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Allagash Odyssey - Allagash Brewing Company

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990 Ratings
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Ratings: 990
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 261
Gots: 194 | FT: 18
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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Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 03/25/11 notes. Shared by jslot38; thanks Justin. January 2010 bottle, case 970.

a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with one inch of light tan head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of spices, dark fruit, bready malts, pepper.

t - Tastes of dark fruit, spices, yeast, and bread again. A little too much spice for me.

m - Medium body and low carbonation.

d - A good beer, but a little to much spice for me. Glad to have tried it and would given another shot, but probably wouldn't seek out again.

Photo of nhindian
3.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into an Allagash cervois. Bottle generously provided by apollokim as in an extra in the 'You Ain't From Around Here?' BIF, thanks Kim!

A - Pours a very rustic brown color; it's almost hard to see much color in this but with the right light it's possible. For being barrel-aged, it has a ton of carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass. An absolute monster of a head sticks to the top of this beer. 3-fingers worth of dense, cream-colored foam make up the head, and as the edges fade quicker than the middle, a strange volcano shape remains after a few minutes. The retention is excellent, with it still lasting at almost the end of the glass. Lacing is great as well, covering most of the sides of the glass with thick residue.

S - This nose has quite a bit of malts to it, which took me a bit off-guard. At first it's heavy on the grains, lending itself to bread-like qualities. There's some candied sugar in here as well, adding to the sweetness. A good amount of dark fruit comes next in the form of grapes, raisins, plums, and dark fruit. The thing that most surprised me, however, was the slight smell of bittersweet chocolate.

T - The taste follows the progression laid by the nose, however, the malts are a bit toned-down here. The fruit plays a stronger role here, beginning almost immediately and lasting well into the finish. There's a good amount of wheat in this beer from the start, giving it a lighter flavor at first. The sugar does its part to give it that special Belgian quality, and the grapes and plums reciprocate by giving off some tasty flavors. The chocolate in the nose can also be faintly tasted here, somewhere in the finish. It's a bit more alcoholic here, giving off that feel and taste of heat that's common in hotter quads. The finish has a tinge of wood in it, imparted by the barrel it aged in. The finish is long, sweet, and somewhat fruity.

M - Mouthfeel is moderately heavy with good carbonation. Surprisingly carbonated given the time spent in the barrels. Not as mouth-covering as authentic Belgians, but it does leave a finish that makes me want to drink again.

D - Drinkability is moderate. I was looking forward to this beer, so maybe my expectations tempered this beer a little, but I didn't find it completely blowing me away. Solid beer, but given the price I'm sure this bottle cost, I would like to see me influence of the barrel on here. As it is now, the oak imparts only a faint trace of its woodiness to the beer that's almost negligible.

Photo of smakawhat
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into my tulip glass. Bottled Feb 2011 so off we go!

Dark cocoa light cocoa head off the pour with lots of staying power. Some of the bubbles are quite soapy looking and large others not so. A body of super dark red almost black in appearance. Leaves a good puck throughout drinking all the time.

Bouquet fells incredibly mellow and soft. Mellow malt, chewy yeast, dark powdered unsweetened cocoa all play along. Real good aromatics on this, not overpowering either, so pleasant feeling. Hints of pralines and caramel, it's so soft, it's like ah.. puffy clouds!

Upon tasting it feels like scotch ale is coming thick and beautiful, then some small fizzy carbonation and taste of mellowed out dark fruit (raisins/dates dried fig) comes in. This feels like some sort of crazy scotch ale Belgian dark hybrid and I LIKE IT! Drying palate on the swallow, high abv is not noticeable. Dense and light as well.

I was getting a little worried about Allagash, I had many of their beers both on bottle and tap and they were always disappointing me. I was beginning to think they couldn't make good Belgian styles. In a way they did better, they made something that is truly their own.

Photo of hardy008
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown with a small tan head which disappeared quickly and left no lacing. The aroma has raisins, dates, figs, caramel, and oak. Smells like it will have a very sweet flavor.

The taste is just like the aroma. Raisins, dates, figs, caramel, and oak. The aroma is sweet, but not overly sweet.

Medium bodied, low carbonation. There was not much of a pop when the cork was opened, very muted. Still a very nice beer. I would definitely like to try this again sometime.

Photo of Kakaraht
4.72/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A Deep red mahogany in color with two fingers of off white head that last most of the drink.

