Odin's Tipple - HaandBryggeriet
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
4.72/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured into a snifter. Batch 277, brewed 27/3/2010.
4.0 A: Wow is this black. I thought I knew what black is, but apparently I had no clue. The head on this is also the darkest I've ever seen. It's dark brown and there was initially a good three fingers of it. Mainly frothy with good retention, but not much in terms of lacing.
5.0 S: This sure as hell is interesting. The wild yeast doesn't really give a funk in the normal sense, but it does give flavors that I can say that I've never had. It's like a rancid chocolate (if that can even happen), but it isn't at all unpleasing. Or maybe a tangy earthiness is more appropriate. Either way, it's wonderful. Otherwise, this is quite sweet with tons of chocolate and caramel. An ever so light roastiness helps to add balance along with touches of peat and chicory.
4.5 T: The taste is just as wonderful. Bold, rich chocolate throughout. Sweet with caramel, but not cloying in the least. Rather, the sweetness can be likened to biting into an overripe plum. Again a light roastiness. Hints of coffee with some chicory in there. The "earthy tanginess" is back and adds several layers of complexity and ties all the other flavors together.
5.0 M: Just made it to heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess and incredibly smooth for a beer this big. No hints of alcohol at any point.
5.0 D: This is simply a fantastic brew. Aside from the wild yeast, it seems pretty simple, but it is so incredibly tasty and smooth. I wish more US breweries would start leaning toward this kind of brewing instead of making over-hyped, over-rated, overly cloying messes.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2011 23:34:32 | More by DavoleBomb
More User Reviews:
3.84/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Batch 349 (2011 bottle?), opened in 2013.
A - Straight black body with no highlights; one of the darkest beers I've seen. Dark milk chocolate head settles into a medium halo. Low lace.
S - Cocoa powder, brown sugar, dark fruits, light balsamic vinegar, chocolate cookies.
T - Very sweet; caramel, light brown sugar, chocolate cookies, touch of booze, pumpernickel bread, burnt toast. Nice integration.
M - Thick, full body, low carbonation. About spot on for an RIS.
O - A little too sweet for the style, but otherwise well crafted.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2013 03:01:18 | More by vfgccp
Odin's Tipple from HaandBryggeriet
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