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Odin's Raven - Alpine Beer Company

Odin's Raven
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.99%


Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ZX6Chris on 12-20-2010)
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notchucknorris

California

4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at O'Brien's

I've been wanting to try this one for a while but kept missing it. Finally tracked it down at O'Brien's yesterday.

A: Jet black with a mocha colored head that is almost a reddish brown color. Reminiscent of The Abyss, but not quite that dark.

S: Big aromas jump out of this one. Freshly ground coffee, milk chocolate, chocolate cake and some slight hints of dark fruit.

T: Big chocolate flavors upfront that remind me of baking chocolate and chocolate cake. Roasted malts and a slight hint of hops and coffee acidity on the finish. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy without being too thick and syrupy. Well done, Alpine. So glad I finally got this one.

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2011 22:23:21 | More by notchucknorris
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Alpine on 4/2/14

A-Black in color with a finger of khaki head.

S-Nose is heavy on the roasted malt. Some dark chocolate, lots of coffee, and a slight ash and char quality. A bit of dark fruit in the background.

T-The flavor is heavy on the roasted malt. A decent coffee note, dark chocolate, and a slight acidity. A fair amount of char, some dark fruit, and a light licorice note.

M-mouthfeel is very well balanced hides the ABV well

O-overall a excellent imperial stout

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2014 20:03:14 | More by reebtaerG
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T_Hass

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-29-2014 20:28:57 | More by T_Hass
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Nugganooch

California

3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the pub – half pint
02/28/14

Out of retirment...

A: Black coffee look in the frosty glass. Has some burnt brown tones to it but still completely impervious to any light. Thin layer of turbinado sugar on top that settles out rapidly to a small swirl. Light dots of lace are left behind.

S: Aromas bring forth some intense roasted barley notes with lightly toasted coffee bean. There are soft undercurrents of sweetened cocoa accompanied with a mild whiff of alcohol. Smells nice and roasty.

T: Significant roasted barley flavors of charcoal and coffee. It is very roasty and a touch harsh or burnt in that way. There is some nice semi sweet chocolate and brown sugar layered in to balance all the roast with a mild hop bitterness there. Stale pines and some earthy minerals. Alcohol is kept in nice order with only some minor heat sensed. Finish is a bit metallic to me. It’s a solid RIS but far from being special.

M: The body is medium full and slightly on the heavy side with more of a slick feeling overall. Not syrupy. There is a touch of drying in the finish and some mild alcohol heat. Nice smooth and slick feel.

D: A nice RIS with some intense roast barley action but falls short of being something great. Could use a little less roast and some further dimensions of dark fruits and chocolate. Need to revisit. Bottles would be nice.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2014 17:49:33 | More by Nugganooch
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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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RaulMondesi

California

3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at tha Spot - Alpine Beer Company.

Dank and nasty (nasty = "good" to you centurions out there). Not Raul's fav, but it had those nice oatmeal and chocolate textures - kinda like when my baby mama made me Quakers and squirted some Hersey on it - I like the sentiment, girl, but you ain't there yet.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2013 08:08:46 | More by RaulMondesi
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Odin's Raven from Alpine Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.