Amuste | Odell Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Must is to wine as wort is to beer; the primordial ooze, the source and foundation, that feeds the process of fermentation we all love so much. Amuste is the culmination of a two year endeavor to marry these two fuels into the same fire. An Imperial Porter aged in oak wine barrels accented with juice with Tempranillo grapes grown on the Western Slope of Colorado, this harmonic carbonation is truly, a must.

Added by Mebuzzard on 02-15-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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4.69/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Dark brown color with a hint of crimson. Very little head retention. Faded by the time the glass was placed in front of me. Smells like a deep, rich, fruity red wine, with a bit of roast malt and chocolate. Taste is delicious and complex! Definitely some roast character as well as an abundance of red wine grape flavor (tempranillo in this case). Oak tannins come through as well, and a nice dry finish round out this beautiful beer.

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4.62/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good head retention. Pours a nice deep opaque brown with really good creay tan head. Nice thick collar and swirls held until the very end. Pungent earthy wine-like aromas. Some nice sweet roasty malt character. Taste is the wine up front (dry, deep fruit, dark), grape juice right behind that but only for a second, and ends with a nice woody-ness. Great high carbonation and medium-thick body. I really dig this beer!

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4.62/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750 Cage and cork Bottle

Popped for Valentines day.

A- Cloudy Brown with a gold/tan head

S- Chocolate, grape, dark fruit, a little coffee, a little wood.

T- Effin awesome! A nice big porter at first, all the usuals from an imperial porter, (Coffee, malt, chocolate, ) and then just a really nice spice from the Tempranillo grape, that creates almost a dry finish, sweet and malty at first, then dry and spicy to finish. I loved it, my wife loved it!! Bonus!

Mouthfeel- I was worried that the carbonation on this one was going to be too much, but it was nice, silky, allowed the taste to linger.

O- I found this bottle to be a LOT better as it warmed, I had a hard time picking up a lot of the subtleties right from the fridge, but it really got great as it opened up and warmed.


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4.52/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Pitch black liquid; slight purple when held to the light.

Dark khaki head; nice, if spotty, lace.

Red wine & chocolate in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Red wine up front, but as this warms chocolate asserts itself as the brew warmed up. I had it on draft once & liked it even more...

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4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice lasting coffee colored fluffy brown head; left behind awesome lacing. Brew is deep dark brown.

Lots of roasted chocolate, slight grape funk, vanilla.

Super smooth, deep, robust, coffee, milky, dry, high carbonation, sweetness is nicely balanced, chalky, pleasant, deep, complex, toffee and slight grapey bite, not over the top.

Well done Odell!! Nothing is over powering, everything is very well balanced. Drinks best at room temp. Recommended @ $18/750ml.

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Amuste from Odell Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 157 ratings.
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