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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Imperial Stout
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 489   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Odins 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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gr0ve (2145) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2009
500 ml bottle. Batch 195. Pitch black. No head. Acidic roasted malts. Rather sharp and unsophisticated aroma. Flat, but not liveless, mouthfeel. Very sharp roasted malt flavours. Little carbonation. Body is light for a beer this strong. Bitterness mainly from roasted dark malts. Unbalanced and sourish. Did not like this one at all. Have heard that batch 207 is much better. Will try to get hold of one of those.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Floback (526) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle from Knightly Spirits. This pours a dark, syrupy liquid that looks menacingly potent. The head is dark brown and frothy before it dies down to a ring of toffee-colored bubbles. The aroma is huge with dark fruits, lots of chocolate, blatant alcohol, and vanilla. The flavor is quite roasty with multiple layers of flavor: vanilla, oak, chocolate, cognac, coffee, molasses, soy sauce, and alcohol. Huge body and soft carbonation. Definitely a winter warmer here as the brew warms the throat when swallowed. A deep and intense stout for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Dark black pour with a medium chocolate brown head, minimal lacing and short-lived retention that leads to a thin ring along the insides of the glass. Aroma consist of anise, coffee, slightly earthy with subtle dark chocolate. On the tongue it’s heavy cloying sweetness, very lightly bitter, with flavors of maple syrup, coffee, dark chocolate and light smoke. Palate is full bodied, oily feel, soft carbonation, with long semi-bitter finish. Moderate warmth from the ABV. A nice Impy Stout, but could be improved in the appearance dept. and by being a little more aggressive with the hop schedule.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (2255) - SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2009
På flasken står det at det er en ale, men jeg synes da at "nesten-porter" er en mer korrekt betegnelse. Fargen er veldig mørk, prosentsatsen på hele 11 %, og den har en god porsjon sjokolade-malt. Jeg har jo en ekstra liten kjærlighet for porter, men denne syntes jeg liksom er noe midt i mellom. Den er for tung for å være en ale, men den er for klein til å være en porter. Uansett så var den sånn passe hyggelig allikevel. Jeg syntes kanskje den var litt for søt, men den har en grei smak og hyggelig varme. Det ble et flott skum i glasset, men det forsvant litt for fort.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernbourbon (1315) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Pour is as black as any I have had and the head is dark brown almost reddish purple. Looks ominous and awesome. Viscous, but not as much as I though it might be. Aroma is roasted malt, light coffee, milk chocolate, chocolate dipped graham cracker, and a faint hop crispness. Flavor is huge and smooth. Up front, a bit of alcohol and light a light peaty flavor intermixed with large roasted malt flavor. Also a faint smokiness and lots of milk chocolate. This beer is very smooth and very tasty. Really well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2009
Black colored brew. Aroma is malty, coffee, chocolate. Flavor is malty, espresso, chocolate, some fruits. Very nice bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2669) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours motor oil black with a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, caramel and alcohol. Flavor was dark bitter chocolate, dark roasted malts, black coffee, faint licorice and had a touch of smokiness with a thick and oily mouthfeel and had a dry slightly bitter warming finish. Awesome brew

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16942) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black color with asamll tan head. Has a sweetish malty chcolate aroma. Roasted mallty chocolate flavor with some vinous hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle shared generously by footbalm, thanks again Eric- you are the man! Pours a completely opaque color, dark brown, a medium brown head that goes down to nothing. The aroma is very nice; rich cocoa, roasted malts, hops stand out, light fruit struggles to get through. The flavor is similar; the dominating flavor is dry rich cocoa, roasted malts, some hops, lighter dark fruits. Very drinkable despite the ABV and very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (9982) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, charcoal, dark fruit licorice, oak and coffee. Palate was full bodied and smooth with a dry warming finish. Flavors of bitter chocolate, oak, dark fruit, roasted malt, light licorice and light coffee with a smooth dry warming lingering fruity finish.


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