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
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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%

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%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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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 Timmah11
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Dark brown; ruby highlights. Thick khaki head that dissipates quickly. Large carbonation bubbles along glass edge.

Smell: Light aroma of toast, roasted malt, mild coffee.

Taste: Roasted malts combined with brown sugar; dark fruit, raisin. Slight coffee.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. More carbonation than many dark beers. Some of the 7.5% ABV is evident.

Overall: Very nice. Good combination of a lighter roasted porter and a strong but not overly sweet brown ale. A great hybrid of styles producing a tasty brew!

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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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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of PieOhMy
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A. Dark. No transparency. Thick creamy head fades slow.

S. Malts. Cut grass. Coffee. Zesty lemony aroma. Very nice and refreshing.

T. Really complex. Got a touch of citrus up front. Malts and toasted grains. Bitter hops but not super strong. Peppery. A nice chocolate sweetness follows.

M Pretty light but there is some foamy richness. Boozy tangy aftertaste.

O. Good beer by a brewery that impresses me more and more with each beer I have. Mix of flavors is great. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. Sweet sour and bitter. I'll have this again.

Poured into shaker pint.

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

Had this beer for the first time on tap at Muddy Pig. Very good.

Second time was at Grumpy's NE. After 3 pints... I'm sold. All around good beer. Malty, balanced, a touch boozy (which I like). When I'm not in the mood to be kicked in the teeth by a hop cone and still want a good beer - this is is on the current top 5 list.

Mouthfeel, color, head retention, on and on... Don't get too worked up, beer geek. Just order a pint, drink it, and order another. Does the body good.

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