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Odin's Tipple - HaandBryggeriet

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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 113
Gots: 60 | FT: 3
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Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: popery on 06-02-2009

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Photo of Doomcifer
4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a ridiculously inky, jet black with a small milk chocolate brown head that fizzles out after a couple minutes. This beer looks evil. Smells roasty, charr, bittersweet chocolate, anise, black cherries, alcohol fumes. Taste is huge and deeply complex. Starts off with huge ripe dark fruits, figs, raisins up front and then melds into this amazing roasty, burnt charr flavor with a smokiness that I would associate with peat, and some anise....this finish is LOOONG. God, viscous mouthfeel but not as heavy as I would have thought, judging by the look of it...perfect amount of carbonation for the style. Semi-dry finish. This is truly a phenomenal beer. A good RIS is typically a "man's beer" but this is a man's RIS. Holy crap!

Photo of DIM
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

a: This had a black body and poured with one of the darkest brown heads I've seen.

s: Intense and unique nose on this. I found plenty of strong, roasty cocoa. While nice, that isn't the unique part. The intentional sourness and light smoke is what sets this apart. There are dark fruit elements to the sourness which isn't all that rare in stouts. But there is something else here that isn't common and its very difficult to describe. Its kind of a musty, sour peatiness.

t: This is every bit as good as the smell would suggest. I tasted lots of rich, dark chocolate accented by unusual notes smokey char and musty, dark fruits. I didn't taste as mush sourness as I smelled, but the finish was a combination of strong roast and sour grain.

m: Not as full-bodied as I would have liked, with fizzy carbonation.

d: Absolutely unique and beyond my ability to describe. I loved this one.

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

Bottle poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, charcoal, dark fruit licorice, oak and coffee. Palate was full bodied and smooth with a dry warming finish. Flavors of bitter chocolate, oak, dark fruit, roasted malt, light licorice and light coffee with a smooth dry warming lingering fruity finish.

Photo of Neffbeer
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into a tulip:

A: Jet, jet, jet black. Small ruby red/dark brown head with minimal retention, and almost no lacing. It looks incredible.

S: Chocolate, cherries, burnt bread, vanilla, anise, coffee. The smell of the brew is just astounding for the style. Perfect.

T: A wall of burnt, chocolate spicy goodness. Each component of this brew is expertly melded into one. Chocolate, dark fruit, spice, and dark malt dance and linger enticingly on the palate. Dry, crisp finish.

M: Full and lush.

D: I am headed back to the store tomorrow to buy them out. Great brew.

Photo of thedoubler55
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark brown color with this brew, leaves a nice almond colored head that leaves some nice lacing around the glass.

S - Dark chocolate and some dark fruits like blackberries, some hints of coffee as well

T- Wonderful beer, especially when aged, this beer tasted just like the smell with some hints of dark malts. Very nice

M - The mouthfeel was somewhat heavy but nothing overbearing

D -Great beer but not more than one bottle at a sitting.

Photo of r0nyn
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into my DFH snifter. Split with fellow BA infi. Batch 210, brewed 1.20.09.

Pours a super inky brown that coalesces into murky blackness in the glass. There's a decent quarter-inch sized head that's a darker shade of tan, leaving a lot of sticky lacing that clumps against the glass in spots and streaks. Nose is interesting. Initially it smells a bit like paint thinner(?!), but that quickly transitions into the dark, semi-sweet baker's chocolate aroma that I love smelling out of my stouts. God, it almost smells like a batch of fresh brownies. Wow, just wow. With a few concentrated whiffs, there's some roasted coffee, dark fruits and a slight bit of booziness that can be detected.

Taste is roasted malts to start, with the dark cocoa from the smell following up and permeating the entire flavor experience. Lots of bittersweet chocolate everywhere, along with hints of dried figs, dates and plums. Nuances of caramel and vanilla also come through. The bitter coffee and chocolate show up again on the back end, providing a little bit of a lingering aftertaste. As it warms, there's just a slight hint of alcohol warmth, but not very much. Very complex, very tasty. I'm impressed. Mouthfeel is silky smooth, with a fullish body and just the right amount of carbonation leading into the drying finish. Eminently pleasing through and through.

