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Odin's Tipple | HaandBryggeriet

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Odin's TippleOdin's Tipple
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
HaandBryggeriet
Norway
haandbryggeriet.net

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Odin's Tipple was meant to be a strong beer, but we changed our minds...its still strong but we wont follow the mega strong trend. It should be possible to make great beer without the extreme alcohol potency. Odins Tipple is now approx 11% abv, it’s a dark almost black beer from lots and lots of chocolate malt. Its the malt that contributes the flavor...no added coffee or anything else, Its got a great body without being old engine oil and still very drinkable due to the wild yeast we use. This beer is made with a single strain of wild yeast and the recipe is dead simple.

Added by popery on 06-02-2009

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Photo of haazer
3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Standard all black looking stout, topped with a dense brown sugar head. Very low on top of brew from the pour. Becomes a lite ring.

S- Dark toasty malts, a some bitter chocolate. You can detect the smokiness, and a bit of tobacco to go with it. A little peat also. I picked up some vanilla too.

T- Same as the aroma but the smoky flavor is input more. It really does work well with the stout. Charred wood comes to mind, and the bitter chocolate is a nice underlying flavor. Just thenright amount of heat is present but alcohol not tasted.

M- While I dig the flavor greatly the mouth I feel is lacking. It's silky but I feel it's the lightest bodied RIS I've ever had. Very low carbonation too.

O- I dig smoky beers but the mouthfeel took this from a great beer to a good beer. I'd definitely recommend trying and would pair with a stogie had I a bottle, but tweak the carbonation an make this thicker would be my "tipple" for future batches. Christ that was lame.

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Photo of 57md
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a deep, dark brown with hardly any head. The nose is quite weak, especially for an RIS. The flavor profile is a solid combination of malt and dark fruits with roasted bitterness on the finish. There is also a touch of alcohol warmth on the finish as well. This is a very good, but not great offering.

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Photo of YankChef
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz bottle poured into val dieu goblet... brewed on 1/20/09

appearance: black as black can be head is even incredibly dark, i would say the head is the color of cocoa powder, head dissipated quickly

aroma: boozy and aromas of dark fruit and caramelized sugar, a bit of peppercorn type spice, perhaps some coffee and chocolate but i thick thats more from the appearance messing wiith my mind then the actual aroma

flavor: INTENSE booze roastiness and booziness... Also has a sharpness that is akin to peppery like trigeminal response, hops are more powerful than i expected and this is absolutely nothing like dark force in anyway except the color. Booze are a little overwhelming but im getting used to it and as my palate adjusts to the hops the richer coffee, jammy kind of flavors come out and really present themselves

overall: i wanted something dark rich and tasty and this delivered big time, really really huge beer that is still hot and should not be drank yet like everything else in my cellar!!! I really regret popping this now and will have to seek out more immediately to cellar, Will be on the short list of best RIS with i would say 2 years on it will be what this brew needs... the score is an indication of the beer now, im not going to rate it how i believe it will eventually be

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From: Ultimate Wine Store, NJ
Date: None, but "Batch 349"
Glass: Tulip

Odin's Tipple is a very strong, ethanol-aggressive imperial stout that I would normally lambast as an example of poor brewing and restraint, but the other flavors generally overwhelm this error, an are so rich and delicious, that it's difficult to find fault with the overall beer as a whole. One that, despite the obvious ethanol, I'd purchase again if ever seen.

Pours a 1cm head of the darkest brown foam I have ever seen: the bubbles are intensely small and packed, making this look very frothy, like you could pick it apart with a fork. Retention is about average for the style, lasting only a minute or so as it fades to a thin ring of foam around the perimeter of the glass. Body is an opaque brown to black, with no visible carbonation.

Aroma of burnt toast, molasses, roasted malt that yields the darkest of chocolate and slight coffee, a bit of prune and raisin, and ethanol.

Front of palate picks up roasted malt sweetness mixed with acridity, vanilla, chocolate, and coffee. Mid-palate of roasted malt yielding very dark chocolate, burnt coffee, ethanol. Ethanol is well-tasted on the back of the palate, and while this is somewhat problematic, it's also virtually drowned amidst a swirling cascade of dark chocolate syrup, Turkish coffee, and burnt bread. Aftertaste is of ethanol, lingering chocolate, stale coffee, and raisin puree.

