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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Odin's Raven | Alpine Beer Company

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4.07/5
Exceptional
190 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
alpinebeerco.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ZX6Chris on 10-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,438
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
190
pDev:
14.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
161
Gots:
49
Trade:
4
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ehammond1 for sharing this at DarthKostrizer's tasting.

2012 vintage.

Pours an opaque black with a dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, cookie dough, wood, and bourbon. Taste is exactly the same as the smell. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good barrel aged stout with some very nice aromas and flavors.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of chinchill
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub in Alpine.

Appearance: used motor oil with a durable beige colored head that leaves decent lacing.

Aroma: Mainly BBA affects, including, of course, bourbon, with hints of oak.

Flavor: Rich, wood-toned bourbon nearly overpowers the dark roasted grains. Slightly sweet.

Feel: Full body with good but low carbonation.

O: Very well hidden ABV. Heartily recommended.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thorpe429
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of mdfb79. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours near black with a thin off-white head and a bit of lacing. Thin collar throughout. Nose carries some roast and quite a bit of chocolate. Some malty sweetness as well. Very light bourbon. More bourbon in the flavor along with chocolate and a touch of roast. Medium body with low-medium carbonation. Smooth. Pretty good.

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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdfb79
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 01/02/12 notes. Big thanks to Nugganooch for sending this one my way. Shared with some friends, 22 oz. bottle int a tulip.

a - Pours a very dark brown, almost black color, with one inch of dark tan head, amd low to moderate carbonation evident. Looks great.

s - Smells of roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla, very light bourbon, sweet chocolate, and dark fruits. A very nice, balanced stout, though not much bourbon at all.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, sweet cream or vanilla, dark chocolate, light oak and bourbon, but again not much. Very nice.

m - Medium body and low carbonation, pretty smooth body.

o - Overall I liked this one quite a bit. I think it is a very nice, balanced American Stout, though it does not have very much bourbon to it whatsoever. I liked it better than their BA Token, though the bourbon came through in that one a little more. Worth checking out as it is just a good stout in general, but if you're looking for a bourbon stout, this isn't for you.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. Decent khaki head. A little leggy. Some lacing and good retention.

Smell - Vanilla is most prominent. Chocolate. Bourbon comes behind it all. Oak also strong.

Taste - Chocolate and vanilla again are strongest. Bourbon heat. Astringent oak. Sweet caramel begins to dominate the flavor as it warms. Shades of fruity flavors as well.

Mouthfeel - A bit of barrel heat. Medium body, not very thick for a stout.

Overall - It has all the components of a bourbon stout, but doesn't seem to come together.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black in color with a small tan head. Roasted malt on the nose with some chocolate, cocoa, and coffee. Bourbon, vanilla, and some oak. Flavor is quite roasty with lots of oak and bourbon. A bit of vanilla, some toffee and molasses, and chocolate. Decent sweetness on the finish.

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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by mdfb79. Thanks Dan.

The beer is dark brown with a lasting beige head that leaves a nice sheet of lacing on the glass. The aroma brings roasted malt, chocolates. Smells like a porter. The aroma is pleasant, though I don't detect a lot of the bourbon character. Light bourbon in the taste, along with a tasty chocolaty roast character. Medium bodied with solid carbonation. Overall, very good.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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2/5  rDev -50.9%

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3.39/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle from eyeenjoybeer. I've had this before courtesy of Chris (spycow) but didn't take complete notes. Served in a plastic cup on Freddy's boat.

A - Dark tan foam settles to a thin ring and wispy thin cap, leaving behind a few splotches of lace. Body is pitch black.

S - Reminds me of the buttercream chocolates from Pot of Gold. Caramel and vanilla sweetness, with a hint of oak and not much bourbon presence at all. There's also a musky note, as well as some lightly tart cherries, just like in BA Token.

T - The taste has more oak and whiskey flavor, as well as some charred malts, in addition to hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Not nearly as sweet and buttery as the aroma, but with a strange astringency to it.

M - Medium bodied with lower carbonation. Tannic and dry, with some warming alcohol presence.

D - Yeah, there's something odd with this beer, but it's not as bad as BA Token was. I'm confused as to what would produce this combination of off flavors, as the beer wasn't over-carbonated or particularly sour - just buttery and slightly funky. We managed to finish the bottle, but I don't think anyone really enjoyed it. A shame, because I enjoyed the base beer a fair bit.

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Odin's Raven from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 190 ratings
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