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To Øl / Omnipollo Brewmance - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

To Øl / Omnipollo BrewmanceTo Øl / Omnipollo Brewmance

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.79%


Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This beer should be listed on To Øl.

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 03-12-2013)
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Reviews by FrostBlast:
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FrostBlast

Quebec (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375mL bottle

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-
sensitive.

APPEARANCE : Pitch black on pour with dark brown hue. Head is mocha, more than medium sized on pour, goes back down at a leisurely pace leaving some tough looking lacing.

SMELL : First nose is coffee, chocolate and some smoke with a herbal hop side. Second nose pushes the hop profile aside and really amplifies on the mocha chocolate side. Some honey starts to come out. Third nose is all about the honey : black roasted honey. Very nice twist on the too often same-as-usual approach on the stout style.

TASTE : This stuff shines on the palate. The flavours are full and well layered : most of the roasted-malt-related tastes are toned down, giving much of the room to the wild honey and the bourbon barrel. Very well done.

MOUTHFEEL : Thick but not overpowering. Definitely what I want in this kind of stout. The carbonation makes everything easier to handle. I'm a big fan of this almost-syrupy texture in stouts and this brew nails it hands down.

OVERALL : Another very fine product from To Øl. Kudos as well to Omnipollo. I've got a case of 12 of these bad boys and damn am I glad I do. This is seriously good stuff. I don't understand the 86% rating this brew got. Since it's only stated in Danish on the bottle, maybe not everyone was aware that this was brewed with wild honey and aged in bourbon barrels? The honey side is definitely an interesting side of this brew. I'm really digging this.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 04:24:40 | More by FrostBlast
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S: Vanilla, coffee, chocolate, oak, plum, dark fruit in the nose.

T: Dark and slightly tart fruits come out first, followed by oak, vanilla, chocolate and coffee.

M: Full bodied and smooth.

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To Øl / Omnipollo Brewmance from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
92 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.