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Odin's Tipple - HaandBryggeriet

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

447 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 105
Gots: 53 | FT: 3
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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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Halcyondays

California

3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a very dark chocolate brown with a firm dark brown head. Opaque as all get out.

S: Lots of chocolate, hints of smoke, nice.

T: Chocolate dominates, brownies. Mild roasted malt notes, and I really liked the subtle dark fruit flavours. An interesting take on the RIS style as the yeast character makes an appearance.

M: Super heavy and full-bodied, thick. A very mild acidity brings a bit of refreshment even with how big the beer is.

D: Cool beer, tasty, as a Norse mythology buff, anything with Odin in the name is a must buy. I'm glad that Beachwood is making HaandBryggeriet available in the Southland, not only as a Norseman, but as a fan of great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2010 07:19:45 | More by Halcyondays
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haazer

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Standard all black looking stout, topped with a dense brown sugar head. Very low on top of brew from the pour. Becomes a lite ring.

S- Dark toasty malts, a some bitter chocolate. You can detect the smokiness, and a bit of tobacco to go with it. A little peat also. I picked up some vanilla too.

T- Same as the aroma but the smoky flavor is input more. It really does work well with the stout. Charred wood comes to mind, and the bitter chocolate is a nice underlying flavor. Just thenright amount of heat is present but alcohol not tasted.

M- While I dig the flavor greatly the mouth I feel is lacking. It's silky but I feel it's the lightest bodied RIS I've ever had. Very low carbonation too.

O- I dig smoky beers but the mouthfeel took this from a great beer to a good beer. I'd definitely recommend trying and would pair with a stogie had I a bottle, but tweak the carbonation an make this thicker would be my "tipple" for future batches. Christ that was lame.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2013 22:36:12 | More by haazer
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YankChef

Louisiana

3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz bottle poured into val dieu goblet... brewed on 1/20/09

appearance: black as black can be head is even incredibly dark, i would say the head is the color of cocoa powder, head dissipated quickly

aroma: boozy and aromas of dark fruit and caramelized sugar, a bit of peppercorn type spice, perhaps some coffee and chocolate but i thick thats more from the appearance messing wiith my mind then the actual aroma

flavor: INTENSE booze roastiness and booziness... Also has a sharpness that is akin to peppery like trigeminal response, hops are more powerful than i expected and this is absolutely nothing like dark force in anyway except the color. Booze are a little overwhelming but im getting used to it and as my palate adjusts to the hops the richer coffee, jammy kind of flavors come out and really present themselves

overall: i wanted something dark rich and tasty and this delivered big time, really really huge beer that is still hot and should not be drank yet like everything else in my cellar!!! I really regret popping this now and will have to seek out more immediately to cellar, Will be on the short list of best RIS with i would say 2 years on it will be what this brew needs... the score is an indication of the beer now, im not going to rate it how i believe it will eventually be

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2009 05:26:10 | More by YankChef
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From: Ultimate Wine Store, NJ
Date: None, but "Batch 349"
Glass: Tulip

Odin's Tipple is a very strong, ethanol-aggressive imperial stout that I would normally lambast as an example of poor brewing and restraint, but the other flavors generally overwhelm this error, an are so rich and delicious, that it's difficult to find fault with the overall beer as a whole. One that, despite the obvious ethanol, I'd purchase again if ever seen.

Pours a 1cm head of the darkest brown foam I have ever seen: the bubbles are intensely small and packed, making this look very frothy, like you could pick it apart with a fork. Retention is about average for the style, lasting only a minute or so as it fades to a thin ring of foam around the perimeter of the glass. Body is an opaque brown to black, with no visible carbonation.

Aroma of burnt toast, molasses, roasted malt that yields the darkest of chocolate and slight coffee, a bit of prune and raisin, and ethanol.

Front of palate picks up roasted malt sweetness mixed with acridity, vanilla, chocolate, and coffee. Mid-palate of roasted malt yielding very dark chocolate, burnt coffee, ethanol. Ethanol is well-tasted on the back of the palate, and while this is somewhat problematic, it's also virtually drowned amidst a swirling cascade of dark chocolate syrup, Turkish coffee, and burnt bread. Aftertaste is of ethanol, lingering chocolate, stale coffee, and raisin puree.

