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Reviews: 404
Hads: 1,144
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 307
Gots: 246 | FT: 19
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Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 01-30-2005

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.
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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

February 2005 bottling. 10.4% abv. Pours a deep brown cola color with a half inch of bone white head on top. Small particulate yeast in suspension. Head stays around. Aromas of roasty caramelized malts with notes of brown sugar and dark fruits. Sort of nutty with a big oaky, bourbon nose as well. Barrel aged aroma is vibrant and very nice.

First sip brings a slightly roasted caramel, brown sugar maltiness. Dark fruits move in along with a wonderful oak, bourbon flavor. Spicy yeast tones meld in with a Belgian character. Finishes with a whisper of alcohol and a lingering oaky flavor. Quite outstanding.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with good steady carbonation. Not too heavy it is quite a decadent brew. After nearly 2 years this is drinking superb. I only wish I had more bottles around. Another acheivement from Allagash. Seek it out. (854 characters)

Photo of sabrills70
3.81/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle witha bottling date of October 2006. Pours a deep mahagony brown with a 2 finger head and very nice lace. Hard to get a decent aroma - I'm brewing right now so I will give it a average. Fruity, earthy, a bit smokey and roasty. Ok hop bitterness cosidering the style. Alcohol fairly well hidden. Smooth and very drinkable. I'm glad I aged this for a year. Nice beer. (395 characters)

Photo of jjayjaye
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

"Poured gently into a wide mouth glass". An almost opaque dark brown color with red hues around the edges. A shallow wispy light tan head that fades fairly quickly with little lacing in its wake. The smell is primarily the bourbon aging/vanilla that all but masks a fig-like dark fruit and light roast malt aroma. Medium body with a heavy bourbon character and a nice light carbonation to the mouth. The bourbon aging contributes to a spicy finish that lingers significantly. I didn't realize that its a wheat ale. I imagine that contributes to the drier, verses fruitier character. I really had a good time with this one. A lot there to consider. Glad that i had the opportunity to sample it. (693 characters)

Photo of akorsak
4.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 750 mL bottle from a trade with goodbyeohio. This is a February 2005 bottling that I cracked open after reading a recent thread that said the 2004 had run its course.

A: The ale has the dark black color of a black cherry color, highlighted nicely with ruby red tones that come through when the ale is held to light. The head approached 2 fingers on pour but quickly wasted away to a thin white band.

S: The nose has the swirling depth of a Belgian ale, candi sugars and distinct Allagash yeast strain, along with the buttery sweetness of oak.

T: The oak aging has really left its mark on this beer. The buttery sweetness is evident immediately, adding a vanilla bean flavor to the ale. Dark candi sugars add an appreciable depth to the ale as well, nicely complimenting the oak aging with an underlying sweetness. The more I taste the beer, the more that oak aging is easily mistaken for the sweet corn smoothness of a bourbon barrel ale. The finish has some dark alefruits, raisins particularly, with a healthy dose of candi sugars.

M: The mouthfeel is engaging from the first sip, taking oak and Belgian flavors and seemlessly melding them together. The warmth of the alcohol pops out only at the end of the sip, creating a nice finish.

D: I wanna take this beer behind the middle school and get it pregnant. I thought that Curieux and Interlude were the zenithes of brewing but this one is a real sock-knocker-offer. (1,427 characters)

Photo of emerge077
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct. 2006 bottling.

This bottle has been waiting for a few months to be opened...

Cork gives a good "phwup" and a half-inch of foam begins to swell in the neck of the bottle. Pours a deep raw umber shade of brown, with lighter garnet highlights in the light. A small one finger cap of foam rises and falls, leaving a ring around the oversized tulip glass.

Aroma is strong at first, and winds down as it sits for a little bit. Chocolate, dried cherry, vanilla bean, & twinge of alcohol after a vigorous swirl. Dried out bourbon barrel, and a slight nutty quality as well.

Rich taste of chocolate, underlying bourbon, roasted almond, and a mild bitterness along the sides of the tongue. Oak appears in the aftertaste, but isn't a main factor in the overall taste. Very balanced and delicious.

Medium bodied, not too heavy or boozy, although the alcohol is felt. A+ for this barrel-aged offering from Allagash... (917 characters)

Photo of wl0307
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml brown bottle, corked and caged. Bottling date: Feb. 05, 10.4%abv. for this bottle; served lightly-chilled in a large tulip-shaped wine glass.