Beer is medium-heavy to heavy in body weight, with medium-low levels of carbonation. The result is a beer with just enough carbonation to slowly propel this across the palate in an appropriate fashion for an imperial stout. Ethanol heat is definitely felt across the entire palate, both warming and annoying after a time. Substantial stickiness across the palate

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Photo of Sammy
3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Interesting take on a RIS. Aroma is big malty, boozy, sugar. Very dark body, almost no head. A sipper of big chocolate, more than coffee, more sweet than bitterness. I would have liked even more wild yeast dominating it, that would have made it less popular. Boozy aftertaste.Not as thick as expecte from a RIS.
Thanks for sharing Liam07.

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Photo of TommyC
3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Pours very thick and very dark.

Carbonation is sparse and weak; barely any head develops even with an aggressive pour.

Nose is sweet and pungent: fruit; spice; ethanol.

Taste is more balanced, mild and subtle than nose would indicate: coffee; chocolate; caramel; cherries; nutmeg. Mostly coffee. Flavors are well proportioned: malts dominate, but do not overpower the hops. Aftertaste is surprisingly clean.

Overall, I liked this: flavorful yet balanced; potent yet drinkable. I would have preferred if it had more carbonation though: a little more CO2 would open up the flavors and give the mouthfeel more creaminess.

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Photo of DaveHS
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours viscous, impenetrable black with a dense, tight coffee colored head. Fizzes down over a minute or so, leaving behind bits and pieces of sticky lace.

S-Roasted barley, baking chocolate, coffee, caramel.

T/M-Soft mouth feel, with low carbonation and a slightly boozy, roasty finish. Seemed somewhat harsh on the first few sips but seems to be mellowing. The flavor profile is in line with what I like about the imperial stout style (roasty/chocolaty/coffee flavors) but it's just too thin in the body. Doesn't kill the beer, but I'm very aware of it the more I drink this.

O-Probably the best stout I've had from Haandbryggeriet.

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Photo of domtronzero
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Very dark brown, almost opaque. A little murky, but quite enticing with the perfect tannish head. Long lasting with lots of lacing.

S - Sweet malts, dark bitter chocolate, dark fruity esters of raisins and a little banana.

F/M - Sweet dark malts, dark fruit esters of prunes and raisins. A little bit of banana and a little bit of chocolate flavors mix together. Medium bitterness with a clean, dry finish. Medium full bodied with moderate carbonation. Slight warming in the belly.

D - OK, but this is quite a big beer. More than a bottle would be a challenge to put down by one's self.

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Photo of Satchboogie
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes:
On tap at Armsby Abbey

A: Black, about a 1/2 inch of light mocha brown head, leaves a little ring of lacing/head.

S: Chocolate, dark fruits, licorice/anise quality sweetness, hint of coffee, roasted malts, touch of solvent-like alcohol.

T: Lots of heavy roasted malts, almost char, with a hint of smoke. On the front of the palate is the chocolate, just a little coffee coming through as a very dark roasted quality. Lots of dark fruit and vinous qualities in the middle through finish. Sweetness is probably more on the anisette side (alcohol is noticeable). That said, it isn't very sweet, just has a touch of sweetness that completely disappears from the middle to finish. Has a bit of an astringent, boozy finish (almost solvent like). Extremely dry finish with a lingering bitterness and solvent flavor I didn't much care for.

M: Medium to full body, light to medium carbonation, a little smooth in the front to middle, but a bit harsh on the end. Extremely dry, bitter, and somewhat astringent finish.

O: I loved this beer up to the finish. It finishes too dry and has a bitter, astringent aftertaste that turned me off and didn't really have me begging for another sip. I'll probably try this again if given the opportunity, but I'm not sure I'll be buying a bottle for $9+. A solid beer though.

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Photo of billab914
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into my Portsmouth tulip glass. At first it poured a full glass of dense chocolaty foam. It took a bit to settle down but when it did it was a very thick, pitch black color with a modest head left. It had some excellent head retention to it, lasting well into drinking it.

The aroma has a lot of bitter-sweet chocolaty flavors coming through. A bit of a roasty, slight coffee like flavor is there. It's pretty sweet with some brown sugary like flavors to it as well.

The taste shows a lot of malty sweetness to it. Bitter-sweet chocolate and roasted malts really come out in it. I get some brown sugar sweetness in it as well. It has a bit of a burntness to it as you get to the finish that lends a dry bitterness.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side and carbonation is moderate for the style. Drinkability is pretty good, it was a nice beer to sip on this evening. It had a lot of flavors going on but they managed to work together pretty nicely. A very nice beer overall.

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Photo of mindspin315
3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black as night with the smallest of brown bubble lace on the side of the glass.

