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Odin's Raven - Alpine Beer Company

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Odin's Raven
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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 15
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

tjfinkle, Apr 10, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

A- Pour a pitch black color with a nice foamy brown head. Head had good retention and leaves some nice layered lacing.

S- Quite a bit of chocolate, coffee, charcoal and darker fruits. A bit of green hops, pine and herbal.

T- Follows the nose really well. A bit of smoke, ton of chocolate, darker fruits and a nice amount of hop bitterness.

M- Fuller side of medium in body and nice carbonation.

O- Very impressive beer for sure.

nrbw23, Apr 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

3Hops, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

On tap the day after Churchill's Renaissance at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt and a very nice chocolate chip cookie dough aroma. Taste is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, and slight coffee beans. There is a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good stout but I think it smells better than it tastes. Still solid all around.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

vr6corrado, Mar 02, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%

On Tap

Downtown Johnny Brown's
San Diego, CA

Incredibly dark brown bordering on black with a moderately sized dark brown, thick, stiff head atop. Eventually this leaves lines and sheets of lacing down the glass--plenty of stick.

The aroma is rich and filled with stinging bittersweet chocolate, espresso, roast, and a hint of dark fruit. Complete, though I just wished everything in it was even more bold and expressive.

The flavor is certainly expressive and bold enough: lots of chocolate coming in waves of both bitterness and sweetness, roasted malt, hop bitterness, and a hint of dark fruit.

Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

A delicious big stout.

ehammond1, Mar 01, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +8.3%

1110th Review on BA
Draft to 10oz

@Downtown Johnny Browns

App- Had the color of coffee and chocolate mixed together with a medium brown colored 1/2 finger head with huge cling

Smell- Good blending of cocoa powder, dark chocolate, fresh brewed coffee, roasted nuts and espresso beans

Taste- Very roasty with deep espresso and touches of plum and chocolate that is a bit creamy and lush

Mouth- light medium and medium carbed. Silky and smooth. With traces of chocolate and cream.

Drink- Damn! Very good! Its sneaky good and just has a great base flavor with pockets of layers.

FosterJM, Feb 24, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev -9.5%

On tap at O'Brien's. Tall, thin 10oz glass.

A: Pours viscous black, with a half finger of super fluffy head. Nice solid lacing and decent retention.

S: Roasted malt in the forefront, along with sweet milk chocolate.

T: Similar, with a mild coffee bitter aftertaste. There's kind of a sour coffee taste on the finish as well, as if this were a baltic porter. The chocolate and malt don't really integrate, oddly enough.

M: Medium-full body, light carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel, just rolling off your tongue, and a little sticky. Alcohol gives this some body.

O: Pretty good, but not as well integrated as it could be, and a slight off taste as well. I remember enjoying this a lot more last year; it seemed much more chocolatey.

pmarlowe, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

dlello2, Jan 06, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -2.7%

My last bottle from the release. Happy New Year!

A - Prune black/brown, barely a ring, very spotty lace.

S - Hershey's syrup, chocolate chip cookies, a tad of soy sauce.

T - Nice big sweet toasty malt, bittered without question.

M - Medium to full, good carb, fair balance.

D - Have to say, good stuff, but without looking at my notes, I have a feeling I liked the growler better.

srandycarter, Jan 02, 2012
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Odin's Raven from Alpine Beer Company
91 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.