A: dark brown in colour; the beige beer head builds up fast and wanes equally with haste, leaving a thin layer of sparse foam and moderate carbonation underneath.
S: assertively oaky (white oak) and chocolatey in aroma, yet it's simultaneously rustic, dampy, prune-ish, datey, with a nice whiff of port and rather deep burned sugar... in the background a subtle touch of Belgian brown ale's woody-sourness lingers. The nose is unlike any 10%abv. beer as it is so mellow and settled, and more aromas await to ascend as the beer warms...
T: lightly chocolatey and dark-sugary malts descend on the palate first with a rather light palate, then treacle, licorice, annis, sweet prunes, dried berries, and coffee candy all develop and intertwine before a heavy dose of dryish herbal bitter-sweetness takes over. The lengthy and deep-running aftertaste shows plenty of chocolatey malts with an even more enjoyable yet delicate touch of oaky aroma, like what a well oak-aged Cabinet Sauvignon has to offer.
M&D: smoothly-textured and softly-fizzy, this full-bodied dark ale somehow tastes very light, without showing traces of high-octave alc. at all. Two years of further ageing in the bottle has made this oak-aged ale a balanced, easily approachable and very delicious nectar. Somehow the flavour also reminds me a lot of some English old ales; so, to me, this can be fairly described as a cross b/w the Belgian and English styles of strong old/dark ales. Highly recommended! (1,619 characters)

Photo of blakesell
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml bottle into tasting glass.

Appearance- Black and thick like a stout, Large frothy head with a tinge of red in it and excellent lacing.

Smell- Figs! Nooo! Anything but figs! Honey, oak, cedar, chocolate, prunes, dark fruits, a hint of cherry.

Taste- Cherry comes out more in the flavour than the smell. Carmel notes with a funky barnyard feel to it. Oak in the background. Chocolate comes in hiding from the back. No real hops to speak of but plenty of bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Smooth and creamy, not too much stickiness on the mouth. It does linger but not too cloying.

Drinkability- Deciptively drinkable, I could finish up this bottle in a hurry and then find out that it's 10%abv afterward. Nice. (730 characters)

Photo of fartingdog
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark,dark brown with a little head that receeds quickly. Smells faintly of oak, vanilla. Rich. Tastes nicely of oak and dried fruit (raisin or plum), and a nice earthiness. Slightly smokey. Full bodied on the tongue with a pleasant alcohol warming at the finish.

This is a damn fine beer! Very well done and extremely enjoyable. The best of the BA series by a long shot. (379 characters)

Photo of techdiver
4.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled October 2006

Pours a deep burgundy with substantial tan head that dissipates slowly.

Dark fruity malt and sweet molasses to the nose.

Taste is spectacular. A bit of the alcohol comes through among a balanced and complex burst of flavor.

Mouthfeel is smooth and moderately carbonated.

Great drinkability, this is one to savor and analyze. One of the most enjoyable brews of this style I've tried recently. (430 characters)

Photo of BlindPig
4.82/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Really thick tan head on a black body but when held to light it is really clear deep ruby.
S- Bourbon, wood, vanilla, sweet big malt body, toffee, grass hops, big earthy tones, alcohol comes through and stings the nose a bit, and hints of some dark fruits like plum and raisins. Really complex aroma!
T- Very well balance and complex flavors. The bourbon barrel comes through nice a big but not over whelming. Pretty much follows the aroma in the flavor but everything seems very well balance. Pretty decent size bitterness along with some hints of spice like black pepper. The vanilla almost has its own show as it comes through very nice and even stays in for the after taste. raisins also come through nice and big too.
M- Medium body with light bubbly carbonation.
D- I really like this. Seems like everything is perfectly placed. Great brew! (853 characters)

Photo of atsprings
4.82/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer poured a deep black with a decent head that slowly diminished. The aroma was a unique blend of dried fruits and oak. The taste was similar with the flavors playing off each other very nicely. The beer was medium bodied and the alcohol was well hidden for a 10% brew. This is a truly unique beer. (304 characters)

Photo of AlexJ
3.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2005 Vintage

Dark ruby-tinged brown pour with a billowing head of light tan suds. Head retains well and leaves plenty of lace.