S: Grainy, with caramel and bread essence. There is a sour yeastiness and a big dose of heavy dried fruits reminding me of raisins. There is a slightly alcoholic aroma as well.

T: Sweet on the tongue with a deep caramel and chocolate flavor. There is a definite flavor of dried fruits and liquorish. The sour oak also gives of a vanilla and lightly spiced character. I cant for the life of me taste too much alcohol.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation and extremely smooth and rich.

D: Oh sooo drinkable I wish I had a hundred of em.

Photo of wesbrownyeah
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Allagash Odyssey, Ale Aged in Oak Barrels bottled January 2010 case 970 at 10.3% alcohol by vol. I bought this gem at Exchange St. Charleston, South Carolina about a year ago. I've been holding this one until now...
Poured into a St. Fruillien oversized wine glass.

A- Pours a very opaque dark fluid with a tan head that bubbles to a tight quarter inch froth that lingers the whole brew. Heavy duty thick lacing sticks to the glass through out.

S- Metallic and alcoholic scent upfront with doses of oak and yeast. Toasted chocolate malts and sweet caramel come to mind. Alcohol ester sting the nose.

T-M- The flavor of the beer is as expected with a year or more time to mellow... excellent!
This beer packs a hell of a punch of chocolate, caramel, sweet creamy yeast. The taste is unsurpassed to any i've ever had. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with a firey dance that tingle the taste buds with alcohol heat but rolls with water like ease.

D- Very drinkable but very alcoholic in nature but if i had the chance to consume alot of the perfectly crafted beer I would drink as much as allowed.

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.
Bottled: July 2009
Cases bottled: 600

A - Pours a nice dark and rich mahogany with some slight amber edges. The head is nice and off-white and is about .5 inches tall and has some nice dense bubbles.

S - Aroma starts off with some fresh baked bread. Some slight dark fruit notes and some nice woody notes. Then there is some pleasant sweet notes that include some caramel and slight banana notes. There is also some slight yeast notes on the nose.

T & M - Taste starts off with some delicious bready notes that are mixed in well with some notes of caramel and slight dark fruits. Some raisins and some cherries and figs. The oak aging adds a nice dry and wood taste in there as well. It seems to balance the sweetness. There is some slight boozy sweetness and warmth that comes form the obvious 10.4%. This beer is quite delicious and complex. There is some nice complex flavors and there is a variety of them but it isn't in your face. The sweetness is there and delicious but is so well balanced by the oak aging. There is some nice vanilla notes as well from the wood. The mouthfeel is near perfection. Fluffy, smooth and with some nice active carbonation.

D - The beer is delicious and so easy to drink. A definite repeat for me if it was possible.

Photo of jwinship83
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged bottle. bottle says it was bottled in jan, 2010 and is 10.3% ABV. drank from my chimay chalice.

A- this one pours out a very thin looking dark brown colored body with a small beige colored head on top. the head is quick to become no more than a crown and doesnt leave much to speak of as far as lacing goes.

S- the first thing i notice about the nose is sweet brown sugar and caramel malts. a little bit of candi sugar. not as heavy on the dark fruits as other examples of this style, but i do pick out some raisins, cherries, and plums. sadly, the oak shows up very faintly.

T- the taste starts out pretty sweet with brown sugar and belgian candi sugar. there is a lesser amount of caramel malts also. after that i get some raisins, plums, and a hint of fig. it almost reminds me of fruitcake. the oak barrel brings some vanilla, but as with the smell, its pretty subdued. alcohol sneaks through at the end.

M- light bodied. very thin and watery. there is a high level of carbonation that fits the style well. some dryness left in my mouth from the oak and alcohol.

D- easy to finish my half of this bottle. not my favorite example of the style, but the oak aging does add something different. the next time i drink a bottle of this, its going to be alot older. 3-4 years maybe?

Photo of kels
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours completely and totally opaque very dark chocolate brown, almost black. The short 1 finger foamy, fizzy hazelnut colored head fades to a soft, frothy skim nearly immediately. Not much lacing to speak of, just a trace here and there.

Warm aromas of oak and vanilla couple with a sticky, raisiny presence. A little toffee and burnt marshmallow linger beneath. Really nice and unique nose on this one.

