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Odin's Tipple - HaandBryggeriet

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

444 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 444
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 102
Gots: 53 | 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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46333

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-17-2012 07:13:06 | More by 46333
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RedHaze

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-16-2012 01:01:39 | More by RedHaze
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Ultraman9000

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-14-2012 07:19:58 | More by Ultraman9000
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mindspin315

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black as night with the smallest of brown bubble lace on the side of the glass.

Huge roasted malt on the nose. Chocolate malts, burnt toast, toasted nuttiness, and roasted coffee bean aromas peak through after the initial roasted malt aroma.

Lots of huge roast. Roasted malts plus espresso/coffee, strong dark bitter chocolate, molasses, and a woody flavor. Burnt toast in the background. Alcohol is very prevalent which ramps up in the finish and spikes the tongue. Bitterness hangs around through the finish and in the aftertaste.

This is a true definition of a big RIS. I'm looking for a little something more to make this truly a stellar RIS though. Finishes a little bit thin. For the amount of roasted malt I would like a bit more body at the tail end to smooth it all out. Instead it sort of fades away rather than continues on.

[89/100]

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 06:47:38 | More by mindspin315
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BierBliss

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-13-2012 22:46:18 | More by BierBliss
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bentreen

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-10-2012 21:03:06 | More by bentreen
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours pitch black, as in opaque during the pour. Have to pour vigorously to get a head, but I was able to get a finger's worth of creamy, dark tan/light brown head. Really a nice looking beer.

S: Lots of roasted and burnt malts, some dark and milk chocolate, and light smoke. Good, but fairly mild.

T: Woah! I did not expect that from the aroma. Strong dark and milk chocolate, roasted malts, and smoke. Some dark fruits in the background with a good amount of hop bitterness to support the sweetness in the beer. A tad on the sweet side for me, but a very, very nice tasting stout.

M: Very thick with light carbonation. I like the carbonation light in my stouts, this might be a touch too light. EDIT: upon drinking more bottles of this, I saw more appropriate carbonation.

O: I had heard this beer was under appreciated, and now I'm a believer. This is right up there with some of the best stouts I've ever had. It could use a bit more roast and bitterness, but a very good imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 03:43:26 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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towlea25

Washington

5/5  rDev +16.8%

01-07-2012 18:39:17 | More by towlea25
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kevgod

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.8%

01-07-2012 17:21:52 | More by kevgod
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-05-2012 03:36:19 | More by ohtheguilt
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Stoffel

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-04-2012 04:42:47 | More by Stoffel
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lordjeff78

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-04-2012 02:17:37 | More by lordjeff78
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EasyReader

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-02-2012 21:25:03 | More by EasyReader
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

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

poured into snifter glass.

Appearance: Oily black bodied beer with small brown head. Nice lacing.

Smell: Heavy malts that are roasty and sweet. Dark fruits are noted as well. really an aeromatic RIS.

Taste: Big malt profile with not a lot og hops coming through. The malt profile is more sweet than roasty, but its fairly balanced between these characterists. The sweet part of the malts come from notes of chocolate candy bar, dark chocolate, and subtle rasins / fig. Little bit of coffee roastiness at mid-palate and in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium boded beer with low end of moderate carbonation levels. Super smooth easily drinking RIS. It has a little bit of silkiness to it as well. No alcohol burn, its just awesome.

Overall: Probably one of the better non-barrel aged RIS that I have had it quite some time. It impressed me!

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 13:51:50 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Greywulfken

New York

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

A: oily tar black with brown rim; viscous and syrupy-looking; not even a trace of the head after a few moments

S: chocolate espresso roasted malts

T: confirms all smells; hidden fruits; sweet

M: slick, no tingle; some burnt alcohol residue

O: reminds me of a Bourbon County stout, sweetness used instead of mellowness to pair with the rich character

I still prefer a more balanced and mellow stout, with a little less sweetness and a little less slick and oily.

Recommended for all stout drinkers to give it a try, but it didn't live up to my expectations based on its descriptors and reviews.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 23:11:44 | More by Greywulfken
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

01-01-2012 00:51:59 | More by kaelingirl
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft @ TND -
Appears a dense, dark mocha black with a fluffy tan head that slowly fades into a pillory cap. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of intense bakers cocoa, French truffles, Italian espresso, turbinado sugar, and a touch of ripe fruit with an earthy bitterness. Insanely complex.
Taste is of the aromas with a flow of toasted nuts and chocolate truffles combining in a superior beverage that is fit for outworldly dominance.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy, warming, and full of sheer love. I can honestly say that drinking this beer is an escape and a truly refreshing slice of heaven...or Valhalla.
Excellent beer by the Norweigens.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2011 17:02:57 | More by weeare138
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JoelEden

New Jersey

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

Had this on tap at Monk's in Philly in the summer.

Hands down, most interesting and best imperial stout I've ever had.

Have found it in bottles since then, and it's great out of the bottle too.

A: Deep, dark color, no light gets through. No carbonation, so no head.

S: Smells great; has that unique HaandBryggeriet smell that some others of theirs have.

T: Dark, with a bit of bitter chocolate, but in a good way. Taste goes on forever (well, about 2 minutes, but that's a long time). Could drink this over 30 minutes.

M: Surprisingly smooth and thin (in a good way) for the 11% ABV.

O: Such a unique flavor. A different league than even other imperial stout favorites of mine.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2011 14:45:48 | More by JoelEden
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mulder1010

Australia

4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ML bottle poured in a wine glass
Purchased at Cool Wine in Hobart, Tas

A-- Poured black, almost motor oil black. Nearly thick and sludgy looking. One finger dark brown leather head. Any darker could be black. Head slowly fades off to a dark brown film. Good head retention to this. Low visible carbonation.

S-- Big, rich and thick malts. Lots of heavy roasting. Dark, bitter chocolate, slight bits of vanilla, wood, and a little bit of char.

T-- Very true to the smell. Lots of roasted malt, dark bitter and dry chocolate, coffee, and hints of vanilla sweetness and some wood.

M-- Heavy, rich feel but lighter and a bit creamier than expected. Chocolate and coffee turn to a sweet vanilla finish and quite decadent and lifted.

O-- Alcohol is obvious all the way through this but still quite enjoyable. Total desert beer. Like a sherry or a port. Well balanced flavors and something worth savoring. If you like Imperial Stouts this should be on your list. Only real negative is that it is very one dimensional and think a 330 ML is better suited to this than a 500 ML format.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 12:22:24 | More by mulder1010
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whartontallboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

12-26-2011 01:34:40 | More by whartontallboy
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-24-2011 08:28:16 | More by jophish17
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-24-2011 05:34:32 | More by MsRif
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whitehouse50

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 18:02:33 | More by whitehouse50
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11millsown113

New Hampshire

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 16:34:26 | More by 11millsown113
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hannydawg

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-18-2011 19:27:14 | More by hannydawg
Odin's Tipple from HaandBryggeriet
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