Aroma is dark berries, musty grape, fruity sweetness, and plenty of dry oaky notes with hints of vanilla and spice.

The flavor is quite similar. It is filled with dark fruit and berry notes, musty minerality, powdery yeast, and hints of red wine. The oak is a bit strong, but delivers a nice touch of creamy vanilla and charred wood. It is dry at first, but sweetens a bit as it warms in my goblet.

Mouthfeel is crisp and bubbly with a medium body and big bubbles. It tastes stronger than 10%, limiting drinkability. I'm glad I had someone to split the 750.

Overall a nice cellaring experiment, now i just need to try a fresh bottle! (776 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.48/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

bottled in October, 2006 - poured into a glass chalice.

Pours very dark brown. The thin head soon becomes patchy.

The smell is winey/vinuous. Grapey with sugar candy sweetness. Subtle hints of oak.

The taste is of sugar candy, grapey wine, and vanilla. Sharp alcohol notes that smooth out over time.

The feel is creamy. A bit too light at first, but gains more of a body as it warms.

This one is different - I'll give it that. For me though, it's too sweet and wine-like.

Edit: Bottled in Jan. 08 - reviewed in Sept. 08:

Adjusted scores by .5 higher on all but drinkability.

It does have some chocolate notes that I picked up this time to add to complexitity. Body is still creamy, but yet sharp. Alcohol sharpness, oak/vanilla and vinuous (with some sourish grapey notes), in a red wine way, dominate. An interesting brew - a slow sipper. I enjoyed this bottle more than I did the first one I reveiwed. I noticed a few more subtlties and some more creaminess, but still not overly thrilled. (999 characters)

Photo of kkipple
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Shared this on a warm spring evening not too long ago with my fellow BA member, Faustgeist. Poured into two big goblets with an inch left in the bottle.

At first blush, this beer is unassuming. It's a deep woodsy brown with a 3cm spotty, off-white head that lingers a bit. Nothing unusual or memorable.

The smell is weak at first, but as the beer warms it opens up and eventually is quite impressive -- both my friend and I thought we smelled oats, along with a bold toasty oak aroma and a single clean alcohol note. Mild molasses and / or brown sugar, medium roasted malt, the ever vague "dark fruit", and a mild roast character also come through. The nose is strangely cool and not hot or overbearing at all, which is odd given both the style and the claimed 10% abv.

A taste reveals a subtle, complex beer. Odyssey is slick, roasty, and has a certain green apple tartness to it along with some figs and roasted grain, but is held together by a very evident oak flavor that should jump out at anyone familiar with wine. The malts are toasted and a bit nutty, ultimately rather sweet, and along with the oak are the backbone of this beer. Hop presence is minimal.

The mouthfeel is smooth, cool, and eventually dry. It's wonderfully low carbonation means it goes down more like a dessert wine than a beer. Oh yes, this is good.

Allagash Odyssey is a toasty, oak flavored sweet beer, and both very well balanced and surprisingly drinkable. It's not a bit harsh or overly oaked, as some barrel-aged beers are wont to be. A pleasant surprise and a refreshing change of pace from in your face, big beers. Give this to your wine-snob uncle who claims beer is beneath him. Highly recommended, but to buy it too often would spoil the fun. (1,746 characters)

Photo of wagenvolks
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Split a bomber with trep...poured into a tulip glass.

Appears an opaque, deep plum color with a tan head that disappears quickly. Smells like a good Merlot wine, with notes of plum, grapes, sour alcohol notes, plus bread & a little chocolate.

Tastes of licorice plus grapes and cinnamon spice. Very tasty with a complimentary mouthfeel. Alcohol note present as it warms. Feels smooth and tarty with a subtle carbonation that doesn't overpower the palate & complements the flavor. Definately one I'll be having again, despite the steep price. It's worth it. (563 characters)

Photo of BillyB
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Apearance- Dark mahogony brown with a nice one fingered off white head. Nice belgian lace on the glass ( a St. Bernardus Chalice).

Aroma's of dark fruit, raisins, plums, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, chocolate.

Taste is oakey, vanilla, dark fruit, brown sugar, caramel.

Mouthfeel is smoth , creamy, nice alcohol warmth.

