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Hypnopompa (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Omnipollo

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Hypnopompa (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Hypnopompa (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: millionsuns on 06-23-2014)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Didn't notice the "Bourbon Barrel Aged" paper sticker across the top until I took this out of the fridge; woot! Poured into a Reuben's Brew small snifter. Pours pitch black with a nice one finger milk chocolate brown head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of sweet dark toasted malt, bourbon and marshmallows (?!?), light oxidation. Flavor is chocolate, toasted malt with light char, a hint of peanut butter, vanilla; finishes toasty, charry and slightly boozy. Great creamy body with good carbonation. A very rich, flavorful imperial stout that had surprises in the aroma and taste. I knew there were marshmallows and vanilla in the brew, but smelling it an aged stout was still a pleasant surprise. The light nutty flavor was also a surprise, if I was told that this had a few Reese's cups in the brew, I would believe it, but it is obviously a stray (but welcome) flavor from the other ingredients. An off beat and fun drinking stout; a bit on the boozy side, but with a great flavor that makes that a minor distraction. I liked this a lot, possibly my favorite Omnipollo to date. Since the original Hypnopompa had reported low carbonation, but lively head and body of this was a final pleasant surprise. Kudos to Omnipollo.

LiquidAmber, Jul 10, 2014
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A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick consistency. There was an inch and a half of tan-colored, creamy, long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A big, powerful aroma of the advertised bourbon, coffee, and something sugary (presumably the marshmallows).

T: Tasted of vanilla, the marshmallow (it's just very sweet, light, and sugary), the bourbon, coffee, a little chocolate, and malt. This is a forceful, take no prisoners flavor. It has a slightly oddball aesthetic due to the marshmallow, but it works. It's a complex and focused flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a thick, slick finish. Full-bodied.

O: As I said, this beer is an assertive and commanding beer. If you like stouts, this is one you should try.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

picked this up at Trappist Provisions. At 16 bucks for an 11oz bottle, a carefully considered purchase, but as I was riding on the coattails of a gift certificate, if not now, when?

The bottle itself is fun. Totally nondescript except for two white circles painted on. I'm ordinarily annoyed at blank bottles, but once you realize it's a marshmallow brew (um, okay...), it makes a fun kind of sense. That, and the "bourbon barrel aged" banner proudly taped over the bottle top, makes the packaging memorable.

As for the pour, a deep, dark brown as you'd expect, with an almost tidal foam and lacing lining the glass.

Smells of sweetness, a hint of vanilla, not overly prominent.

Tastes of burnt vanilla and malts, and something sickly sweet (in a good way), okay, call it marshmallow. Once you know the beer's made with them, you can convince yourself that it's marshmallows you taste. It blends into the bourbon smoothly, masks the booze flavor, just a bit - though this is still a boozy beer, for sure.

Mouthfeel is fabulous, sticky, chewy, creamy, with that BBA boozy slick, and with a hard fizz of carbonation.

If you like BBA stouts, and if you like sweet beers - and speaking as someone who absolutely loves both - then you'll truly appreciate this beer. The marshmallow idea works, especially with the mouthfeel, without being gimmicky. I'd gladly have another; just wish it was a little less pricey for the volume.

Would be fun to grab some of this and some of High Water's Campfire Stout and head off to the woods for a s'mores cook.

ronricorossi, Jul 20, 2014
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Hypnopompa (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Omnipollo
91 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.