The taste seems to be comprised of layers of flavors. It starts with a sweet dark stickiness of prunes and currants and builds to a roasty coffee and nutty presence. Huge charred oak comes through, especially in the aftertaste, along with some dark cherry, black walnut, and a hint of creamy coconut. The beer is pretty well carbonated, keeping things from getting too heavy. The alcohol is definitely there, but it's more notable in the feel than in the taste. It produces a slowly building warmth that makes for an even more enjoyable experience.

This one drinks waaay too easy. The body helps it go down extremely quickly with deliciously complex flavors that don't promote pauses.

Photo of maximum12
3.53/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ppoitras for shipping me this about a year ago. Bottle is from July '09 & has been resting in great comfort since it arrived. Split with my wife, who's making cheesecake for tomorrow. Love that girl.

Another thanks for taping the cage-and-cork: one gentle tug & the cork nearly levitates from the bottles. Pours such a dark crimson to be mistaken for black, until I hold it up to the light, twisting & turning, looking for a glimmer of color. There, yup. Deep red. Lots of Belgian yeast in the nose, along with clove, banana, this one sets up like a dubbel.

Odyssey warms the cockles of my throat immediately with it's 10% ABV. Beyond the alcohol, there's a strong Belgian yeast component that blurs everything else together, coming on a bit forward for my taste. Tics of dark fruits, wheat (?), & soft sweetness. But the yeast dominates, limiting both it's tastiness & drinkability into the "pretty good" range. A bit prickly; the avid carbonation was evident immediately in the ease with which the cork ended up in the garbage. If I hadn't read the "oak" on the label I might not have picked it out. Evident only in the mild drying on the end of a sip.

Good brew. Above average in all respects but nothing that stands out.

EDIT: just read the description & realized it's a Belgian "wheat" beer. Couldn't figure out where the wheatiness was coming from, now I know I'm not crazy.

Photo of morimech
3.55/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Bottled January 2010.

Brown color with bright red highlights. A large head forms and has excellant retention before settling to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left on the glass.

I just cannot really get into this aroma. Tobacco, raisins, and a woodsy smell does not make a combination that I particullary enjoyed. Nothing is wrong with the aroma so I scored it just above average.

The flavor also fell short for me. It is not as sweet and fruity as other BSDAs. This is more earthy and woodsy. It also tastes slightly caustic and that is what turned me off a little. There is some sweetness near the finish with hints of prunes and figs. That is until the alcohol brings some warmth and solvent flavor in the finish.

This has a very good mouthfeel. It feels a little light for the style but it has such wonderful texture and carbonation, I soon forget about the weight of the beer.

For a beer that I was looking forward to for such a long time, I was left disappointed. The aroma and flavor just did not do it for me. Maybe I should try a different vintage?

Photo of SkunkWorks
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled dated September 2008. Tasted November 2010. Poured into a tulip.

Look: dark, kind of reddish brown tending towards brown. Dark red highlights. There's almost no visible carbonation and no head except a thin circle of bubbles lining the side of the glass. There's also not much in the way of lacing, which is fine because of the alcohol content.

Smell: a little oaky bourbon alcohol aroma, some dark fruit, brown malt, some vanilla also. The smell is a little more subtle than I would have thought it would be but it still smells good.

Taste: mild bourbon taste, a little toasted malt, some vanilla, molasses, grapes, and some dark fruit like fig. The alcohol is apparent and there's some heat in the finish.

Feel: fairly dry, a little thicker than medium bodied, almost no carbonation and kind of a sticky mouthfeel.

Drink: definitely a sipper. The bourbon flavors, for me at least, mean that this is hard to drink for a 10.5% beer.

Overall, this was a decent beer but I don't think it was a great beer. Maybe the age didn't do this bottle well. I liked it but I don't know if I'll go back. There's enough here that I want to try other beers by Allagash. I would recommend picking it up if you're a fan of Belgian Dark Strong Ales and bourbon barrel beers, otherwise I might recommend going elsewhere. Cheers.

Photo of WhiteOak
3.73/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark, clear, bright copper color, verging on cola brown. Tan head settles quickly without lacing.

S- Burnt caramel, brown sugar, raisins, all rounded-off with oak's influence.

T- A touch of Dopple Bock/Belgian stout fusion here.

M, D- Medium-full bodied, but quite drinkable. A touch weak on CO2.

Photo of pwoody11
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes:

Poured a dark brown bordering on black with a fluffy tan head.

Aroma was malt dominated. Vanilla, fig, and a touch of whiskey round out a very nice nose.

Taste was toasted bread along with a vanilla and oak background.