Drinkability is excellent. You don't really detect the 11% ABV, so that coupled with the fact that the taste is wonderfully complex and flavorful makes this brew one to be reckoned with. I dunno what a tipple is, but I know that Odin's is damn delicious. I definitely need to have this superb Russian Imperial Stout again.

Photo of infi
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009, 500 mL bottle, courtesy of BA r0nyn. 12/15 notes.

Poured into a Corsendonk tulip.

Consistently, true opaque and black. Absolutely no light is able to get through. Nice dark-tainted mocha head sits above the liquid with moderate retention and no lacing. The nose was pretty interesting. At first, this stout smelt unusually like paint with some turpentine qualities (no idea). But after a few minutes of some room warmth, a ton of semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa emerged out of the glass with a small hint of malt. Such an interesting anomaly of aromas, but it all nicely turned for the better.

Odin's Tipple is not godlike per se in taste, but it holds its own quite well. Tons of natural honey-infused sweetness underneath this huge amount of dark fruit character. Gigantic amount of prunes, figs, currants and blackberries, all smothered in European chocolate fondue. The finish has a nice cocoa and nutty essence with a thin alcoholic burn. Quite bearable and easy for an 11% beer.

Mouthfeel was just about right: not too thin and not too thick. Coated the inner linings particularly well. Liquid silk with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is high, due to the smoothness and fun taste. The 11% was not deterring at all; I easily enjoyed it.

Photo of JamnesCameron
4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter.

Pours a black so dark it's impossible to come up with new ways to describe it, with about two fingers of dark mocha head that drops after a few minutes to a thin hint of foam. Some lacing, but it slowly drops back into the beer. But some incredible legs if you swirl. The beer is so dark there are no color highlights around the edges of the glass.

Aromas of dark cocoa, roasted malts, a hint of dark fruit, and an eye watering whiff of alcohol.

First sip is like an alcoholic mocha coffee drink. Some alcohol burn, deep roasted coffee, dark cocoa, and a slight carbonic bite. Surprising how well carbonated this is for such a big beer. Finish transforms from cocoa to a lingering alcohol burn. As it warms, you get some licorise and caramel notes. Very complex, very well done. More than just a hodge-podge of flavors. They meld together very well.

Mouthfeel is huge, chewy, like eating a rich dark chocolate bar. A slight prickle from the carbonation.

Very dangerously drinkable. This is definitely a sipper. I'll have to grab a few bottles to lay down for a few years in the cellar.

Photo of coldmeat23
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
BATCH 277 BREWED 27.03.10

This pours black. I feel that this is only appropriate, given the name of the product. It has a head of almost two-fingers worth of some of the darkest chocolate brown colored foam that I've ever seen. The retention is very good and recedes to a surface covering film. The lacing is great, but keeps sliding down the sludginess and back into the liquid.

Dark cocoa notes and black strap molasses are the dominant smells here. Undertones of dark berries and light hints of dark roasted coffee. Mild traces of brown sugars and toffees. A touch of smokiness and toasted pecans.
Very nicely complex.

Smoked malts dominate the flavor. They are somewhat balanced by a rich, deep, dark, chocolate presence. Anise (licorice) and molasses earthiness. Light traces of vanilla caramels. Some mild hints at berry sweetness and a very faint hint of saltiness. The finish is all fudgey chocolate, cut down to size by some warming alcohol booziness.

This one is nicely thick-bodied. The high carbonation level, even though it's tiny little bubbles, doesn't really provide much creaminess.

At 11.00%abv (and drinking close to it) this is not a slammer. It's perfect though, for sitting back and sipping on, as you contemplate some of lifes many questions....or the days siege.

Photo of msubulldog25
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

After a frostier than expected night out with friends, enjoying Louisiana-styled home-cookin' and averting our eyes from another crap-tastic Blazers defeat, decided on a sipper to conclude the evening. Talk of the Kevin Durant/Greg Oden miss and the current sad state of the team may have played a part in snagging the "Odin's Tipple" from the chilly depths of the cellar. Close enough...

An 0,5L bottle (Batch 277, Brewed 27.03.10) poured to a snifter. A pick-up from Beaumont Market a little while back.

