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Ominous - Bad Weather Brewing Company

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Ominous
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bad Weather Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dmadsen on 05-28-2013)
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Photo of Catlin
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Phocion
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle packaged on 10/10/14 poured into La Trappe goblet. Dark brown body with hints of red, which if not held to the light looks almost jet black. Thin but retentive tan head (which was poured very gently). Thin but sticky lacing.

Interesting nose which seems like a combination of a BDSA and some sort of brown. Rich roasty, malty, and nutty malt aromas are dominant, but just barely. Caramel and candi sugar aromas along with dark fruits (raisins, dates) also fight for the lead, with a bit of chocolate.

Flavor overall follows the nose. Very roasty and malt-forward; chocolate, nuts, grains, and toffee. The dark candi sugars give it a touch of molasses, anise, and dark fruitiness. This may be reasonably hopped, but aside from a hint of bitterness in the finish it isn't particularly noticeable as the malts and sugar overpower it. No astringency or noticeable yeastiness. Light alcoholic finish.

Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated. Soft and warm due to the relatively high alcohol content. Very creamy and almost feels like oats were added. (Edit: According to the Bad Weather website, oats are indeed present).

Overall, I went into this beer without any ideas as to what it would actually taste like. Once I realized it wasn't a typical winter warmer, I rather enjoyed it. Nice mash-up of a darker, maltier American style and a darker Belgian.

Photo of DaveMiller
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Dave2234
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of dmueller
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of Bonerbrewing
4.7/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of RyanGray
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of bfirkin45
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of mfl620ks
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Nose: spice, malt, rich sugars, fruit.
Brilliant mahogany, 1" finely bubbled off-white foam cap, slowly dissipates to thick film, excellent lace.
Palate: rich, dark fruit, dark sugars, chocolate, prune to cherry, touch of cola grown in intensity by the finish, some pepper in the finish. Sweet but not cloying.
Chewy, medium low carbonation, fine and soft carbonation, creamy.

Photo of Tyecko
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of MCImes
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of brother_kenneth
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Bilco
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of fiveiron
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of beerguy23
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of mothman
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into bad weather chalice.

1 finger of tan head. Color is a deep black.

Flavor profile: Very stout-like. Molasses and licorice. Caramel and chocolate. Some dark fruits. It seems to have a coffee roast to it. It also has a creaminess to it with notes of vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and roasted. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends dry and roasted.

Overall, a very interesting take on a 'winter warmer'. This beer is delicious. Very easy to drink with a lot of awesome flavors.

Photo of VancouverHops
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Mdog
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Dark brown, good head.

Smell: Molasses, a bit of black liquorice.

Taste: Moderate sweetness, roasted malts. Burnt coffee finish.

Overall: A pretty solid beer here, seems to be a big roasty porter. The finish is a little different, quite dry. A good option for a cold night, which we've had plenty of this winter.

Photo of Beerlover
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of zeledonia
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted 2 Feb 2014.

Pours a dark chocolate brown, clear at the edges. One finger of light yellow-tan head. Good retention, okay lacing.

Smell is faint, a touch smoky, with dark-roasted woody malts. Has a medicinal twinge that brings it down a notch.

Taste is quite good. The smoke and wood are here, too, but they work together much better. They're also more potent, and there's nothing off. Fades bitter in the finish. A really pleasant, very wintry beer, like sitting around a smoky campfire.

Feel is fine. Doesn't add, doesn't take away. Medium-bodied, carb a little on the low side.

I really like this beer. Its subtle smoke, the lightly sweet woody malts. The kind of beer I want to sit and enjoy while watching a fire or a movie.

Photo of Pug
4.5/5  rDev +16%

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Ominous from Bad Weather Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.