Huge roasted malt on the nose. Chocolate malts, burnt toast, toasted nuttiness, and roasted coffee bean aromas peak through after the initial roasted malt aroma.

Lots of huge roast. Roasted malts plus espresso/coffee, strong dark bitter chocolate, molasses, and a woody flavor. Burnt toast in the background. Alcohol is very prevalent which ramps up in the finish and spikes the tongue. Bitterness hangs around through the finish and in the aftertaste.

This is a true definition of a big RIS. I'm looking for a little something more to make this truly a stellar RIS though. Finishes a little bit thin. For the amount of roasted malt I would like a bit more body at the tail end to smooth it all out. Instead it sort of fades away rather than continues on.

[89/100]

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Photo of clickpush
3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Extremely dark brown thick body with mocha colored head that disappears quickly. Thin halo remains. Too dark to see carbonation inside the body but I doubt that it exists considering how little head there is on top. Enticingly dark though.

Nose: Roast malt abounds. Charred oak wood. Seems almost light and dry... hard to believe that 11% of my glass is alcohol. Some raisin, some resin, black cherries. Intriguing.

Mouth: Toasted malts in the beginning , like Rice Crispies, toasted grains. As it moves back it spreads on the palate, like burnt toast flavored jam. Sweet & robust, molasses & roasted malts. Body is thick and coating. I would like to see this beer at 8-9% as opposed to 11%, but I guess that's not up to me. There's a slight nail polish remover, acetate flavor occurrence in the finish that I don't care for, but this is not a bad beer. A bit too much residual sugar but drinkable none-the-less.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got this at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

From a 500ml bottle into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours pitch black and makes a three-finger, medium looking, dark, mocha, chocolate colored head with decent retention. Head is fluffy and really noisy. Pitch black in the glass and next to zero carbonation evident. Head eventually disappears and only a ring remains, with lots of carbonation decorating the top. A ring remains until the end but leaves no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Some roasted malts, dark cherries, dark fruits, and notes of dark chocolate as well. A touch of booze to boot. Cocoa powder becomes more apparent as it settles. Bold and complex aromas for sure.

TASTE: Some roasted malts, with dark cherries everywhere and a good alcohol bite as well. Some spicy booze in there; perhaps some rum flavors. Dark chocolate and cocoa powder show up on the finish. A spicy, boozy, and chocolaty aftertaste is bold and lingers nicely.

PALATE: Medium body with higher levels of carbonation. Somewhat airy on the palate, and not creamy or smooth enough. Basically, the typical feel for a Danish stout. Goes down light and finishes slightly mouth-coating with lots of lingering heat.

OVERALL: An interesting and tasty brew, but the thin and airy palate keeps it back, much like it does a number of Danish stouts. A tasty treat I would have again, but don't think I would go out of my way. One worth checking out if you get the chance.

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Photo of far333
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown without crossing over to black, a dark brown head rises up minimally and then receds back to a soapy mass of lopsided bubbles.

Aroma of cocoa and espresso, some bourbon notes. An alcohol sting rises up.

Rich flavor of cocoa and espresso, licorice and smoke, some leather, notes of bourbon, currant, sharp unsweetened chocolate and brown sugar. Assertive bitterness balances, but no hop flavors coming through. High ABV does not detract of give a boozey feel.

Dry and tannic, thin mouthfeel, a bit warming.

Delicious beer, good sipper.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle an opaque purple-black with a quickly-fading quarter inch of reddish-mocha head.

Aroma of dark ripe fruits, molasses, chocolate and booze.

Big dark ripe fruit taste along with coffee, burnt malts, and booze. The 11% alcohol is definitely present in this one.

Medium bodied, warming and smooth with a light carbonation.

This is a beer with a boozy personality but still quite enjoyable.

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Photo of elgiacomo
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Batch 277, bottled March 27, 2010. Just under 1 year old. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours black with a two finger dark brown head, very bubbly and fizzy, yet takes a long time to dissipate, holding a firm cap all the way down the glass and leaving some temporary spots of lacing.

Aroma is anise, dark fruits, black currant, raisins, plums, figs, dark roasted malts, smoke/char, some chocolate and coffee, herbal/earthy hops. Good strength.

Flavor is anise, lots of chocolate kind of like brownie batter, overripe dark fruits, coffee, dark roasted malts, hints of smoke, some alcohol on the finish, fairly sweet, finishes with some astringency and a touch of sourness.

Mouthfeel is medium to full, creamy, yet relatively high carbonation.

Very good and unique RIS due to using wild yeast which explains the tart/sour character I'm picking up. This was on my "to do" list for quite a while and I'm glad to have gotten a chance to try it.