A: A slurry of blackness dumps from the bottle, extinguishing all traces of light: a marvel in the dark arts...of brewing. Capped by a crackling foam pile, a full finger high of rust-tinted sienna. Despite ebbing a little too quickly, the end result is a clinging ring and freckled half-covering of silky cream. Speckles of lace try in vain to stick, ultimately being pulled back to the murky depths.

S: Chambord and vanilla-laced coffee liqueur and slightly tangy cacao are all present. Strength is very good, fusel fumes are maybe a little too revealing.

T: Rich chocolate cake and earthy blackberries explode right away. Plenty of ground chocolate bar, spicy and musty bittersweetness. Woody char matches brief moments of oatmeal sugars. Muddy dark fudge and dry pepper dashes in the finish. Yeah, there's a little booziness here, but Oh, good god (of Norse mythology) this is delicious!

M: Each sip evolves: a spry effervescence enlivens the tongue; just as quickly, a soothing warmth begins to simmer. Coating begins squarely in the middle of the mouth, creeping outward, grabbing the cheeks, enveloping the teeth with a fine grit. Think espresso, or a fine french press, here: it's thick without being sticky or syrupy whatsoever and lingers for an eternity. Exceptional.

D: There's no getting around a tingly glow and a thickening heaviness, but this a 'wow' beer in just about every way. I'm not really surprised, as much of what I've tried from HaandBryggeriet has been wonderful, but this takes it to another level. At 8 months since bottling, I'm in love now. Could it get better? Time will tell, because I'm buying more. Highly recommended.

Photo of billab914
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Photo of Lazerlobe
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brewed 1/20/09

This poured in my snifter much like molten black crayon. The initial head had tinges of black in the chocolate brown cap. Burnt malts, molasses, dark fruits, peat smoke, bakers chocolate all mix quite harmoniously in to a complex nose.

My, that is thick! Peaty chocolate milk shake with liberal molasses, cookie dough, licorice and black patent malt. The flavor goes from smoky to sweet as the palate orients itself, no one note dominating for too long.

Creamy and decent carbonation, leaving a rich aftertaste reminiscent of cigars and chocolate cake.

Wonderful stuff.

Photo of Damian
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank from a 1 pt .9 fl oz bottle purchased at Liquor World, Cambridge, MA
Batch 210
Brewed 20.01.09
Served in a snifter

The beer poured a super viscous and oily, absolute pitch black. Dark as midnight with a deep, reddish-tan film of froth that faded to a thick, lasting ring.

The aroma was rich, smooth and potent. Nicely balanced between a roasty, smoky, coffee-like presence and a robust sweetness. The sweetness was a mix of molasses, brown sugar and stone fruits. Dark chocolate notes also came through strong. An oaky, bourbon-like alcohol kick was noticeable as well.

Lots of roast, char and bakers chocolate notes came through in the flavor profile. Definitely a bit more untamed than the nose. Plums and raisins were apparent. Some brown sugar, vanilla and licorice appeared as well. Espresso and tobacco notes were detectible. Smoky with a slightly ashy quality. The finish was a bit harsh. It started out quite tinny and soon turned a touch boozy and acrid.

The mouthfeel was the only real letdown of this beer. It was smooth and moderately creamy yet thinner than expected. The prickly, bubbly effervescence was a bit distracting as well.

Drinkability was notable considering the 11% ABV. This beer buried its alcohol quite well.

Despite the steep price tag (I paid nearly $11 for my bottle) I definitely enjoyed Odin's Tipple. I did however feel that this bottle seemed somewhat young (even though it was close to two years old at the time of consumption). If I had another chance, I might choose to put a bit more age on it.

Photo of scruffwhor
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A dark brown head of about one finger froths up and dissipates to nothing. Viscous black oil with dark brown highlights and an everlasting glass coating that tints my Chimay glass a light brown color.

The aroma has lots of milk chocolate, currant coffe, and brownies.

The tast is an oil slick of super roasted malts that imparts numerous dark flavors. Dark and milk chocolate blended together well. Mocha coffee flavors and some nice warmth from the alcohol.

A ery good Norse sipper!

