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Odin's Tipple - HaandBryggeriet

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

444 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 444
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 102
Gots: 53 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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)
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Devinph

California

5/5  rDev +16.8%

03-12-2013 19:06:56 | More by Devinph
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clegolfski

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.8%

11-25-2011 22:33:41 | More by clegolfski
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +16.8%

12-01-2011 00:22:39 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a rich black sable with a dark tan head - what I got was rather thin, but this was an artifact of the way it was poured. I'm sure a first pour would have yielded a nice thick head. Aroma fills the nose with rich chocolate, fine coffee, and nutty and molasses hints. Excellent flavor is like a high-quality mocha, fine chocolate and high-quality coffee; it is sweet but not cloying with nutty and molasses undertones. Texture is thick, smooth, oily and fizzy, leaving a tingly and slightly sweet finish. A real winner!

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2010 22:19:11 | More by Cyberkedi
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JoelEden

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at Monk's in Philly in the summer.

Hands down, most interesting and best imperial stout I've ever had.

Have found it in bottles since then, and it's great out of the bottle too.

A: Deep, dark color, no light gets through. No carbonation, so no head.

S: Smells great; has that unique HaandBryggeriet smell that some others of theirs have.

T: Dark, with a bit of bitter chocolate, but in a good way. Taste goes on forever (well, about 2 minutes, but that's a long time). Could drink this over 30 minutes.

M: Surprisingly smooth and thin (in a good way) for the 11% ABV.

O: Such a unique flavor. A different league than even other imperial stout favorites of mine.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2011 14:45:48 | More by JoelEden
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dar482

New York

4.86/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes with a small tan head with a dark black color.

The aroma has roasted malt, chocolate, wood, ash, and some dark fruit.

The flavor has tons of dark fruit, licorice, sweet chocolates.

As it warms up. There's a huge dark burnt ashy flavor. It's like rotten wood almost with its dankness. It really has strong ash, but not offensive.

There is an easy finish with a slight bit of booze to clean things up. The mouthfeel is creamy and quite light for such a huge and roasty beer.

I had this next to Alesmith Speedway and preferred this. What a fantastic brew.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2013 05:09:58 | More by dar482
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter.

Pours a black so dark it's impossible to come up with new ways to describe it, with about two fingers of dark mocha head that drops after a few minutes to a thin hint of foam. Some lacing, but it slowly drops back into the beer. But some incredible legs if you swirl. The beer is so dark there are no color highlights around the edges of the glass.

Aromas of dark cocoa, roasted malts, a hint of dark fruit, and an eye watering whiff of alcohol.

First sip is like an alcoholic mocha coffee drink. Some alcohol burn, deep roasted coffee, dark cocoa, and a slight carbonic bite. Surprising how well carbonated this is for such a big beer. Finish transforms from cocoa to a lingering alcohol burn. As it warms, you get some licorise and caramel notes. Very complex, very well done. More than just a hodge-podge of flavors. They meld together very well.

Mouthfeel is huge, chewy, like eating a rich dark chocolate bar. A slight prickle from the carbonation.

Very dangerously drinkable. This is definitely a sipper. I'll have to grab a few bottles to lay down for a few years in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 00:32:39 | More by JamnesCameron
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freneticamnesic

Netherlands

4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - poured thick and black, syrupy, with a very thin dark brown head that dissipated rather quickly

S - Hard to detect much in this one. I did smell some coffee or roast malts, but it was very very subtle

T - Tastes of toffee, brown sugar, some hoppiness and dark fruits at first, finishing with some very nice coffee and a hint of hop bitterness at the end

M - Creamy, moderate carbonation. Very smooth and full. Really what I like in an imperial stout

Overall, the beer looked and tasted fantastic. This is really what I enjoy in this style, and I was very impressed with how well balanced and delicious this beer was. I purchased this at random, having never heard of it before, whilst here in Denmark, and I'm very happy I found this beer, would definitely drink it again! Only real reason I marked this down is because of how light the smell was. I would of liked a little bit more than what was there. But that's really a minor issue compared to the rest.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 10:53:09 | More by freneticamnesic
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Dhoff1109

Hawaii

4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Very dark, almost black.