Beer is medium-heavy to heavy in body weight, with medium-low levels of carbonation. The result is a beer with just enough carbonation to slowly propel this across the palate in an appropriate fashion for an imperial stout. Ethanol heat is definitely felt across the entire palate, both warming and annoying after a time. Substantial stickiness across the palate

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 06:41:00 | More by falloutsnow
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Interesting take on a RIS. Aroma is big malty, boozy, sugar. Very dark body, almost no head. A sipper of big chocolate, more than coffee, more sweet than bitterness. I would have liked even more wild yeast dominating it, that would have made it less popular. Boozy aftertaste.Not as thick as expecte from a RIS.
Thanks for sharing Liam07.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 14:40:56 | More by Sammy
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TommyC

California

3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Pours very thick and very dark.

Carbonation is sparse and weak; barely any head develops even with an aggressive pour.

Nose is sweet and pungent: fruit; spice; ethanol.

Taste is more balanced, mild and subtle than nose would indicate: coffee; chocolate; caramel; cherries; nutmeg. Mostly coffee. Flavors are well proportioned: malts dominate, but do not overpower the hops. Aftertaste is surprisingly clean.

Overall, I liked this: flavorful yet balanced; potent yet drinkable. I would have preferred if it had more carbonation though: a little more CO2 would open up the flavors and give the mouthfeel more creaminess.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 11:24:44 | More by TommyC
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mindspin315

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black as night with the smallest of brown bubble lace on the side of the glass.

Huge roasted malt on the nose. Chocolate malts, burnt toast, toasted nuttiness, and roasted coffee bean aromas peak through after the initial roasted malt aroma.

Lots of huge roast. Roasted malts plus espresso/coffee, strong dark bitter chocolate, molasses, and a woody flavor. Burnt toast in the background. Alcohol is very prevalent which ramps up in the finish and spikes the tongue. Bitterness hangs around through the finish and in the aftertaste.

This is a true definition of a big RIS. I'm looking for a little something more to make this truly a stellar RIS though. Finishes a little bit thin. For the amount of roasted malt I would like a bit more body at the tail end to smooth it all out. Instead it sort of fades away rather than continues on.

[89/100]

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 06:47:38 | More by mindspin315
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DaveHS

California

3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours viscous, impenetrable black with a dense, tight coffee colored head. Fizzes down over a minute or so, leaving behind bits and pieces of sticky lace.

S-Roasted barley, baking chocolate, coffee, caramel.

T/M-Soft mouth feel, with low carbonation and a slightly boozy, roasty finish. Seemed somewhat harsh on the first few sips but seems to be mellowing. The flavor profile is in line with what I like about the imperial stout style (roasty/chocolaty/coffee flavors) but it's just too thin in the body. Doesn't kill the beer, but I'm very aware of it the more I drink this.

O-Probably the best stout I've had from Haandbryggeriet.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 02:24:33 | More by DaveHS
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clickpush

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Extremely dark brown thick body with mocha colored head that disappears quickly. Thin halo remains. Too dark to see carbonation inside the body but I doubt that it exists considering how little head there is on top. Enticingly dark though.

Nose: Roast malt abounds. Charred oak wood. Seems almost light and dry... hard to believe that 11% of my glass is alcohol. Some raisin, some resin, black cherries. Intriguing.

Mouth: Toasted malts in the beginning , like Rice Crispies, toasted grains. As it moves back it spreads on the palate, like burnt toast flavored jam. Sweet & robust, molasses & roasted malts. Body is thick and coating. I would like to see this beer at 8-9% as opposed to 11%, but I guess that's not up to me. There's a slight nail polish remover, acetate flavor occurrence in the finish that I don't care for, but this is not a bad beer. A bit too much residual sugar but drinkable none-the-less.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2009 20:44:21 | More by clickpush
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes:
On tap at Armsby Abbey

A: Black, about a 1/2 inch of light mocha brown head, leaves a little ring of lacing/head.

S: Chocolate, dark fruits, licorice/anise quality sweetness, hint of coffee, roasted malts, touch of solvent-like alcohol.

T: Lots of heavy roasted malts, almost char, with a hint of smoke. On the front of the palate is the chocolate, just a little coffee coming through as a very dark roasted quality. Lots of dark fruit and vinous qualities in the middle through finish. Sweetness is probably more on the anisette side (alcohol is noticeable). That said, it isn't very sweet, just has a touch of sweetness that completely disappears from the middle to finish. Has a bit of an astringent, boozy finish (almost solvent like). Extremely dry finish with a lingering bitterness and solvent flavor I didn't much care for.