Photo of eclaycamp
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's been gloomy and cold all day today, with this on and off drizzle, so I find myself in the mood for a stout. Tonight I'm having Odin's Tipple. I found this on an excursion a few months back. I'm a big fan of Norse mythology, so when I saw a beer by the name of Odin's Tipple, billing itself as a "Strong Norse Ale" I just had to check it out. I've had some of Haandbryggeriet's other beers, namely the Dark Force Stout. This is batch 210, brewed on January 20th of 2009, so it should be sufficiently aged. I'm using a snifter glass for the occasion, as I suspect the 11% abv means that this will be a classic example of a sipping beer, as all proper Russian Imperial Stouts should be. Pours black, pretty much pitch black, with a coffee foam head leaving decent lacing. Aroma is roasted dark chocolate tinged with black licorice. Actually, the more I smell it the more that's all I get - black licorice. Interesting. First taste is a punch in the mouth. Huge billowing roasted chocolate up front with an even bigger alcohol bite at the end. Pronounced warming in the chest as it goes down. Dang, this thing is good but it packs a serious punch. Second drink, more of a sip, is more of the same. Roasted raisin hits the tongue first, bittersweet chocolate finishes. I feel like there's some hints of orange in this, which works very well with the huge chocolate flavors going on. I'm partial to the Russian Imperial Stout as a style anyway, but this is right up there with some of my other favorites. The big roasted and chocolate flavors really make this winner on a rainy night like tonight.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 210. Motor oil black with the single darkest crown of milk chocolate colored foam in the history of stout. The head is crackly and unsticky, though, and doesn't look great as it descends. No lace is a significant negative too.

The nose delivers loads of dark chocolate and has an interesting and unexpected tang of wild yeast. Check that. It *was* expected because I read the brewery's English website before cracking the crown. Actually, it smells like this big brew was aged in barrels that previously held Islay Scotch, thanks to a pleasing background peaty sourness.

Odin's Tipple is not your typical Russian Imperial stout. It is, however, thunderously tasty beer that blasts the taste buds into blissful oblivion with power and complexity each time the glass is upended. Who cares what the beer looks like if it tastes this incredible.

The key to its success is plenty of the blackest malts and, especially, the masterstroke of using some variety of wild yeast (probably not Brettanomyces). Specific flavors include high-cacao bittersweet chocolate, chicory coffee, blackstrap molasses, loads of black licorice, two puffs of smoke, and a wee dram of Lagavulin 16 year old Scotch whisky.

The body/mouthfeel started out as if it belonged on a slightly smaller beer. With warming it has become whipping cream smooth and crushed velvety plush. More full and more sappy-sticky wouldn't have worked as well. What a treat for the senses this is.

Prior to this morning, Dark Force was my favorite HaandBryggeriet offering. I would have to review them side-by-side to be sure, but it looks like Odin's Tipple has vaulted into the top spot with room to spare. By the gods, this is a great tipple!

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.7/5  rDev +9.8%
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)

Photo of silentjay
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

viscous brownish black pour with one of the darkest heads I have seen that raises to two-fingers, slowly settles to less than one and laces well.

lots of cacao, molasses, black licorice, coffee, vanilla extract, and some more chocolate. a touch of booze harshness as well, but not much considering the ABV.

lots of dry bitter baking chocolate hit first. Then comes some dark molasses, brown sugar, black licorice, dates, figs,vanilla bean, black currants, espresso, caramel, toffee, and some other subtle flavors all intermingle in this one. very nice, complex, and delicious. almost reminds me of a Belgian-style Imperial Stout due to the fruitiness.

heavy/medium body with maybe a bit too much carbonation for the style, but its about where it should be. A nice bitter yet sweet finish lingers on for a while and there is a touch of stickiness left on the palate.

drinks too well for an 11% beer. alcohol is well integrated. its there, and its noticeable, but its interplay with the other flavors is what takes this beer to exemplary levels.

This one can stand up and compete with the best of them.

Photo of comfortablynumb1
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Special thanks to my brother for bringing this out. Popped this one as a breakfasr beer...

Poured from a 500ml into an Old Raspy pint glass...

A - Pours black with a 2 finger dark brown head. Adequate amount of head retention, with a good amount of lacing. Nice...

S - Chocolate, licorice, dark friuts, and coffee...

T - Lots of chocolate notes followed by caramel, licorice, and dark roasted malts. Abv very well hidden. This one is tasty...

M - Full bodied with lots of carbonation...