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Photo of WorldWideStout
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Body is extremely dark brown. Head is probably the darkest I've ever seen, seems to have a tinge of red in it as well. It only creeps up to one finger and doesn't last long, however. Not too much lacing.

S: The first smell I got when I was pouring it out was actually that of pumpkins and bananas. Subsequent sniffs reveal a good amount of milk and semi-sweet chocolate, as well as some alcoholic burn.

T: I get some gentle smokiness right at the start, along with banana and pumpkin bread. Towards the middle rich chocolate has the lime light, with alcohol esthers playing a supporting role. The finish turns into more of a fudgy chocolate, with an alcoholic burn still present. The aftertaste for me was peanut butter, something I haven't particularly detected in a beer before. I'd like to give this more of a 4.25, but am bumping it up rather than down to reflect what I think is closer to what the overall score should be.

M: Very thick, but not accompanied by that velvety smoothness some thick beers have unfortunately. I had to chew the beer, which I like in a stout. The alcohol tingled and burned my mouth a little too much.

D: This was a real heavy hitter. I enjoyed my 16.9 oz to the last drop, but it was slow going. The heavy mouthfeel and fairly noticeable alcoholic presence made it a classic sipper, and I certainly would not want more than one in a night.

This beer had some very tasty notes, especially of chocolate. I'm glad I have one to age, as I felt the large presence of alcohol was the only real weakness of the brew. I wouldn't have it that often even if it was available to me, however, as it's a strong beer in all facets. Odin's Tipple is indeed a fitting name.

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Photo of mlazzaro
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

.5L bottle cellar temp in pint glass. Batch # 210 Brewer 20.1.09

Creamy brown head that holds like a champ despite ABV. Opaque black body. Poured extremely thick.

As soon as I opened the bottle I could smell intense dark chocolate and roasted barley, mixed with serious booziness. Lots of coffee mixed in. Pretty sharp hearty aroma.

Flavors like espresso, molasses, dark chocolate and ash. Roasted barley of course. Intensely bitterness to match intense alcohol. Viscous aftertaste mouthfeel. I find it a bit abrasive. Has an off-putting ash tray flavor.

Pretty adventurous beer. Recommend saving for the winter. This one "warms you up."

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Photo of Jmoore50
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this at Saint James Infirmary in Reno, Nevada.

Appearance is awesome, motor oil black. This thing poured black, and very few imperial stouts can boast something like that. Nice cocoa head, and the body was thick. No lacing, but with 11% you cannot really complain.

The smell was grain, earth, cocoa, malt. Just really deep dark smells, no coffee either which is in almost every RIS these days.

The taste was good. Really deep dark malt could be tasted as well as a slight bitter cocoa taste. Really nice mellow flavor, not overdone in any specific characteristic.

The mouthfeel was flat and boring, a little hot from the alcohol.

The drinkability was good because it was a nice brew to sit and drink over the coarse of an hour or so. Enjoyable.

J

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Photo of Mora2000
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my brother for bringing this beer back to me from Lafayette, LA.

Batch 210 bottled 1/20/09. The beer pours black with a mocha-colored head. The aroma is dark fruit and chocolate. The flavor is dark fruit with some coffee and chocolate characteristics. The alcohol is fairly well hidden. The mouthfeel is chewy and nice and thick while the carbonation is low. A nice, fruity Russian Imperial Stout that lived up to its high rating.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

'09 vintage thanks to either Kevin or Chris!

A- Boday is an opaque dark brown-nearly black hue that does not let light shine through. Pours with a 1/2 finger deep brown foamy head-which eventually fades to a thick collar.

S- Big, black, and rich. Typical and good for an RIS- plum, anise, raisin, cocoa, a hint of dark chocolate.

T- The highlight of the flavor is very dark roasted malt. Dark chocolate comes througg initially as well as a bit of smokey ash. The finish is more balanced with typical RIS (see noes) characters coming through more. A faint roasted malt flavor lingers on the palate.

M- Soft carbonation and a thick, heavy body.

D- This is a good RIS overall with a nice roasted character addition. If I had not had so many world class brews from this style I may have ranked it higher-because this is a very good, enjoyable brew overall.

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Photo of Flightoficarus
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ah, my first Norwegian beer. Couldn't resist the Norse mythology theme on this one. This should be interesting!

Serving type - Bottle into Orval goblet

Appearance - Pours the absolute darkest black I've ever seen a beer pour! Barely any foam rose up from the pour, but what did show up was dark ruby colored, just to give you an idea of how dark it is. Looks brutal!

