1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Odin's Tipple - HaandBryggeriet

Not Rated.
Odin's TippleOdin's Tipple

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

472 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 472
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 111
Gots: 63 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
HaandBryggeriet visit their website
Norway

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: popery on 06-02-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Odin's Tipple Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 472 | Reviews: 239 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Greasy
4.28/5  rDev 0%

Greasy, Yesterday at 04:07 PM
Photo of lonewolfcry
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

lonewolfcry, Sunday at 03:55 PM
Photo of Trashcat
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

Trashcat, Saturday at 06:00 PM
Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

a77cj7, Saturday at 06:31 AM
Photo of RuckusAmuckus
5/5  rDev +16.8%

RuckusAmuckus, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of Spins615
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%

Spins615, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of SteveD082791
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

SteveD082791, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of bootdown21
4/5  rDev -6.5%

bootdown21, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of TruePerception
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

HaandBryggeriet's Odin's Tipple, dark Norse ale. 11% ABV.

A: What tiny ring of head is there is deep cocoa brown, with a golden hue. Head quickly dissipates to nothing. Decent sheeting, which seems to hold indefinitely, and holds a slight, brown inkiness for several seconds. The beer has a slight dark brown hue to it, but otherwise is pure black, all the way to the bottom of the dimple. Methinks they used darker malts! Ring around the top is very deep brown, once head has faded, and almost oily looking.

S: Very deep aromas to this one. Deeply roasted coffee, extremely dark chocolate, slight tobacco, very dark molasses. A fair amount of sweetness. Slight motor oil, maybe. Slight licorice.

T/MF: Extremely black, deeply roasted coffee dominates the palate. A fair bit of graphite on the finish; holds for quite a while. Slightly smooth, with just a touch of carbonation. Sweet cocoa starts the finish, but quickly fades out against the graphite. Blackened toffee towards the middle. There's a lot in there, but the deep roasty flavor makes the other flavors hard to find.

Might go well with a very light cake, or similar dessert. Or perhaps, as a replacement for Kahlua in tiramisu. The flavors are a bit deeper than I would usually go for, but paired with the right foods, this might do just fine.

Poured from a .5 liter bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

TruePerception, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of Sathanas
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Sathanas, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of Yellolab2010
4.7/5  rDev +9.8%

Yellolab2010, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of EvanWilliams
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

EvanWilliams, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of wethorseblanket
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

wethorseblanket, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of a0lbudman
4.75/5  rDev +11%

A-Black with a small brown head that faded fast

S-smoked roasted chocolate aroma with a bourbon smell

T-smoke, roast, chocolate and alcohol taste at first, then you get a good hop aftertaste that turns into a sweet chocolate finish

M-full body and low carbonation

O- I let this one warm up before before I started drinking this one, and it turned out great. The beer became smoother the more I had.

a0lbudman, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

sabitu, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of zestar
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

zestar, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

trxxpaxxs, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of jeremiahoden
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jeremiahoden, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of DETHOM12
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

DETHOM12, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of Oakhtar
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Oakhtar, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of TRiGS
4.56/5  rDev +6.5%

I've tried my fair share of RIS's and this one is one of the best by far. Pours thick and black as night, beautiful dark brown head that dissipates very quickly. Cocoa and vanilla on the nose. Tastes incredible; strong notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Truly an world-class interpretation of the RIS style. May Odin bring good fortune to those who have the pleasure of consuming this divine ale.

TRiGS, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of tykechandler
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

tykechandler, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of GeorgeCarroll
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Casey3236
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Casey3236, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of doktorhops
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really, really, really, really did juggle up whether to review this brew for number 400 or not - on the one hand I've heard so many good things about HaandBryggeriet's Odin's Tipple that it was a dead cert for 400. However I do believe I've found an even more insane-gigantic-colossal brew for that insane-gigantic-colossal number that it will put Odin to shame, but enough of that, let's waste no further time cracking open this giant slayer.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Chimay chalice.

A: Pours into the glass like Barry White pouring his soul into a song about a sensual sexy lady. The body is an impenetrable black, a sea of ink into which stricken sailors drown. There was a mocha head at one stage but that ceased to be more than a thin lace ring around the glass.

S: Liquid 85% cocoa dark chocolate with notes of roast coffee and vanilla. A Russian Imperial Stout in its classic sense: Dark, brooding and stoic, not unlike the archetypal Russian hero in a Tolstoy novel.

T: Taste is a heady combination of the above: 85% cocoa dark chocolate, roast coffee and vanilla. Finishes more bitter than dry and leaves a bold imprint on your tongue in the after taste, a giant wet footprint of roasted malt and medicinal bitter hops, with a hint of smoke.

M: Oily, heavy with an undefinable tar-like viscosity as you would expect from a Stout of this calibre.

D: This is spot on for what you would expect in a Russian Imperial Stout, however without slanting in the direction of either coffee or chocolate it doesn't interest me as much as Founders Breakfast Stout (coffee) or Xiquic And The Hero Twins (chocolate), brews which are able to find more of a niche for me - sometimes I just feel like coffee and other times I just feel like chocolate. Let's get one thing straight though: This is an epic Stout that says "Skål bitches!" with every sip, mighty God effort Odin.

Food match: I wouldn't if I were you. Cigars would be the only appropriate pairing for this Goliath.

doktorhops, Aug 06, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Odin's Tipple from HaandBryggeriet
95 out of 100 based on 472 ratings.