Ominous - Bad Weather Brewing Company

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very good

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:
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(Beer added by: dmadsen on 05-28-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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 KarlHungus
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of morimech
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown with red tint. Two fingers of head forms and settles to a thick cap. Very little lacing sticks to the glass.

The aroma consists of bready, caramel, and slightly nutty malt with hints of cocoa and candied sugar. Hops seem to be earthy with a slightest touch of pine.

Malty and earthy flavor. I wonder what yeast they used. Seems to be an American yeast. I would of preferred a British yeast that would of given more esters and buttery flavor. The candied sugar is tasted besides just bumping up the ABV. Get some nutty and chocolate notes.

Nice carbonation along with being medium bodied. Nicely coats the palate while still having active, lively feel. The use of oats probably helped a lot in this category.

Rather boring beer from Bad Weather as most American winter warmers generally are. Nice they did not wassail it but it could use a bit of boost from something other than the malt and sugar.

Photo of MattyG85
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark brownish black with some hints of amber. Moderate amount of bubbles and a big three finger tan head which slowly fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A nicely roasty and sweet dark malt driven aroma with good hints of chocolate and dark fruit. Dark roasted malts with good hints of chocolate, biscuit, grains, toast, coffee, caramel, toffee, nuts, and yeast. Sweet scent of molasses and candied sugar. Dark fruit presence with hints of raisins, plum, prune, and dates. Also some earthy hops in the background. A very solid malty aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma suggests, a deep roasty and sweet dark malt driven taste with good notes of chocolate and dark fruit. Toasty dark roasted malts with a big taste of biscuit, chocolate, toast, coffee, grains, caramel, toffee, yeast, and nuts. Sweet taste of candied sugar and dark molasses. Dark fruit undertones with notes of raisin, prune, plum, and dates. Earthy hops linger in the background. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy and somewhat syrupy. Finishes fairly smooth with only minimal alcohol heat.

Overall: A very good take on the winter warmer style. More on the roasty chocolate side than the spicy type. Kind of reminds me of Great Divide's Hibernation.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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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.

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