M: Medium to full body, light to medium carbonation, a little smooth in the front to middle, but a bit harsh on the end. Extremely dry, bitter, and somewhat astringent finish.

O: I loved this beer up to the finish. It finishes too dry and has a bitter, astringent aftertaste that turned me off and didn't really have me begging for another sip. I'll probably try this again if given the opportunity, but I'm not sure I'll be buying a bottle for $9+. A solid beer though.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2011 00:13:40 | More by Satchboogie
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a deep, dark brown with hardly any head. The nose is quite weak, especially for an RIS. The flavor profile is a solid combination of malt and dark fruits with roasted bitterness on the finish. There is also a touch of alcohol warmth on the finish as well. This is a very good, but not great offering.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2013 05:00:12 | More by 57md
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domtronzero

California

3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Very dark brown, almost opaque. A little murky, but quite enticing with the perfect tannish head. Long lasting with lots of lacing.

S - Sweet malts, dark bitter chocolate, dark fruity esters of raisins and a little banana.

F/M - Sweet dark malts, dark fruit esters of prunes and raisins. A little bit of banana and a little bit of chocolate flavors mix together. Medium bitterness with a clean, dry finish. Medium full bodied with moderate carbonation. Slight warming in the belly.

D - OK, but this is quite a big beer. More than a bottle would be a challenge to put down by one's self.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2010 07:15:11 | More by domtronzero
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got this at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

From a 500ml bottle into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours pitch black and makes a three-finger, medium looking, dark, mocha, chocolate colored head with decent retention. Head is fluffy and really noisy. Pitch black in the glass and next to zero carbonation evident. Head eventually disappears and only a ring remains, with lots of carbonation decorating the top. A ring remains until the end but leaves no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Some roasted malts, dark cherries, dark fruits, and notes of dark chocolate as well. A touch of booze to boot. Cocoa powder becomes more apparent as it settles. Bold and complex aromas for sure.

TASTE: Some roasted malts, with dark cherries everywhere and a good alcohol bite as well. Some spicy booze in there; perhaps some rum flavors. Dark chocolate and cocoa powder show up on the finish. A spicy, boozy, and chocolaty aftertaste is bold and lingers nicely.

PALATE: Medium body with higher levels of carbonation. Somewhat airy on the palate, and not creamy or smooth enough. Basically, the typical feel for a Danish stout. Goes down light and finishes slightly mouth-coating with lots of lingering heat.

OVERALL: An interesting and tasty brew, but the thin and airy palate keeps it back, much like it does a number of Danish stouts. A tasty treat I would have again, but don't think I would go out of my way. One worth checking out if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2010 11:43:38 | More by Jeffo
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billab914

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into my Portsmouth tulip glass. At first it poured a full glass of dense chocolaty foam. It took a bit to settle down but when it did it was a very thick, pitch black color with a modest head left. It had some excellent head retention to it, lasting well into drinking it.

The aroma has a lot of bitter-sweet chocolaty flavors coming through. A bit of a roasty, slight coffee like flavor is there. It's pretty sweet with some brown sugary like flavors to it as well.

The taste shows a lot of malty sweetness to it. Bitter-sweet chocolate and roasted malts really come out in it. I get some brown sugar sweetness in it as well. It has a bit of a burntness to it as you get to the finish that lends a dry bitterness.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side and carbonation is moderate for the style. Drinkability is pretty good, it was a nice beer to sip on this evening. It had a lot of flavors going on but they managed to work together pretty nicely. A very nice beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2010 03:52:53 | More by billab914
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megamass

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-22-2013 15:49:15 | More by megamass
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-16-2013 02:06:13 | More by jtladner
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daveytheformer

Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-07-2012 19:11:24 | More by daveytheformer
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weonfire

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-06-2012 04:34:59 | More by weonfire
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falconxman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

09-13-2013 17:38:04 | More by falconxman
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mscudder

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

07-11-2013 02:15:30 | More by mscudder
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crosenkrantz

Switzerland

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-18-2014 22:48:46 | More by crosenkrantz
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DBoone

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-04-2013 01:24:31 | More by DBoone
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MoFro

Norway

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-22-2012 15:53:46 | More by MoFro
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FrostyWPG

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-26-2013 19:59:35 | More by FrostyWPG
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-20-2014 01:07:15 | More by calcnerd
Odin's Tipple from HaandBryggeriet
95 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.