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

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RATINGS: 523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mezr (69) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Poured an almost inky-black from a 0.5L bottle into a stemless snifter. No head formed, just some bubbles that quickly dissipated and left a dark tan ring around the black abyss within. On my second glass I purposely tried to form a head (pouring high and straight), but this brew was determined to stand its ground, again leaving only the inviting darkness. We sometimes use terms like "no light can pass through it" to describe how dark a given Stout might be. In this case I took advantage of having no stem on the glass, and placed a halogen flashlight squarely against its bottom. This Stout swallowed everything that bulb could put out, so ... "no light can pass through it". Really! The aroma was all chocolate. I expected (and hoped for) coffee, but it wasn’t there. On my first sip I felt it was too cold, and decided to let it set for several minutes. My second sip revealed an immediate, but soft sweetness, followed by a smooth transition to a moderate bitter at the end. This is a full body Stout that’s "thick and slick" on the palate. Very soft carbonation, but not flat at all. It possesses a quiet, moderately long finish. Also, given the 11% abv I was surprised (and pleased) that the alcohol never made itself evident. This was a very enjoyable beer. And for what it is, it’s a "Great Beer". That said, for my own liking, it wasn’t as complex as I would have liked. The sweetness was constant, and I think a hint of coffee would have been ideal. But you can put this one in my Christmas stocking any time. Job well done by the brewers at Haandbryggeriet.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemike (2837) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Pours almost black, with a moderate brown head. Aroma of dry roasted malt and wood. Taste is first of all sour, but not in the acidic way, rather more oilish and complex, red berries are noticeable together with cherry and hints of liquorice. Long aftertaste, starts sweet, ends with dark alcoholic notes, an outstanding beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Matwill (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2016
Bouteille de 500ml indiquant Best Before 21/09/2019. Oh on est dans le foncé ici! Liquide noir opaque avec une couche de mousse couleur chocolat. Au nez c’est plus chocolat que café, même chose au goût bien que l’alcool se fait ressentir plus qu’elle se réchauffe. Un délice

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
electrotype (585) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
Une des meilleures de la brasseire que j’ai dégustée jusqu’ici. Ce n’est pas fantastique cela dit, c’est simplement correct. L’alcool est très bien dissimulé, il faut lui accorder cela. Mais au niveau des notes, c’est un Stout Impérial plutôt ordinaire.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (3414) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2016
16.9 oz bottle pours deep amber with a off white head. aroma of chocolate, dried fruit and a little smoke. Taste is dried fruit, yeast and chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (5074) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2016
Pours a thin, brown head atop an opaque body. Nose of soya sauce and peat. Very thick, molasses and roasted nuts. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
venom666 (772) - Elche, SPAIN - MAR 27, 2016
Pours a pitch black color with medium beige head. Aroma has lots if dark fruits, chocolate, slightly coffee, toffee and roasted malts. Taste follows the aroma, again, tons of dark fruits and chocolate, with coffee, roasty/toasty notes and toffee.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KW92 (1070) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 28, 2016

WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzyste. Piana drobna, niska
AROMAT: Bardzo intensywny. Czekolada, kawa, ciemne owoce (dżem z owoców leśnych/porzeczkowy), wanilia. W tle lekki alkohol oraz zioła.
SMAK: Ciemne słody, sporo alkoholu, lekki karmel. Długi kawowy posmak.
OGÓLNIE: Bardzo dobry RIS, choć do ideału brakuje lepiej ułożonego alkoholu.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alteregoo (717) - POLAND - FEB 23, 2016
Piana jasno brązowa, niewielka, szybko opada do firanki. Barwa niemalże czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Aromat bardzo intensywny, przyjemny, zdominowany przez czekoladę, gorzkie kakao, śliwki w czekoladzie, w tle espresso, trufle, lekka paloność, wanilia, likier kawowy. W smaku półwytrawne, lekka słodycz gorzkiej czekolady jest jednak zaznaczona, jest też lekka kwaskowość od ciemnych słodów i dymność w typie wędzonej śliwki węgierki, podobnie jak zapach w ustach prym widzie jednak deserowa czekolada i kakao. Goryczka powyżej średniej, palona, długa. Alkohol nieźle ukryty (na etykiecie widnieje data lipiec 2015 - możliwe więc, że piwo po terminie, fajnie wyleżakowane). Nagazowanie niskie. Gęste, gładkie, oleiste w odczuciu.
Udany RIS, w zapachu i smaku zdominowany przez gorzką czekoladę i kakao, w odbiorze gęsty, aksamitny, ze sporą goryczką i ładnie ukrytym alkoholem. Dla mnie może nieco mało słodki, ale ogólnie godny polecenia.

Ps.
Nie jestem też zwolennikiem ogniskowej wędzonki i kwaskowatości od słodów, ale tutaj to sprawy marginalne.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AnG_BrgNor (381) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2016
Aroma of roasted, charcoal, burnt and some coffee. Taste is smoked, licorice, dark chocolate and some coffee. medium to full body. Medium to low bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hallstein (419) - Skogn, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2016
Fruity, ashtray and coffee. Flavor has tons of coffee, 70% choc and dark fruits. The farmhouse ale yeast makes this beer have a slight belgian character in the aroma and flavor. Not overly carbonated though. This was good.


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