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Allagash Odyssey - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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world-class

955 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 955
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 244
Gots: 193 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Allagash Odyssey is a dark wheat beer aged for ten months, a portion in oak barrels and the remainder in stainless tanks. The recipe includes 2-row barley, malted wheat, a generous amount of roasted barley and Belgian candi sugar. This deep brown beer boasts an aroma of black treacle and raisin. The flavor hints at dates, with a mildly roasted finish imparted by aging in both medium and heavy toast American Oak barrels. The finish is dry, punctuated by vanilla.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-30-2005)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Oliver's in Albany, NY.

Pours a deep dark purplish brown, absolutely opaque, no light gets through this one. There is a really big 3 inch head, fluffy and creamy looking, leaving behind an absurd amount of lacing. Just looks like the perfect BSDA.

Smells like dark fruits, Belgian yeast, oak, vanilla, and raisin.

This is super raisin forward, almost like candied pureed raisin, with additional flavors of nutty oak, vanilla bourbon (I don't really know if it's just new oak aged, or bourbon barrel aged, but I do get a hint of bourbon anyway), grapes, and hazelnuts. Really complex and awesome stuff here. The alcohol doesn't really show itself at all- other than the fact that I'm feeling warm and fuzzy over here.

The body is fairly thick, but not syrupy, with a dry but really creamy and slightly sweet mouthfeel. It's quite drinkable.

Another solid entry from Allagash, this is really unique and really tasty.

GreesyFizeek, Sep 30, 2014
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Oak barrel vanilla aroma begins the show, followed by a hint of wine, alcohol, dark malt sugars.
Pours deep dark garnet brown under a lightly tan tinted 2" moussey foam cap. Lacy with legs.
A touch of chocolate on the palate followed by caramel, rich malt, vanilla, fruit.
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Allagash Odyssey from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 955 ratings.