2012 21:51:56 | More by NilocRellim
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Mealhouse

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

09-16-2012 02:13:48 | More by Mealhouse
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AllHailBeercules

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2%

08-27-2012 21:20:11 | More by AllHailBeercules
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Csnowbrown


3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

08-25-2012 10:54:41 | More by Csnowbrown
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

08-23-2012 17:31:54 | More by FreshmanPour77
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast

Poured almost pitch black even when held up to the light... Dirty mocha brown head poured quite very loose and bubbly and faded instantly to almost nothing... no real lacing..

Aroma - Very strong oaky bourbon to the fore straight away, very woody and earthy, lots of fresh vanilla, roasted malts, hints of tar, cigar smokiness, rich stewed dark fruits (blackcurrents and prunes), molasses and burnt brown sugar, alcohol is pretty noticeable, fresh black pepper, hint of sourness

Taste - Roasted and charred malts mixed with strong molasses / black treacle sweetness followed closely by warming bourbon, lots of vanilla, liquorice, defnite cigar / tobacco smokiness, rich dark sweet fruits (prunes, figs, raisins, blackcurrents), very earthy, espresso, light sour soy notes, alcohol definitely comes through, dark chocolate...

Feel - Smooth and slick although not as full bodied as i would have expected... suprisingly drinkable for an 11% brew although you definitely notice the alcohol after a while

Overall - A very complex stout... definitely recommended although my bottle cost about £18 so not something i'll be having too often

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 14:03:36 | More by mdagnew
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ajs4bd

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2%

08-20-2012 12:35:53 | More by ajs4bd
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3Hops

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-18-2012 00:53:22 | More by 3Hops
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Greeneagle


5/5  rDev +27.6%

07-16-2012 04:17:22 | More by Greeneagle
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CManuel

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2%

06-25-2012 12:55:12 | More by CManuel
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hiphopj5

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

06-19-2012 21:10:34 | More by hiphopj5
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

06-12-2012 20:41:57 | More by eawolff99
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mdvatab

Indiana

2/5  rDev -49%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

2011 Vintage
Poured from 750ml bottle into KtG snifter

I'd really been looking forward to this one based on great experiences with other Odell brews, and positive buzz about this one. I purchased in late 2011, and cellared the corked & caged bottle on its side since then. The cork was tight. In most cases, when a c&c bottle is properly carbonated, the cork will get easier and easier to pull as it works its way out. Unfortunately, this one was a struggle the whole way, leading me to believe the was a carbonation issue...

A hard pour straight into the bottom of my snifter only resulted in a small group of large bubbles--no tight collar of foam here. Reminiscent of one of my early homebrews that failed to carbonate. Color is a dark cola brown/black-- a bit thinner than anticipated.

Before even tasting this one, I suspect that there's a major issue. With a sip, this one falls flat, both with respect to carbonation, and also flavor. Some malty, chocolate sweetness, moderate cardboard, a hint of oaky barrel, and a slight bitterness. This is obviously not what the brewer intended, so I'll stop the review there. Proceed to kitchen sink. Pour.

Unfortunately, I believe this bottle set me back $18, which is very frustrating. After reading other reviews, it appears that there is some significant inconsistency with last year's batch. Short of being offered a free replacement bottle this year, I won't be going after this one again.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 21:03:20 | More by mdvatab
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

05-30-2012 20:19:54 | More by theminutemen
Bourbon Barrel Stout from Odell Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.