Woodcut No. 7 Russian Imperial Stout | Odell Brewing Company

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Woodcut No. 7 Russian Imperial StoutWoodcut No. 7 Russian Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
odells.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MinorThreat on 10-26-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
119
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.05%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
17
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of aaronyoung01
2.78/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Coopersbeer
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cellared: 10/25/2013 Opened: 4/20/2016

Poured into a tulip

Appearance: onyx; heavy but silky in appearance. A light coca head forms and then fades to but a lacing.

Aroma: oak and vanilla. Bourbon comes to mind immediately, although the beer is aged in new barrels and not bourbon barrels.

Flavor: this is a big beer with a lot of flavors and many layers. Wood, molasses, bourbon, oak and leather all marry wonderfully. This is a good one! I hadn’t tried this beer prior to aging it, but at 2.5 years in the cellar, this is a gem.

Mouthfeel: damn near everything about the mouthfeel is perfect. It is heavy enough to carry its 12.5% abv, but not excessively dense. Silky. Very enjoyable.

Overall: this might be the best imperial stout I’ve had since FW Parabola. No gimmicks or goofy, exotic ingredients behind this beer; just a damn solid performance.

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Photo of maximum12
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pulled this off the shelf of a ‘cellar sale’ recently after I kept stalling on buying it fresh; I‘ve always liked the understated labels of the series. 750ML corked & caged bottle split with my wife

The pour is umpire black, carbonation is age-appropriate. Interesting bouquet includes lots of wood, chocolate, peppermint, light roast. The peppermint stands out like a fourth period in an ellipsis.

Woodcut #7 should be called WoodWoodWood #7. True to its virginal origins, the beer is brimming with several board feet of freshly sawn oak. Very toasted with a backing of sweet malt, dark roast, chocolate, well-worn leather, tar smoke. Dry & slightly menthol. Damn easy to drink; the 12.5% is hidden well enough to do the Easter Bunny proud.

The wood really makes this one sing; reminds me in some ways of a less aggressive version of the Cigar City cedar-aged series. Very good beer.

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Photo of Bunuelian
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gratefulstu
4.49/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Dark mahogany, little to no head.
Smell: Sweet, dark fruit. cocoa.treacle. mild oakiness. Smells delicious.
Taste: Starts a little sweet and finishes with dark chocolate, licorice and dark malts. A little oak. Maybe a hint of vanilla. None of it is overpowering. The 12.5% alcohol is hidden.
Feel: Smooth & creamy, but not thick.
Overall: I really liked this brew. It's rich, but not even close to cloying. The time on this bottle has really brought things into balance. I would love to have another bottle. If I recall, I paid a lot for it off the shelf.

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Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adamranders
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hohnbaum
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.52/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hardy008
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a two finger mocha head. the aroma has cocoa, dark roasted malt, oak, and vanilla.

Has a sweet taste with cocoa, dark roasted malt, oak, vanilla, and hazelnuts. I read reviews about how strong the oak and char tastes are. Letting this beer sit for over a year before drinking it has mellowed out the oak and char tastes mentioned in earlier reviews, and this beer is drinking pretty nice right now.

Medium to full bodied with modest carbonation. Somewhat creamy, and very easy to drink. There is no taste of alcohol, which is very impressive for a 12.5 % abv beer. I am glad i had a chance to try this.

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Photo of drpimento
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big beer that just didn't quite work for me. I can see where it's going, but I picked up some odd flavors and then as a result mouthfeel was a bit off. Probably for someone else this is a huge winner. Not for me.

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Photo of seangibbs60
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured a deep black colour with a thin layer of espresso-foam coloured head.

S - A really big dark fruit aroma is noticeable up front. There's some cherry and grape notes present along with oak and roast.

T - The big dark fruit presence shows up on the palate as well; there's cherry and grape notes with a slight tartness coming through. Oak is present as well as roast and a hint of chocolate in the finish. The dark fruit presence definitely take centre stage here.

M - Full bodies an creamy. Light carbonation.

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Photo of MLDucky
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rab53
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thereal_adam
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dhamma73
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black as night with no light seeping through. A fingernail of mahogany colored head rests on top. The aroma is oak and beyond that there is plenty of dark malt. Initially I taste loads of sweet dark malt and then at the back of the palate I taste strong oak with hints of oak and hazelnut. The mouth is thick and chewy and the finish is very dry due to the oak.

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Photo of Kino
4.44/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of Tanktizzo
5/5  rDev +28.2%

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Woodcut No. 7 Russian Imperial Stout from Odell Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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