Allagash Odyssey | Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash OdysseyAllagash Odyssey
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Allagash Odyssey is a dark wheat beer aged for ten months, a portion in oak barrels and the remainder in stainless tanks. The recipe includes 2-row barley, malted wheat, a generous amount of roasted barley and Belgian candi sugar. This deep brown beer boasts an aroma of black treacle and raisin. The flavor hints at dates, with a mildly roasted finish imparted by aging in both medium and heavy toast American Oak barrels. The finish is dry, punctuated by vanilla.

Added by Todd on 01-30-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,232
Reviews:
422
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
Wants:
338
Gots:
245
For Trade:
15
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Beer poured from bottle into a Baladin stemmed wine shaped glass - Aged for two years (July 2009 bottle)

A - Beer poured with a dark brown, almost black, colored body; espresso latte colored head formed, one finger in size; the head held well and formed a nice ringed layer of lacing around the edge of the glass

S - Cherry; figs; dark fruit; cork and oak scent edges; caramel malt back-end; vanilla; maple syrup; molasses

T - Latte espresso flavor up-front followed up by a creme/coffee, oak flavored taste; some hints of chocolate; as the beer warms, dark fruit flavors come up and finishes off with a nice hint of honey sweetness; oatmeal; vanilla; maple syrup; toffee

M - Thin body with a slight chewy feel; dry but semi-sweet flavor leaves a nice lingering feeling, so the flavor doesn't disappear very quickly; sweet and then dry aftertaste

D - Awesome drink; this is fantastic; great taste and flavor; awesome nose (could have used a hint of more oak and toffee); just really great stuff; enjoy, I know you will!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Corked 750mL bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a very dark brown color with ta tall head that falls slowly and leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. The aroma is very odd - reminds me of sherry, oak, fruit, and a little alcohol. Nice. The flavor has a lot going on. Lots of dark fruityness. Small hints of alcohol and vanilla. Lots of oak character at the end. The alcohol isn't very prominent in the flavor, but it is very warming. Also some fruity sweetness on the finish. The mouthfeel is on the heavy end of medium. Drinkability is really good for the alcohol levels. Very nice beer. Let it warm and it's even better.

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Allagash Odyssey from Allagash Brewing Company
4.25 out of 5 based on 1,232 ratings.
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