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Odin's Tipple - HaandBryggeriet

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

447 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 105
Gots: 54 | 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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HopsMatt

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-10-2013 07:03:52 | More by HopsMatt
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark, dark brown with a nice little head that disappates quickly.

The scent is subtle but holds some sweet malt and caramel textures.

The taste is sublime...burnt malts but a nice sweet malt character. A touch of chocolate but stronger caramel notes its sweet yet stout. The burnt malt character acts as a backbone but its offset with the sweet caramel that makes this a fine, fine ale.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2013 04:25:32 | More by KYGunner
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-07-2013 03:23:37 | More by MaseFace
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imperiallibations

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-30-2013 23:00:06 | More by imperiallibations
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-29-2013 04:34:14 | More by DmanGTR
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -29.9%

01-23-2013 04:04:40 | More by Hopstout
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ScottP

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

01-22-2013 00:12:55 | More by ScottP
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TommyC

California

3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Pours very thick and very dark.

Carbonation is sparse and weak; barely any head develops even with an aggressive pour.

Nose is sweet and pungent: fruit; spice; ethanol.

Taste is more balanced, mild and subtle than nose would indicate: coffee; chocolate; caramel; cherries; nutmeg. Mostly coffee. Flavors are well proportioned: malts dominate, but do not overpower the hops. Aftertaste is surprisingly clean.

Overall, I liked this: flavorful yet balanced; potent yet drinkable. I would have preferred if it had more carbonation though: a little more CO2 would open up the flavors and give the mouthfeel more creaminess.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 11:24:44 | More by TommyC
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brian23456

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +16.8%

01-19-2013 07:02:38 | More by brian23456
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BierJager89

California

4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a Viking-Metal-gasmic bottle into a small snifter. Shared with many metalheads (along with Eclipse EJ 20, Old Rasputin XIV, Jester King Black Metal and others).

A: Black with a brown head.

S: Licorice and roasted malt in the nose.

T: Taste is pretty much the same as the nose, delicious.

M: Full bodied, don't remember the carbonation level.

O: I need to try this again and write better notes. I was probably drunk by the time I drank this. Sooo good. Goes great with Amon Amarth.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 20:18:11 | More by BierJager89
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BWH999

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-16-2013 07:28:20 | More by BWH999
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

01-11-2013 04:19:26 | More by GeoffreyM
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-10-2013 16:30:37 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-09-2013 19:55:55 | More by alysmith4
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Ryanm1

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Imagine unscrewing the drain plug and letting the oil from your car drizzle into a drip pan. This is the same sensation you'll feel observing a pour of this brew into a bottle. This was the thickest, darkest, most syrupy beer I have ever seen. Not sure how one of my friends as able to snag a bottle of this Scandinavian wonder. When swishing this beer around in your glass you'll note that it has better legs than an '07 Cabernet from Napa Valley. It'll actually create a yellowish/brown layer on the glass when swirling it around.

With that being said this beer was amazing, and giving it less than a stellar write up would be an injustice.

It's in the category of Stouts and follows the typical remedy of dark color, malty smell, but goes the extra mile with thickness and consistency. Very thick, syrupy and a slight sweetness to it. Malty, coffee, chocolately. If I could compare it to anything it would be the Founders Breakfast stout which also garnishes world class ratings. An 11% abv, a must buy if you ever see this on the shelf. Straight rocket fuel. Sensational. An experience unto itself.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 02:06:23 | More by Ryanm1
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DBoone

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-04-2013 01:24:31 | More by DBoone
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StarRaptor

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

01-03-2013 23:49:09 | More by StarRaptor
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Marti403

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11%

01-01-2013 01:57:28 | More by Marti403
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ehammond1


4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pug & Grille
San Marcos, CA

A dark black, if there is such a thing. No light makes it through the body of this beer. Thin brown crown atop, leaving the glass oily and shiny.

Lots of dark, rich chocolate and roasted malt, along with a touch of an earthy/sweet molasses.

The flavor is similar to the aroma--an abundance of roasted, black malts, earthy bitterness, and lots of dark chocolate.

Full in body with low-moderate carbonation.

Big, bold, expressive, flavorful, and bitter. A great imperial stout.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2012 19:39:18 | More by ehammond1
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MSandahl23

Indiana

5/5  rDev +16.8%

12-29-2012 05:27:06 | More by MSandahl23
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ThaFATkid

California

1/5  rDev -76.6%

12-19-2012 19:42:32 | More by ThaFATkid
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weonfire

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-06-2012 04:34:59 | More by weonfire
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From: Ultimate Wine Store, NJ
Date: None, but "Batch 349"
Glass: Tulip

Odin's Tipple is a very strong, ethanol-aggressive imperial stout that I would normally lambast as an example of poor brewing and restraint, but the other flavors generally overwhelm this error, an are so rich and delicious, that it's difficult to find fault with the overall beer as a whole. One that, despite the obvious ethanol, I'd purchase again if ever seen.

Pours a 1cm head of the darkest brown foam I have ever seen: the bubbles are intensely small and packed, making this look very frothy, like you could pick it apart with a fork. Retention is about average for the style, lasting only a minute or so as it fades to a thin ring of foam around the perimeter of the glass. Body is an opaque brown to black, with no visible carbonation.

Aroma of burnt toast, molasses, roasted malt that yields the darkest of chocolate and slight coffee, a bit of prune and raisin, and ethanol.

Front of palate picks up roasted malt sweetness mixed with acridity, vanilla, chocolate, and coffee. Mid-palate of roasted malt yielding very dark chocolate, burnt coffee, ethanol. Ethanol is well-tasted on the back of the palate, and while this is somewhat problematic, it's also virtually drowned amidst a swirling cascade of dark chocolate syrup, Turkish coffee, and burnt bread. Aftertaste is of ethanol, lingering chocolate, stale coffee, and raisin puree.

Beer is medium-heavy to heavy in body weight, with medium-low levels of carbonation. The result is a beer with just enough carbonation to slowly propel this across the palate in an appropriate fashion for an imperial stout. Ethanol heat is definitely felt across the entire palate, both warming and annoying after a time. Substantial stickiness across the palate

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 06:41:00 | More by falloutsnow
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mxchap

California

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: A pitch black beer with a brown head. Poured in a 15 cL glass so no comments on head / retention.
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, fusel alcohol, and some crystal malt.
Taste: Caramel malt, raisins, figs, and a strong coffee/ chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Delightful! Very nicely balanced in terms of carbonation. The alcohol is a bit noticeable though.
Overall: This was a fantastic beer! I enjoyed this greatly and look forward to trying it from the bottle at some point.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2012 04:42:17 | More by mxchap
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a small dark bubbly head with almost no retention. Aroma of black chocolate and lactose notes are quite dominant with some warming alcohol that can also be easily detected. Taste is also dominated by huge black chocolates notes with some sweet notes reminiscent of lactose and some fusel alcohol notes which are not the most pleasant. Body is full with engine oil texture with almost zero carbonation and a ton of alcohol was easily noticeable. Definitely sub-par with way too much alcohol noticeable and some what gross sweet notes.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 19:55:25 | More by Phyl21ca
Odin's Tipple from HaandBryggeriet
95 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.