Kevin (2200) - Montana, USA - SEP 10, 2009
maybe the best imperial stout i’ve ever had. looks like an ordinary impy, smells a bit better, sweet and roasty with a coffee chocolate inviting scent that is a fucking joy. smells like motherfucking s’mores. damn. i can taste the alcohol with the mellow dark chocolate, and it is good, roast is just right with a warm half finished cup of coffee with vanilla and whiskey. straight forward clean and delicious. right amount of sweetness, right amount of roast, right amount of bitter, this beer is all the right shit, and if the description is correct is not a kitchen sink beer, maybe more folks should streamline their recipes. i’m glad whoever designed this one did.
5 10 10 5 20 Cybercat (6013) - Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Pours a rich black sable with a dark tan head - what I got was rather thin, but this was an artifact of the way it was poured. I’m sure a first pour would have yielded a nice thick head. Aroma fills the nose with rich chocolate, fine coffee, and nutty and molasses hints. Excellent flavor is like a high-quality mocha, fine chocolate and high-quality coffee; it is sweet but not cloying with nutty and molasses undertones. Texture is thick, smooth, oily and fizzy, leaving a tingly and slightly sweet finish. A real winner! nearbeer (5558) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2017
500 ml Batch 973 bottled Apr. 2016. Inky black with the creamiest non-nitro head ever seen. Aroma is dark chocolate, dark toffee, dark bread, dark fruit, graham cracker, real licorice and a touch of blackberry. Flavors of the same mix plus some espresso with cream, roasted nut, char and ash. Medium-heavy body is silky smooth with low-medium carbonation and the most dangerous drinkability, with no hint of the 11%. I guess my ratebeer quest is over, this is my only perfect score ever given. dingbathero (4) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011 does not count
A very intense flavoured beer. Complex and inky! This was my dessert! JRHBrew (367) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 15, 2011
Odin’s Tipple is decadent. It lacks complexity but that is a good thing. It is simply decadent. The aroma is less boozy than expected and has a very welcoming malt character. The finish is silky perfection.
mkel07 (6239) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2011
500ml bottle. It pours thick and black and it would not look out of place being poured into your engine. Coats the side of the glass and carries a caramel coloured head that settles quickly. Weighty in the glass so you know it is going to be good. Rich deep chocolate aroma with coffee and toffee thrown in. Thick in the mouth as you would expect, almost syrupy. Smooth burnt toffee and chocolate flavours . Long and sweet on the palate. Odin would be pleasewd with this one. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Poured into a snifter. Batch 277, brewed 27/3/2010.
4.0 A: Wow is this black. I thought I knew what black is, but apparently I had no clue. The head on this is also the darkest I’ve ever seen. It’s dark brown and there was initially a good three fingers of it. Mainly frothy with good retention, but not much in terms of lacing.
5.0 S: This sure as hell is interesting. The wild yeast doesn’t really give a funk in the normal sense, but it does give flavors that I can say that I’ve never had. It’s like a rancid chocolate (if that can even happen), but it isn’t at all unpleasing. Or maybe a tangy earthiness is more appropriate. Either way, it’s wonderful. Otherwise, this is quite sweet with tons of chocolate and caramel. An ever so light roastiness helps to add balance along with touches of peat and chicory.
4.5 T: The taste is just as wonderful. Bold, rich chocolate throughout. Sweet with caramel, but not cloying in the least. Rather, the sweetness can be likened to biting into an overripe plum. Again a light roastiness. Hints of coffee with some chicory in there. The "earthy tanginess" is back and adds several layers of complexity and ties all the other flavors together.
5.0 M: Just made it to heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess and incredibly smooth for a beer this big. No hints of alcohol at any point.
5.0 D: This is simply a fantastic brew. Aside from the wild yeast, it seems pretty simple, but it is so incredibly tasty and smooth. I wish more US breweries would start leaning toward this kind of brewing instead of making over-hyped, over-rated, overly cloying messes.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-05-2011 23:34:32
coopersmoon (11) - North Ipswich, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2012
By Odin’s Grey Beard! Some sort of Wizardry had me seeing flying chariots 5 hours after consumption! The darkest stout I’ve had yet, if you set it next to a pint of used motor oil, I’m not sure you could tell the difference, but thats a good thing in my book! The Blacker the Better! WallStirctly (57) - - SEP 25, 2012
Dark as motor oil at midnight, slight and rapidly diminishing head. Powerful taste of dark fruits and perhaps nutmeg. Wonderful dark beer. Garlic_of_Doom (653) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Bottle. Black with a small dark brown head that mellows down and retains.
Aroma is sweet at first, has chocolate, coffee, yeast.
Taste has molasses, heavily roasted malt, bitter luxurious coffee, fine dark chocolate, dry cocoa, red vinous notes, cherries and a small alcohol burn at the end.
Very thick and velvety mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
After taste lingers on for long with many facets of the taste as well as bittneress.
Fantastic stout! 3rd time for me now and it only gets better.