At 10% alcohol this beer is so smooth and easy drinking that I'd like to replace my morning coffee with it.

What a brew! (456 characters)

Photo of blackie
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

October 2006 bottling

appearance: The pour into my stubby wine glass gives a 1/2" khaki head that slowly recedes to leave a nice layer on the surface. No lacing. The beer is a deep ebony wood color.

smell: The nose is a blend of malt and oak flavors in near perfect harmony. The malts, wheaty and toasty, accompany notes of toasted oak. A swirl of the glass brings forth mild pipe tobacco. Papery, fresh Belgian hop aromas and some notes of cranberry with just the right ethanol presence. Notes of scotch. The wheat malt is a great base for this varied range of character, allowing each to come out uninterrupted.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is on the light end of the high side and smooth. The medium to high-medium weight of the body comes across very well, and almost seems lighter than it really is.

taste: Not really sure where to begin here. A ton of flavor, but very well blended to the point of a perceived subtlety. The wheat malt is probably the cause of this. Cherry and sweet cranberry in the background. The medium-toasted oak flavors spread across the palate, really coming through just before the finish. Finishes with toasted malts revealing themselves over a moderate bitterness and hop flavor. After a few toggles between 4.0 and 4.5 I finally settled on the latter.

drinkability: Wonderfully drinkable for the style and ABV... 1/3 of the bottle has left me thoroughly warmed.

Yet another winner from Allagash. It's actually not quite as complex as I usually like a BSDA to be...but taking into account the uncommon use of a wheat base for the style gives it a few more points in my book. (1,623 characters)

Photo of geexploitation
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark but quite clear, with surprisingly light amber highlights and a surprisingly tenacious tannish head. Rich aroma of caramel, vanilla spice, some smoky meat notes and light coffee-and-cream. On the palate, rich and perfectly balanced flavors mix with excellent carbonation and smooth barrel-derived tannins. Very creamy in mouthfeel and flavor, along with some slightly sweet nutty, coffee and cream notes and slight twang of acidity. Some alcoholic hotness, but it serves mainly to activate the other flavors and lengthen the finish rather than distracting you. Overall, this is a great beer, and one of the better barrel-aged Belgians I've had. The oak barrel notes aren't too sweet, too forward, or too cloying; instead they just add some great nutty and vanilla-y notes to an already tasty Belgian brew. Excellent beer. (837 characters)

Photo of sacfly
3.63/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml, Bottling: October 2006
Pours a deep reddish brown color with a large head of tan/brown bubbles. Vanilla and oak in the nose. Taste is roasty with hints of bourbon, tobacco, wood, and a hint of plums. Rather thin mouthfeel. Moderately dry aftertaste. The bourbon comes out more at the end. Enjoyable and different, but not something I would choose often. I think this could use some aging. (396 characters)

Photo of weeare138
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appears a dark, mahogany brown with a 2 finger, off white head that slowly fades out and sticks to the glass.
Smell is of raisins, brown sugar, plums, caramel, vanilla, cocoa, oak, dough, tobacco, caramelized apples.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas. The balance seemed to be slightly skewed towards the oakiness and leaning away from the Belgian goodness but overall, it's enjoyable and very well done.
Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, sugary, medium bodied with mild carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Some may think it's a bit "thin" but it's the dryness from the oak tannins that gives them this initial reaction.
The abv is evident after a few sips and it makes you wonder whether or not the beer was soaked in used bourbon barrels. The barrels were newly toasted American oak so the caramelized bourbony flavors are all derived from the beer combined with the oak. Nice. (876 characters)

Photo of srrn
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I did not know what to expect as this is my first oak aged beer. Immediately after popping the cork I was thinking this smells like sherry. Lots of vanilla in the nose too. It poured a deep brown almost cola color. Taste was sherry like with some hints of vanilla and a nice bitterness in a very long finish. This is not a brew to quaff after mowing the lawn, it's perfect for late night sipping before bed. I'd imagine it'd be great after a meal. (447 characters)

Photo of phisig137
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottled October 06. Pours a deep brown mahogany color, with brilliant ruby highlights. Deep rich cherry wood color. One finger head has great retention, and slowly falls into a smooth blanket of foam, with a good amount of lacing.

