Ode To Mercy | Wild Heaven Beer

BA SCORE
88
very good
286 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Ode To MercyOde To Mercy
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wild Heaven Beer
Georgia, United States
wildheavencraftbeers.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by obireidkenobi on 09-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
286
Reviews:
86
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
59
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 286 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of Martinecu
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of shane30052
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent, High-Quality. Taste is fantastic. If it was higher gravity, I might never drink anything else.

105 characters

Photo of Stalgondo
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of ColSanders123
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of Lucasrj
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of Dudeletter
4.97/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The Best Nighty-Night Beer
Some beers are light, some beers are heavy. This beer needs to be drinkable, sweet and high proof. Needs to be able to end a good meal and be a relaxing end to the day. The Winner is Wild Heaven – Ode to Mercy

Wild Heaven - Ode to Mercy
. This beer is an imperial brown, it is caramel malty sweet and crisp; distinct in both bottles and kegs, the beer is a newcomer, but still a great fixture to the Atlanta Beer scene. It is risky to start with an imperial beer, but they pulled it off.

www.dudeletter.com/?p=639

 544 characters

Photo of trecker
4.82/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm a big Paste Magazine fan, so I had to try this new Atlanta brewery out.

Had this on tap at Taco Mac, Mall of Georgia.

I'm a rookie at beer reviews, so I can't give you all the technical jargon yet.

This beer was all around delightful. Had a coffee taste, but not too overpowering. Had a good level of carbonation that complemented the flavor nicely.

I look forward to these guys putting out bottles later this year.

 423 characters

Photo of whinton
4.8/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served on tap at the Brick Store Pub.

A: Dark brownish color with a small head.

S: Very nice nose with a lot of coffee aroma coming through

T: A much more complex taste than I would have imagined from a brown ale. Lots of coffee and malt. A very well balanced beer that hides its high ABV well.

D: Very easy to drink considering the complexity and the high ABV. Just what an Imperial Brown Ale should be.

I can't get enough of this beer. The key is having it served at the correct temperature. As this beer approaches room temperature it really opens up and shines.

 572 characters

Photo of StevenNebulous
4.79/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ltdantheman
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of khargro2
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of waiting4lunch
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JottaGibboo
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of DKter
4.72/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The style says Imperial Brown Ale, but this is a Coffee Brown that rivals my favorite coffee stouts. Smell this one before you taste it, and you'll think someone's brewing a fresh pot. The flavor is abundant and complex, fully living up to the "Imperial" tag.

 259 characters

Photo of ordybill
4.71/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Very nice malt aroma
Appearance- Pours a reddish brown with a small tan colored head.
Taste- A very nice roasted malt flavor, very impressive.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation, has a creamy texture that matches the flavor perfectly
Overall- My first Wild Heaven beer, if this is any indication of their other brands they have a good thing going.

 420 characters

Photo of kevinjosephlee
4.7/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a glass.

A: Copper / light brown in color with off-whitish head and some lacing

S: Malty-sweet nose with toasty almonds. Light floral and fresh citrus notes from the hops. "Darker malts but short of being overly porter-like" (that is straight from the BJCP Guide, more or less). And this beer nails the style.

T: Chocolate is the first and the persistent flavor. The finish is more like a dark-roasted coffee with the high bitterness of an espresso shot. (The sweetness was just a little too much for me. But what do I know; maybe that high sweetness was necessary to cut the bitterness.)

M: Medium-full body with a molasses as well as dry, resiny impression. Alcohol warmth in the end.

Notes: As far as nailing a style, I don't think I have had a beer in the past year that has done THIS well. Furthermore, I really enjoyed what the brewmaster did with this creation. It was almost like drinking a more complex and rich Irish coffee. Amazing!

 968 characters

Photo of RUN-4-B33R
4.69/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bonesTdog
4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The color defies the depth of flavor in my opinion. Beautiful brown color but still translucent. Light body and fine bubbles in the head. That said, the flavor is full of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and dark fruit with a light hops bite and long fruity finish. The barrel aging gives it that final fantastic layer of flavor and complexity. I am a dedicated stout/porter drinker but I absolutely love this beer. Despite the light body, this may take over as my favorite beer thanks to the incredible complexity and depth of flavors throughout.

 546 characters

Photo of match1112
4.62/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

first off thanks to ATLSaint for sending this in a trade.

a: nice deep brown with a big billowy khaki colored head.

s: roasted coffee, caramel and toffee.

t: more roasted coffee and sweetness from the toffee.

m: full bodied beer with a good mellow finish thanks to oak and coffee.

o: they call this an imperial brown but it drinks more like a big stout. if you like roasted coffee and a warming booze effect this beer is for you.

 434 characters

Photo of Beerando
4.55/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of poopsmitherson
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of kferq
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of moskal
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of freduardo
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Bluecup
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ode To Mercy from Wild Heaven Beer
3.93 out of 5 based on 286 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.