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:
144
Gots:
86
For Trade:
3
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Photo of peensteen
3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Rutager for the bottle!

Jet black in colour, faint ring of tan head, no lace, even a hard swirl produces any head, lokks fairly still and inky. Smell is full of dark chocolate, big deep roast, anise/liquorice notes with a bit of dark fruit, ends with char and chocolate. Taste of dark chocolate and soy sauce, deeply roasted near burnt malt, mildly astringent, liqorice with darker fruit. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Not bad but the burnt and astringent flavours become a little much after 8oz, solid effort otherwise.

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Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of heygeebee
2.16/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

From Platinum Cellars. Bottled 6/11. Batch 376.

Pours jet black and oily out of the bottle, and... Flat. Oh dear. Not good. No lacing no film.

Aromas are muted, licorice, roasts.

Taste is the same, but really missing a whole lot. Moderate roasts moderate chocolate.

Mouthfeel is, well,you can guess, understated. Medium to heavyweight, oily, cloying.

Really, I don't want to pan this but a flat aged RIS is a worry, and does no one any favours. And expensive...

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Photo of Benny3000
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of bvermilion
3/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of PatGreer
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Sparky44
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of SawDog505
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 16 oz snifter. Pours a viscous black, with a two inch mocha head, that leaves nice lace behind. Smell is licorice, dark fruit, tobacco, smoke, roasted coffee beans, and dark chocolate. Taste is all of that, as aggressive as the nose, loads of tobacco, extremely complex, vanilla, molasses seep in, and some warming alcohol in the finish. Body is chewy but smooth, perfect amount of life for the style, dry, and a sipper that goes down a touch fast because of the different flavors you pick up from every sip. One of the most complex stouts I have ever had, but that doesn't mean I love every flavor I get.

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Photo of Resuin
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Mantooth
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle purchased in a snow storm by my beautiful wife in Lousiville, at the Louisville Beer Store.

Pours jet black with a thick mocha head. The lacing is luxurious, viscous and oily. The taste changes dramatically as it warms, as is true with any grand brew. It's almost smokey to a fault when cold but warm, tobacco in a glass. Lots of earth and some dark cordial cherry without the overt sweetness. The mouthfeel is slick up front with a very bitter finish. One hell of a great beer that I'd enjoy pairing with something sweet and tart in the future, a cobler perhaps? Gr8 brew. Thanks Chez!

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Photo of Devinph
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of derekrick420
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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 IanSpindler
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of FrankShirley
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Jimmys
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

0.5L bottle into tulip. Batch 507. 1 of 3500 bottles.

A: this stuff is dark. pours maybe a shade under black, but seriously dark. even the head looks miserable. dark grey to start, transitions to a dark chocolate brown. retention is firm. lacing limited.

S: rich dark chocolate, lots of vanilla. smells like dessert. certainly some coffee. oats. a little bit of heat.

T: a lot of sweet dark chocolate starts the body off. unfermented sugars keeps things warm. a little bit of alcohol. this beer has a distinctively earthy finish. tobacco for sure, reminds me of when you finish a cigar.

M: super smooth. exactly what a stout of this size should be, has the texture of a firm whole milk. full bodied.

D: all I keep thinking about is sweet cane sugar and a boatload of tobacco. it really is a cigar of an imperial stout. terrifically smooth and worth picking up if you are a fan of these big guys.

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