I love Google Translate.
Maillard’s Odyssey Imperial Dark Ale brewed by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in collaboration with Bell’s Brewery.
Before today I had never heard of Bell’s Brewery from Kalamazoo, Michigan. After today their name is forever seared into my cortex.
The flavor riot burning and looting in this beer belies the smooth liquid dessert this ale embodies.
Named for the Maillard Reaction – which apparently is the browning of sugars and amino acids, the description on the bottle states that you will get flavors of toffee, caramel, chocolate, coffee, and DARK FRUITS.
All I tasted was a roasted toffee flavor and I couldn’t care less. Do yourself a favor and skip dessert. Drink one of these puppies and you will be just as satisfied, especially when that 8.5% ABV cluster bomb drops into your bloodstream.
Maillard’s Odyssey is one smooth operator.