Odin's Tipple - HaandBryggeriet

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

476 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 476
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 112
Gots: 61 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Dope
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Batch 507 (bottle count 3500)

A: Pitch black pour with a dark chocolate brown head. Foam is big and very dense. Fades very slowly with great head retention - never fully fades. Almost no lacing sticks around, it all slides down the glass.

S: Lots of chalky, ashy char in this one. Dark bitter cocoa. A bit earthy perhaps?

T: Loads of char, cocoa and smoke up front with some sweet caramel in there too. Very meaty in the middle, like drinking charred bbq beef. Turns a bit bitter, acrid, ashy and chalky in the finish with tons of char and smoke and more meat (less here though). Long acrid, earthy, charry finish with the tiniest hints of dark fruits. Charred meat lingers between sips.

M: Light carbonation, heavy and thick.

O: Well, definitely a must-try for the umami lover. This beer is basically bbq campfire char, smoke and meat from start to finish. Little in the way of typical roasted malt characteristic such as chocolate and coffee or even anise. Not as complex as I would like for a big 11% RIS for sure. I wasn't a huge fan as I'm not much into smoke or umami in my beer and this beer brings it in spades. Nice mouthfeel at least, properly thick and chewy. Decent balance of flavor despite the relative simplicity.

Photo of Pinche_Oso
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of bradfordjohnson
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of HopsMatt
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of KYGunner
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.

Photo of MaseFace
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of imperiallibations
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of DmanGTR
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Hopstout
3/5  rDev -29.9%

Photo of ScottP
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of TommyC
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.

Photo of brian23456
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of BierJager89
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.

Photo of BWH999
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of GeoffreyM
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Ryanm1
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.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Marti403
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of 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.

Photo of MSandahl23
5/5  rDev +16.8%

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1/5  rDev -76.6%

Odin's Tipple from HaandBryggeriet
95 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.