Avant Peche Imperial Porter | Odell Brewing Company

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Avant Peche Imperial PorterAvant Peche Imperial Porter

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
45% Ale with Peaches added
19% Ale Aged in Oak Barrels
36% Ale Aged in Oak Barrels with Peaches.

Added by BradLikesBrew on 12-30-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown pour, kind of a tiny ring of head on it that vanishes. Aroma of chocolate, peach and oak. Roasted malt. Peach was tart.

Taste, still minor tartness, chocolate, oak. Warming effect of alcohol. Kind of a neat meld of stuff going on here, I dug it, priced around $15, not bad.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbone1384
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

I was a big fan of this beer and I hope they give it another try sometime. The peach flavor was unusual and very interesting, and it was a great special release for a bomber. I snagged one a while after it was released and it was still good, so if they ever do it again I'll look for it right away next time.

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Photo of kscaldef
2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

Probably should have opened this a long time ago. Smells decent still, but doesn't taste very good.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of portia99
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada anniversary glass. Shared by rudzud at a recent tasting.

A - Pours a muddy dark brownish amber. Small fizzy whitish foam that dies very quickly.

S - Rye spiciness is evident. Touch of peachy fruitiness, light funk, and some mild touches of dark malt and a hint of chocolate.

T - Milk chocolately character...some roasty dark malt flavors, touch of peaches - really not all that forward on the fruitiness, mild funk

M - A bit tart, medium body with a medium carbonation.

O - Overall a good beer. Nice chocolatey base beer with some fruity character that complements pretty well. Glad to have gotten an opportunity to try this one - one that slipped past my radar screen.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jlindros
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I believe shared by rudzud at my 30th birthday whale tasting.

Pours a light fizzy head that disappears almost instantly, dark murky brown colored.

Nose brings malts and... rye?... spicy rye I think, toasted oak, light fruity, a bit of funk, sour, of course nice peach aromas with some cocoa like chocolate covered fermenting peach.

Taste brings light peach and a bit of generic stone fruit, light funk and dark malts again, some chocolate and roasty flavors, little soy sauce though, little smoked charcoal as well.

Mouth is super thick syrupy, decent carb.

Overall pretty good, not amazing but a nice porter with peach and chocolate, a unique combination of flavors that blended better than I thought.

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Photo of rudzud
4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared with JLindros at his Birthday Whale Tasting. Reviewed from notes. HUGE thank to miketd for this bad boy.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a dark brown hue with a nice quarter inch head that faded to leave spotty side lacing and a slight halo.

S - Woah, this is cool. Aromas of well, peaches..and chocolate. Along with a very subtle sour note. For the most part though this is nice fleshy peaches and dark chocolate. Super enticing.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, solid amounts of peachy chocolately goodness! Almost like chocolate covered peach candy with some light malts. Subtle musty funk and super faint vanilla.

M - Mouthfeel is solid, nicely carbonated considering its age.

O - Overall a damn fine porter. Had this one for a while and was waiting for the right time to crack. This was a very nice way to end the peach section of our whale tasting.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Consumed 11/10/12

Appearance: Deep brown - off-white head, fades to a non-existent cap, little ring that leaves a spotty wall of lacing

Smell: Dark and cooked malts, with fruit - chocolate, caramelized malts, lightly roasty - some lactic, light sourness and lightly funky aromas - oak barrels - some peachy fruit in the back, not particularly potent - pretty wet with hints of booze

Taste: Malty and fruity - cooked, caramel and caramelized malts - chocolate malts and some dark, unsweetened chocolate - overripe peach flesh - woody oak, but not in excess - some musty funkiness - lightly tart with some vanilla

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, lightly sticky but smooth

Overall: Of peaches and porters

Odell makes some tasty beers, and this is no exception. I'm not 100% sold on how well the peach works with the oak and the barrel, but this is certainly interesting.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Epic dark brown, pretty much black. Tiny dark tan collar. No head. Spots of lacing, nothing more. Pours with minimal carbonation.

Smell: Roasty chocolate. Some.leach juice and ripe peach flesh. Slight touches of oak. Woody and earthy. Nice edge of lactic.tartness.fuses with some lemon rind and powdery Brett type aromas. Some apple as well. Fruity and tart. Some.cocoa. Roasted malts are small.

Taste: Rich roasty chocolate. Hard edges of bitter cocoa. Nice layers of oak tempered by some juicy peach sweetness. Both flesh and skin. Building lactic tart edge. Lots oak, which builds as the beer warms. Almost tannic at times. Green apple skin. Some musty notes in the back as well. Earthy. Bitter pithy fruit. Some citrus. Even some.cherry in the mix. Lots of fruit, and crazy roast.

Mouthfeel: Moderately heavy Mouthfeel with a smooth, light side if moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tiny bit of backing dryness.

Overall: Oven roasted peaches.

Nice depth. Great use of fruit. Malt profile ends up being a bit too aggressive. A fresh bottle would have been ideal, but a bit of age doesn't make it bad by any means.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Avant Peche Imperial Porter from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 123 ratings