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Odin's Tipple - HaandBryggeriet

Odin's TippleOdin's Tipple

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430 Ratings
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Ratings: 430
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%


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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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-dark brown black color with a decent brown head and some lacing

S-dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, dark malt, hint of smoke

T-chocolate, espresso, plums, raisins, dark roasted malt, light char, mild to moderate bitterness in the finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-great flavor and depth in this RIS and savored this one thoroughly

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2013 17:38:28 | More by MDDMD
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
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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dar482

New York

4.86/5  rDev +13.8%
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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Keithandandrewdotcom

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8 oz draft @the farmers cabinet

11% ABV
Appearance: very dark and rich with small tan head
Smell: Rich malts and chocolate
Taste: Sweet and creamy chocolate on the front end and bitter dark chocolate on the finish.
Verdict: three distinct flavors and transitions that are well balanced.
4.5 out of 5

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2013 16:32:55 | More by Keithandandrewdotcom
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haazer

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
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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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark, dark brown with a nice little head that disappates quickly.

The scent is subtle but holds some sweet malt and caramel textures.

The taste is sublime...burnt malts but a nice sweet malt character. A touch of chocolate but stronger caramel notes its sweet yet stout. The burnt malt character acts as a backbone but its offset with the sweet caramel that makes this a fine, fine ale.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2013 04:25:32 | More by KYGunner
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ehammond1


4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pug & Grille
San Marcos, CA

A dark black, if there is such a thing. No light makes it through the body of this beer. Thin brown crown atop, leaving the glass oily and shiny.

Lots of dark, rich chocolate and roasted malt, along with a touch of an earthy/sweet molasses.

The flavor is similar to the aroma--an abundance of roasted, black malts, earthy bitterness, and lots of dark chocolate.

Full in body with low-moderate carbonation.

Big, bold, expressive, flavorful, and bitter. A great imperial stout.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2012 19:39:18 | More by ehammond1
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mxchap

California

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: A pitch black beer with a brown head. Poured in a 15 cL glass so no comments on head / retention.
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, fusel alcohol, and some crystal malt.
Taste: Caramel malt, raisins, figs, and a strong coffee/ chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Delightful! Very nicely balanced in terms of carbonation. The alcohol is a bit noticeable though.
Overall: This was a fantastic beer! I enjoyed this greatly and look forward to trying it from the bottle at some point.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2012 04:42:17 | More by mxchap
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barczar

Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a jet black color with a modest deep tan head that fades to a ring of foam.

Aroma is deeply roast malt and heavy soy, with alcohol reminiscent of brandy. Very unique. Notes of chocolate are subdued.

Flavor is incredible, soy initially, opening to dark fruit and berries, finishing with nutty, roasty malt. Very complex. I've never experienced such a melding of contrasting flavors.
A bit of floral hop emerges late. Licorice and sherry also surface. There's a vinous character that adds complexity.

Body is fairly thick, smooth, with minimal carbonation and substantial alcohol warmth.

Excellent brew! Glad I bought a bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2012 22:47:21 | More by barczar
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
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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JoelEden

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.1%
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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rfgetz

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep dark black with cap of dense, dark brown head, good lacing. Scent is a potent mix of roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, notes of char, molasses, chicory, earth, oak, vanilla... fantastically complex. Taste brings the components of scent together in a fantastically flavored brew... roast and char before bitter dark chocolate, dark fruit and faint roasted coffee take over, backbone is earthy, oaky, lightly funkdified (ahh wild yeast) with splashes of bark spice and vanilla. Full bodies, smooth and alcohol hidden well. A great surprise on draft and well worth its slightly hefty price tag.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2011 15:51:26 | More by rfgetz
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Very nice! Served in a snifter, this beer poured pitch black with a creamy cap of the darkest mocha head I think I've ever seen on a beer. Aroma of rich chocolate, molasses, and dark roasted malts. Taste of luscious, smooth chocolate, with an obvious boozy quality, dark malts, licorice, maple and caramel, and hints of light spice. An implied earthiness, but otherwise no hops to speak of. Smooth and full-bodied, heavy on the alcohol, but extremely quaffable nonetheless.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2011 10:55:38 | More by Rifugium
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
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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juanbon

Georgia

4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
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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thstevens12

Washington

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Publick House in Brookline.

