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


on tap

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RATINGS: 501   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7454) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (11546) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
neepsntatties (1460) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Colour... jet black with a very thin chocolate brown head. When swirled it coats the sides intensely and has one helluva tendril effect! Nose... black coffee, lots of dark chocolate, some soy and roasted malt. Palate... incredibly viscous, sweet, coffee, smoke, oak, molasses, lots of dark sweet chocolate. Uff da, dis is nice stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4931) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Pours mahogany-tinged black into a snifter. Mocha head recedes to hug rim. Chocolate, soy and marshmallow aromas. Creamy marshmallow and coffee upfront turning to a chocolate sinus-clearing alcohol burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (8702) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2009
dense impenetrable black body with an intensely dark brown fudge colored head. rich chocolate fudge and cake in the nose, hugely malt-focused, surprising notes of ink, black licorice, dark chocolate/cocoa nibs, light milk chocolate note, amazing depth, amazing integration of roast, mild aromatic hops, sturdy and cake-like chocolate... awesome. texture is gratifyingly strong and frothy with soft and pillowy carbonation, rolling around on the tongue like melted mexican chocolate ice cream. the tangy and prickly hop bitterness also suggests a sort of cayenne or black pepper presence you find in mexican hot chocolate or mexican chocolate ice cream. ridiculously rounded and balanced, itís decadent, rich, deep and enveloping at every angle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5458) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Semi-viscous, nearly black pour, with a dark tan head of an impressive size for such a strong beer - nose of bittersweet chocolate, prune, raisin, date, warming alcohol, slight leathery character, some char/smoke - mild carbonation, medium body - a bit of acidity up front - fairly sweet flavor - a bit of tannic character - a lot of bitter chocolate character to temper the sweetness, but it remains quite treacly - date, prune - a touch of sourness on the tail end, but the sweetness persists throughout - warming alcohol finish - a pretty dang good beer, but Iíd like slightly less sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7838) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 9, 2009
This opaque brown ale poured with a light brown head. There is an aromatic chocolate, coffee and alcohol nose. The intense flavor includes bitter chocolate, treacle, prune and coffee, with a strong alcohol finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12795) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark black with a small dark tan head. Very nice aroma of smooth toasted malt and some dark fruit. Full bodied with frothy carbonation. Lots of flavor. Fruit and dark malt, but coffee seems to come forth in the end. Maybe a touch of prune. Finiishes heavy and malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heavy (2270) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (7052) - 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!

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