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To Øl / Omnipollo Brewmance - To Øl

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To Øl / Omnipollo BrewmanceTo Øl / Omnipollo Brewmance

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BA SCORE
87
very good

80 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 06-05-2013)
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Photo of FrostBlast
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375mL bottle

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-
sensitive.

APPEARANCE : Pitch black on pour with dark brown hue. Head is mocha, more than medium sized on pour, goes back down at a leisurely pace leaving some tough looking lacing.

SMELL : First nose is coffee, chocolate and some smoke with a herbal hop side. Second nose pushes the hop profile aside and really amplifies on the mocha chocolate side. Some honey starts to come out. Third nose is all about the honey : black roasted honey. Very nice twist on the too often same-as-usual approach on the stout style.

TASTE : This stuff shines on the palate. The flavours are full and well layered : most of the roasted-malt-related tastes are toned down, giving much of the room to the wild honey and the bourbon barrel. Very well done.

MOUTHFEEL : Thick but not overpowering. Definitely what I want in this kind of stout. The carbonation makes everything easier to handle. I'm a big fan of this almost-syrupy texture in stouts and this brew nails it hands down.

OVERALL : Another very fine product from To Øl. Kudos as well to Omnipollo. I've got a case of 12 of these bad boys and damn am I glad I do. This is seriously good stuff. I don't understand the 86% rating this brew got. Since it's only stated in Danish on the bottle, maybe not everyone was aware that this was brewed with wild honey and aged in bourbon barrels? The honey side is definitely an interesting side of this brew. I'm really digging this.

FrostBlast, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of bradfordjohnson
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

bradfordjohnson, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of Drucifer
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Drucifer, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Texasfan549, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

GraduatedCashew, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of mportnoy
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

mportnoy, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of mkennedy119
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

mkennedy119, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
3.5/5  rDev -10%

MarshallBirdhouse, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of woodchip
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

woodchip, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of BKBassist
4/5  rDev +2.8%

BKBassist, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of nkeckhar
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

nkeckhar, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of CTJman
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

CTJman, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of random846
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

random846, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of MCain04
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml green bottle with cork and cage poured into a gold-rimmed half acre snifter.

Pours a smoky looking black with a big illustrious dark khaki head with great retention and lacing, very nice pour.

Smells of chocolate, charred wood, coffee, tobacco, roasted malts, and toffee.

Taste is bitter and smokey, with some chocolate, a touch of honey sweetness, some toffee, but tastes surprisingly thin and watery throughout. I don't get much bourbon or barrel character.

Mouth is low carbonation and medium bodied, would've preferred a thicker feel. Sticky finish.

Overall, this clocked in at almost $1/oz and for the taste I don't think it's worth the price of admission. Interesting to try this honey bourbon barrel stout, but all three of those notes were not pronounced enough to carry this beer.

MCain04, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of kevanb
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle poured into a To Øl Teku

The beer pours a deep jet black color, intensely opaque with a thick, tightly packed khaki colored head that has very good retention and leaves a bit of spotted lace behind. The aroma is of roasted grain, molasses, light licorice, bourbony oak, a bit of peat with some rubbing alcohol. It's simple, straightforward, but a bit uninspired and boring. The flavors are of heavily roasted dark grain, licorice, oak, light bourbon, touch of stone fruit and a bit of peat is present on the tongue too. The body is a bit thin, quite lively and active for a bourbon barrel stout, coats the mouth moderately well, but this is by no means silky, rich or terribly smooth. The finish is a bit creamy and soft, but still a bit prickly.

Verdict: A bit of a miss from these two breweries, both of whom have made some beer I really admire. I was hoping for this to have many qualities found in To Øl's Goliat, but it was substantially thinner and less impressive all around. While it is very drinkable and not over the top, it's a far cry from many of the world class bourbon barrel stouts being made these days.

kevanb, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of BullBearHawk
3/5  rDev -22.9%

BullBearHawk, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of MacQ32
4/5  rDev +2.8%

MacQ32, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of AgentMunky
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 375mL bottle into a brandy snifter.

A: Full finger of mocha head tops a completely opaque black head.

S: Fruit and booze and fruit and chocolate. What a scent! Vanilla and plum.

T: A boozy, bourbon-y, sort of stout. Lighter and sweeter than expected. More than a hint of fruit (tart and earthy). Vanilla. Has the oak added complexity here? It's hard to tell.

M: How luxurious! How smooth, how ensorcelling, how superlative. The honey adds the requisite weight.

O: An incredible imperial stout from a pair of incredible breweries. Highly recommended. Would have again.

AgentMunky, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Pitch black, somewhat syrupy with a dark chocolaty foamy head. Very nice lacing initially, then the lacing is almost non existent as the head fades.

Smell – Malty, with honey and molasses.

Taste – Malty with a slight bitterness offset by honey.

Mouthfeel – This beer felt a bit watery; I think this style needs a little more alcohol and carbonation. Easy to drink, without much aftertaste.

Drinkability – Easy drinking for 11.2%abv, but I think it needs more alcohol/carbonation.

Falcon91Wolvrn03, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of ari32
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

ari32, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of corysmith01
3.5/5  rDev -10%

corysmith01, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a thin tan head that quickly died down and left patches of bubbles on the surface along with a thin collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark and sweet malts are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of dark malts and a light amount of sweetness.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has.a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't that difficult to drink considering its strength because it manages to hides its alcohol rather well.

metter98, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of smithj4
4/5  rDev +2.8%

smithj4, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of SFC21
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

SFC21, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Knapp85, Jul 29, 2013
To Øl / Omnipollo Brewmance from To Øl
87 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.