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Odin's Tipple - HaandBryggeriet

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

453 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 453
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 108
Gots: 55 | 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%

2GOOFY, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of bird22
4/5  rDev -6.3%

bird22, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -6.3%

SocalKicks, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of FrostyWPG
4/5  rDev -6.3%

FrostyWPG, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of uturn
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

uturn, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of 57md
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.

57md, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of megamass
4/5  rDev -6.3%

megamass, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of dar482
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.

dar482, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
3.86/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle into a pint glass. Batch 467

Pours a pitch black color with no head whatsoever. 0 carbonation here. It's probably the darkest beer I've ever seen. Smell is of roasted malts and dark chocolate, though not too strong. Taste is big in your face harsh roasted cocoa malts with a strong alcohol flavor. this is a very big beer. Extremely full bodied, not quite syrupy but close. definitely a sipper. not too easy to drink.

overall i wish it had more of a flavor profile. its big, just as i imagined it would be from the bottle artwork, but its not that complex. As a big fan of RIS' i still like this one, but if you arent a fan of the style then stay away as this is a horrible introductory beer to the style. I think i've been spoiled as I've had just about every other world class billed RIS' in the past.

Axnjxn, Jun 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ChrisL24481, Jun 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

JandJMD, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Poucher86, Jun 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Prost76, Jun 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Kevincredible, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of Keithandandrewdotcom
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

Keithandandrewdotcom, Jun 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

eawolff99, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

mmmaaattt, May 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

gbrill, May 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

artoolemomo, May 26, 2013
Photo of bluejacket74
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle, Batch 507 (3500 bottles). Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half brown head that didn't stay around for too long. There's a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and burnt/charred malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some dark fruit and licorice. It starts off with the burnt/charred/roasty flavors being the strongest, but the dark fruit flavors come out more as the beer warms up. There's also a lingering bittersweet finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and oily with good carbonation. I think this is a pretty nice brew, I don't know why it took so long for me to try this one. $9.99 a bottle.

bluejacket74, May 25, 2013
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4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - poured thick and black, syrupy, with a very thin dark brown head that dissipated rather quickly

S - Hard to detect much in this one. I did smell some coffee or roast malts, but it was very very subtle

T - Tastes of toffee, brown sugar, some hoppiness and dark fruits at first, finishing with some very nice coffee and a hint of hop bitterness at the end

M - Creamy, moderate carbonation. Very smooth and full. Really what I like in an imperial stout

Overall, the beer looked and tasted fantastic. This is really what I enjoy in this style, and I was very impressed with how well balanced and delicious this beer was. I purchased this at random, having never heard of it before, whilst here in Denmark, and I'm very happy I found this beer, would definitely drink it again! Only real reason I marked this down is because of how light the smell was. I would of liked a little bit more than what was there. But that's really a minor issue compared to the rest.

freneticamnesic, May 13, 2013
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

.5L poured into a snifter

A- Pours pitch black like dirty motor oil. Insanely dark beer and one of the darkers brown heads I have ever seen on a beer. A surprisingly large head with good retention. Intense alcohol legs. A sight for sore Eyes.

S- Super roasty. A pungent dryness on the nose. A refreshing, strong bitterness to compliment the intense roasted notes. A massive dark chocolate and burnt caramel. A touch of smoke and yeast.

T- A massively roasty beer. A pungent burnt dryness on the tongue. A strong lingering bitterness that helps balance. A lot of smoke and ash in this beer. Deep down there is a hint of a dark fruit and cherry pit. A burnt caramel and leathery taste. A manly tasting and massively roasty RIS.

M- Thick. A bit high on the bitterness and carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden and taste but is there in feel.

O- This is a fantastic RIS. One of the best non barrel aged stouts I have had. Great stuff.

TwelveOunces, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

hawkmage, May 11, 2013
Photo of jvillefan
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: A pitch black body with a deep brown/mocha colored head. The head was very large and took a while to poor because it was so large.

S: Very subtle aromas present, they are not strong by any stretch of the imagination. There is very subtle chocolate, coffee, and very darkly roasted grains.

T: Amazingly rich flavors. There is roasted malt in the front of this beer. There is a rich chocolate and coffee flavors accompanying as well.

M: Very heavy and silky body with perfect carbonation.

O: Great RIS. One of the better ones out there. Well worth getting.

jvillefan, May 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

IrishColonial, May 03, 2013
Odin's Tipple from HaandBryggeriet
95 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.