Woodcut No. 8 - Barleywine Oak Aged Barleywine | Odell Brewing Company

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Woodcut No. 8 - Barleywine Oak Aged BarleywineWoodcut No. 8 - Barleywine Oak Aged Barleywine

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jhartley on 08-01-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oaky. Would have been better in bourbon barrels. Definitely not worth the price.

Caramel, toffee, dark fruits, oak, and vanilla.

Good, just not $20 good. Way too basic.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.52/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

super lucky to have had a buddy keep this in the back of his fridge since it was released a few years back and bring it over the other to share with me. i have to say, this is drinking perfectly right now, so if you are lucky enough to have one, let it rip! wow, this is incredible. not sure why i thought it was in bourbon, but it is in new oak, and the aroma and flavor of the wood is amazing. clear copper colored beer, a little thinner and a shade lighter than i expected. smells like fresh chopped oak, light barrel char, toasted almond and coconut, molasses and maple, vanilla and booze. its extraordinary in the aroma. the alcohol is just a little hot, i imagine this has mellowed significantly, but its still a bit hot. the oak is insane, its like drinking lumber, easily the woodiest beer i have seen in the series, pure white pine, home depot lumber yard status. there is some sugar here, but its not too sweet, the grain part is a little more simple than anticipated, but the flavor from the wood is understood better this way, and i can see it was designed to be this way on purpose. only a medium body, lots of toasted earth and nut, brown sugar as it finishes, vanilla of course, and just so much oak. carbonation is right there, even high for the style and age here. in the end this is one of my favorite of the woodcut beers so far, and as good as any barleywine in the world after a couple of years. has the series been discontinued? this is the latest i have seen and its old now. hopefully not, these beers have represented some of the best ever made in colorado, it would be a shame to cut it off. not sure if there are still bottle of this around or not, but if you see one, buy it!

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Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this in my cellar for the last 12 months.
Poured into a snifter.
A – Pours a clear brownish red with 1 inch of foamy head.
S – The aroma is dark fruit and boozy.
T – The flavor is outstanding. There’s a lot of barrel, then boozy and quite a bit of sugary sweetness on the finish.
M – Mouth feel is a little bit sticky, the flavor hangs around for some time. Carbonation is medium.
O – I bought this hoping it would taste this good. This is a grown up, boozy beer. Might be even better a couple years down the road when the sweetness rounds off a bit.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aknalley
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a lovely brownish-red with a dense and bubbly, long-lasting tan head with sheets of lacing left on the glass.
The aroma is malty sweet -- toffee and vanilla, with a little bit of dark fruit and leather.
Taste is toffee and caramel, a bit of vanilla and a touch of raisin. A bit of bitterness at the close. As it warms, a touch of leather comes through.
Mouthfeel is medium and smooth.
Excellent beer.

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Photo of WingsAndBeer72
2.85/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I have been looking forward to opening this $20 bottle, but I got a dud.Funky and Sour. I taste some bourbon barrel but this tastes nothing like a barley wine. More of a barrel aged sour - maybe my bottle got infected. Bummer

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Photo of Crusher
4.74/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MIbeerGeek84
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This overall was a good example of a BA American B Wine. It had the little hop youd expect from a American but you could still taste the malts. Seriously much better then BA Bigfoot. So if your looking for a American style B Wine give this a try.

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Photo of darktronica
3.51/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an attractive amber with a finger of cream-colored head that leaves moderate lacing and a thin haze of foam across the top surface of the liquid. Smells pleasantly complex but confusing--I get some light vanilla and brown sugar aromas, but they're subsumed by oak, lemongrass, orange pith, pepper, a saison-like funk, and roasted corn (not the buttery popcorn of diacetyl, but actual corn). The flavors are similarly disorienting, with the most prominent addition not noted on the nose being red jujube.

This does not hit the style of an American [nor English] barleywine, as there are too many completely uncharacteristic smells and tastes. Releasing those expectations, it is still quite an interesting experience, but for its price tag and low likelihood of encountering it on a shelf ever again, I'm not likely to pursue acquiring another bottle.

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Photo of Beercellar92
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cramerican
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 12ouncecurls
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KShophead
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZEB89
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stortore
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle- no. 05957-14, into a snifter.

Pours a hazy orange/brown with a slowly dissipating, medium head. Lots of foamy cling. Smell bring malt, oak, wine, some yeast, a little pepper and a fruity aroma that I can't pick out. Pretty complex smell, there's a lot more going on than my description lends. Taste leads with the malt, much more oak than the nose, caramel, raisins, wine, yeast, some sour funk. Really nice. Smooth, creamy for the style, well carbonated.

As mentioned by others, there is a lot of oak flavor here- which I like, but it's no one trick pony. I found this to be flavorful and complex. Glad I was still able to get it a year down the road.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a gorgeous clear copper colour with one quite impressive head of foam that lasts.

The oak is huge in the smell and brings some solid notes of vanilla with it. Deep whiffs reveal a sugary malty aroma.

Sweet, big oak and vanilla, almost a fruity sort of, I guess I will call it, bitter slash tart note or 2.

Not quite full bodied with ample carbonation and plenty of heat.

I had this fresh but I like it a lot more now. Very good.

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Photo of Justin-m
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMBSH
3.17/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hoppy91
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: slightly hazy copper amber under a finely bubbled 2” light tan foam collar that hugs the side of the glass.
S: Winey nose, caramel, traces of earthiness, alcohol, oak, light prune.
T: Caramel, wine, oak, fruit cake, spice, a hint of bourbon, dark dried fruit.
F: Very creamy fine soft carbonation lightens the body towards medium full.
O: This could probably last a year or two in the cellar but the bottle looked so nice I popped it open right away.

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Photo of Taperwookie
1.7/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

This beer was great fresh, but clearly got infected. Stay away...

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Photo of 1rushfan
4.8/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Solid barley wine....maybe one of the better noses on a BW.

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Woodcut No. 8 - Barleywine Oak Aged Barleywine from Odell Brewing Company
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