Allagash Odyssey - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by sweemzander:
4.35/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip. January 2010 vintage.
(A)- Pours a deep plum color. Produced a beautiful huge crown of eggshell colored fluffy head with solid retention and plenty of lace left behind.
(S)- A mellow biscuit and plum/cassis aroma. Bits of dry oak.
(T)- Interesting. Lots of ripe plum and cassis. Mellow roasty biscuits with a dry, almost earthy oak with banana and a subtle cocoa bit in there.
(M)- A mellow carbonation level. A nice balance of fruit, oak, and classic belgian notes. Superb ABV integration; where is the 10.3% this is supposed to have?
(D)- This is excellent. Though, not much on the nose, this is elegantly balanced with a great feel and taste. Just excellent and possibly one of the best of the style coming from the states.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2011 04:05:29 | More by sweemzander
More User Reviews:
4.04/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
poured into a pint style glass but a bit smaller. a dark beer. aroma is a really nutty, (and I normally don't consider things nutty) and definitely getting warm roasty woody notes as well. hint of what i'd describe as vanilla wafer. excellent smelling but taste didn't quite match up. got hints of coacoa. little to no carbonation. i'm pretty sure this was on a nitro tap
Serving type: nitro-tap
03-11-2014 20:08:11 | More by dank203
3.83/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
750ml C&C bottle from February 2011. Generously sent to me by Gunch. Thanks John. Poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 2/6/2014.
App- Dark black body, looks a bit thin but definitely a non-illuminable brown; comes with a nice fluffy 2 finger white head that makes for a nice contrast. Good retention, no lacing.
Smell- Sweet caramel, vanilla, roast malts, some dark fruits, good oak presence. No real hint of the Belgian yeast that was presumably used here.
Flavour- Caramel, roast malts, figs. Less complex than the nose. Less oak is present on the palate. Even is a bit metallic.. not enough to detract from the whole experience. Not a particularly intense or complex beer, but still tasty. No alcohol presence.
Mouthfeel- On the thin side, a bit watery. Fine carbonation. Aftertaste is a solid sweet vanilla flavour that fades away quickly. Fairly drinkable for the ABV.
Overall- Interesting take on the BSDA; unfortunately this style must not be for me. Seeing how expensive this one is makes me shake my head. I wouldn't buy this again if it was just me; though if you like BSDAs, this might be for you.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2014 04:43:45 | More by Stevedore
Allagash Odyssey from Allagash Brewing Company
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