S - chocolate, dark fruits, smoke, and peat

T - Very very complex taste to this beer. Dark fruit taste hits you on many levels. Honestly you will have to try for yourself, the tastes is as complex as the aroma. This is one of a kind.

M - A small amount of carbonation with a thickness which is a bit on the light side of a RIS.

D - Although I am rather new to RISs, this is on the level of Dark Lord. It is an excellent.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2010 00:53:42 | More by Dhoff1109
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a ridiculously inky, jet black with a small milk chocolate brown head that fizzles out after a couple minutes. This beer looks evil. Smells roasty, charr, bittersweet chocolate, anise, black cherries, alcohol fumes. Taste is huge and deeply complex. Starts off with huge ripe dark fruits, figs, raisins up front and then melds into this amazing roasty, burnt charr flavor with a smokiness that I would associate with peat, and some anise....this finish is LOOONG. God, viscous mouthfeel but not as heavy as I would have thought, judging by the look of it...perfect amount of carbonation for the style. Semi-dry finish. This is truly a phenomenal beer. A good RIS is typically a "man's beer" but this is a man's RIS. Holy crap!

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 01:46:04 | More by Doomcifer
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juanbon

Georgia

4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A. Pours very dark with fair amount of lacing and minimal head.
S. A little booze, a little roast, but overall not much to smell.
T. Delicious roasted/sweet balance with fantastic carbonation (think 90 minute but in a RIS). First sip was so intense I expected it to get old quickly, but new flavors come & go with each sip. Strong chocolate, coffee, some dark fruitiness, wood, serious malt, and a little booze surfaces after a few seconds.
M. Smooth, large, viscous = what I want in a RIS.
O. Among the best RIS's I've tried on tap, along with Rasputin. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2011 18:24:18 | More by juanbon
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CheezyBlaster

Massachusetts

4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2010 bottle.

Mother of god. Black as night. Minimal head.

Licorice, booze. Cherry. Dark chocolate. Pure. Creamy texture. Malt shake. Milk chocolate. Welcome alcohol warming sensation. Coconut. No imperfections. Smooth. Full bodied, obviously, considering the creamy nature. Feed me.

I have nothing to say about this. It's nearly perfect. Highly suggest aging.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 00:32:52 | More by CheezyBlaster
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Blakaeris

Iowa

4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours very dark brown, almost purple in color. Head is a very slight tan ring.

Aroma is rich and malty dark grain sweetness, chocolate and anise. Underlying dark fruit and aromatic cedar. alcohol comes on hot and strong.

Taste is massive malty sweetness. Smokey dark grain, generous chocolate, and anise. Plenty of bourbon soaked dark fruit - notably date and raisin. Finishes with more of the aromatic cedar quality from the nose, nutmeg and mild peppery spice.

Mouthfeel is full, chewy and sticky.

Very interesting. Flavor is so rich and bold. Smokey, sweet, fruity, and spicy. All in one unusual beer. I haven't had anything quite like it. This is one that needs to be experienced.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 02:06:19 | More by Blakaeris
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nickfl

Florida

4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours with a dark, orange-brown head on top of a completely opaque, black body. The foam settles rapidly and leaves very little lace.

S - A rich malt aroma with lots of sweet caramel, cocoa, and molasses with just a hint of spicy coffee. There is a distinct aroma of baked goods that reminds me of brownies or chocolate cake.

T - Dark chocolate and chicory up front with some spicy notes of cinnamon and allspice. The chocolate is augmented in the middle by sweet, dark caramel with some burnt candy notes and a hint of cola. It finishes with an increasingly spicy character with chocolate, pepper, chilis, molasses, and lots of licorice. The complex, grainy sweetness is balanced moderate bitterness and a spicy alcohol note that lingers on the tongue. The aftertaste is just as complex as the first sip with lots of coffee, chocolate, smoke and some spicy cigar tobacco notes.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a fairly dry finish with a bit of alcoholic warmth in the back of the throat.

