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Ode To Mercy - Wild Heaven Craft Beers

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213 Ratings
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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 11
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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 kevinjosephlee:
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4.68/5  rDev +18.5%

Bottle poured into a glass.

A: Copper / light brown in color with off-whitish head and some lacing

S: Malty-sweet nose with toasty almonds. Light floral and fresh citrus notes from the hops. "Darker malts but short of being overly porter-like" (that is straight from the BJCP Guide, more or less). And this beer nails the style.

T: Chocolate is the first and the persistent flavor. The finish is more like a dark-roasted coffee with the high bitterness of an espresso shot. (The sweetness was just a little too much for me. But what do I know; maybe that high sweetness was necessary to cut the bitterness.)

M: Medium-full body with a molasses as well as dry, resiny impression. Alcohol warmth in the end.

Notes: As far as nailing a style, I don't think I have had a beer in the past year that has done THIS well. Furthermore, I really enjoyed what the brewmaster did with this creation. It was almost like drinking a more complex and rich Irish coffee. Amazing!

06-02-2012 01:17:21 | More by kevinjosephlee
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-06-2012 01:09:48 | More by bellce0
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

10-01-2013 15:43:08 | More by dankjohn
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

04-03-2012 00:28:11 | More by jmbraxton
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4.98/5  rDev +26.1%

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.


06-27-2012 15:34:29 | More by Dudeletter
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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

09-16-2010 20:57:03 | More by glid02
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-07-2011 03:41:03 | More by dsauter
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-18-2013 16:26:51 | More by VinceMig
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

02-10-2012 07:53:36 | More by ltdantheman
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

02-01-2012 01:34:02 | More by lnashsig
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New Mexico

4.09/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

09-17-2013 01:36:51 | More by ONovoMexicano
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-05-2012 02:52:01 | More by steelreserve69
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-10-2012 15:45:52 | More by jheezee
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-26-2013 06:57:46 | More by Hardcore
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-15-2011 04:08:15 | More by Double06
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-30-2014 15:21:50 | More by TylerHagler
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

02-16-2012 13:21:21 | More by poopsmitherson
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

01-17-2012 17:28:50 | More by xxcarpxx
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-14-2012 22:03:05 | More by Keith_R
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-07-2014 13:01:50 | More by Danielr26
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

06-17-2012 03:35:01 | More by GRG1313
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-23-2014 02:06:45 | More by kferq
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

07-15-2011 00:02:48 | More by buffs9
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4.15/5  rDev +5.1%

12 oz bottle @ Rooster's Beak.

A: It pours dark brown with a finger and a half of creamy white head.

S: Roasted malts, chocolate, oaky vanilla, and nuttiness.

T: It is akin to a brown ale-Imperial stout blend; strong roasty chocolate malts, some coffee flavor, hazelnuts, oak, and a little char.

M: The body is medium-thick and somewhere between creamy and sticky.

O: This is delightful. I'm pretty impressed with Wild Heaven after trying their first two offerings.

09-20-2011 21:37:32 | More by bucklemyshoe
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Ode To Mercy from Wild Heaven Craft Beers
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