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Odin's Tipple - HaandBryggeriet

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

472 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 472
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 111
Gots: 63 | 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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Photo of whitehouse50
3.58/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Batch 277

Brewed March 27, 2010

from tasting notes...

A - this could be the definition of black, probably the darkest i've ever seen. The head? it looks like it fell asleep on a tanning bed for too long

S - big roasted burnt malts, slight hint of vanilla

T - noticeably hot with a bite on your tongue, i'm guessing a combo of the carbonation and alcohol. Lots of big roasty flavors, sweet molasses

M/D - full bodied, surprisingly thin for being so dark, but also velvty

Overall this wasn't great, wasn't bad, the alcohol was distinctly present and i felt took away from the roasty sweetness of the beer. I wished the alcohol had mellowed out some more especially since the bottle is 20 months old. At $10 per bottle I'll pass.

whitehouse50, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of 11millsown113
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured dark and thick. it has a strong smell of

A: poured very thick and black with no head. very thick beer, looked awesome.

S: it smelled of roasted barley, chocolate and coffee. there was another scent in there but i couldn't quite identify it. smelled amazing anyway.

T: amazing flavor, the alcohol is still present but not to much. it has a strong dark coffee flavor with chocolate and vanilla. great beer.

M: very smooth

O: awesome beer. loved it an cant wait to get my hands on another one. i was recommend this beer to anyone who loves dark flavorful RIS. very smooth with a lot of flavor.

11millsown113, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of hannydawg
4/5  rDev -6.5%

hannydawg, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Chrily
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Chrily, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of photomike
5/5  rDev +16.8%

photomike, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -6.5%

djrn2, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of doughanson78
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

500ml bottle poured into a Chalice. Batch 297.

A: Super black, in glass and on the pour. Almost no head what so ever. What was there was dark brown and had good retention and left alright lacing. Beautiful beer.

S: Nose isn't huge. Roasty and slightly burnt. Coffee and light chocolate. Molasses and anise. Pretty complex.

T: Very complex. Big roasted coffee. Molasses and Anise. Reminds me of the Belgo Anise Stone RIS, but actually good. Dark chocolate. Touches of vanilla. Alcohol is very present but doesn't detract from the taste at all.

M: Medium body. Almost no carbonation, so it seems a touch flat. Pretty smooth and slightly creamy still.

O: An awesome RIS. Dark, roasty, and complex. Can't complain one bit about this one. Very drinkable.

doughanson78, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of bkny27
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

bkny27, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of corby112
2.45/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours pitch black with a minuscule mocha colored head that immediately disappears leaving no lacing.

Sweet, slightly roasted aroma with lots of dark malt and booze. Hints of chocolate cake, coffee and oatmeal along with slight vinous fruit character. The chocolate-y malt character is nice but the strong alcohol overwhelms it a bit.

Medium bodied with very little carbonation making it almost flat. Extremely sweet with lots of booze, chocolate malt and dark fruit. Subtle peppery spice up front followed by a sweet, slightly roasted malt flavor with hints of chocolate, coffee and toast. Toward the end of the palate there is a vinous dark fruit presence. All of this is overpowered by a really prominent boozy sweetness. Not really hot but cloying sweet and dry.

I've been looking forward to trying this beer for a while but it was a pretty big disappointment. Hardly any carbonation to speak of and overwhelmingly boozy. Not really complex or interesting. I forced myself to drink half of the bottle and dumped the rest.

corby112, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of gford217
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle.

Pours pitch black with a small bubbly mocha head that doesn't stick around long and leaves a small collar.

Aroma is sweet with molasses and chocolate but has hints of smoke and peat. There is some candi sugar, vanilla and a little bit of licorice.

Taste is definitely sweeter than most impy stouts and almost tastes like honey has been added, or at least molasses. The roasted malts are in the background and don't really make it out past he mixture of sweet ingredients. The finish is boozy with a little tobacco.

The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a little less carbonation than I would like. A bit boozy though still sugary sweet on the palate.

This is a great beer and a very different take on the style. It's sweeter than most and has an interesting yeast profile. If the carbonation was a ad stronger it could be a great beer.

gford217, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of hoptualBrew
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle, batch 297 & brewed on 30.06.10. Picked up on my trip to New Orleans for $9.99 @ Stein's Grocery on Magazine Street. Been sitting on this for about two months.

Pours a dark jet black with an evil looking deep cappaccino tight bubbled head. Lacing is scant, but the legs on this are pretty sweet. Bottom of the snifter plays host to a party of tan yeast clumps. Happy drunkness to me (& you too hopefully).

Hershey's makes a rum infused dark chocolate bar that you are enjoying with a cup of fresh roasted coffee, yeah. With a touch of oak & vanilla, but mostly booze heavy & chocolatey.

Wow, this is a lot smoother than I got from the nose. A sweet, almost fruit-like sweetness hits upfront, which is suprising for me. Roasted coffee notes, dark bittering chocolate, and a heavy hand of booze dominate midway through until the end. Silky smooth & lingering, this is a solid RIS. Very complex & love the fact its unfiltered - still contemplating whether or not to culture the yeast!

hoptualBrew, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
5/5  rDev +16.8%

kjkinsey, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of sideshowe
5/5  rDev +16.8%

sideshowe, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of McLaughlin5350
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was very dark. smelled great and tasted even better. i got this beer on a whim and didn't know its back round. i was amazed by it. Oddins tipple is my favorite beer.... so far. I would suggested this beer to anyone new or old beer drinkers.

McLaughlin5350, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev -6.5%

brandoman63, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of JAHMUR
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

JAHMUR, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of ahurd11085
5/5  rDev +16.8%

ahurd11085, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of Exiled
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Exiled, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of clegolfski
5/5  rDev +16.8%

clegolfski, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

LynnHomeBrewer, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Rutager
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours like viscous, dirty motor oil (I know people throw that shit around, but damn...)with not much for a head. What's there is dark brown.

Smell. Big and boozy chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Some deep roasted malts and a hint of molasses.

Taste. Yeah. Big dark chocolate, molasses, toffee and vanilla with just a bit of smokey wood. Not too shabby my Nordic friends!!

Mouthfeel. Full and warming. Very low carbonation which suits this one nicely.

Overall. This beer has turned my crappy day around. Nice.

Rutager, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

spoonhawk, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of cosmicevan
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

many a thanks goes out to DaftCaskBC!

a - opened the bottle and filled my cbs snifter. poured a rich lush black. a very thin brown head bubbled away as soon as it appeared. brew is dark and ominous with a soft brown lid.

s - lots of booze. roasted malts. some cherries. has a mentholated thing going on from the alc. smells pretty serious.

t - oh wow. really comes alive in taste. big bold chocolate and roasted malts. booze is better hidden behind the indulgent chocolate.

m - body is huge and full. rich but drinkable. leaves a tingle in my mouth and feels like i'm drinking whiskey.

o - overall, ya know those little chocolates that have booze in them. BAM...this is a whiskey one. rather enjoyable.

cosmicevan, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Rempo, Nov 20, 2011
Odin's Tipple from HaandBryggeriet
95 out of 100 based on 472 ratings.