Odell Brewing Company

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English Old Ale
3.97 | pDev: 5.54%
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Notes: There comes a time when we all want to take a moment and REALLY enjoy life… and a pint of beer. Don’t worry. We have a beer to fit just the occasion – Stalwort. Stalwort, an Oak Aged Old Ale spent just over one year in oak barrels. Odell Brewing Co. is excited to share this unique bridge series, draft only brew.
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Photo of zonker17
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with a reddish hue. Draft poured with no head. Barrel aging more noticeable in taste than nose. Sweet with medium body and light carbonation. Notes of dried fruit with a balanced bitter finish.

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Photo of mothman
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Molasses and dark fruits. Black cherry and raspberries. Black currants. Oaky with tannins. Caramel and toffee. Very malty. Sweet.

Fairly decent old ale. Very fruity.

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Photo of deebo
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10 oz tap for $8 at red cow St. Paul.
A-big dense tan sticky head. Translucent dirty amber.
S-powerful oak. Can tell this beer spent a long time in the barrel. Some funky sourness, rich sweet malt. Nice complexity.
T-similar to the aroma. Lots of woody oak, with some tannins. It is the dominant taste on top of a marshmallow sweet toasted malt bomb.
M-velvety smooth, very light carbonation with no alcohol burn until it hits the belly.
O-a big oaky old ale. Pretty delightful.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

$13.99 for the Howler at Liquor Shed.

It pours a clear bronze with an inch of off white foam and lots of nice lacing.

It smells malty, with notes of oak and a bit of Brett.

The taste is sweet and oaky with a pronounced sharpness that could be what the hops bring...also some funky notes here. Some of that sharpness I'd have to say is because of the oak aging. Alcohol wise, it tastes as strong as the abv indicates.

I call it full bodied with lightish carbonation.

A very slow but enjoyable sipping Ale indeed.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1/2 pint to go tonight from the River Room... Poured into my little Teku as soon as I got home... Very hazy brown/red with an off white small bubble head. Nose is huge and oaky... Monstrously oaky... perhaps wine barrel or port barrel? But the oak pounding sorta blows out the caramel malt... Fruity grape/tart cherry essence... Flavor begins with a light brown sugar/caramel essence that sticks through the finish but is also punished by the oaky tannins... Dried fruit and a little vinous, even a little bit tart... Very complex despite the beat the oak is giving my palate. Medium body, carbonation is good for the style.

Interesting.... A small glass is plenty for me... This is definitely a contemplative sipper.


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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

this thing is like drinking a two by four, i mean really really huge and beastly, but maybe a little overly complex, a little more going on than necessary, and it seems muddled and confused as a result, although no less massive. creamy on the pour, big erupting off white head, and a clear but viscous light amber beer. it smells like heavy hops, pine forward, resinous, woody. it also has a weird yeast to it, funky or tart, pushing infected to my nose, but maybe its just all the oak character on it. the taste has that similar weirdness on the yeast end, unintentional maybe, because i dont think it works. citrus joins pine in the hop complexion, i agree with the other reviewer here on the lime character, especially on the back end, and the malt sweetness and body really kicks up. hotly alcoholic, especially at room temperature. there really is just too much beer in the glass, even for the somewhat fuzzy style, its just over engineered it seems, more than i care to drink. still, to get this much power in a beer, and i mean power in ever sense of the world, is very impressive, i just dont care for another one...

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 8-oz. draft
Glass: Small wine glass (I think)
From: Tap n Handle in Fort Collins, Colo.
Price: $6.00
Purchased: April 18, 2015
Consumed: April 18, 2015
Misc.: N/A

Poured a very dark brown, mahogany color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki tan head. Very light spots of lacing on the sides of the glass. Average retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled pine, soap, Citra, lime, Cascade, 7-Up, Sprite and lemon zest. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted similar to the nose, maybe more sour. Also lime, pine, Citra, Sprite, 7-Up, caramel and toffee. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.00)

Just a very good beer. I really enjoyed this and would love to have it again. (Overall - 4.00)

3.89 | 87 | B+

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Stalwort from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 25 ratings