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

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BA SCORE
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:
#3,430
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
190
pDev:
14.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
161
Gots:
49
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 190 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacQ32
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of srandycarter
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Very black, creamy mocha .5 inch head, sticky lace abounds.

S - Hersheys syrup in buckets! Wood and booze in the background.

T - Smell plus massive booze! A hot beer for sure. Burns the throat a little. Nice cocoa finish.

M - Medium to heavy body, good carb and great balance for such a big beer. Very creamy texture.

D - AT 11%, it's a wicked beer. The 6 oz taster was enough for the moment. I will have to pop a bottle open soon.

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Photo of ehammond1
2.06/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for opening this with me, nanobrew!

(Aged for 6+ months)

Nearly black in color, though truly dark brown, with a small dark brown head that doesn't last for long and leaves small dots of stick down the glass.

Unfortunate and distinctly flawed aroma: lots of melted butter and margarine, along with a bit of roast, chocolate, and barrel.

The flavor too is off, with lots of melted butter/margarine flavor, and some barrel character.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

An unfortunate, buttery mess.

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Photo of Danny1217
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of South2NW
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of MickeyHops
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of aquazr1
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bomber served in a tulip. Beer is aged for over a year. Pours jet black with little carb or head. Light bourbon up front with some cocoa and dark fruit. Mouthfeel is somewhat light for the style.

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Photo of kiki3drt292
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kristougher
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of T_Hass
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Mersh
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of _morandi_
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of seeswo
3.03/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed blind. Pours black with some cocoa foam. Looks the part. The nose is cocoa, roasted malt, coffee with very minimal barrel influence of oak, vanilla and bourbon. Knowing the pool of beers this came from, I knew immediately what it was from sipping it. Diacetyl strikes Alpine again. Butterscotch and artificial butter flavor layer on top of the cocoa, roasted malt, mild vanilla and bourbon. Not boozy. Moderate mouthfeel and carbonation with a somewhat slick, oily texture. Overall, this beer would have been decent, but not great (B/B+) without the diacetyl off-flavor. With it, it is a let down. I love Alpine a ton, but they need to get this under control.

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Photo of random846
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of pmarlowe
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Alpine for 2011 BA Odin's Raven release. Tulip glass.

A: Pours viscous black with light sand colored foam, some lacing and great head retention (lasting for the entire pour).

S: Very light bourbon, cocoa, vanilla extract, and milk chocolate. Balanced, with no aroma dominating.

T: Light touch of bourbon, medium roast coffee, grainy malt and some chocolate syrup (though less so than regular Odin's), and slight alcohol taste which unfortunately sits on the tongue for the finish.

M: Medium body and light smooth carbonation.

O: Very nicely done, with a light touch on the barrel which is always nice. Less of a chocolate syrup bomb than regular Odin's Raven (which I love). Some age would hopefully take off some of the alcohol bite. Glad to see how Alpine's barrel program is progressing.

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Photo of jegross2
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of DonFrap
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Zbeetleman
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Photo of mctizzz
4.85/5  rDev +19.2%

Photo of jaasen64
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into HF stemmed glass. Thanks Tom (airfoil) for this one!

A- Pours a dark brown that appears an opaque dark black in the glass. About a finger of beige/mocha head that recedes fairly fast to a thin layer with some floating yeast sediment and leaving some light lacing.

S- Bourbon, light booze, light chocolate, fairly average aroma bourbon-barrel presence, nothing overly exciting but decent overall.

T- Light chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, light booze on finish with a vanilla chocolate finish that lingers for a little bit. Nice balance.

M- Medium bodied, light alcohol burn, smooth, fairly drinkable, slightly thin for a BA stout.

O- This was a decent overall barrel-aged stout. Definitely not the best I've had, but fairly enjoyable. I'd have this again, but I probably wouldn't recommend going out of your way to obtain it.

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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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