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

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RATINGS: 488   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mezr (57) - 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 wasnít 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 thatís "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, itís a "Great Beer". That said, for my own liking, it wasnít 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2014
Strong notes of soy sauce and alcohol. Beautiful brown sugar-like foam, endurant and slightly pesky palate with red wine-like feeling. Good. A bit too powerful at impact, and slightly ephemeral foam.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andrus86 (42) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
BOTTLE. Black with thick brown/orange head. Sticky molasses on the nose, which rolled into burnt malts & toffee with a big thick finish. A meal in a bottle. Sourced Cellarbrations Capel

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"man, this was a complex brew. tasted and smelled barreled...chocolate, coffee, tar, molasses, hops, roasted malt. super good, super smooth. smoke in the aroma and flavor. 11% not detectable!"

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1168) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
500 mL bottle from the Crowfoot Co-op in Calgary, served in a stem glass. Pours black with a moderate brown head that remains as a thin cover and leaves a hint of fine lace. The nose has lots of roasted malt, earth, herbs, caramel and a touch of smoke. The flavour is medium-sweet with roasted malts, espresso, herbs, smoke, earth and a touch of anise. The finish is long and herbal with anise and roasted malts. On the palate it is full in body with a creamy texture and average carbonation. Overall, a nice imperial stout on the drier end of the spectrum; somewhat reminiscent of an imperial porter. 2014-09-28

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (3261) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
uber sour stout with baked cake. Too sour, but fuck yeah. Awesome. Was drunk when rated.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (411) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle poured into a tulip -- Been passively looking for this beer for about 3 years now, and finally success. A jet black brew that you can tell is a good stout. The sour yeast adds a nice dimension that can keep you pondering this brew until the very last.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1916) - USA - AUG 9, 2014
Dark inky black pour, pours like molasses... Dark chocolate, licorice on the nose... Flavor is dark chocolate, licorice, oak, light booze... Chocolate bitterness on finish... Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derbeth (341) - Krakůw, POLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is intensive dark chocolate and coffee, some liquorice and alcohol. Black colour, brown head. Too much alcohol for me. So-so.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1351) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
Pours totally black with a brown head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, burnt, caramel, chocolate, coffee and hints of soy. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to a roasty finish. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1089) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle thanks a lot to cunningham! Pitch Black pour with a non lasting mocha head. Strong sweet bitter chocolate, dark roasted malts, dark fruits, caramel, milk chocolate, very Nice beer


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