Odin's Raven - Alpine Beer Company
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Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
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.
04-02-2012 21:51:17 | More by nrbw23
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.
03-06-2012 08:04:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.03/5 rDev -1.5%
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.
03-01-2012 22:10:59 | More by ehammond1
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.
02-24-2012 17:31:30 | More by FosterJM
District of Columbia
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.
02-19-2012 05:09:52 | More by pmarlowe
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.
01-02-2012 00:54:11 | More by srandycarter
Odin's Raven from Alpine Beer Company
91 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.