1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
To Øl / Omnipollo BrewmanceTo Øl / Omnipollo Brewmance

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

49 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 49
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
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)
View: Beers (103) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bens0n
bens0n

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

05-18-2014 18:40:01 | More by bens0n
Photo of HomerS
HomerS

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

05-19-2013 19:20:04 | More by HomerS
Photo of Tom-Peters
Tom-Peters

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

07-14-2013 17:46:50 | More by Tom-Peters
Photo of mendvicdog
mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

12-17-2013 21:33:49 | More by mendvicdog
Photo of LinusBohman
LinusBohman

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

05-31-2014 21:00:22 | More by LinusBohman
Photo of Hultkrantz
Hultkrantz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

03-18-2013 01:35:31 | More by Hultkrantz
Photo of duceswild
duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

12-13-2013 15:42:06 | More by duceswild
Photo of wtkphoto
wtkphoto

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

04-20-2014 02:28:55 | More by wtkphoto
Photo of Aorem76
Aorem76

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

06-25-2014 01:03:51 | More by Aorem76
Photo of RWNay
RWNay

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

11-18-2013 01:53:35 | More by RWNay
Photo of 2bet
2bet

Norway

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-12-2013 18:18:43 | More by 2bet
Photo of bccocx
bccocx

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

02-05-2014 03:49:07 | More by bccocx
Photo of Mike
Mike

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-13-2013 01:52:20 | More by Mike
Photo of Colosdog
Colosdog

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-24-2013 01:06:16 | More by Colosdog
Photo of BEERchitect
BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Strong is the bond that binds the love that Omnipollo and To Øl have for eachother. Equally as strong is the beer that's conceived from that love. I'm sure that we could wax poetically about this collaborative ale, but instead let's jump right into the nuts and bolts of the beer.

Black. Simple and pure the beer is a hazy black concoction that's bold, confident, and very masculine to the eye. A dense, creamy, ivory head rises through the viscous elixir and settles into a thick blanket of foam which retains firmly and laces delicately on the glass.

Strongly roasted aromas hit the nose with bold espresso, charred toast, cocoa, and roasted nuts. It's roasted character is supported with a somewhat sweeter backdrop of burnt toffee, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla. Singed hops allow for a light herb and grass undertow that comes to life as the beer settles in a bit, and rides along side of growing bourbon alcohol.

Flavors are every bit as strong as the taste of charred grains, campfire, burnt embers, coffee and cocoa imply acrid roast flavors. But just as soon as the beer demonstrates light ash, the rise of sweet toffee, chocolate, and malted milkshakes rise from its depth and sooth its taste to balance. From middle palate on, the roast and sweetness recedes and allows oak, vanilla, cherry, caramel and alcohol to reveal its bourbony cocoon. Medium bittered, the finish concludes with both hop and coffee bite.

Viscous and rich in mouthfeel, the beer's assured fullness gives both a marshmallowy and powdery dryness. Mild ash and wood-derived astringency assists in dryness until hops and alcohol take over in the beer's extended aftertaste. Echos of ash and smoke continue to reward the taste long after the beer has finished.

There's a point where I thought that the enormity of char would hurl the balance way over to the ashy and smoky side. But the rebuttal of malt and bourbon support saves the beer and makes it highly enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 18:32:53 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of Hopstout
Hopstout

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-20-2014 00:07:36 | More by Hopstout
Photo of chip416
chip416

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-27-2013 03:45:13 | More by chip416
Photo of JAHMUR
JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-28-2013 18:18:36 | More by JAHMUR
Photo of Nolen12
Nolen12

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-21-2013 20:44:16 | More by Nolen12
Photo of Evil_Pidde
Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-30-2013 16:50:14 | More by Evil_Pidde
Photo of gueuzedreg
gueuzedreg

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-28-2013 00:01:39 | More by gueuzedreg
Photo of dar482
dar482

New York

4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a dark black color with just an absolutely brilliantly beautiful coffee tiny bubbled head. It looked super creamy like a cappuccino, though it quickly dissipated.

The aroma immediately hits you with that sweet floral honey note along with bittersweet chocolate, dark fruit, with a hint of oak.

The flavor has dark extremely bitter chocolate in the front along with coffee, a bit of oak. The honey on the flavor lingers slightly throughout, but it's more flavor, and not the flavor as the bitterness hits the general themed here. The finish hits with some woody and earthy, burnt bitterness.

The body is medium, though still quite creamy. Falls off a bit quickly at the end of the palate.

A good bourbon barrel aged stout.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2013 17:34:17 | More by dar482
Photo of jdhilt
jdhilt

New Hampshire

4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger tan head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and heavy bodied. Caramel nose and flavor is caramel, roasted coffee, hints of bourbon. Seriously expensive at $13.99 for a caged and corked 375ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 22:18:03 | More by jdhilt
Photo of Immortale25
Immortale25

North Carolina

4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a totally opaque black color with a 3/4 inch bubbly light brown head that retains a good long while before eventually meandering down to an 1/8 inch head. Resilient lacing leaves a thick sheet of foam behind.

S- Has all the sweetness and oakiness that a barrel-aged stout should with plenty of dark roasted malt. Notes of vanilla, bourbon and chocolate.

T- Initial rush of charry malt, sweet vanilla and oak is followed by an onset of booze but then turns to a pleasant caramel aftertaste. Obviously, it's pretty complex but has just a bit more heat than I was hoping. Still, for over 11%, it's damn drinkable.

M- Slightly creamy and very viscous with medium-low carbonation and a full body.

O- Not among the best BA stouts I've had, but it has most of the qualities I look for in the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 02:46:36 | More by Immortale25
Photo of KYGunner
KYGunner

Kentucky

4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet Black is gave a tar like appearance, though the feel was far from that. Thick light brown or khaki colored head held itself high above the rim.

The scent reminds me of a barrel aged stout, with notes of vanilla, coconut, espresso and and toffee.

The taste is so nice with huge vanilla at the front. Coconut and espresso sweetness support the chocolate and caramel malt end. It all melds well in very satisfying flavor throughout the sip.

I really liked this and found it to be very barrel aged like. Can't imagine how good this would be if they did just that.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2013 00:45:31 | More by KYGunner
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
To Øl / Omnipollo Brewmance from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
92 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.