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Odin's Tipple - HaandBryggeriet

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

484 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 484
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 117
Gots: 60 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Norway

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: popery on 06-02-2009

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

A-Black with a small brown head that faded fast

S-smoked roasted chocolate aroma with a bourbon smell

T-smoke, roast, chocolate and alcohol taste at first, then you get a good hop aftertaste that turns into a sweet chocolate finish

M-full body and low carbonation

O- I let this one warm up before before I started drinking this one, and it turned out great. The beer became smoother the more I had.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.56/5  rDev +6.5%

I've tried my fair share of RIS's and this one is one of the best by far. Pours thick and black as night, beautiful dark brown head that dissipates very quickly. Cocoa and vanilla on the nose. Tastes incredible; strong notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Truly an world-class interpretation of the RIS style. May Odin bring good fortune to those who have the pleasure of consuming this divine ale.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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

I really, really, really, really did juggle up whether to review this brew for number 400 or not - on the one hand I've heard so many good things about HaandBryggeriet's Odin's Tipple that it was a dead cert for 400. However I do believe I've found an even more insane-gigantic-colossal brew for that insane-gigantic-colossal number that it will put Odin to shame, but enough of that, let's waste no further time cracking open this giant slayer.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Chimay chalice.

A: Pours into the glass like Barry White pouring his soul into a song about a sensual sexy lady. The body is an impenetrable black, a sea of ink into which stricken sailors drown. There was a mocha head at one stage but that ceased to be more than a thin lace ring around the glass.

S: Liquid 85% cocoa dark chocolate with notes of roast coffee and vanilla. A Russian Imperial Stout in its classic sense: Dark, brooding and stoic, not unlike the archetypal Russian hero in a Tolstoy novel.

T: Taste is a heady combination of the above: 85% cocoa dark chocolate, roast coffee and vanilla. Finishes more bitter than dry and leaves a bold imprint on your tongue in the after taste, a giant wet footprint of roasted malt and medicinal bitter hops, with a hint of smoke.

M: Oily, heavy with an undefinable tar-like viscosity as you would expect from a Stout of this calibre.

D: This is spot on for what you would expect in a Russian Imperial Stout, however without slanting in the direction of either coffee or chocolate it doesn't interest me as much as Founders Breakfast Stout (coffee) or Xiquic And The Hero Twins (chocolate), brews which are able to find more of a niche for me - sometimes I just feel like coffee and other times I just feel like chocolate. Let's get one thing straight though: This is an epic Stout that says "Skål bitches!" with every sip, mighty God effort Odin.

Food match: I wouldn't if I were you. Cigars would be the only appropriate pairing for this Goliath.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

an outstanding bottle of beer here, shared with a new beer friend most unexpectedly. a bottle from his cellar, maybe six years old or so, very exciting. this is one heck of a nice ale, different from the enormous american stout, but in that russian imperial type vein. dense dark brown color, almost black, with an inky shine and not much head, just a thin mocha colored film around the edges of the tumbler glass from which i drink it. the nose is real intense, as bitter and roasted as any malt bill i can remember, just gigantically dark and robust, but with the high alcohol content being entirely invisible. notes of burning tobacco and licorice start off the taste, espresso finishes it off. its so intensely dark grainy, unlike most others i have had. long bitter finish characterized by a slightly tannic grain property and a bakers chocolate type richness. a very memorable brew, as smooth as any in terms of texture. i imagine age has mellowed the booze, and made the body this silky. it also almost tastes and feels oak aged. a very patient sort of drink, highly refined, definitely scandinavian, and capable of warming anyone up on the coldest of winter nights. id like to get a fresh one to compare, but this was a special bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Odin's Tipple from HaandBryggeriet
95 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.