Agamemnon - Omnipollo
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Reviews by Dope:
4.29/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pitch pitch midnight black. Large and very dense super dark brown head (almost as dark as the pour itself). Head fades away super slowly, with great retention. Decent spotty lacing. Extra points for the brutally dark body and head.
S: Sweet burnt maple and a lot of char from the roasted malt to back it up. Sharp bittersweet chocolate.
T: Lots of sweet chocolate syrup up front. Sweetness from the maple syrup maybe? Hints of char throughout. Brutal and powerful dark chocolate taste takes over in the middle and extends all the way through to the aftertaste. Slight coffee taste in the finish to go with all the dark chocolate, sorta like chocolate covered coffee beans. Mild compared to the chocolate however. Chalky baker's chocolate lingers forever between sips. Nice borderline dryness is a good departure from most 12.5%'s overpowering sweetness.
M: Big, heavy, thick, viscous. Leaves a charry sort of chalky lingering mouthfeel behind.
O: A pretty simple beer but well executed in the roasted malt department. I love my big stouts heavy and with lots of dark chocolate. This one does not disappoint. Huge huge bittersweet chocolate notes. Maple isn't really noticeable but there's just a touch to lend this beer a slight bit of complexity. A beer this roasty reminds me of a fresh expedition stout. Big, sharp roasted malt character. Delicious.
Serving type: bottle
08-04-2013 01:53:18 | More by Dope
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3.99/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: A small, less then a half finger, head made of dark mocha colored head emerged and quickly receded. Black opaque beer, alcohol legs sustain for a while as well as the spotty lacing that kicks up when swirled.
S: Moderate dark chocolate aroma with caramel and smoke. Light vanilla with sweet toffee and roasty notes coming through as it warms up. Sweet impression overall with fruity esters. Very low hop aroma with a hint of alcohol.
T: Lots of malt flavors going on – On the darker side I'm picking up milk chocolate, roasted, and dark chocolate flavors along with a hefty dose of smoke character. Caramel, vanilla, candi sugar and raisin flavors in the middle malts. Sweet impression is moderately strong with a medium bitterness that comes of some what harsh but earthy.
M: Silky smooth creaminess with a large body and low carbonation. There is an interesting mouth drying sensation I get that makes me think it was barrel aged, similar to the tannins an oak barrel imparts - Medium astringency. Medium level of alcohol warming.
O: I don't get much, if any maple flavor form the beer but it may add to a sweetness. That aside it's got some interesting smokey and chocolate flavors melding with a soft mouthfeel. I don't know if it's barrel aged but I get some flavors that make me think it is, overall nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 02:34:26 | More by guityler83
4.79/5 rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
You know that feeling you get when you just buy a beer off the shelf thinking it won't blow you away and then it hits your lips and you can't even comprehend what you're tasting. Yeah, this is a hidden gem.
A - Pitch black and thick like motor oil with one of the darkest heads I've seen since CCB Marshall Zhukov
S- There's a lot going on here. Super dark chocolate, coffee, a really sweet smell that I attribute to the maple syrup, roasted malts. Just everything you love about imperial stouts amped up to 11.
T - Really sweet, malty, chocolate, coffee and believe it or not a hop bite to it on the finish
M - A thick, fluffy feel that coats your entire mouth
O - What a hidden gem! If you're lucky enough to get distribution then grab a couple of bottles. If they ever barrel-aged this then I would probably blow my load. Seven thumbs up!
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 03:35:32 | More by ThrewRedButter
Agamemnon from Omnipollo
92 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.