D - Damn, those Norwegians can brew! I have been consistently impressed (and often blown away) by Haandbryggeriet over the last couple of years and Odin's Tipple is yet another home run. This beer has an insanely dark head of foam that promises rich, malty complexity and an intense roasted grain character. The aroma is full of complex chocolate and rich malt with just a hint of smoke that is just the sort of subtle touch that so often pushes this brewery's beer over the threshold from very good to truly world class. The flavor is just as deep and even more complex than the aroma, but it does not have the over the top roast qualities that the color of the beer implies that it might. Instead it is a subtle, velvety malt landscape that is highlighted by a masterful spiciness and a dark caramel character that one normally only experiences in very fine Belgian Dark Strong Ales. I don't know how this beer is spiced (if it is even spiced at all), but it has a wealth of peppery, smoky notes that blend with the earthy chocolate in a way that reminds me of a good mole poblano. Lingering smoke and tobacco character seals the deal and, along with the spicy but not quite hot alcohol, gives a brief impression of brandy before it fades into memory. In conclusion, buy this beer! It is one of the best efforts from a brewery that has produced several of the best beers that I have ever had the pleasure of sipping.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2010 05:30:18 | More by nickfl
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to Bobby8405 and Todes, for sharing this ridiculously evil nectar of the Norse Gods.

A - It pours a wicked and sinister silky black with a small and exceptionally dark umber-hued cap of foam. It deserves bonus points (that I am not giving) for the extremely awesome graphics on the label.

S - The smell is great. Aromatic cocoa, charred wood, dark malty-fruity impressions, notes of espresso, and a peppery-spicy element from the hop profile.

T - This is some real deal stuff. The flavor is big and rich; replete with bitter cocoa, smoky and woody impressions, cherry, vanilla, burnt coffee nuances, and the charred sweetness of crème Brulee crust. I will seek this one out again for sure.

M - Thick and rich, but not unreasonably so, and unbelievably smooth.

D - Highly recommendable. Very very solid brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2010 04:48:32 | More by ktrillionaire
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CampusCrew

Florida

4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

appearance: deep dark brown nearly black, nice dark brown head retention

smell: coffee, loaded chocolate

taste: tons of dark raw chocolate, some woody noted but not barrel aged, dark fruits, notoverly boozy, but tastes big

mouthfeel: full bodied

drinkability: a all world stout! This is how you do it. They get it.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 21:24:29 | More by CampusCrew
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MajorDizaster

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11%

02-15-2014 03:35:34 | More by MajorDizaster
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Rwalford74

Australia

4.75/5  rDev +11%

10-07-2013 07:12:04 | More by Rwalford74
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djcira

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11%

09-22-2013 13:24:56 | More by djcira
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rrski198

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +11%

01-15-2014 00:06:22 | More by rrski198
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft @ TND -
Appears a dense, dark mocha black with a fluffy tan head that slowly fades into a pillory cap. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of intense bakers cocoa, French truffles, Italian espresso, turbinado sugar, and a touch of ripe fruit with an earthy bitterness. Insanely complex.
Taste is of the aromas with a flow of toasted nuts and chocolate truffles combining in a superior beverage that is fit for outworldly dominance.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy, warming, and full of sheer love. I can honestly say that drinking this beer is an escape and a truly refreshing slice of heaven...or Valhalla.
Excellent beer by the Norweigens.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2011 17:02:57 | More by weeare138
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derekrick420

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11%

03-12-2013 00:36:03 | More by derekrick420
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Josh1981

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11%

11-14-2012 02:05:41 | More by Josh1981
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Sarciso

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +11%

12-21-2013 01:47:05 | More by Sarciso
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Marti403

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11%

01-01-2013 01:57:28 | More by Marti403
Odin's Tipple from HaandBryggeriet
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