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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
552
Reviews:
255
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.56%
 
 
Wants:
143
Gots:
86
For Trade:
3
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Photo of JoelEden
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at Monk's in Philly in the summer.

Hands down, most interesting and best imperial stout I've ever had.

Have found it in bottles since then, and it's great out of the bottle too.

A: Deep, dark color, no light gets through. No carbonation, so no head.

S: Smells great; has that unique HaandBryggeriet smell that some others of theirs have.

T: Dark, with a bit of bitter chocolate, but in a good way. Taste goes on forever (well, about 2 minutes, but that's a long time). Could drink this over 30 minutes.

M: Surprisingly smooth and thin (in a good way) for the 11% ABV.

O: Such a unique flavor. A different league than even other imperial stout favorites of mine.

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Photo of mulder1010
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ML bottle poured in a wine glass
Purchased at Cool Wine in Hobart, Tas

A-- Poured black, almost motor oil black. Nearly thick and sludgy looking. One finger dark brown leather head. Any darker could be black. Head slowly fades off to a dark brown film. Good head retention to this. Low visible carbonation.

S-- Big, rich and thick malts. Lots of heavy roasting. Dark, bitter chocolate, slight bits of vanilla, wood, and a little bit of char.

T-- Very true to the smell. Lots of roasted malt, dark bitter and dry chocolate, coffee, and hints of vanilla sweetness and some wood.

M-- Heavy, rich feel but lighter and a bit creamier than expected. Chocolate and coffee turn to a sweet vanilla finish and quite decadent and lifted.

O-- Alcohol is obvious all the way through this but still quite enjoyable. Total desert beer. Like a sherry or a port. Well balanced flavors and something worth savoring. If you like Imperial Stouts this should be on your list. Only real negative is that it is very one dimensional and think a 330 ML is better suited to this than a 500 ML format.

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Photo of whartontallboy
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of jophish17
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of MsRif
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of whitehouse50
3.6/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Batch 277

Brewed March 27, 2010

from tasting notes...

A - this could be the definition of black, probably the darkest i've ever seen. The head? it looks like it fell asleep on a tanning bed for too long

S - big roasted burnt malts, slight hint of vanilla

T - noticeably hot with a bite on your tongue, i'm guessing a combo of the carbonation and alcohol. Lots of big roasty flavors, sweet molasses

M/D - full bodied, surprisingly thin for being so dark, but also velvty

Overall this wasn't great, wasn't bad, the alcohol was distinctly present and i felt took away from the roasty sweetness of the beer. I wished the alcohol had mellowed out some more especially since the bottle is 20 months old. At $10 per bottle I'll pass.

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Photo of 11millsown113
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured dark and thick. it has a strong smell of

A: poured very thick and black with no head. very thick beer, looked awesome.

S: it smelled of roasted barley, chocolate and coffee. there was another scent in there but i couldn't quite identify it. smelled amazing anyway.

T: amazing flavor, the alcohol is still present but not to much. it has a strong dark coffee flavor with chocolate and vanilla. great beer.

M: very smooth

O: awesome beer. loved it an cant wait to get my hands on another one. i was recommend this beer to anyone who loves dark flavorful RIS. very smooth with a lot of flavor.

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Photo of hannydawg
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of photomike
5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of doughanson78
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

500ml bottle poured into a Chalice. Batch 297.

A: Super black, in glass and on the pour. Almost no head what so ever. What was there was dark brown and had good retention and left alright lacing. Beautiful beer.

S: Nose isn't huge. Roasty and slightly burnt. Coffee and light chocolate. Molasses and anise. Pretty complex.

T: Very complex. Big roasted coffee. Molasses and Anise. Reminds me of the Belgo Anise Stone RIS, but actually good. Dark chocolate. Touches of vanilla. Alcohol is very present but doesn't detract from the taste at all.

M: Medium body. Almost no carbonation, so it seems a touch flat. Pretty smooth and slightly creamy still.

O: An awesome RIS. Dark, roasty, and complex. Can't complain one bit about this one. Very drinkable.

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Photo of bkny27
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of corby112
2.52/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours pitch black with a minuscule mocha colored head that immediately disappears leaving no lacing.

Sweet, slightly roasted aroma with lots of dark malt and booze. Hints of chocolate cake, coffee and oatmeal along with slight vinous fruit character. The chocolate-y malt character is nice but the strong alcohol overwhelms it a bit.

Medium bodied with very little carbonation making it almost flat. Extremely sweet with lots of booze, chocolate malt and dark fruit. Subtle peppery spice up front followed by a sweet, slightly roasted malt flavor with hints of chocolate, coffee and toast. Toward the end of the palate there is a vinous dark fruit presence. All of this is overpowered by a really prominent boozy sweetness. Not really hot but cloying sweet and dry.

I've been looking forward to trying this beer for a while but it was a pretty big disappointment. Hardly any carbonation to speak of and overwhelmingly boozy. Not really complex or interesting. I forced myself to drink half of the bottle and dumped the rest.

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Photo of gford217
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle.

Pours pitch black with a small bubbly mocha head that doesn't stick around long and leaves a small collar.

Aroma is sweet with molasses and chocolate but has hints of smoke and peat. There is some candi sugar, vanilla and a little bit of licorice.

Taste is definitely sweeter than most impy stouts and almost tastes like honey has been added, or at least molasses. The roasted malts are in the background and don't really make it out past he mixture of sweet ingredients. The finish is boozy with a little tobacco.

The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a little less carbonation than I would like. A bit boozy though still sugary sweet on the palate.

This is a great beer and a very different take on the style. It's sweeter than most and has an interesting yeast profile. If the carbonation was a ad stronger it could be a great beer.

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Photo of hoptualBrew
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle, batch 297 & brewed on 30.06.10. Picked up on my trip to New Orleans for $9.99 @ Stein's Grocery on Magazine Street. Been sitting on this for about two months.

Pours a dark jet black with an evil looking deep cappaccino tight bubbled head. Lacing is scant, but the legs on this are pretty sweet. Bottom of the snifter plays host to a party of tan yeast clumps. Happy drunkness to me (& you too hopefully).

Hershey's makes a rum infused dark chocolate bar that you are enjoying with a cup of fresh roasted coffee, yeah. With a touch of oak & vanilla, but mostly booze heavy & chocolatey.

Wow, this is a lot smoother than I got from the nose. A sweet, almost fruit-like sweetness hits upfront, which is suprising for me. Roasted coffee notes, dark bittering chocolate, and a heavy hand of booze dominate midway through until the end. Silky smooth & lingering, this is a solid RIS. Very complex & love the fact its unfiltered - still contemplating whether or not to culture the yeast!

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Photo of kjkinsey
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of sideshowe
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of McLaughlin5350
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was very dark. smelled great and tasted even better. i got this beer on a whim and didn't know its back round. i was amazed by it. Oddins tipple is my favorite beer.... so far. I would suggested this beer to anyone new or old beer drinkers.

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Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of JAHMUR
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ahurd11085
5/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of clegolfski
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Odin's Tipple from HaandBryggeriet
4.26 out of 5 based on 552 ratings.
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