The Odell Brewing Company is located in Ft. Collins, CO which is the home of Colorado State University. I visited the taproom during the Great American Beer Festival in 2008. They make a fine line of regular beers as well as special releases. Their annual Woodcut Series release is looked forward to by beer geeks across the US.
I first tried this beer at the 2010 Beer Bloggers Conference in Boulder in November. It was one of the offerings during the Live Beer Blogging session. I was only able to taste a sample which left me wanting more. When I saw this at Good Spirits in Sioux Falls last weekend, I was able to pick up a bottle. It comes in a 750 ml bottle and is pricey at $18.89.
ABV = 9.5%
The beer poured out deep brown into a pint glass (a tulip glass would have been more appropriate). The head was light tan. There was a piney aroma with a slight trace of roast