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Ode To Mercy - Wild Heaven Craft Beers

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BA SCORE
89
very good

224 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 13
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Wild Heaven Craft Beers visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: obireidkenobi on 09-13-2010)
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Reviews by ONovoMexicano:
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brought to New Mexico by plane from Atlanta. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A- Pours a medium brown with tinges of amber. Head is about a quarter to a half inch.

S- Smell is very potent malts, strong hints of caramel and toffee. No presence of liquor.

T- Really great taste to this brew. Initial notes of toffee and caramel give way to a pleasant bite of coffee. Finishes with a slight hint of booze that blends with coffee to give your palate a kick.

M- Smooth, creamy, minor heat from the alcohol at the end. Very enjoyable to drink.

Overall- An excellent beer and one I'd want to have more often if I could. Should have picked up more.

ONovoMexicano, Sep 17, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of TheAdamConners
4/5  rDev +1.3%

I'm not a huge brown ale guy, but if it has coffee in it, I've got to try it. Terrific coffee flavor. My wife even liked it. Has the coffee flavor you'd expect out of a good stout, but without the chocolate overtones. Definitely worth the try.

TheAdamConners, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

bellce0, Apr 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

dankjohn, Oct 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

jmbraxton, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of Dudeletter
4.98/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The Best Nighty-Night Beer
Some beers are light, some beers are heavy. This beer needs to be drinkable, sweet and high proof. Needs to be able to end a good meal and be a relaxing end to the day. The Winner is Wild Heaven – Ode to Mercy

Wild Heaven - Ode to Mercy
. This beer is an imperial brown, it is caramel malty sweet and crisp; distinct in both bottles and kegs, the beer is a newcomer, but still a great fixture to the Atlanta Beer scene. It is risky to start with an imperial beer, but they pulled it off.

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Dudeletter, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of glid02
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Leon's Full Service in Atlanta.

Pours a clear dark brown color with a two-finger tan head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of muted toasted malts with hints of light chocolate.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth toasted malt flavors with hints of deeper roast kick things off. Midway through the sip hints of light chocolate flavors work their way into things. Near the end of the sip a slight bitterness comes into play and is the only way I would guess coffee was used in the brewing process.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I didn't have any problems finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall I thought this was a decent enough big brown that didn't take the easy (but still tasty) way out by over-hopping everything. Still, the coffee is almost non-existent, I'd like to see some tweaks to better showcase the flavors.

glid02, Sep 16, 2010
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

dsauter, Dec 07, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

VinceMig, Dec 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

ltdantheman, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of lnashsig
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Many thanks to Ahlthe3rd for the chance to taste this. Second offering from Wild Heaven I have tried, the first was very good. Poured from bottle into Brooklyn tulip. Pour appearance is a little surprising- transparent light brown color. Not what I was expecting (would expect a much darker and cloudy color). Really nice fluffy off white head with superior retention. 30 mins later it is still there. Smell- cocoa, nutty roastiness, espresso. Very creamy body. Taste- the cocoa hits the front of the tongue, roast with espresso beans on the back of the palate. Super rich and creamy. This is a really nice beer, I would have it again for sure.

lnashsig, Feb 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

seavercm, Oct 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

steelreserve69, Jun 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

jheezee, Jul 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Hardcore, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Double06, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

TylerHagler, May 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

poopsmitherson, Feb 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

xxcarpxx, Jan 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Keith_R, Aug 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Keene, Wednesday at 01:58 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Danielr26, May 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

GRG1313, Jun 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

kferq, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of buffs9
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown with some reds on the edges, small head w/ tiny bubbles
S - Sweet roasted malt, caramel, toffee, coffee, and chocolate with a slight hoppyness.
T - Maple-like roasted malt with toffee flavors, a bit of roasted nuts.
M - Smooth and medium bodied
D - I really enjoyed this beer and hope to get more. I wouldn't down a bunch in one night, but I'd have a couple more right now if I had them
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buffs9, Jul 15, 2011
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Ode To Mercy from Wild Heaven Craft Beers
89 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.