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Agamemnon - Omnipollo

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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 19
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: avalon07 on 06-05-2013

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, fudge, and dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is quite rich all around.

Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of metter98
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a thin dark mocha colored head that quickly died down, leaving delicate lacing covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of roasted and smoked malts are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of dark malts along with some notes of roastiness. No maple syrup is detectable.
M: It feels full-bodied and quite rich on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a heavy beer but its thickness helps cover up the booze nd for the most part masks much of the 12.5% alcohol content.

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

With its extreme roast character and a nod toward the "Alice in Wonderland" theme, the whimsy about what is masculine and what is sweet intertwines in a taste of both sultry and robustness.

Black for sure, the ale pours with the consistency of over-cooked coffee. Its dark body slowly releases a short-statured head of foam that struggles to retain. In the end a gentle swirl regenerates a short-lived head with minimal lace- the ale simply struggles with its strength- at least in the appearance department.

Strong roast aromas pronounce upon the nose as the scent of espresso, campfire, grassy hops, cocoa-rich chocolates, and roasted walnuts penetrate the nose with a complex and sharp aromatic detail.

Also roast-heavy, the beer's taste is chocked full of burnt barley, espresso, cocoa powder, seared woods and over-cooked toffee. Its malty-dry taste is of ash and molasses to taste, but without the supporting sweetness to match. Hoppy with grass, pine, and the citrus components that are usually tossed out after the pulp in consumed tells me that the beer reaches just a tad too far.

Also robustly textured, the malty body is dry and burnt and with the powdery texture of ashen pine bark. Strong in its alcohol portrayal, the beer finishes with grape seed and roast-derived astringency.

Yea, I explain a lot of what's wrong with this beer. But that's only because its so close to greatness. Its over-roast character completely overwhelms the maple additions are relegates it to something that's normal to the typical malt bill. The burnt grains simply can't get out of their own way in order to resemble any type of balance.

Photo of JAHMUR
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of mendvicdog
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A big, rich, chewy stout- very much in the Swedish style. Pours black as pitch, and quite viscous, but with very little head. What head there is sort of bubbles up out of the beer like swamp gas rising, leaving an espresso crema on the surface for a while. Lots of licorice in the nose, Scandinavian style- deep and dry. There is also a touch of bitter chocolate and even coffee. The taste is even deeper and better. More of that deep, dry licorice and darkly roasted grain. Lots of bitter chocolate, and a bit of sweetness and a touch of vanilla mid finish. At the the end you get more black coffee and bitterness. Really excellent. Somewhat chewy in the mouth, but smooth finish. An extremely enjoyable beer.

Photo of tdm168
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of bark
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of avalon07
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick, impenetrable consistency. Almost no head to speak of, but a decent amount of lacing.

S: A nice aroma of chocolate, malt, a little coffee, and a sugary element.

T: Tasted of roasted malt, a good dose of chocolate, some coffee (but not a lot), and the advertised maple syrup (this ingredient doesn't make a huge impression, but it is welcome). A big, complex, powerful flavor. Very, very tasty.

M: A below average amount of carbonation, but a super smooth and creamy finish. Full-bodied.

O: A well made, easy to like stout. Definitely drinkable.

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of smithj4
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of illidurit
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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Agamemnon from Omnipollo
93 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.