Appearance: Dark drown, with a deep khaki colored head. The head clings as a foamy layer over the beer for the duration of the tasting. Impressive color and retention.
4.5

Smell: Coffee and dark chocolate flavors dominate. Figs on the nose as well as latte foam.
4

Taste: Dark chocolate and dark cherry/fig comes to the forefront. Smoked malt and lightly roasted bitterness follow. Quite sweet for the style, but not unpleasant.
4

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is where this beer really shines. It lightly coats the tongue with velvety creaminess. Medium density.
4.5

Drinkability: Very high for the style-honestly high for any style. I could have had more than the 10 oz pour that I did have.
4.5

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2011 22:28:21 | More by thstevens12
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Odin's Tipple on tap at Alewife Baltimore, served in a 6-oz wine glass.

Appearance: Deep oily black, no head, no carbonation, no lacing. Looks like an old bourbon.

Smell: Booze, oak, vanilla. Whiskey through and through. Fairly one-dimensional but incredibly enticing.

Taste: Dark chocolate, sugars, mild bitterness from some very faint hops on the back. Some licorice.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, medium body. Chewy and thick, but well balanced. Boozy taste, but alcohol is well hidden.

Drinkability: Very high for a beer this big. Goes down easy. (It helps, of course, that it was served in a 6-oz glass)

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2010 15:34:52 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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msmezher

California

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had Odin's Tipple on tap at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach.

A: Poured almost black, low carbonation and slight head.
S: The alcohol was apparent in the smell, but so were hints of chocolate, roasted coffee, malts, and dried fruit.
T: Matched the smell, taste of alcohol is present but not bad, very malty, with a slightly smokey taste mixed in with the chocolate, coffee, and fruit.
D: I wouldn't want to put down too much of this in a single sitting, but as far as the one I had, very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2010 17:25:03 | More by msmezher
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Brabander

Netherlands

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brewer was also at the Borefts festival in Bodegraven, the Netherlands. In De Molen, a fine dutch brewery there were a lot of good breweries.

First i thought i read Odins Triple and when i aked for it the brewer poured it in my the Molen tasting glass. I saw this wasn't a triple. He told me that tipple stand for sipping a beer.

And indeed, it was a real sipping beer. Poured in the glass the beer is very dark with lots of chocolate and coffee.

Very drinkable, soft and easy. I am not really a stout lover but this one was more than OK.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2010 09:32:39 | More by Brabander
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Halcyondays

California

3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
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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Cyberkedi

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.1%
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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firkinhophead

Georgia

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours dead black with a mocha-colored head of foam that fizzles down to creamy ring.
aroma of coffee, alcohol, burnt sugar, malted milk chocolate. quite boozy.
taste is rum-soaked chocolate covered espresso beans (if that were possible), molasses, late herbal bitterness, a bit of licorice, charcoal, fusel alcohol. burnt flavors come out more as it warms.
mouthfeel is medium, with only a faint lingering of stickiness on the lips. relatively dry, with a certain oily slickness. a bit prickly in the finish, and leaves some hot alcohol on the breath.
great balance and flavors, but a bit too hot to be world class. would age like a champ.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2010 22:25:11 | More by firkinhophead
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours an impressive thick looking blackish brown, with good head retention and fair lacing. On the nose, the licorise comes on strong, though I also get a considerable amount of dark chocolate and coffee as well. The flavors generally replicate the nose, though the chocolaten and coffee dominate in this rich, full flavored beer. The beer is moderately sweet, but there's some underlying bitterness that helps to balance this beer and keep it from becoming cloying. Mouthfeel is rich and full, with a fairly long finish. Drinkability isn't bad, though the combination of licorise, moderate sweetness and noticeable alcohol wears on me just a bit. Nevertheless, this is a very fine, very enjoyable RIS.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2010 19:32:08 | More by johnmichaelsen
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metter98

New York

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer poured jet black with a thin mocha colored head that slowly faded away leaving a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of dark fruits in the nose, which is somewhat sweet. The smell also has some hints of chocolate and alcohol.
T: The taste is very rich and complex with flavors of chocolate, dark fruits and licorice. The taste becomes more complex as the beer warms up. Some malty sweetness is also present.
M: It feels full-bodied on the palate but isn't that thick. It is relatively smooth and the alcohol provides a little bit of warming sensations. Not much carbonation is perceptible.
D: This is a great beer to sip; the alcohol doesn't stand out that much in the taste but it can quickly catch up to you given the strength.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2010 01:18:13 | More by metter98
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vfgccp

New York

3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
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
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Odin's Tipple from HaandBryggeriet
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