D - Definitely something I would be interested in trying again. Really smooth for an eleven percenter. Solid RIS...

Cheers...

Photo of tavernjef
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque black fudge. Darkest of chocolate brown foam crowns and crops the top with immense density and height. Which keeps an insane amount of foam the whole way thru, never skimping on lots of foam. Lacing is drippy and oily based with some glare based swiss cheese holed patterns. Dark Norse ale indeed!

Deep dark chocolate meets espresso with a waft of warmth for a boost of what comes across as a rum laced chocolate truffle. A bit much on the alcohol, which, thankfully dims as it sits. Notes to some smokeyness and tobacco. Damn nice on the chocolate!

Taste is more chocolate, twangy tangy, yet less intense then the aroma, but steady, firm, and smooth with a solid creamy sense of dark chocolate. Subtle nuances to dark cherry, molasses, a bit of plum and a warming espresso finish without a whole lot of bitterness. Which is quite nice. The dryness is dusted with chocolate and coffee, no bitter burntness, just a tug to some nutmeg and vanilla spice reaches from the depths of its chocolatey core.

Smooth creamy full body with the just the right amount of alcoholic warmth sifting thru each sip. Great chocolatey tang and malty dark fruit hinted too twang underneath and a delicately fluffy textured dry finish.

One solid treat of a RIS. Perhaps the warmth gets in the way at certain times, but for the most part this stuff is down right super solid. Norse represents amoung the beer kingdom after all!!?!!

Batch 277 - brewed 3/27/2010

Photo of far333
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown without crossing over to black, a dark brown head rises up minimally and then receds back to a soapy mass of lopsided bubbles.

Aroma of cocoa and espresso, some bourbon notes. An alcohol sting rises up.

Rich flavor of cocoa and espresso, licorice and smoke, some leather, notes of bourbon, currant, sharp unsweetened chocolate and brown sugar. Assertive bitterness balances, but no hop flavors coming through. High ABV does not detract of give a boozey feel.

Dry and tannic, thin mouthfeel, a bit warming.

Delicious beer, good sipper.

Photo of crusian
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle from Steins in New Orleans.
been looking for this one for a while.
Pours like a thick ass stout. not sure why they call it a dark norse ale... though I guess it is.
he head is unlike anything I have ever seen. it stays at 1 finger the entire hour I drink it. lacing is off the chart. Smells and tastes like carbonated coffee. Worth the wait I have been putting in. I wish I had bought more. ends with a very bitter finish. Overall, nice. I want more, but only bought 1.

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Son of a beehive..this is a great beer. I had one in the 'cellar' and found one at Total Beverage today. So the one I bought replace the fridge beer, and the latter went into my belly.

Popped the cap to be greeted with a swift aroma of prune; sharp. Chocolate and molasses came to the rescue, along with some smoked meat.

Looks awesome. Black. Not brown black...just black. Head is very dark brown, thick and creamy. Lacing lacks just a bit.

Ah, Hell...what a great complexity this beer is. Chocolate flavors, coffee hints, prune/plum backbone. Tobacco, umami, smoke....nothing overpowers. Well balanced. For the love of Pete, this is a great beer.

At 11% abv, this beer drinks fantastic. It's complex, but seem simple. Nothing overpowers, all flavors are solid. Damn fine beer...glad I bought another. This one was in the 'cellar' for about 3 months.

Photo of msmezher
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Photo of Thur123
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Brewed 01/20/09

This brew pours a pitch black (no light goin' through this one) with a small amount of deep caramel colored head that fades quickly. The smell is subdued in this, maybe because it's a year old. The beer smells of chocolate with roasted bread character along side, a bit of dark fruits comes through but mostly this smells like rich chocolate, both sweet and bitter.

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The flavor has to be one of the mellowest for an RIS I've come across. This flavor is big chocolate malt that comes across on a very light body, much less heavy than expected. Big on sweet milk chocolate in addition to a back end that resembles dark bitter chocolate. At 11% or more now the alcohol is very well hidden. I have to imagine it's the wild yeast that sets this apart with its light body and great drinkability. The flavor I'm getting normally comes from a beer that's thick as syrup (not so literally). But this is very light bodied and drinkable for the style.

Odin's Tipple from HaandBryggeriet
95 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.