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Outback X | Bend Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Bend Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by SurlyDuff on 05-07-2008

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of mactrail
3.14/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Quite handsome orange brew with abundant white foam in the bulb top Doppelbock glass. The first sniff is "uh-oh," like it's gone to bacteria land. But then I realize it's sweet and not spoiled. It just tastes peculiar. But the nose is still fruit in the compost pail.

Rather sweet and hugely malty. I think of chestnuts and funky Mexican mango. Some caramel, actually a lot of the stuff with an increasingly sugary taste. There is an acidic finish to add to the sweet 'n' sour sensation. And finally, a barky astringent bitterness, though not overly strong. Just enough to make this even less drinkable. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Platypus in Bend.

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Photo of chinchill
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery’s brewpub in Bend.

Look: clear dark copper body with a very good beige head and lots of sticky lacing.

Aroma: vague liqueur and light dark roasted grain with a suggestion of sweet syrup.

Flavor: Moderately strong;. Mildly bitter. Good complexity and rich flavor.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sanderson
3.37/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tucquan
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2015-05-04 in Bend, OR at the brewery on tap

Reminds me somewhat of a strong Troegs Nugget Nectar

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Photo of jason_nwx
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beertunes
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Rob for the share. I need to get a few bottles of this stuff!

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Photo of ricke49
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Axnjxn
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Will_Ludington
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of JMBSH
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of KCuff
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of BendBrent
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a goblet.

Appearance - Dark caramel body. Slight reddish tinge. Nice khaki head.

Smell - Some roasted malts, a bucket of caramel. Hops are a significant presence.

Taste - Almost an oversweet DIPA up front. Pine and grapefruit hop presence, but minimal. Tons of caramel. Roasted coffee comes through in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation, some alcohol. Medium heavy body.

Overall - Interesting, but nothing subtle. Lots of caramel, and the roasted malt provides just enough to keep it interesting.

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Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours a hazy reddish brown with a half a finger of creamy tan head.

Smell- slight banana a lot of port and stone fruit some chocolate on the end. a bit Belgian-y

Taste- some roastyness smooth and carmely on the front end giving way to slight cofee nutiness by the end. I feel the hops get a bit lost but on the bottle they describe a dried fruit quality and i think this description is accurate.

Mouthfeel- medium to full bodied, cleans up rather well on the pallate but I wouldnt call it dry. lower carbonation.

Overall- I like this beer I think it is definately a more serious sipper. I dont know that I would pair this with much of anything maybe smores ?! The Grahm and marshmellow I think would compliment it nicely but otherwise I think this could stand on its own .

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Photo of harrymel
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of adkieffer
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of dirtylou
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber, purchased down @ belmont station a while ago

appearance: sweet label art, served in great lakes chalice - muddy amber body, nice creamy tan head

smell: malty, caramel, tobacco

taste: a definite malt-bomb, tobacco, wood, caramel, light leafy hops, molasses, rum, roasted malt, some dark fruit, toasted nuts

mouthfeel: creamy, medium body

overall: a bit one-dimensional on the malt side, solid but lacking distinction

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Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled shared on the party bus to San Diego, CA.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is of malt, caramel, fruit, and some citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is pretty tasty and easy to drink.

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Outback X from Bend Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 33 ratings
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