Odin's Tipple | HaandBryggeriet

Odin's TippleOdin's Tipple
BA SCORE
93.9%
Liked This Beer
4.27 w/ 556 ratings
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
Ranking:
#822
Reviews:
256
Ratings:
556
Liked:
522
Avg:
4.27/5
pDev:
10.54%
Alströms:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
144
Gots:
85
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 556 |  Reviews: 256
Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into snifter; batch 210, brewed on 1/20/2009. Pours dense pitch black color with a small dense dark brown head with decent retention, that reduces to a spotty cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, molasses, dark bread, raisin, light smoke, light licorice, and roasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity of dark/roasted malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, molasses, dark bread, raisin, light smoke, light licorice, and roasted earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, molasses, dark bread, raisin, light smoke/licorice, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and slightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible imperial stout. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt flavors; and extremely smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Paincane
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cuban coffee appearing body with tan brown short-lived head. Cocoa nibs, coffee, vanilla, smoky roasted malt nose and flavors with a hint of licorice at finish. Complex brew that is flavorful and drinkable. Its 11% ABV is well disguised in its big flavors.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite a remarkable imperial stout in this bottled version, which is up to the reputation. Thick and long roasted notes, with plenty of chocolate, dash of coffee, and a nice bitter licorice hint in the finish.

An earlier draft tasting, a month ago in DC, presented a very different brew, with an overwhelming ash character, which was nowhere where this is. Thanks to the guys of Cervezorama for encouraging me to give it a second go.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of target88
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.92/5  rDev -8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.1/5  rDev -4%

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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of lonewolfcry
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.36/5  rDev +2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of TruePerception
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

HaandBryggeriet's Odin's Tipple, dark Norse ale. 11% ABV.

A: What tiny ring of head is there is deep cocoa brown, with a golden hue. Head quickly dissipates to nothing. Decent sheeting, which seems to hold indefinitely, and holds a slight, brown inkiness for several seconds. The beer has a slight dark brown hue to it, but otherwise is pure black, all the way to the bottom of the dimple. Methinks they used darker malts! Ring around the top is very deep brown, once head has faded, and almost oily looking.

S: Very deep aromas to this one. Deeply roasted coffee, extremely dark chocolate, slight tobacco, very dark molasses. A fair amount of sweetness. Slight motor oil, maybe. Slight licorice.

T/MF: Extremely black, deeply roasted coffee dominates the palate. A fair bit of graphite on the finish; holds for quite a while. Slightly smooth, with just a touch of carbonation. Sweet cocoa starts the finish, but quickly fades out against the graphite. Blackened toffee towards the middle. There's a lot in there, but the deep roasty flavor makes the other flavors hard to find.

Might go well with a very light cake, or similar dessert. Or perhaps, as a replacement for Kahlua in tiramisu. The flavors are a bit deeper than I would usually go for, but paired with the right foods, this might do just fine.

Poured from a .5 liter bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.7/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of a0lbudman
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

A-Black with a small brown head that faded fast

S-smoked roasted chocolate aroma with a bourbon smell

T-smoke, roast, chocolate and alcohol taste at first, then you get a good hop aftertaste that turns into a sweet chocolate finish

M-full body and low carbonation

O- I let this one warm up before before I started drinking this one, and it turned out great. The beer became smoother the more I had.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Odin's Tipple from HaandBryggeriet
Beer rating: 93.9% out of 100 with 556 ratings
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