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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Imperial Stout
Drammen, Norway
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RATINGS: 493   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, itís 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heavy (2195) - Split, CROATIA - NOV 9, 2009
30/10 0.5 l bottle courtesy of Doggythedog, huge thanks for sharing! It poured oil black body with small brown head. Dark chocolate, caramel and oily aroma, pretty nice without being complex. Flavor is good as well, pretty lot of flavors could be discerned, such as caramel, wood, some licorice, dark chocolate and coffee. Greatly balanced, slightly sweet to sourish. Full body, oily on palate. Long and slightly warming finish, regardless alcohol was very well hidden previously. Nice IS, itís been months since my last beer in 4-level.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (6496) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2009
(Bottle, Bar & Cigar, Oslo, 5 Nov 2009) Opaque black colour with almost no head. It pours slow and thick as oil. Malty, vinous, roasted nose with notes of liquorice, espresso, oak wood, vanilla, tobacco, fortified wine and sourish hints from the wild yeast. Malty, roasted taste with tar, wood, vanilla, smoke, espresso, liquorice and cocoa. Full body, thick and oily mouthfeel. Rather vinous finish with tar, smoke and a touch of sourness. Well, this is an extreme beer: thick and oily, vinous wih lots of warming alcohol. But in some weird way, itís still in remarkable balance. Lovely beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogivlado (6022) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottled 500ml. -Courtesy of Doggythedog, shared with him and heavy (thanks!). Batch No. 207
Deep black coloured, small brown head, coffee chicory nose. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, bitter coffee and dried fruits with notes of vanilla. Mild traces of alcohol in the finish. Complex, well balanced and very good imperial stout.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10246) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours opaque with an average, creamy dark brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, caramel, chocolate), average hop (flowers, perfume), average yeast (dough, leather) with notes of raisin, plum, prune, date, cherry, port, wood, and vanilla. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness and acidity, heavy bitterness. Port aroma; bacon, smoke, ash, wood, and dark fruit flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (4281) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2009
Pours a thick, headless black stream in a sluggish way, indicating a thick, oil-like palate. The first sip tells me Iím right. Smell is very complex: roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and something else that I canít quite put my finger on... Vinegar? That is, at least, one of the prominent aromas which makes me question the definition here - I really have a hard time calling this an Imperial Stout. My tongue tells me this is rather a 50-50% stout and sour ale, as it lacks much of the clear-cut roastiness of the IS but has a much more ale-like mouthfeel, almost lacking carbonation. Nevertheless an interesting brew, albeit not among my absolute favorites.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Pint bottle by way of TheCheeseMan. Pours crude oil black with a thin brown head. The nose is dark chocolate, roast and dark fruits. The taste is black licorice, berries, ash, cocoa and bakerís chocolate with a sourish milk finish. Medium fairly flat mouthfeel. Interesting stout. Hides the ABV well. Thanks for sending this one my way Daniel!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2009
bottle. pours black with a dark tan head but only if it would have lasted long. a pleasant aroma of dark fruit, chocolate, and port wine. flavors of licorice, raisins, tobacco, and dark chocolate. a sweet finish but balanced by long bitterness. body is tad thin but alcohol is well hidden. a really nice imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marko (4096) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 30, 2009
0.5l bottle brought from Norway by a friend (huge, HUGE thanks Bojan!). Batch 207.
Small ochre head, as black as MY HEART. Ok not really. It is however damn black, pitch black. And thick. Dry nose, chicory, coffee, cocoa, a little alcohol, slightly fruity, dark cherries maybe. Damn complex taste... cocoa, full sour cherries, coffee again, wow, very light dust, noticable but not offensive alcohol. The wild yeast mostly did wonders for the drinkability and possibly with some flavors but that acidity that sticks in the aftertaste does detract a little. All in all, a great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2009
500ml bottle from west lakeview liquors. glad this one decided to show up again..... aroma sweet chocolate, subtle sour cherries , roast, yeast and a touch of booziness... pours a deep non-penetrable blackwith a lush and thickdeep tan head. looks fantastic although the head faded rather quickly but still though.... flavors were thick creamy with a heavy emphasis on bittersweet chocolate that starts off sweet then quickly turns roasty with a fair amount of ashiness on the finish. subtle red fruits fruit also come into play and intermingle well. smooth and silky in the mouth with a light to medium carbonation. a little airy but still pretty decent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
17thfloor (2434) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2010 Bottle batch 210 brewed 20.01.09. O wow what a pour... reminiscent of Dark Horizon, pitch black, obsidian, super deep black, seemingly trapping light like a black hole, fizzy foamy dense dark sandy brown head. Aroma is super roasty, not at all what I was expecting, bright and chocolaty, light grass, hint of alcohol and just a touch of acidity that seems to meld it all together, some fruit and berry seeds emerge as it warms, stunning. That is freaking delicious, will finish rating in 30 minutes... watching movie. Okay.. Iím back. First taste is sharp, dark chocolate and bright funk, mildly fruity, berry seeds, dark chocolate, lovely yeast character, the roast almost gets pushed under, flour-less chocolate cake, subtle hint of espresso, the alcohol makes itself known every couple of sips in a pleasant way, quick finish with a long dry ashy aftertaste. Full bodied, super fluffy, great sensation, not sticky or syrupy at all, the wild yeast at play no doubt. Holy moly... I can only Imagine that this was not nearly as good a few months ago. This is one of those beers I wish someone was here to share with me... because Iím sure no one is going to believe that this bottle was that good... hehe. .9.5.9.5.17 . . . . . . . . . .[rerate, same batch bout 6 months later, 9.4.8.4.16]


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