Odin's Raven | Alpine Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ZX6Chris on 12-20-2010

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Broughwurst sandwich was an excellent choice!

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5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nose is heavy on the roasted malt. Some dark chocolate, lots of coffee, and a slight ash and char quality. A bit of dark fruit in the background. The flavor is heavy on the roasted malt. A decent coffee note, dark chocolate, and a slight acidity. A fair amount of char, some dark fruit, and a light licorice note.

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4.65/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at O'Brien's

I've been wanting to try this one for a while but kept missing it. Finally tracked it down at O'Brien's yesterday.

A: Jet black with a mocha colored head that is almost a reddish brown color. Reminiscent of The Abyss, but not quite that dark.

S: Big aromas jump out of this one. Freshly ground coffee, milk chocolate, chocolate cake and some slight hints of dark fruit.

T: Big chocolate flavors upfront that remind me of baking chocolate and chocolate cake. Roasted malts and a slight hint of hops and coffee acidity on the finish. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy without being too thick and syrupy. Well done, Alpine. So glad I finally got this one.

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4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Alpine, I thought they said it was 11%+?
Pours out black, 3/4" tan head. Seems pretty viscous. Aroma was heavy handed with the chocolate syrup, for the better.

Yummy semi sweet dark chocolate syrup feel, no alcohol noticeable, good chewiness and massive smooth feel without the use of oatmeal, it must be the chocolate syrup. This is about the most chocolate I've had this side of Class V, Chocolate Rain, Rogue Choc. Stout, that's about it. As it is, any beer that is heavy on the coffee or chocolate is bound to be a little polarizing, but I loved this one, and so did the old lady. Not really complex, just easy drinking/chewing through the massive chocolate existence. There's chocolate, and there's dark chocolate, which is the MO of this bad boy.

I really liked how the chocolate wasn't overly sweet, (minimally actually) and the alcohol was very well hidden. Highly recommend, my favorite beer of the visit, to a brewery predominantly known for its hoppy stuff. Easily the most underrated brewery in San Diego, maybe CA, maybe the world.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1110th Review on BA
Draft to 10oz

@Downtown Johnny Browns

App- Had the color of coffee and chocolate mixed together with a medium brown colored 1/2 finger head with huge cling

Smell- Good blending of cocoa powder, dark chocolate, fresh brewed coffee, roasted nuts and espresso beans

Taste- Very roasty with deep espresso and touches of plum and chocolate that is a bit creamy and lush

Mouth- light medium and medium carbed. Silky and smooth. With traces of chocolate and cream.

Drink- Damn! Very good! Its sneaky good and just has a great base flavor with pockets of layers.

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Odin's Raven from Alpine Beer Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 117 ratings.
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