Overall was a little sweeter than I had expected and the alcohol was disguised well, but left enough to remind you to take it easy.

Photo of stimulus
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled July 2009, 10.4% ABV.
Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a jet black with ruby red peeking out of the corners and a one finger light beige head.
S: A bit of Belgian funk, dark fruits, and heavy oak on the finish.
T: Big sweet malt with brown sugar in the beginning with nice vanilla, oak, and toffee to follow.
M: Perfect level of carbonation, and lighter bodied than similar high ABV brews, with the wheat base as opposed to a traditional stout base.
D: Wow, brilliant, this tastes like an imperial stout with Belgian funk in the nose but not enough to influence the taste all that much (unlike Belgian style imperial stouts like JP Dark Dawn). The wheat base helps this beer's cause as it makes it lighter and easier to drink.

Photo of ptykozoon
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours blackish, tinges of brown here and there. Decent lacing and an undying layer of foam.

Smell is subtle cocoa.

Taste mirrors the subtle smell, firstly cocoa powder then some belgian flavors. Hints of cherry and lemon, bits of soy sauce.

This actually shares the same mouthfeel and general complexity as a belgian style beer, reminds me a lot of Chimay actually. (This was before I noticed it was a Belgian Strong Dark Ale) So I'd say this beer does it's job well. Peppy carbonation and a refreshing, sweet finish.

Good beer all around. It takes a while to pick up the flavors, but after you do, this beer strives with the subtleties.

Photo of billab914
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my pumking chalice. It poured dark brown in color with a thin but sticky off-white head. The head retreated to the edges of the glass after a minute or so where it left some moderate lacing as I drank it.

The aroma has a lot of malty sweetness to it with a moderate roasted malt flavor coming through. Some vanilla and brown sugar add to the malty sweetness flavor coming through. A bit of alcohol to it but not much for how high the abv is.

The taste shows a brown sugar, molasses sweetness to it along with some nice vanilla flavors coming through as well. It has a little bit of a dark fruit character to it but not as strong as the barrel characteristics. More of the woody, oak flavors come through in the finish along with a bit of warming alcohol. Everything came together very nicely and it was a very flavorful beer. The barrel aging really added to the flavors instead of overpowering them like they can sometimes.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side with a little below average carbonation. Drinkability is good, it was a very flavorful and surprisingly easy drinking beer considering the abv %. The barrel flavors really came through nicely without overpowering the beer. Very nice beer overall.

The mouthfeel

Photo of klikger
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle served in a tulip

A - Dark brown, small white head, not much lacing

S - Caramel and molasses with a touch of oak

T - Copper, smoke --> loads of malt & dark sugars --> coffee, peat --> finish is slightly dry

M - Pretty heavy, not too much carb

D - Not too hot for the ABV. Not bad, not great.

Photo of Bung
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750, July 2009.
Solid brown pour, almost black, with a couple fingers of tan head. Very good retention. Looks perfect.

Nice aroma of malt, molasses, toffee, brown sugar, raisin. Lesser yeast, oak and vanilla.

Taste is outstanding. The age has mellowed the sharper fruit and Belgian yeast notes. Molasses, prune and raisin, vanilla and toffee. Cocoa, dark chocolate covered red fruits and oakiness in the finish.

A little bubbly at first, but as it warmed it even out nice. Medium body, just enough stickiness and smooth. Goes down quite easy for such a big beer.

Photo of scottfrie
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into Delirium Tremens glass. Bottled July 2009.

A: The head on this is spectacular! This beer initially poured a deep dark burgundy with a couple finger of light tan head. The head then slowly collapsed on itself to form a very soft, dense, melted ice-cream film that left a solid sheet of lace around the whole glass. This is what a BSDA should look like.
S: Dark fruits and musty oak dominate but there is a touch of tart cherries and stale wood mixed in. Maybe a hint of cardboard but not enough to make me think this beer has been oxidized.
T: This beer definitely has a lot going on. Rich dark flavor of prunes, red grapes and oak (complete with dry tannins), sweet figs, dried dates, and a touch of vanilla and molasses. Finish is sweet and fruity and has a touch of bourbony alcohol. Aftertaste is remonstrant of a cigar (tobacco) and very dry and gritty from the tannins.
M: Very low, soft and creamy carbonation adds a velvety texture to the medium-full body. Very slick, rich and creamy. Alcohol is insanely well hidden.
D: A great BSDA. I love the oak character in this one. Definitely on par with its Belgian counterparts.

