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Odin's Tipple - HaandBryggeriet

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

454 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 454
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 108
Gots: 58 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
HaandBryggeriet visit their website
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 -0.5%

nesarebad, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of vfgccp
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.

vfgccp, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

WillCarrera, Dec 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Sarciso, Dec 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Rand_ale_Thor, Dec 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Dank26, Dec 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

mmcnaughton, Dec 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BMart, Dec 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

Cresant, Dec 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

ystazi, Dec 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

dfhhead25, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jtladner, Nov 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

strongaf, Nov 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

CDCNAM, Oct 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ste5venla, Oct 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

ElGallo, Oct 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

tbryan5, Oct 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

gpblackgt, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

pkalix, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Hallertau, Oct 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Kopfschuss, Oct 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Rwalford74, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a New Belgium goblet. No freshness date.

A- Pours a solidly opaque black color with a 1/2 inch brown head that bears great retention time before slowly dropping to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Highly resilient lacing leaves a thick sheet behind.

S- Heavy dark roast brings a lot of char to the nose and slight notes of dark chocolate and caramel.

T- More alcohol flavor in the taste than in the aroma with the strong dark roast providing a nice backdrop for it. Notes of coffee, molasses and more dark chocolate. Medium bitterness that works well with the heavy malt. Drinkable but definitely a sipper.

M- Semi-creamy yet a bit sharp from the booze. Medium carbonation and a very full body.

O- This is a fantastic-looking RIS but the rest of the elements don't quite live up to the appearance. Very good for the ABV.

Immortale25, Oct 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Batch 507...much thanks to Zamaman!

Appearance: Black as a 2x should be, but the nice two fingers of tan head with gurgling bubbles where it meets the beer sets this apart. This is one sexy looking beer.

Smell: Dark chocolate, dark fruit, cocoa, tannic earthiness, roasted malt.

Taste: Subtly sweet dark fruit over nice malt to start. Middle of the tongue gives dark chocolate. Finish is slight hop bitterness over some bitter baker's chocolate. The alcohol factor in this beer is quite negligible. If I were blind, I'd easily have guessed this as only 7% or so...wow. Really smooth.

Mouthfeel: Viscous, velvety and smooth. Quite possibly the best mouthfeel I've ever experienced for a standard Imperial Stout, or any Stout, for that matter. The way this drinks is found few and far between, if ever.

Overall: This beer blew me away. It is balanced so well with a touch of sweetness but nothing that even approaches cloying. From the taste, to the mouthfeel to the smell, I haven't had many better for this style. Add in the fact that it hides the booze deceptively well and drinks so damn smooth; there's not much that can be improved upon here. This is a masterpiece, I can only imagine how good the barrel aged version is.

PsilohsaiBiN, Oct 05, 2013
Odin's Tipple from HaandBryggeriet
95 out of 100 based on 454 ratings.