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Allagash Odyssey - Allagash Brewing Company

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940 Ratings

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Ratings: 940
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 241
Gots: 192 | 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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Photo of ikantspel
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served into a house tulip.

Bottled december 2011

Pours a deep dark brown with a medium head
and slight lacing.

Heavy toasted malts, belgian sugars, and some oaky characteristics.

Taste follows the nose. The oak kicks in and delivers some raw chocolate/coffee undertones. Almost finishes like a stout.


Can you say subtle? This 10.4% abv seems like a joke. This beer is so good, im speechless

ikantspel, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

AlpacaAlpaca, Aug 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

MacQ32, Nov 10, 2013
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

WOLFGANG, Jun 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Sarmartay, Jul 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

RyanTheLion13, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

KJ2013, Jun 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Alex5, Dec 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

2GOOFY, Jul 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

thegerm87, Mar 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

DRBiser, Apr 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

savagepm, Jun 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

kindestcut, May 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

mythaeus, Apr 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

In_Control_Mike, Jun 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

DLucky, Sep 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

ericmakara, Jul 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

rudedude985, Aug 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

bkwhoppa66, Mar 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

KimenTshom, Sep 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

SpillyBeers, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of tigerbeer90
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle marked Jan 2013 into solo cup (I'm on vacation)

Appear: dark brown with large off white head. Surprising for 10+ abv unfortunately with the solo cup appearance was limited to what I saw as I poured
Smell: lots of dark fruit and wheat. Some oak present.
Taste: wonderful dark fruits and wheat, much like the smell. I get a tinge of metal however which is unfortunate.
Mouthfeel: a little thin, but good for the style
Overall: I really enjoyed this beer from allagash but not as much as Curieux. This slight metallic after taste bothered me and the price is a bit steep. That being said I have never been dissappointed with Allagash and this is a really good beer.

tigerbeer90, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of brewskifan55
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. December 2011 batch. Thanks, Cliff.

A: Cola brown; tan, 1 finger head that lingers. Great lacing.

S: I can smell the bourbon a mile away. Wow. Then the malt slides in with a caramel backbeat. Love that malt smell.

T: Oaken, smokey, bourbon-y, caramel, toasty, molassas. A chewy finish. Just spectacular. Alcohol slides in to seal the deal.

M: Heavy carbonation, frothy on the tongue.

O: This is just an outstanding ale. An excellent after dinner drink.

brewskifan55, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of TheJudge
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A nice dark red pour, little head that does not hold, this looks good. Oak dominates the smell, as might be expected, coupled with raisin and grape. Port wine is the first comparison in the smell, rather than Ale. It smells complex, with a hint of alcohol. The port comparision continues in the taste. Some vanilla to smooth it, it does not taste as strong as it is. The raisin in the nose is also in the mouth. little carbonation (just sufficient) keeps this from being thick, and the raisin lingers in the aftertaste, but not in an unpleasant way. This Ale would go extremely well with a nice steak, and another one for the cigar afterward. It can certainly stand up to these very strong accompanyments, and will not be dominated.

I like this, and I don't always like my beer this strong.

TheJudge, May 26, 2005
Allagash Odyssey from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 940 ratings.