Smell - Smell is of intense espresso, roasted malts, chocolate, a little bit of caramel and dark fruits, spices, and alcohol (it is 11%, so that's expected). Quite complex. This is a very unique stout.

Taste - Intense roasted espresso, chocolate, roasted malt with a biscuit-like texture, slight hints of caramel, and a bit of alcohol burn going down. This one is not for the timid, and I expect more flavors to show up as this beer warms up a bit.

Mouthfeel - Not quite as thick as I was expecting for an 11% beer like this, but still pretty full-bodied. Just, surprisingly drinkable for this style of beer I guess. A nice creamy texture to it though!

Drinkability - The ABV, while subdued enough in the flavors, still makes it's presence known, and warns you that this is no session beer. A definite sipper.

Overall - This is a very unique take on the Imperial stout style. It's almost hard for me to classify it as strictly that, as there's a good deal of complexity and other factors that make this one different. If you're a fan of extremely dark, and strong beers, you will enjoy this. It is quite spendy ($11.50 or so for the bottle I bought), but it's worth trying for the experience. Looking forward to trying some other Scandinavian beers in the future!

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Photo of msmezher
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had Odin's Tipple on tap at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach.

A: Poured almost black, low carbonation and slight head.
S: The alcohol was apparent in the smell, but so were hints of chocolate, roasted coffee, malts, and dried fruit.
T: Matched the smell, taste of alcohol is present but not bad, very malty, with a slightly smokey taste mixed in with the chocolate, coffee, and fruit.
D: I wouldn't want to put down too much of this in a single sitting, but as far as the one I had, very drinkable.

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Photo of coldmeat23
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
BATCH 277 BREWED 27.03.10

This pours black. I feel that this is only appropriate, given the name of the product. It has a head of almost two-fingers worth of some of the darkest chocolate brown colored foam that I've ever seen. The retention is very good and recedes to a surface covering film. The lacing is great, but keeps sliding down the sludginess and back into the liquid.

Dark cocoa notes and black strap molasses are the dominant smells here. Undertones of dark berries and light hints of dark roasted coffee. Mild traces of brown sugars and toffees. A touch of smokiness and toasted pecans.
Very nicely complex.

Smoked malts dominate the flavor. They are somewhat balanced by a rich, deep, dark, chocolate presence. Anise (licorice) and molasses earthiness. Light traces of vanilla caramels. Some mild hints at berry sweetness and a very faint hint of saltiness. The finish is all fudgey chocolate, cut down to size by some warming alcohol booziness.

This one is nicely thick-bodied. The high carbonation level, even though it's tiny little bubbles, doesn't really provide much creaminess.

At 11.00%abv (and drinking close to it) this is not a slammer. It's perfect though, for sitting back and sipping on, as you contemplate some of lifes many questions....or the days siege.

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Photo of mwilbur
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 0,5 L bottle into snifter. Stamped "July 15 B 874".
A: Pours a thick, dark black with just a thin skim of dark mocha head that quickly develops and quickly recedes.
S: Chocolate malt, molasses, raisin, vanilla, and hint of cherry.
T: Dark dry chocolate malt (akin to baker's chocolate), dark dried fruit, leather, wood char and smoke, dark cherry, blackberry, vanilla, and a hint of anise.
M: Very smooth (especially for style). Medium-heavy body (drinks lighter than the 11% ABV). Mildly sweet and dry.
D: Definitely an interesting take on the style. At first, I wasn't a huge fan (too much chocolate malt...the balance seemed off). But as the beer warmed, I warmed up to it. So...definitely drink this at the proper temp for best enjoyment. Would pair well with heavier meat fare.

7/31/16 update: Giving this another go...same stamp on this bottle too.
A: Pours a thick, viscous super-dark brown with 1/4 inch dark mocha head that fairly quickly settles to a thin skim. (4.25)
S: Dry dark chocolate, dark cherries, leather, and wood. (3.5)
T: Smooth dark chocolate, molasses, smoked wood, dark dried fruit, leather, and a hint of anise. (4)
M: Surprisingly smooth. Medium-heavy body. Thick and velvety feel. Subtly sweet. Mildly dry throughout. (4)
D: Perhaps has lost a half-step, but still doing quite well after cellaring for almost a year. The chocolate malt has softened (good thing), but some of the softer notes (blackberry and vanilla) are no longer present (not a good thing).

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Odin's Tipple from HaandBryggeriet
4.26 out of 5 based on 544 ratings.
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