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Odin's Tipple - HaandBryggeriet

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

475 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 475
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 112
Gots: 61 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Photo of drabmuh
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 210 -- Bottled on 20 01 09 (January 20, 2009). Served in a tulip glass. Beer is pitch black and forms a thin head of dark brown bubbles that breaks and moves to the walls of the glass. Leaves some lacing on the glass. Carbonation is moderate and steady, small bubbles.

Aroma is strong, sweet, lots of alcohol in the aroma. Its not hot, its almost liquor like.

Beer is hugely thick in the mouth. not much carbonation but there is a syrupy character to it and TON of late roast, coffee, a little smoke, lots of dark grains. Pretty sweet. Roast is nearly an aftertaste, this is seriously a big beer. Very sweet, very good. I'm not sure I'll be able to drink the whole thing though. Its a lot of beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours pitch black, as in opaque during the pour. Have to pour vigorously to get a head, but I was able to get a finger's worth of creamy, dark tan/light brown head. Really a nice looking beer.

S: Lots of roasted and burnt malts, some dark and milk chocolate, and light smoke. Good, but fairly mild.

T: Woah! I did not expect that from the aroma. Strong dark and milk chocolate, roasted malts, and smoke. Some dark fruits in the background with a good amount of hop bitterness to support the sweetness in the beer. A tad on the sweet side for me, but a very, very nice tasting stout.

M: Very thick with light carbonation. I like the carbonation light in my stouts, this might be a touch too light. EDIT: upon drinking more bottles of this, I saw more appropriate carbonation.

O: I had heard this beer was under appreciated, and now I'm a believer. This is right up there with some of the best stouts I've ever had. It could use a bit more roast and bitterness, but a very good imperial stout.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of largadeer
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle cracked by alfrantzell.

The pour is black, completely opaque, and in the glass it's a solid obsidian hue with no highlights, crowned by a dark chestnut brown head. Aromas of rich dark chocolate and espresso waft forth from the glass, tart cherries and anise beneath. On the palate it's fruity up-front, lightly acidic, followed by waves of dark chocolate and roast. The appearance belies the taste; it's a mellow, exceptionally smooth stout, even at warmer temperatures. There's a faint note of burnt malt mid-palate, which leads into a lingering finish of espresso and bakers chocolate. Medium-full in body, the mouthfeel is dry and velvety, the alcohol completely masked. This is very good.

Photo of alcstradamus
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours thick and black with a finger of dark brown head. Absolutely vicious looking.

The aroma is sweet dark fruits in the forefront. Some nice floral hoppiness underneath. A large roasted malt profile creeps in as well as some teriyaki notes.

The flavor is an assault of bitter hops, roasted malt, and dark fruits. Fudge brownie sweetness is also quite abundant. The teriyaki I picked up in the nose also carries over to the flavor and provides a bit of a beef jerky/leathery edge. This is an extremely complex beer. Perhaps the sweetness could be toned down a tad, but otherwise exceptional.

The body is full and the carbonation is high and a tad stinging. Drinkability is OK for the ABV, but I am feeling bogged down after about half the bottle. Overall this is a fantastic beer and one worth purchasing if you see it.

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4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

No matter how I held this one up to the ceiling lights--nothing very, very dark. Not as dark as the Gulf Coast is soon to be (god help us!). Batch 210 like some of the other folks. So far it is the very best "dark" beer I have drank yet, though a little heavy on the ABV% but that is to be expected with a massive one like this.

Taste: A lot of chocolate/coffee blend without over-powering sweetness that some of these can come with.

Mouth feel: Thick with PLENTY of carbonation. I recommend to open and pour over an open sink especially if it is warm---any HaandBryggeriet brew for that matter. Conserve it, savor it.

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4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have NEVER seen a head as dark a brown as this! It quickly eased into wisps, but the ring was deep brown. The color was a deep, dark brown bordering on outright black. Nose had a dark chocolate scent with an underlying charcoal smell. Mouthfeel was thick like pudding with an effervescence that was determined to scrub my tastebuds while smashing them into submission. Finish was as dry as the Zephyr winds blowing across the Sahara Desert. Zounds!

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4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle from Steins in New Orleans.
been looking for this one for a while.
Pours like a thick ass stout. not sure why they call it a dark norse ale... though I guess it is.
he head is unlike anything I have ever seen. it stays at 1 finger the entire hour I drink it. lacing is off the chart. Smells and tastes like carbonated coffee. Worth the wait I have been putting in. I wish I had bought more. ends with a very bitter finish. Overall, nice. I want more, but only bought 1.

Photo of goodbyeohio
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

thanks justin @ beaumont for pointing me in the direction of this boxed-up, limited brew

pours like a coffee stout, need i say more.

has the malty nose of a stout, but the caramelized carbon aroma that i'm used to is replaced by a strong note of bourbonized plum. the aroma here straddles the line of sweet & savory in a really unique way

it tastes a little simpler, like a belgian quad with smoke, or an imperial stout with belgian yeasty-fruit notes. whichever definition works for you.. take your pick. the beer itself strips away any trace of what i don't like about some super-roasty ris' and replaces it with the trappist-friendly note that i seek out in top-notch american dark belgian-style brews.

like many before me have said, this is a one-and-done, but the craftsmanship is remarkable and the experience is a thoroughly enjoyable one.

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4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lightly chilled bottle into a glass. Shared by Bubba83. Thanks, Kevin! From notes.

A: Pours a motor-oil black with very slight edge translucence. It's a little leggy, which is surprising (and pleasing).

S: Roasted grain, dark chocolate -- it has a very "meaty" aroma (autolysis?) with a little smoke. Dark fruit. Very rich and 'filling' on the nose.

T: This hits all the right flavors for an RIS: roasted grain, dark chocolate, raisins. The latter works well with the meatiness and smoke of the beer; the flavors are very complementary and in harmony. There is some char in the aftertaste.

M: Rich, velvety body. It has a lush, wet finish with lingering stickiness.

O: Kevin mentioned that this was bottled with brett, but we couldn't pick it up at all. Given how far the beer is from dry, it seems the brett hasn't even started to work. Maybe it'll have some more of that as it ages. But fresh, it tastes just fine.

Odin's Tipple from HaandBryggeriet
95 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.