Allagash Odyssey - Allagash Brewing Company
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4.54/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A - Poured slowly straight into the middle of my St. Bernardus goblet from a 750 mL corked and caged bottle dated 1/2014. I don't have great lighting, but the beer is a dark brown and develops a thick, creamy head that lasts for a while, maintains a skim covering for the duration of the beer, and leaves thin, spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.
S - Dominant aroma for me was the roasted malt. I was a little thrown off by this, and didn't know what to expect from the taste. Also present in the aroma were a subtle sweetness and dark fruit.
T - The first couple sips did produce a roasty quality, but that flavor soon folded into a really great, complex flavor profile. It was both a challenge and a joy trying to pick out the individual flavors, because each was subtle, and supported the others so very well. Eventually the dark fruit flavors took over, but there was also light oak and just enough of a tart sourness to make things even more interesting. Oh, and the 10%+ alcohol is barely noticeable. It blends in really nicely with the oak.
M - Medium bodied with lots of supporting carbonation. A little prickly at first, but settles down after a few minutes. The finish is a moderately dry with just a bit of a sticky aftertaste.
O - What more can I say? Not the cheapest bottle out there, but highly recommended to share with someone in a relaxed atmosphere. Wonderful beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 10:57:21 | More by Andrew041180
3.93/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Allagash Odyssey January 2014 10.4% abv
Dark Brown with a frothy two finger off-white head that fades gradually leaving behind frothy lacing. The head sticks around in a layer over the beer.
Smells metallic and spicy. Dark fruit - dates and raisins, plum skins. molasses. I smell the malted wheat. Sweet dark bread. Dark cookies.
Tastes of molasses. Sugar and dark fruit. Metallic funk. Cloves. Really buttery molasses cookies. Wheat. Plenty of malted graininess. Vanilla and oak come out in the aftertaste.
Medium to full body, Medium carbonation. Slightly unpleasant finish that turns in to a warm wonderful aftertaste.
I’ll start by saying that I don’t like the Belgian yeast profile in general. There’s something spicy and funky about it that doesn't appeal to me. I’m definitely not a big fan of BSDAs. I wish I was though, then maybe I could enjoy this obviously good beer. The thing that I enjoy most is the aftertaste, where vanilla, oak, and a general warmth stick around for quite a while. Up front it’s a very satisfying sweet, grainy, spicy flavor profile. I am not a fan of the finish. Bitter funk dominates. So, between the front and the aftertaste, the stuff I don’t like about BSDAs really comes out. If you like BSDAs you’ll probably love it. I don’t know. A satisfying experience however. I drank it, so that definitely means its good. Some of the lamer BSDAs I can’t even finish. I probably shouldn't even be reviewing this beer. Do try.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2014 03:47:27 | More by Jack_Malts
Allagash Odyssey from Allagash Brewing Company
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