Aroma is very inviting and warming, like a holiday house party. Slight aromas of spicy yeast phenols, caramel malts, and warm waves of soft vanilla. A fairly volatile alcohol in the nose lends a bit of bourbon notes to this as well.

Flavor is fantastic. Nicely malty up front, and only slightly sweet. Vanilla from the oak plays a prominent role in the flavor, and melds well with the malt and yeasty flavors. This does have a fairly strong bourbon type flavor, mostly due to the vanilla, but not nearly as in your face as the Curiuex. Well balanced, but the alcohol is a bit hot on the finish... also leading to the spirit like sensation of bourbon. Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth, and full. Drinkability is pretty good.

I've come to conclude that the Allagash barrel series are all fantastic. I can't wait to have this after a couple years in the cellar, once the alcohol dies down a bit. Truly a fantastic beer, and well worth the $14. Highly recommended. (1,196 characters)

Photo of TastyTaste
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown body, steady streams of carbonation. Head is ok, fast fading, creamy looking.

Smell: Vinous and yeasty, oakey, yes (you can smell it across the room). Earthy, you can smell the alcohol. Nice, very interesting.

Taste: The oak gives it the initial impression of wine. The yeast and malt are strong yet smooth, the backend of the flavor is fortified by the alcohol (and hops, plenty of hops).

Drinkability: A very interesting oaked beer, enjoyable, rich and unique. (494 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.85/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark raspberry tea with a great deal of carbonation leading up to a gorgeous cap of golden ecru froth that filled more than half the glass on the pour. Backlighting brings out wonderful ruby highlights that make a fantastic looking beer look even better. Now this is how a BSDA should look.

The aroma is impressive. It was merely good initially, but with warming has acquired a power and a complexity that mirrors the flavor profile. With a wee bit more vividness and more definition, it could easily compete with the best Belgians. Hell, it just might do so now. I smell figs, tobacco and ground clove above all else.

Odyssey is amazingly delicious beer! Rarely, if ever, has my mouth been so awash in so many flavors that change from the beginning of each mouthful to the end. I've only had a few samples so far, but this might be the best BSDA that I've ever had. I bow before the brilliance of Allagash.

I'm not even sure where to begin in attempting to describe what I'm tasting. First off, this beer eschews power for nuance. That isn't to say that it isn't absolutely bursting with flavor, just that it's so refined and so angelic in the mouth that one doesn't feel as if they're being bullied the way that some big beers tend to do.

Sweetened fig puree, sticky dates, raisins, the finest oak-aged single batch bourbon, light molasses, dark toffee, plum jam, pipe tobacco, cloves... and on and on and on. Even though there's a considerable amount of sweetness, it doesn't come close to sticky or cloying. Like just about everything else about this beer, the sweet-bitter-sour balance is sheer perfection.

I originally felt that the mouthfeel was a tad too light to be deserving of the ultimate score. No longer. I can't imagine a more heavenly mouthfeel than the one greeting me with each and every sip... now that I'm well into the middle of the bottle. It's such a perfect (there's that word again) combination of suppleness, silkiness, light chewiness and buoyant carbonation that no other score is possible.

Allagash proved long ago that they're one of my favorite breweries in all the world. No other American brewer so reliably recreates the classically Belgian styles, and oftentimes meets and surpasses the best that that country has to offer. Simply put, Odyssey is an outstanding BSDA and is one of the best beers of any style that I've ever had the pleasure to drink. (2,403 characters)

Photo of cbl2
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

4/12/2005 $12.99 750 mL 10.40% Bottled February 2005; 1 of 5460 bottles.

Appearance:

Resembles Coca-cola, as it is poured, with a dark, almost opaque black/brown body topped by about a half inch of tight white bubbles that are slow to settle.

Aroma:

Extremely complex aroma that yields ripe plums/figs, vanilla, subtle hints of chocolate and smoke. Definitely intriguing.

Taste/Mouthfeel:

Oak is definitely present in this one, with flavor characteristics reminiscent of a dry chardonnay. Plenty of vanilla accompanied by a mouth warming alcohol presence are the first flavor sensations. A semi-sweet chocolate presence creeps in towards the end of the sip as well, but this one is mainly vanilla due to the oaking. Interesting, though not spectacular, I'd like to see how this ages. (804 characters)

Allagash Odyssey from Allagash Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.