Allagash Odyssey - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by Floydster:
3.98/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
750 ml bottle acquired in a trade with tprokop7, thanks for giving me the opportunity to try this brew, split with my dad tonight, poured into a Lost Coast Great White pint glass
A-Dark red with some definite brown highlights, 2/3 inch creamy vanilla colored head that stuck around for a while, some retention, nice lacing
S-Candy, a variety of fruit, toffee, bread, chocolate chip cookies, maple syrup, angel food cake, cloves, wheat, blueberries, and booze
T-Taste is much stronger than the aroma, also a big presence of sweet cream and coffee which I did not smell, could tell this spent a while in a barrel because of its big oak flavor, had a complex profile of brown sugar, rum, vanilla, booze, and dark fruits round out the taste at the beginning, got more boozy and sweet as it warmed, some chocolate came to the surface as wll, almost a candied sugar taste in the finish towards the end, aftertaste had some coconut and pineapple in it at some point, seemed out of place or it could have just been my palate going crazy, this beer was all over the place nevertheless, although it succeeded in bringing its various qualities together for the most part
M-Sugary, roasted almost like a porter, sweet, and spicy mouthfeel, body was pretty full, nice level of carbonation, would have liked to see the taste last longer
D-Might have been able to finish this bottle alone, ABV is high at ten and you can sometimes taste it, goes down easy and is smooth, not too sweet
Have not had many brew from Allagash, heard this was one of their best and I had to try it in order to find out for myself, not bad but not exceptional either, would drink again, recommended
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2008 05:39:58 | More by Floydster
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4.05/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A-dark brown with hints of ruby, decent light tan head and some lacing
S-dark fruit, roasted malt, belgian sugar, spices, little oak and vanilla
T-roasted malt, light molasses, oak , little vanilla, raisins, plums, hint of chocolate
F-medium body with medium carbonation, smooth and creamy
O-nice sipping beer, good for dessert
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 18:53:36 | More by MDDMD
3.79/5 rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown color, almost into stout territory. The head is a finger high, with a mocha shade. It's superbly creamy-looking, and has excellent retention. A creamy ring of lacing sticks to the glass. Very aesthetically pleasing.
S: Very much like a Belgian stout, in a manner of speaking. I'm getting goodly amounts of chocolate, brown sugar, toast, and smoke. Subtle hints of dark fruits lie beneath those primary notes. I'm also getting the oak barrel in a subtle expression - very soft hints of toasted coconut and vanilla can be found. I was disappointed at the lack of Belgian presence at first, but it develops a nice tone of biscuit after a while. It hits all of the right notes quite well.
T: A nice initial flavor of chocolate and brown sugar open it up. Then it transitions into coffee, and it finishes off with some Belgian yeast characteristics - biscuit, black pepper, and white grapes. Oak is gentle throughout. I think it could stand to be brighter: all of the sweet chocolate and brown sugar notes are very rich, almost to a fault. Having said that, this drinks like pure luxury.
M: Holy fork, this is one creamy-feeling beer. Easily, this is the most velvety soft Belgian-style beer I've ever had. The extremely fine carbonation is part of the reason why. Creamy, rich...and despite the dry finish, not spectacularly drinkable. The alcohol is hidden superbly, however.
O: Everything apart from the taste is excellent, and even the latter is still pretty good. Maybe it's just personal tastes - this is superbly crafted, but not to my BSDA preferences. This is an excellent dessert beer, however (definitely worth snagging another to age a year or two).
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 00:06:26 | More by ThisWangsChung
Allagash Odyssey from Allagash Brewing Company
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