Photo of natelocc787
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My brother Joseph passed away this weekend at the young age of 27. He was my best friend and brother in life. This was one of his favorite beers, he always wanted me to try it. I found one tonight and cracked it in his honor. I'm not in the mood to review specifics, I will only say he was right, this is one of the best BSDA's I have ever tried, possibly the best. This beer goes beyond complexity and flavor. It is amazing. One of the few beers I've had worth 20 bucks a fifth and I've had a bunch. Seek this out and toast to a great BA'er Joseph London-he would for you.

Much love Joseph, I will never stop missing you brother.

Photo of augustgarage
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

July, 2009 vintage. Poured from a caged-and-corked 750mL bottle into my Oerbier glass.

Very dark yet clear rosewood body with faint crimson highlights. A dense substantial desert sand head plugs the top of the glass and refuses to recede.

Nuts, preserved berries, fig leather, light caramel, and candi sugar are prominent in the nose, backed with rich malt and fruity ester-laden yeast elements.

Chocolate, red wine, cherry pits, and toasted oak on the palate. More fruit mid-palate is offset by the somnolent workings of the yeast which slowly add a bit of sourdough to the affair. Long finish brings out a hint of char from the barrel, and a pleasing pepper note and faint tannins which dry the profile out a bit. Cocoa and coffee emerge a little later as well - perfectly finished. Subtle, but very well balanced flavors - you can tell a lot of care went into the blending, maximizing the contribution of oak without overwhelming the base ingredients.

Velvety, effervescent, soft, medium-bodied mouthfeel.

A seductive ale, best served lightly chilled and pondered over. Would pair well with certain cheeses (maybe a Gruyère).

Photo of ibbjamin
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottling: January 2010 with 970 cases

Paid $16.99 for a 750ml caged and corked bottle from Bobby's Liquor in San Jose, CA. Poured into a chalice to review.

Noticeably unfiltered from the visible sediment on the side of the bottle (I had this one laying horizontally in my fridge). Slightly off white fizzy head. Very dark shade of brown with some ruby on the edges when held to a light. Good layer of froth retention and some lines of lacing on the inside of the glass.

Lots of Belgian yeast in the nose for its style. A bit too much for me personally, but if this is your thing, you will probably love the aroma. Also notes of plum, fig, banana and light malt. I would guess this was aged in oak barrels that once housed a red wine varietal as these characteristics are coming through as well. A bit of spice as well reminiscent of a tripel.

Rather tasty on first sip. More malty than I expected but with all of the aforementioned qualities detected in the nose in such great balance. The tripel qualities such as banana, spice and stronger Belgian yeast seem to mellow out more in the taste which certainly is a bonus for me. I'm even getting light hints of chocolate along with the malt pointing to hints of a stout even. This beer hides its ABV very well.

Superb mouthfeel. An A+ in this department with bonus points for this being brewed outside of Belgium. Velvety smooth and creamy. Medium body with perfect carbonation keeps this one going down very easy.

A bit pricy, but this is yet another great beer from Allagash.

Photo of bbeane
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

*Bottled July 2009*

A- Poured into a DFH snifter... starts with a light colored somewhat weak head with no lacing and very little retention (maybe due to the aging?). Beer appears black in the glass, and only shows a hint of light when held up to the ceiling

S- Smells very much of dark fruits... plums, raisons/red grapes, cherry with maybe a hint of cinnamon, nutmeg, and oak

T- Wish I had tried this fresh and reviewed, and was now sampling for the second time. A very wonderful tasting beer. No detection of the 10+% ABV... Starts out malty and rich with fruits and spices and finishes strong with a taste left from the oak barrel aging

M- Medium/heavy body with light carbonation. Leaves a jammy oaky flavor clinging in your mouth

D- I'll definitely be on the lookout for all vintages of this one. Definitely worth the $8.50 that I paid for it, in fact I would pay more knowing now what a quality brew it is...

CHEERS!!

Photo of foogerd
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- really dark brown with a thick 2 inch tan head
S- candied malts definitely smell some oak and a touch of booziness

T- sweet candy syrupy malts bread dark fruits caramel and some alcohol at the finish
M- really nice feeling smooth just the right amount of thickness
D- im going through this 750 by myself and am not feeling it a bit

Allagash Odyssey from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 990 ratings.